The Augustine Institute Short Courses bring you the orthodox and 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 Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: The Mystery of the Church

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: The Mission of the Church

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: The Church's Worship

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: What are Sacraments?

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: Baptism and Confirmation

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Session 7: The Most Holy Eucharist

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Checking for Understanding

  • 9

    Session 8: Healing and Service

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor of Theology

John Sehorn

Following my completion of a B.A. in History at Arizona State University (2005), I began an M.A. program in Early Christian Studies at the University of Notre Dame. I immediately developed a deep fascination with the theology of the Fathers of the Church, and I was particularly drawn to their scriptural exegesis. When I finished my M.A. in 2008, I stayed on at Notre Dame to pursue a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity (2015). My dissertation focused on Origen of Alexandria’s homilies on Ezekiel, and I remain very interested in patristic theology and exegesis, as well as biblical studies and medieval theology.

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 or 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

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Through this course, you will come to understand the Church and the Sacraments at a deeper level.