COURSE PLANNING AND SYLLABI


One of the most important tools to help you select courses each semester is the current schedule of courses for the academic year. Choose the semester below to review the upcoming ACTS Seminaries course offerings


Current Course Lists


  • Course information is subject to change.
  • For full timetable information, including course dates/times, and for official registration purposes, see the Office of the Registrar’s course timetable page.
  • Click below on the term or semester you wish to view.
  • The course timetable is searchable by professor, subject, course title or even delivery option.
  • To see Fall 2017 course syllabi, go to this page.
This course list is searchable. Use the search bar in the top right to find and filter any column. For example, if you are looking for courses that are offered in a live-stream format, type in “Live Stream” to find only live-streamed courses.

Course Code Course Title Hrs Instructor Delivery Date Time Syllabi
BIB 500 (Biblical Studies) Introduction to Biblical Studies 2.00 Jonathan Numada Campus July 3-7 8:30am-12:30pm
BIB 505 (Biblical Studies) Hermeneutics 3.00 Don Chang Campus June 5-9 8:30am-12:30pm
BIB 660 (Biblical Studies) Exploring Septuagint Origins and Texts 3.00 Rob Hiebert Campus May 8-12 8:30am-12:30pm
BNT 501 (Bible New Testament) Introductory New Testament Greek I 3.00 Slava Petlitsa Campus June 5–9; 12–16 8:30am-3:00pm
BNT 502 (Bible New Testament) Introductory New Testament Greek II 3.00 Slava Petlitsa Campus August 14–18; 21–25 8:30am-3:00pm
BNT 657 (Bible New Testament) Exposition of Ephesians 3.00 Brian Rapske Campus June 19–23 8:30am-12:30pm
BOT 691 (Bible Old Testament) Theology & Spirituality of the Dead Sea Scrolls 3.00 Dorothy Peters Campus May 1–5 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am–12:30pm; Tuesday: 8:30am-3:00pm, 7:00-9:30pm; Thursday: 8:30am–3:00pm
BOT 692 (Bible Old Testamet) Exploring Septuagint Origins and Texts 3.00 Rob Hiebert Campus May 8-12 8:30am-12:30pm
CAP 650 (Apologetics) Historical Jesus 3.00 Paul Chamberlain Campus April 24–28 8:30am-12:30pm
CHP 631 (Chaplaincy) Foundational Theory & Practice of Spiritual Care 3.00 Gloria Woodland Campus June 12–16 8:30am-12:30pm
CLG 525 (Marriage & Family Therapy) Foundational Skills in Counselling 3.00 Dave Phillips TBD TBD TBD
DMN 915 (Doctor of Ministry) Theology and History of Spiritual Formation 3.00 Roger Helland Campus June 13–16 8:30am-4:00pm
LIN 560 (Linguistics) Morphosyntax II 3.00 Sean Allison Campus
LIN 566 (Linguistics) Principles of Sociolinguistic Survey 3.00 Randy Lebold Campus
LIN 575 (Linguistics) Scripture Engagement 3.00 Michelle Petersen Campus
LIN 581 (Linguistics) Anthropological Linguistics: Ethnography 3.00 Lori Gardner Campus
LIN 584 (Linguistics) Principles of Linguistics 3.00 Leigh Labrecque Campus
MFT 682 (Marriage & Family Therapy) Modalities in Children & Adolescents 3.00 P. Tsang & I. Verseveldt Campus Apr 28, May 24, Jun 28, Jul 28 8:30am-4:30pm
MFT 683 (Marriage & Family Therapy) Family Life Cycle & Adult Development 3.00 Dave Phillips Campus June 12-16 8:30am-4:30pm
MFT 691A (Marriage & Family Therapy) Counselling Practicum 2.00 Phoebe Tsang By Arrangement
MFT 691-4 (Marriage & Family Therapy) Counselling Internship 2.00 Estera Boldut By Arrangement
RES 500 OL (Research) Research Strategies 1.00 Bill Badke Online
THS 540 OL (Theology) Introduction to Theology 2.00 Archie Spencer Online
THS 571 (Theology) Believers Church Theology 3.00 Brian Cooper Campus May 15–19 8:30am – 12:30pm
THS 680 (Theology) Christianity and Culture 3.00 Joanne Pepper Campus June 5–9 8:30am – 12:30pm
PTH 600 Q (Korean Global Leadership) Pastoral Formation 3.00 Daniel Park Campus May 1-5 9:00am – 3:00pm
CCM 643 Q (Korean Global Leadership) World Religions 3.00 Mark Naylor Campus May 29 – June 2 9:00am-3:00pm


Please note: Course Scheduling above is subject to change.


This course list is searchable. Use the search bar in the top right to find and filter any column. For example, if you are looking for courses that are offered in a live-stream format, type in “Live Stream” to find only live-streamed courses.

Course Hrs Course Title Instructor Location/Delivery Day Time
BIB 500A (Biblical Studies) 2.00 Introduction to Biblical Studies Jonathan Numada Richmond Campus Tuesday 5:30-9:00pm
BIB 500B (Biblical Studies) 2.00 Introduction to Biblical Studies Jonathan Numada ACTS Campus Thursday 6:00-8:40pm
BIB 505 (Biblical Studies) 3.00 Biblical Hermeneutics Rob Hiebert ACTS Campus Monday 6:00-8:40pm
BIB 640 (Biblical Studies) 3.00 NT Theology Brian Rapske ACTS Campus Thursday 11:30am-2:10pm
BIB 761 (Biblical Studies) 3.00 The Septuagint in Early Jewish & Christian Traditions Rob Hiebert ACTS Campus Wednesday 11:30am-2:10pm
BNT 501 (New Testament) 3.00 Introductory NT Greek I Slava Petlitsa ACTS Campus Monday 3:00-6:00pm
BNT 601 (New Testament) 3.00 Greek Exegesis I Larry Perkins ACTS Campus Tuesday 11:30am-2:10pm
BNT 718 (New Testament) 3.00 Exposition of John's Gospel Brian Rapske ACTS Campus Wednesday 2:30-5:10pm
BOT 601 (Old Testament) 3.00 Hebrew Exegesis I Rob Hiebert ACTS Campus Thursday 8:30-11:10am
BOT 622 (Old Testament) 3.00 Exposition of Exodus TBD ACTS Campus Thursday 2:30-5:10pm
BOT 692 (Old Testament) 3.00 Preaching in the OT Mark Wessner Richmond Campus Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm
CAP 550 (Apologetics) 3.00 Apologetics in a Postmodern World Paul Chamberlain ACTS Campus Tuesday 8:30-11:10am
CAP 603 (Apologetics) 3.00 Reliability of Scripture Paul Chamberlain ACTS Campus Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
CHP 540 (Chaplaincy) 3.00 Spiritual Care for Dying, Grief and Loss Gloria Woodland ACTS Campus Wednesday-Friday, Oct 11-13 8:30am-4:30pm
CHP 630 (Chaplaincy) 3.00 Biblical & Theological Foundations of Spiritual Care Gloria Woodland ACTS Campus Thursday 6:00-8:40pm
CLD 510 (Leadership) 3.00 Foundations of Leadership Daryl Busby ACTS Campus Thursday-Saturday, Sept 7-9 8:30am-4:30pm
CLD 531 (Leadership) 3.00 Personal Dimensions of Leadership Development Daryl Busby ACTS Campus Thursday-Saturday, Sept 21-23 8:30am-4:30pm
HIS 540 (Church History) 3.00 History of Christianity I Bruce Guenther ACTS Campus Monday 2:30-5:10pm
HIS 745 (Church History) 3.00 History of Christianity in Canada Bruce Guenther ACTS Campus Monday-Friday, Oct 23-27 1:00-5:00pm
LIN 555 (Linguistics) 3.00 Historical & Comparative Linguistics Steve Nicolle and James Hafford ACTS Campus
LIN 560 (Linguistics) 3.00 Morphosyntax II Sean Allison ACTS Campus
LIN 570 (Linguistics) 3.00 Language & Culture Acquisition TBD ACTS Campus
LIN 576 (Linguistics) 3.00 Acoustic Phonetics Rod Casali ACTS Campus
LIN 580 (Linguistics) 3.00 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis Larry Hayashi ACTS Campus
LIN 581 (Linguistics) 3.00 Anthropological Linguistics: Ethnography Lori Gardner ACTS Campus
LIN 583 OL (Linguistics) 3.00 Language Program Design & Management Bill Gardner Online
LIN 584 (Linguistics) 3.00 Principles of Literacy Leigh Labrecque ACTS Campus
LIN 593 OL (Linguistics) 3.00 Semantics & Pragmatics Steve Nicolle Online
LIN 599 (Linguistics) 3.00 Philosophical Perspectives in Linguistics Mike Walrod ACTS Campus
LIN 680 (Linguistics) 3.00 Advanced Field Methods Rod Casali ACTS Campus
LIN 691 (Linguistics) 3.00 Discourse Analysis Steve Nicolle ACTS Campus
MFT 582 (Marriage & Family Therapy) 3.00 Statistics & Research Krista Socholotiuk ACTS Campus Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
MFT 630 (Marriage & Family Therapy) 2.00 Diverse Populations in Family Therapy Estera Boldut ACTS Campus Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm
MFT 674 (Marriage & Family Therapy) 3.00 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Ian Verseveldt By arrangement By arrangement
MFT 675 (Marriage & Family Therapy) 3.00 Satir Family Therapy John Auxier By arrangement By arrangement
MFT 676 (Marriage & Family Therapy) 3.00 Gottman Couples Therapy Ian Verseveldt By arrangement By arrangement
MFT 691A (Marriage & Family Therapy) 2.00 Counselling Practicum Estera Boldut By arrangement By arrangement
MFT 691-4A (Marriage & Family Therapy) 2.00 Internship Supervision Estera Boldut ACTS Campus Thursday 8:30-10:30am
MFT 691-4B (Marriage & Family Therapy) 2.00 Internship Supervision Ian Verseveldt ACTS Campus Wednesday 9:00-11:00am
MFT 691-4C (Marriage & Family Therapy) 2.00 Internship Supervision John Auxier ACTS Campus Tuesday 8:00-10:00am
MTS 700/MTH 800 (Research) 3.00 Research Writing & the Ministry of Scholarship Brian Rapske ACTS Campus Monday 11:30am-2:10pm
PTH 510 (Pastoral Theology) 1.00 Spiritual Formation Estera Boldut ACTS Campus Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
PTH 603 (Pastoral Theology) 3.00 Homiletics Kent Anderson ACTS Campus Tuesday 2:30-5:10pm
PTH 605 (Pastoral Theology) 3.00 Pastoral Counselling John Auxier ACTS Campus Tuesday 6:00-8:40pm
RES 095 (Research) 0.00 Paper Writing Tutorial Erika McAuley ACTS Campus Friday Sept 29 10:00am-2:00pm
RES 502 OL (Research) 2.00 Research Strategies Bill Badke Online
THS 540 (Theology) 2.00 Introduction to Theology Archie Spencer ACTS Campus Monday 9:10-11:10am
THS 540 (Theology) 2.00 Introduction to Theology Archie Spencer Live-stream Monday 9:10-11:10am
THS 571 (Theology) 3.00 Believer's Church Theology Archie Spencer ACTS Campus Wednesday 8:30-11:10am
THS 602 (Theology) 3.00 Christian Ethics Brian Cooper ACTS Campus Monday-Friday, Oct 23-27 8:30am-12:30pm
THS 671 (Theology) 3.00 God Who Creates, Sustains & Redeems Brian Cooper ACTS Campus Monday 6:00-8:40pm
THS 671 (Theology) 3.00 God Who Creates, Sustains & Redeems Brian Cooper Live-stream Monday 6:00-8:40pm


Please note: Course Scheduling above is subject to change.


To see Fall 2017 course syllabi, go to this page.

Calendars and Timetables


The academic calendar covers all the significant dates (e.g. reading breaks, holidays, etc.).

 Fall Semester 2017
Labor Day Sept 4 (Monday)
Orientation Sept 5 (Tuesday)
First Day of Classes Sept 6 (Wednesday)
Add/Drop Deadline Sept 19
Thanksgiving Day Oct 9
Fall Reading Week  Oct 23-27
Remembrance Day Nov 11 (Saturday) – office closed Nov 10
Last Day of Classes Dec 5 (Tuesday)
 Exam Week  Dec 11-15
Spring Semester 2018
Orientation Jan 8
First Day of Classes Jan 9
Add/Drop Deadline Jan 22
BC Family Day Feb 12
Reading Week Feb 26 – Mar 2
Good Friday March 30
Easter Monday April 2
Last Day of Classes April 10 (Tuesday)
Exam Week April 16–20
 ACTS Graduation  April 21



Waitlist


If you see a “W” in the status column of your “Student Schedule,” it indicates that the TWU online registration system has placed you on the waitlist for the course. This could mean the following:

  • “W*” means that the registrar’s office has not yet received the required payment for the course. This has nothing to do with whether or not the class is full. Once your payment has been received, your status is automatically updated to “C” for current (if there are seats available) or “W” for waitlisted (if the class is full). To determine the amount owed go to the Student Portal and select Registration Invoice.
  • “W” means that all seats for the course are filled. If space becomes available, waitlisted students are automatically reclassified to “current” status, beginning with those who registered earliest.
  • The professor may allow additional students to be added to the class list. You may approach the instructor for his/her permission to attend the class. The instructor may move you to current status electronically.
  • Please note: We have designed our program around smaller, more intimate classes with margin for expansion; it is unusual for ACTS courses to fill to the point where no more students can be added. Students who find themselves on a waitlist will be able to access the class without difficulty. You are always encouraged to request a change of status. It is still a good idea to check on your status with the class Instructor or the ACTS Academic Advisor if your status remains at “W” after full payment.