Summer Semester at Laidlaw – 2023/2024
20 November 2023 - 16 February 2024
Invest some time this summer into deepening and enriching your understanding of Scripture. Take a Laidlaw summer semester course by distance from the comfort of your own home!
Our undergraduate Summer Semester courses consist of readings, class notes and videos to watch. You can go through these each week at a time that suits you, and the tutor will be available to connect with via email should you need guidance along the way.
Summer Semester is shorter than a standard Semester and there is only one break week over Christmas, so we recommend students plan for the compressed timeframe as there are 150 learning hours associated with each 15 credit course.
Summer semester timetable
115.515 Reading the Bible
This course aims to introduce the broad shape of the biblical story, and show how the Christian gospel is integral to biblical theology. It explores the unity, diversity, and central themes of the Bible to make sense of the relationships between the Bible, theology, and all of life.
201.515 Engaging Theology
This course aims to introduce systematic theology and teach learners to think theologically. It examines God’s self-revelation, how we can understand that revelation, and why it is foundational for our faith. It then explores the arrangement of this revelation into a set of core beliefs, and their application to everyday living.
This course aims to help learners reflect on personal and communal spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture, theological understandings, and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions. This reflection will include (1) evaluation of key aspects of their own formation, (2) evaluation of their experiences of personal and communal strategies intended to facilitate spiritual growth, and (3) the development of spiritual practices which will strengthen their contribution to enhancing human wellbeing within their own social and cultural contexts.
505.515 Christian Leadership and Mission
This course applies a lens of Christian leadership and mission to the evaluation of personal and community faith journeys, ministry programmes within the student’s context, and the student’s own emerging sense of call and mission.
To find out more about these Level 5 courses contact Brittany [email protected]
111.615/715 Interpreting the Bible
This course is an introduction to biblical interpretation, grammatico-historical exegesis, biblical genres, historical developments, historical-critical, and literary-critical methods, and hermeneutical considerations, including hands-on experience in exegeting biblical texts.
This course examines traditional and contemporary theologies of the person and work of Christ, theology of revelation and Scripture.
480.615/715 Faithful Living: Intro to Reflective Practice
This course explores the dispositions and practices that are required to form life-long reflective practitioners. Students are introduced to a range of models of theological reflection, and will evaluate and apply these within their context. Key theological themes and practices underlying ethical behaviours are explored, and students will develop a contextualized code of conduct. Students are prompted to develop self and other awareness, and build resilience to the experience of receiving and processing feedback from others.
To find out more about these Level 6-7 courses contact Brittany [email protected]
Applications for Summer Semester 2023-2024 are open from Friday 7 August til Friday 11 November.
Click here to start your online application.
2024 course selections will be available for new students in the Student Portal after your application has been approved. Continuing students should contact their programme advisor if they would like to study in the 2023/2024 summer semester.
For further information about our programmes and courses at Laidlaw College, please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 0800 999 777 or [email protected].
Summer Semester Earlybird Applications Close
13 October 2023
All Summer Semester Applications Close
3 November 2023