Evening and Weekend Courses

PSR and the other schools of the GTU will offer an expanded range of Master’s level courses on evenings and weekends beginning Fall 2010. Designed for seminarians and other Master's-level students, these courses can also be taken by those seeking continuing education. Their scheduling makes them particularly appropriate for those who are currently serving congregations or working full time.

If you are interested in taking one of these courses as part of one of PSR's degree programs, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

If you are interested in taking one particular course as a stand-alone class, you have two options:

  • You can audit the course: auditing gives you a chance to participate in a PSR course of your choice. You do not receive academic credits or a grade. Each instructor determines the ways their auditors are expected to participate in the course, but auditors usually do not write papers or take examinations. If you are interested in auditing a course, please contact the Registrar.
  • You can apply for Special Student Status. If you are not enrolled in a degree of certificate program at PSR, Special Student Status allows you to take a maximum of two classes per semester for academic credit. Special students are not eligible for financial aid or for PSR housing. Please note that if you have already graduated from a degree or certificate program at PSR, please register as an alumni rather than as a special student. For more information, please visit Alumni/ae Coursework Opportunities. If you have NOT graduated from PSR and are interested in Special Student Status, please contact the Admissions Office.

The deadline to submit a complete Special Student application is two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

To see a complete list of PSR's evening and weekend course offerings, see the online course schedule or the GTU list of evening and weekend courses. A selection of these course offerings is listed below. Please note that while the list below is current as of Spring 2011, the course catalogue provides the most current listing of available classes; please check the catalogue before contacting Admissions about your desired course selection. 

Current Course Offerings

PSR's evening and weekend course offerings are listed below. 

Fall 2013

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE INSTRUCTOR FORMAT CREDITS *COURSE
FULFILLS
REQ. FOR THESE PSR PROGRAMS
ED-3115 Adult Faith Formation Lee Tuesday evening 3.0 CTS, DMN†
HM-2244 Preaching: Theology and Praxis Allen Thursday evening 3.0

CTS, DMN†, MDV(homiletics req.)

FE-1005 Concurrent Field Study I Lockwood-Stewart Monday evening 3.0 CTS, MDV (field education req.)
STRS-2384 Christ and Culture   Johnson Saturdays 3.0   CTS, CSR, DMN†, MA, MTS, MDV (upper level theology req.)

Spring 2014

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE INSTRUCTOR FORMAT CREDITS *COURSE
FULFILLS
REQ. FOR THESE PSR PROGRAMS
ED-1530 Introduction to Christian Education  Lee Tuesday evening 3.0

CTS, DMN†, MDV (Christian Education req.)

HM-1020 Black Preaching Allen Tuesday evening 3.0

CTS, DMN†

LS-1201 Christian Worship Fennema Tuesday
evening
3.0

CTS, DMN†, MDV (Worship req.)

SPRS-2402 Sources: Sex-Positive Spirituality Tanis Thursday evening 3.0 CSR, CTS, DMN†, MA
FT-3315 Ministry: Film, Fiction, Essay Turner Monday evening 3.0 CTS, DMN†
FE-1006 Concurrent Field Study II Lockwood Monday evening 3.0 CTS, MDV (Field Education req.)

Courses are categorized according to the area requirements that they fulfill: Some courses may meet multiple area requirements:

  • Biblical Studies (BS, OT, NT)
  • History (HS)
  • Theology or Philosophy (ST, PH, PT)
  • Christian Ethics or Religion & Society (CE, RS)

Students interested in courses on evenings or weekends might also find PSR's online and hybrid offerings of interest; for more details, visit PSR's Flexible Learning page.