Do I need to be a graduate student or seminarian to participate?
No, in fact, you do not need to currently belong to an academic institution at all. Undergraduate students, pastors, teachers, and independent scholars are welcome as well.
Do I need to apply?
If you want to participate as a degree-seeking student in either our Certificate or M.Litt program, then yes, you do, although the application process is very straightforward. Apply here for the Certificate, here for the M.Litt. If you are participating as an auditor or just want to take individual classes for credit now (which could later be applied to the Certificate or M.Litt), then no, you can just register for individual courses.
Are there any prerequisites?
Not generally, although certain individual classes may require certain other classes as prerequisites. All classes are open to students 18 years old and above who are capable of deep reading, charitable engagement, and coherent writing (though of course students will be expected to grow in these skills through participation).
What does it mean to audit?
Auditors of Davenant Hall courses are invited to participate as fully as their time allows, but will not do graded assignments. They are encouraged, but not required, to complete each week’s reading, and are encouraged, but not required, to attend live Zoom classes. If unable to attend live, they will have access to each week’s recording and the class discussion board.
What is the time commitment?
The standard format for all online courses will be 10 weeks, 2 hrs/wk. Credit-seeking students should plan on spending roughly 4 hrs./wk. on average outside of class for each online course. Full-time students should plan on enrolling on five classes each term (no less than four, no more than six).
How do the lives classes work?
All of our live classes use industry-leading video conferencing software, either Zoom or Google Meets. Recordings of each class session, including any “whiteboards” or screen-shares, will be made available for students who were unable to make a particular class meeting.
Does it matter what time zone I am in?
It is important that for-credit students be able to participate in most of the live classes, although auditors may participate via recordings only if desired. It is our goal to schedule live class times that will fit within normal waking hours for all enrolled students, wherever they live on the globe, though obviously the times will be more convenient for some than others. After the registration deadline, students will be polled to determine suitable class meeting times, and the time that works best for all participants will be selected. If the resulting time does not work for you, you will have the option of (a) switching to auditor and watching recordings, (b) switching to a different course, (c) receiving a full refund.
Is there a drop/add date?
We will not normally be allowing students to join one of the classes after the registration deadlines for each course. Students needing to drop a class within the first three weeks can have their tuition 100% credited toward a subsequent course.
What is the refund policy?
If you cancel within the first week of your course: receive a full refund (minus a $30 processing fee). If you cancel within the second or third week of your course: receive a 50% refund or the full amount put towards a future course. If you cancel within the fourth week of your course: no refund but 50% of your payment can be put toward a future course.
How do the residential courses work?
Residential intensive courses will run for two weeks in the summer and should be considered full-time commitments during. Davenant Discipleship Weeks will be scheduled with each student during either the Christmas break or the period between the end of Trinity Term and the Residential Intensives.
Are scholarships available?
At present, no. We have made an effort to price these classes at rock-bottom levels, so that cost will not be an obstacle to most students. Moreover, students who complete the M.Litt will be eligible for generous scholarships from the Davenant Institute toward future graduate study.
Is your program currently accredited?
Davenant Hall is not currently accredited by any outside agency, although we believe our courses and our program as a whole conform to high standards of professional qualification, academic rigor, and student assessment. As the program grows and becomes more well-established, we plan to build relationships with other academic institutions to have our courses and degrees recognized for transfer credit or advanced standing.
Can I receive credit toward a degree at another institution?
Our program is brand-new, but the Davenant Institute has excellent relationships with numerous institutions of higher education, at the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary levels, and will be working over the coming year to establish transfer-credit arrangements with such institutions. If you would like to inquire about the possibility of such an arrangement with your current institution, please contact Colin Redemer, our Provost, at [email protected]
EXAMPLES OF PAST COURSES
Note: All of these courses were offered in the previous format (1 hr/wk., no graded coursework)
Augustine: The Major Works$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
Philosophy for Theology$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
Plato: Then and Now$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
Protestant Allegory in Spenser’s Faerie Queene$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
Protestantism and Christian Mysticism: Luther’s Renewal of Medieval Spirituality$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
The Reformation and the Modern World$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
The Theological World of the Nicene Controversy$149.00 – $299.00 Select options
SPRING TERM (4/11 – 6/17, 2022)
The Church in Medieval England: 597-1485 AD (Church History)
Boethius: Gateway to Medieval Thought (Church History)
Aristotle: Phenomenology and Psychology (Philosophy)
Descartes in Context (Philosophy)
Knowing and Naming the Holy Trinity (Systematics)
Introduction to Theological Latin, III (Language)
Koine Greek (Language / Term begins May 8th.)
Biblical Hebrew (Language / Term begins May 8th.)