Distance Education

 

**Distance Education Registration Form**
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OLD TESTAMENT
HOURS
PROFESSOR
FORMAT
OT1021 Old Testament Studies I 2 Barker CD-ROM
OT1022 Old Testament Studies II 2 Barker CD-ROM
OT1023 Old Testament Studies III 2 Barker CD-ROM
New Testament
Hours
Professor
Format
NT2011 Beginning Greek I 2 McNabb CD-ROM
NT2012 Beginning Greek II 2 McNabb CD-ROM
NT2022 New Testament Studies I 2 Kreitzer CD-ROM
NT2023 New Testament Studies II 2 Kreitzer DVD/CD-ROM
Systematic Theology
Hours
Professor
Format
ST3511 Survey of Systematic Theology 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3526 Systematic Theology I 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3527 Systematic Theology II 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3528 Systematic Theology III 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3529 Systematic Theology IV 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3530 Systematic Theology V 2 Lowman DVD/CD-ROM
ST3550 Bible Interpretation 2 James DVD/CD-ROM
History
Hours
Professor
Format
HT4528 Early & Medieval Church History 2 Crandall DVD/CD-ROM
HT4641 Church History in America 2 Maples CD-ROM
HT4721 Reformation & Modern Church History 2 Maples DVD/CD-ROM
HT4743 Presbyterian Church History 2 Crandall DVD/CD-ROM
Missions
Hours
Professor
Format
MS6631 Biblical Theology of Missions 2 Kreitzer CD-ROM
Practical Theology
Hours
Professor
Format
PT5527 Communications I 2 Maples DVD/CD-ROM
PT5531 Christian Worker’s Personal Life 2 Trucks DVD/CD-ROM
PT5602 Biblical Principles of Christian Education 2 Matthews DVD/CD-ROM
PT5710 Discipleship 2 McNabb CD-ROM
PT5713 Church Gov’t and Discipline 2 Mitchell DVD/CD-ROM
Biblical Counseling
Hours
Professor
Format
BC7501 Intro to Biblical Counseling 2 Eyrich CD-ROM
BC7505 Advanced Biblical Counseling 2 Eyrich CD-ROM
BC7630 Marriage and Family Counseling 2 Matthews DVD/CD-ROM
BC7735 Group Dynamics 2 Eyrich CD-ROM
Apologetics
Hours
Professor
Format
AP8521 Intro to Apologetics 2 Cowan CD-ROM

*BTS students are encouraged to take courses in the classroom whenever possible. However, BTS offers tape and CD-ROM courses for the many students living away from Birmingham and other students with scheduling problems.

TO REGISTER: Contact Jackie Hamamatsu, at (205) 776-5356, or click here to contact electronically, to ensure the course is available. Submit a completed registration form and tuition. The tuition for a tape course is $100 per credit hour and is due at the time of check out. A $10 fee is charged for shipping and handling for DVDs, and $5 for CD-ROM courses. There is a material fee of $12 for printed syllabi. Textbooks may be purchased through the Briarwood Church Bookstore (205-776-5210) or through the bookstore of your choice. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. There is a four-month time period for course completion; however the four months do not have to correspond with the seminary semester. After four months, a student may request a one month extension for a fee of $50. The request must be in writing and is available one time only per course. Taped courses are not offered to audit students however, CD-ROMs are available to anyone.

*Courses available on Interactive CD-ROM will require a $40 material fee. The CD-ROM becomes the property of the student and is then available as a resource to him after the course is completed. The interactive CD-ROM contains the syllabus, all course lectures, tests and any other materials necessary for the course.
*Courses available on audio CD will require a $5/CD material fee (there will be approximately 12 CDs per course). Any other material fee for a syllabus will be additional. These CDs will also become the property of the student.
*The student is not limited as to the number of courses he may take via interactive CD or audio CD.
*Courses available on DVD will incur an $80 material fee. The DVDs will become the property of the student, and the student will also receive a CD-ROM version of the course (with all course materials as well as audio MP3 lectures).

*Send all tapes, exams and correspondence to Jackie Hamamatsu. Many courses are divided into sections with several tests. Audio tapes must be returned before the test will be given. Please rewind the tapes and do not leave tapes in a hot car. When you return tapes, please indicate which test you need. The tests are take- home, closed book and closed notes unless otherwise noted in the syllabus material. If additional book reports and papers are required, these will also be returned to the seminary office for grading. Your final grade will be added to your permanent record and a copy of an up-to-date transcript sent to you.

*An extension fee of $50 will be assessed if an extension is requested past the 4-month deadline.

A note about accreditation for non-Alabama residents:

BTS maintains accreditation through the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS), which has not yet obtained recognition from the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In response to the proliferation of “diploma mills,” some states have tightened their laws regarding which out-of-state institutions can offer classes and degrees to their residents. The tendency in those states is to exclude all institutions which do not have an accreditation recognized by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education. While BTS believes that the classes and degree programs it offers are of a very high quality, prospective student should be aware of this issue. If you live in a state which has adopted restrictions on out-of-state institutions of higher education like the ones described above, BTS may not be able to offer you the distance education classes described on this website for academic credit.

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