Taylor Seminary Syllabi for 

Fall 2013 and Winter 2014

Click on the Course Name to view the Course Syllabus. Note: Not all syllabi will be posted here; if no link is provided, contact the professor or Enrolment Services for more information. Clicking the link will open the syllabus as a a PDF. Click here for the updated TIMETABLE. 

NOTE: The following list is sorted by COURSE CODE; click here to view a course list sorted by COURSE NAME.


 Biblical Hermeneutics BI 412 JS Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Educational Task of the Church CE 532 JP Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Church History to 1500 CH 420 RR Online Online 3 Fall
 Internships 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 532-Summer/Fall FE 442-446 WM Online Online 1 Fall
 Orientation to Internship IN 531 JP Online Online 1 Fall
 Evangelism & Church Planting UPDATED MI 545 AE Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Language and Culture Learning MI 547 (sub.) JP Semester Vanguard 3 Fall
 Gospel & Culture UPDATED MI 639 AE Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Old Testament Introduction OT 417 JS Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Nov 4-8
 Worship in Ancient Israel OT 517 JS Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Personal Development & Ministry PC 431 MR & JB Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Nov 4-8
 Essentials of Pastoral Care PC 531 LT Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Essentials of Christian Leadership PL 633 JL & TF Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Sept 30 – Oct 4
 Intro. to Preaching PW 431 LB   Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Christian Ethics TH 526 DW Semester Taylor 3 Fall
 Systematic Theology I TH 531 RR Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Sept 30 – Oct 4
 Christian Encounter w/  World Religions WR 523 JP Online Online 3 Fall
 JANUARY INTERSESSION, January 6-17, 2014
Note: January Intersession is considered to be part of the Fall Term for the purpose of calculating Financial Aid eligibility.
 Christian Worship UPDATED PW 631 AE Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Jan 6-10
 Petrine Epistles UPDATED NT 512 SP  Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 Jan 13-17

WINTER SEMESTER (begins January 21, 2014)

 Motifs in Biblical Theology BI 512 JS Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Greek & Hebrew Tools BI 514 JS Online Online 3 Winter
 Church History Since 1500 CH 422 RR Online Online 3 Winter
 Internships 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, and IN 532 FE 442-446 WM Online Online 1 Winter
 Integral Mission MI 432 AE Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Intercultural Communication MI 534 JP Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Developing Christian Social Ministries MI 540 JP Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Healing Mission of the Church MI 543 AE Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 I Corinthians NT 513A ES Mod/Hybrid TBA 3 Mar 31 - Apr 4
 Ezekiel OT 515 JS Online Online 3 Winter
 Spiritual Formation PT 540 AE Mod/Hybrid Retreat 3 Mar 30 - Apr 4
 Theology of Discernment SF 521 LT Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Systematic Theology II TH 532 RR Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Christian Worldview TH 534 RR Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 Christian Apologetics TH 634 RR Semester Taylor 3 Winter
 SPRING SESSION, May 5-30, 2014
Note: Spring Session is considered to be part of the Winter Term for the purpose of calculating Financial Aid eligibility.
 Global Mission Tour MI 546 JP Mod/Hybrid CANCELLED 3 TBA
 New Testament Introduction NT 416 SP Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 May 5-9
 Narrative Preaching PW 639 LB Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3 May 12-16
 Applied Linguistics TSL 411 JP Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 5-9
 Second Language Acquisition TSL 412 Sara Gnida Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 20-23
 Applied Linguistics II TSL 413 Jordan McEwan Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 12-16
 Methods & Materials TSL 414 Paul Chugg Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 26-30
 Practicum I & Practicum II TSL 415 & 416 Paul Chugg Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 1 (415)
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The following Field Education Internships are open to students who have been granted special permission by the Field Ed Director.            
 Internships 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, and IN 532 FE 442-446 WM Online Online 1 Spring-Summer


Additional Documents for Vanguard Taylor Language Institute (VTLI) Courses:

VTLI Brochure 2013-2014
VTLI 2014 Schedule and Instructors
VTLI 2014 Textbook List (see the syllabus for each course for a list of textbooks)

Additional Documents for Field Ed:

Field Ed Learning Contract 2014
Field Ed Mentor's Exit Evaluation 2014
Field Ed Ministry Event Instructions 2014
Field Ed Suggestions for Student Involvement 2014
Field Ed Student Monthly Feedback Form 2014

(Generic Versions of Field Ed Documents)

Field Ed Learning Contract
Field Ed Mentor's Exit Evaluation
Field Ed Ministry Study Event
Field Ed Ministry Study Event Instructions
Field Ed Practical Issues
Field Ed Student Monthly Feedback Form

Taylor Seminary Online
Introduction and Tutorial

Using Moodle

Instructions for Students

"Moodle" is Taylor Seminary's online platform for courses. Students and instructors use Moodle for communication and for various needs of the course. Many instructors use Moodle but not all do. If your instructor uses Moodle for the course, the instructor will let their students know and provide instructions on how to access the course site. All online and hybrid courses use Moodle.

Taylor Seminary's Moodle site is http://online.taylor-edu.ca

Once you get on Taylor Seminary's Moodle site (http://online.taylor-edu.ca), you will see "Login" on the upper right hand side of the page. Click on "Login" and another page will appear. You will be able to Login by entering your username and password.

Please be aware that if you are logging into Moodle for the first time, a feature has been set up that will force you to change your password.

If you're not able to login, try again: make sure to enter the correct username and password which is case-sensitive. If you cannot login, contact your instructor immediately. Your instructor will contact the administrator to reset your password. An e-mail message will be sent to the student once the account has been reset.

Once you have logged in successfully, the Moodle home page will appear. You will see a list of course categories. Click on the category of your choice and then a list of courses will appear. Locate or search for the desired course and click on the course name. Click on the course of your choice and the course site will appear. If your teacher has given you an enrollment key, enter it when prompted, and click "Enroll me in this course".

If you're unable to gain access to the course site or if you have any questions about the course site, please contact your instructor immediately.

When you're finished using Moodle, you should log-out by clicking on "Logout" which is on the upper right hand side of the page.

Moodle FAQs

1. Why can't I log in?

There could be many reasons but the most probable is you have simply forgotten your password, are trying the wrong one or are entering it incorrectly. Some other things to think about include:

- Does your username or password contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters? It should be entered exactly
- Are cookies enabled on your browser?

2. Why am I not getting any e-mails?

Chances are your email address in your profile is either wrong or disabled. It could also be that you are not subscribed to the forums that are generating emails. After checking the email address and settings, if you are still having an issue, contact your instructor immediately.

3. Why is there no upload box?

This is either because:

- The assignment has now closed
- The assignment is not yet open
- You already uploaded something and the settings prevent resubmissions

4. How can I view my recent assignment feedback?

There are many ways you can access their feedback. Contact you instructor for more information on how to view feedback for an assignment.

5. Why is my course average so low?

Don't panic! The Moodle gradebook takes into account unmarked and unsubmitted work. In other words, you start with zero and as you progress through the course and complete graded activities the percentage will steadily rise.

6. Why am I getting a grade of zero on my quiz?

You might have exceeded the quiz time limit.

This should never happen, because the count-down timer should submit the quiz automatically when time expires, and then the Moodle server should process you submission promptly. However, if the server is overloaded and running slowly, your responses may not be processed until after the 'too late' cut-off time so you will not receive marks for those questions. In such a case, contact your instructor as soon as possible.

Online Learning at Taylor

Taylor Seminary offers a number of courses in an online format each semester, and other courses are offered in a hybrid format (some classroom teaching, with a significant online component). These online courses have attracted students from across Canada and the United States, and from places around the world such as Peru and Russia.

In a recent survey of our students (Fall 2012), Taylor students were asked, "In what educational context have you completed the larger portion (more than 50%) of your courses?" The responses were as follows:

64.8% On campus (traditional academic terms)
24.0% Online courses

11.1% Modular (week-long or weekend)

Students were also asked to rank their agreement with the following statement: "On-line courses provide an effective mode of teaching and learning." The results are encouraging for anyone thinking about taking advantage of distance learning opportunities from Taylor Seminary.



Helpful Links

Taylor Seminary's Moodle (online learning) site is here.

Online Course/Moodle FAQ

Learn more about studying online at Taylor, check out the list of online courses on the Registrar's Home Page (look for "Syllabi" or for the most recent Timetable).


Taylor Seminary Online Introduction and Tutorial


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