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Audit Opportunities
Audit Opportunities

Auditing a course enables you to listen in on the theological conversations happening at WSC. For select courses we offer a Listener’s Pass, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of auditing, at a reduced rate ($125.00 per course). Alumni and spouses of current full-time students, faculty, and staff may obtain a Listener’s Pass free of charge.

If you are interested in a Listener’s Pass for other courses offered at WSC (see the course schedule posted on the Academic Calendar webpage), please contact the registrar (registrar@wscal.edu). 


WINTER 2023:

The Millennium in Revelation (NT518)

Dr. S.M. Baugh, Professor Emeritus of New Testament at WSC

January 10–13 | 1:15 – 4:30 p.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person & Online (audit only)

Course Description: The class will help students to advance their exegetical knowledge and facility by studying the issue of the millennium in Revelation. The class will focus on syntactical, lexical, literary, and theological analysis of Revelation and other New Testament (NT) passages in light of this topic. We will study various introductory issues on eschatology from select NT texts, then spend the bulk of the time in the book of Revelation leading up to a closer examination of Revelation 19-22. While the analysis of the NT will be conducted from the Greek text, no knowledge of Greek is required.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


Christianity & Science in Historical Perspective (HT/ST531)

Mr. Wes Viner, Lecturer in Church History at WSC, PhD Candidate at Princeton University

January 17–20, 2023 | 1:15 – 4:30 p.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person

Course Description: This course surveys historical interactions between Christianity and science, from Augustine to Galileo and Darwin to Dawkins. It considers the social, cultural, and political contexts that shaped these interactions and explores the various theological and philosophical issues involved. Topics covered range from hermeneutics, epistemology, and natural theology to chronology, evolution, and medicine.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


Ministry to University Students (PT515)

Rev. Chad Brewer, Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at WSC, Assistant Coordinator for RUF International & Global
Rev. Alex Watlington, Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at WSC, Campus Minister at RUF University of Southern California

January 24–27, 2023 | 1:15 – 4:30 p.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person

Course Description: This class is a general introduction of how to reach college and university students with the gospel and how to equip them to serve the church. Ministerial conduct, interpersonal relationships, and possible pitfalls for pastors will be considered. The necessity of a consistent philosophy of ministry will be a core foundation of the course, as well as developing leaders and dealing with common student problems.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


Ministry & Addiction (PT639)

Dr. James Berry, Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at WSC, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine

January 24–27, 2023 | 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person

Course Description: After an introduction to the DSM-5-TR classification of Substance Abuse Disorders, this course surveys (1) the nature and effects of specific substances including alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and cannabis; (2) the spectrum of care available to people in need of addiction treatment. The aim is to equip students to competently identify addiction and other mental-health crises and compassionately assist parishioners who suffer from them. Students will also learn how to identify the signs of burnout and mental illness in themselves and minimize that risk.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


SPRING 2023

Psalms in NT Christology (NT625)

Dr. Nick Brennan, Associate Professor of New Testament at WSC

February 9–May 11, 2023 | Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:40 p.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person 

Prerequisites: NT402 (Greek III), OT402 (Hebrew III)

Course Description: This course focuses on six psalms which feature disproportionately in the thought of Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament, in particular Psalms 2, 8, 40, 69, 110, and 118. Students will translate these psalms from the Old Greek, and classes will work through the Greek text of the psalms (with some comparison to the Masoretic text) as well as the NT passages in which they appear. We will pay attention to the important role that these psalms play in depicting the person and work of Christ in the New Testament.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


Rabbinic Hebrew (OT531)

Dr. Bryan Estelle, Professor of Old Testament at WSC

February 9–May 11, 2023 | Thursdays, 9:00 – 9:55 a.m. PT
1 credit hour | In-Person | Prerequisites: OT403 (Hebrew IV)

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the language and thought of the Mishnah. This will be accomplished through a study of the first four chapters of tractate Abot (the Fathers), a compilation of wisdom sayings setting forth the ideals for a virtuous life. Abot is of vast importance for the rabbinic language of Hebrew and the thought of the tannaim (the tannaitic period [in political terms] is that of the restoration of Judaism after the disasters of 70 and 135 A.D.), while at the same time being very accessible to beginners in the study of the Mishnah. Participants will interact with Codex Kaufmann (the most authoritative extant text) throughout the course.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


English Bible Survey (OT520)

Zach Keele, Lecturer in Practical Theology at WSC

February 8–May 10, 2023 | Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:55 p.m. PT
2 credit hours | In-Person

Course Description: An overview of Scripture in English translation, designed for students desiring to increase their knowledge of the chronology of redemptive history as well as the structure and content of the Old and New Testament writings.

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General Public  | Alumni & Spouses


NOTE: Minors (persons under 17 years old) are permitted to audit or listen to a course only when they have either graduated from high school or passed the GED exam, or the instructor in charge has given permission. Please contact the Registrar (registrar@wscal.edu) if you would like to obtain a listener's pass for your dependent.