ACTS Distance Education
ACTS provides a number of Distance Education course options which include online ecourses, modular courses (weekend and week long) and summer courses. Online courses are designated "OL" in the ACTS Timetable. Graduate Guided Distance Education (GGDE) courses are designated "E" in the ACTS Timetable.
All ACTS programs will require a student to take some of their course work at the Langley campus.
In some cases, a MACS student may complete a minimum of 30 core credits at ACTS. An additional 21 credits may consist of online or GGDE courses from ACTS or transfer credits from other recognized schools. Please note that transfer credit is limited to 18 credits (with a minimum grade of B-) and the courses must fit the program.
Graduate Guided Distance Education Course List (GGDE)
GGDE courses are prepared by the Institute of Theological Studies and carry transfer credit to seminaries which offer ITS courses.
Two courses may be taken at a time. Credits earned through ACTS Graduate Guided Distance Education Courses may be applied to specific degree or diploma programs (see below for more program information).
All who wish to take one or more courses through GGDE will need to apply to a program or apply as an unclassified student. Each course consists of audio-cassette lectures or cds, a syllabus, and a study guide. Textbooks are required and should be ordered from your local Christian bookstore, unless otherwise indicated.
Normally, a student will start a GGDE course at the beginning of the chosen semester. Students who have access to on-campus courses applicable to their programs are advised to pursue those first before opting for GGDE courses.
Application and Registration for GGDE Courses
For information on availability of courses contact the ACTS Registrar's Office. Download a GGDE Registration Form. Upon admission as an ACTS student please print out and fax completed form to 604-513-2096.
GGDE Course Completion Timeline
|Semester||Register By||Course Begins||Course Ends|
|Fall||Aug 1st||Sept 1st||Dec 1st|
|Spring||Dec 1st||Jan 1st||April 31st|
|Summer||April 1st||May 1st||Aug 31st|
GGDE Courses Available on DVD
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours||Instructor|
|BIE 501||Understanding of the O.T.||3||Bruce Waltke, Th.D. Ph.D.|
|BIE 542||The Book Psalms||3||Bruce Waltke, Th.D. PH.D.|
|BIE 545||Gospels/Life of Christ||3||Terry C. Hulbert, Th.D.|
|BIE 546||The Pastoral Epistles||3||John R.W. Stott, M.A. D.D.|
|BIE 547||The Sermon on the Mount||2||John R.W. Stott, M.A. D.D.|
|BIE 548||The Book of Romans||3||Harold Hoehner, Th.D. Ph.D.|
|BIE 549||The Parables of Jesus||3||Craig Blomberg, Ph.D.|
|BIE 550||NT Survey: Epistles & Revelation||3||Craig Blomberg, Ph.D.|
|BIE 561||Acts of the Apostles||3||Darrell Bock, Ph.D.|
|BIE 609||The Book of Isaiah||3||Allen P. Ross, Ph.D.|
|BIE 611||The Book of Psalms||2||Bruce Waltke, Th.D. Ph.D.|
|BIE 722||The Epistle to the Hebrews||3||Dennis E. Johnson, Ph.D.|
|BIL 500||Introductory Greek I||3||William D. Mounce , Ph.D.|
|BIL 501||Introductory Greek II||3||William D. Mounce, Ph.D.|
|CED 635||Adult Ministries in the Church||2||Kenneth O. Gangel, Ph.D.|
|HIS 645||History of the Charismatic Movement||3||John D. Hannah, Th.D. Ph.D.|
|HIS 654||Reformation Church History||3||William Robert Godfrey, Ph.D.|
|HIS 659||History of Christianity in America||3||John D. Hannah, Th.D. Ph.D.|
|HIS 691||Church History Since the Reformation||3||Garth M. Rosell, Ph.D.|
|LDR 561||Church Leadership & Administration||2||Kenneth O. Gangel, Ph.D.|
|LDR 562||Interpersonal Communications &
Conflict Management in Churches
|2||Kenneth O. Gangel, Ph.D.
Samuel Canine, Ph.D.
|LDR 661||Advanced Leadership and Administration||2||Kenneth O. Gangel, Ph.D.|
|MIS 520||History of the Church
in China Since 1949
|3||Dr. Brother Lee|
|MIS 521||African Theology and Religions||2||Tite Tienou, Ph.D.|
|MIS 620||Theories of Liberation||3||Ken B. Mulholland, D. Theo.|
|MIS 663||Urban Mission and Ministry||2||Roger S. Greenway, Th.D.|
|MIS 665||The Missionary Encounter with World Religions||3||Harvie Conn, Th.M., Litt.D.|
|MIS 667||Introduction to Muslim Evangelism||3||Patrick Cate, Ph.D.|
|THS 602||Christian Ethics||3||James M. Grier, Th.D.|
|THS 610||Doctrine of Man and Sin||3||Roger Nicole, Th.D., Ph.D.|
|THS 613||Christian Worldview||3||James M. Grier, Th.D.|
|THS 650||Contemporary Theology||3||John S. Feinberg, Ph.D.|
|THS 657||Exploring Approaches to Apologetics||3||Gordon Lewis, Ph.D.|
|THS 747||The Christian and
Old Testament Theology
|3||Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Ph.D.|
ACTS Seminaries is a member of the Institute of Theological Studies which produces these courses. Credits earned through the ACTS Graduate Guided Distance Education Courses may be applied to specific degree programs in the following amounts:
|Master of Divinity||15|
|Master of Theological Studies||3|
|Master of Applied Linguistics & Exegesis||6|
|Master of Arts in Cross-cultural Ministries||6|
|Master of Arts in Christian Studies||9|
|Master of Counselling||3|