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Intensives, Summer & Winter School

At Morling, our mission is to equip men and women with the knowledge that they need to serve God in many different roles: pastoral ministry, in the work place, Christian education, missions work, counselling, and chaplaincy. We also recognise that it is often difficult to stop working in order to pursue further study.  In order to accommodate students who cannot attend weekly lectures, Morling has established a program across the summer and winter breaks, and Intensive Study Units.

SUMMER SCHOOL ONLINE

These fully online units are designed to be studied over 10 weeks of coursework, and through the completion of assessment tasks, over the Summer break (27 November 2017 to 8 February 2018). This accelerated delivery mode is the perfect way to fit in an extra unit, or get a head start on your studies for the following year.

SUMMER / WINTER – BLENDED INTENSIVES

These blended intensive units give students the opportunity to complete some components of the unit online, as well as attending a three-day on-campus intensive. Our blended delivery mode is well-suited to online students who would love the chance to share in the on-campus experience, and it’s an excellent way for any student to flexibly fit another unit into their busy schedules.

SUMMER / WINTER – INTENSIVES

Our intensive units run on campus for a one-week block during Summer (in the weeks before Semester 1) and Winter (in the weeks between Semester 1 and Semester 2), and are taught by Morling lecturers and guest lecturers who are internationally recognised and acclaimed specialists in their field. Intensive units are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time.  (Please check with your Course Adviser whether your award has any limits on the number of intensives you are allowed to complete). Intensives are also a great opportunity for online students who would like to experience on-campus classes.

SEMI-INTENSIVES

Semi-intensive units are run on campus, with specific class dates. This delivery mode offers students the opportunity to study regularly on campus, without needing to commit to the usual weekly class format. Dates are available in the unit summaries below. Please ensure that you are able to attend all dates for your class.

STUDY TOURS

Morling College offers Study Tours to Greece and Turkey (even years) and Israel and Jordan (odd years) in January. A Study Tour is an unparalleled learning experience as you are immersed in the place and space in which key biblical events occurred. The tours are, administratively, Semester 2 units in the year prior to the trip, with pre-reading done before the tour commences, and assessment to be completed after the tour (by early Semester 1). Fee-Help is available for a significant portion of the cost of the unit for eligible students.

Summer School - Online 2018

Unit Codes: OT201/301/501DS
Delivery: Summer School Online
Dates: 27 November 2017 – 8 February 2018 (10 weeks)

This unit gives students an overview of the Pentateuch and historical books. This includes creation, the patriarchs in Israel’s faith, Abrahamic
and mosaic, conquest and settlement, the rise of the monarchy and the covenant with David, and concludes with Solomon and the division of
the Kingdom. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarity with the contents of the Old Testament itself, which in many cases is read against its
Ancient Near Eastern background.

Census Date: 18 December 2017
This unit is counted towards your 2017 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

Unit Codes: TH305/505DS
Delivery: Summer School Online
Dates: 27 November 2017 – 8 February 2018 (10 weeks)

This unit gives an overview of the central doctrines of Christian faith, following the outline given in the Creeds. It outlines the importance and functions of beliefs in Christian understandings of the world.
Students spend time evaluating personal beliefs and analysing the creeds as statements of Christian faith.

EXCLUSIONS: This unit may not be undertaken by a student who has completed any one of TH401-404 or TH601-604. Students can only study one of TH304, TH305, TH504, TH505.

Census Date: 18 December 2017
This unit is counted towards your 2017 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

Unit Codes: TH406/606DS
Delivery: Summer School Online
Dates: 27 November 2017 – 8 February 2018 (10 weeks)

This unit explores important themes and trends in global theology and World Christianity such as: mission, liberation, hospitality, Spirit, creation-care, ethics, leadership, community, biblical interpretation, spirituality, and discipleship. The unit also studies the expansion of Christianity in the Majority World, and the implications for global theology and World Christianity.

Census Date: 18 December 2017
This unit is counted towards your 2017 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

Semester 1, 2018 - Summer Intensives

Linda White

Unit Code: DM414i/614i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 29 January-2 February

Rev Dr Tim MacBride

Unit Code: NT424i/434i/624i/634i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 5-7 February

Timothy Lee

Unit Code: EM301/501i (Korean)
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 15-19 January

Rev Dr Ian O’Harae

Unit Code: RM095i/RM091i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 29-31 January 2018

Semester 2, 2018 - Winter Intensives

Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson

Unit Code: PE420/620i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 16–20 July

Rev Darrell Jackson and Scott Moreau

Unit Code: EM780i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 9-13 July

Anthony Petterson

Unit Code: OT302/502i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 4-6 July

Unit Code: PC755i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: September

Edwina Murphy

Unit Code: PC416/616i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 7-9 November (+2 days online equivalent)
Additional Dates for Accreditation Candidates doing CH762: 8-9 November

ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION DURING INTENSIVES

Casual accommodation in MRC should be booked through Tiana or Judith by email: accommodation@morling.edu.au  or Phone: 02 8458 2320.

Students must book accommodation at least two weeks before the starting date of their booking for their accommodation to be guaranteed. Bookings less than two weeks before the start date may incur significant additional costs.

Important Information


Undergraduate Intensives

Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Christian Studies, and Associative Degree in Theology.

Graduate and Postgraduate Intensives

Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following graduate degrees: Graduate Diploma of Divinity, Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies, and Master of Divinity.

How do Intensives work?

Intensives are lectures given as a series over several consecutive days (generally a one-week period). Semi-intensives run over several non-consecutive days, spread over several weeks (for example, a series of Mondays). Each intensive unit is run differently, so it is important that you contact Morling College for information on when the intensives are scheduled, the prior reading requirements, and how frequently the unit is offered.

Because of the fast-paced nature of intensive units, we strongly recommend that you enquire with a faculty member of Morling if you are interested in attending these classes.

Intensives

Intensives run on-campus in blocks of 1 week during Summer School (the weeks prior to Semester 1 commencement) or Winter School (the weeks prior to Semester 2 commencement). These are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Intensives you may complete. Intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.

Semi-intensives

Much like Intensives, Semi-intensives are a great way of completing your in-class requirements in a short space of time. These are four to five full day blocks of study spread out throughout a semester. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Semi-intensives you may complete. Semi-intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.

The benefits of Intensive Units

Many students at Morling are working professionals with families, commitments and a busy schedule. We understand that making time each week to attend lectures can be difficult. Intensive Units provide a way for students to gain the same quality of education at a pace that works around your busy schedule.

Applying

Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to contact Morling to discuss your study options and eligibility. The ACT limits the number of units which may be studied in intensive mode for undergraduate and graduate awards. All students should check the regulations for the award in which they are enroled. Used this form to apply now.

Intensive Units are available for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of each academic year. Please contact us to enrol in an Intensive Unit.

Casual Enrolments

Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit and does not want credit towards an award, download the casual enrolment form here.

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