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 Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: Introduction to the Psalter

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 3

    Session 2: The Art of Biblical Poetry

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 4

    Session 3: The Righteous and the Wicked in the Psalms

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 5

    Session 4: The 5-Fold Division of the Psalms

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 6

    Session 5: Books 3-5 of the Psalms

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 7

    Session 6: David at the Heart of the Psalms

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 8

    Session 7: Psalm Genres

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Check for Understanding

    • Office Hours

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations

Instructor

Professor of Sacred Scripture | President

Tim Gray

Tim Gray is President of the Augustine Institute and well known Catholic speaker and author. He received an MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville, ThM from Duke University, and PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has created popular programs including Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults, FORMED, a digital platform with Catholic film, ebooks, and audio talks, and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children. He is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina. Tim and his wife Kris, and son Joseph, live in Littleton, Colorado.

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 anytime, anyplace.

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Through this course, you will come to understand the Psalms at a deeper level.