The Augustine Institute Short Courses bring you the engaging instruction that has been enjoyed by over a thousand students since 2005, but at a fraction of the cost and time of a full graduate course. Each Short Course includes three to four hours of high-quality video instruction together with reading assignments that are modest in length but generous in depth and beauty.

What's Included

  • Interactive lessons, featuring guided presentations and videos
  • A top Catholic professor and theologian as your instructor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Course Overview

    • About the Instructor

    • Course Requirments

  • 2

    Session 1: Introduction

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: Jewish Expectations

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: Gabriel's Announcements to Zechariah and Mary

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: Jesus' Birth in Bethlehem

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: The Angels and the Shepherds in the Field

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: The Magi and the Star

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Session 7: How December 25 Became Christmas

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Session 8: How Christmas Became a Season

    • Session Handout

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

Instructor(s)

Associate Professor of Scripture & Theology

Michael Barber

I am an Associate Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. In addition to my teaching, academic research and publishing, I also give popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States. For booking, see www.TheSacredPage.com

FAQ

  • Is the course tuition refundable?

    We're certain you'll be inspired and edified by this course. However, if you're not satisfied with the quality of course content, please contact customer service.

  • What are the technical requirements?

    The course will run on any device and any web browser. We do not support Roku or Apple TV.

  • Can I learn at my own pace?

    All aspects of the course are self-running so you can learn any time, any place.

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Through this course, you will come to understand more about the Book of Revelation.