The seminary continues its tradition of opening its doors to all kinds of learners by offering courses for audit to the public.
There are six courses offered at the seminary this spring that are open for auditors (read course details). That means you can be in the class but not receive academic credit. These courses do not require prerequisites, and would be ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about religion, spirituality, and theology from top level instructors.
An audit application is required if you would like to take a class. The seminary recently reduced its audit fee to $40 per credit hour to encourage more people to experience theological education. A limited number of auditors may be permitted in some courses, depending on the course size and the type of the course.
To begin the application process, or to find out more about the audit program at Phillips, please contact MaryAnn Morris or call 918-270-6464.
Some highlights of courses:
Contemporary World Religions begins Jan. 2 with Dr. Charles Kimball from the University of Oklahoma. Kimball is known across the nation, especially for his work on Islam. This course is an introduction to comparative considerations in the study of religious myth, ritual, and community life, as well as to central doctrines and practices of major religious traditions of the world.
On April 7-8, Patricia Hoerth, adjunct instructor in spirituality, is leading a course in Creation Spirituality at Turtle Rock Farm. Students will have the opportunity to study, experience and reflect on deep ecology—a philosophical view that places human beings as part of a mutually-dependent web of life—on this 24-hour retreat.