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Academic Courses – Summer 2023

Course Offerings

Course Formats. CoA offers in-person, blended, virtual, and online classes.  Check the schedule below to select the type of class meeting that bet suits your schedule and geographic location. 

  • Online Class. These asynchronous classes do not have regular meeting times; however, all CoA courses offered online have 2 hours of required live videoconference meeting times for each credit hour. The instructor will poll all enrolled students for their availability to schedule the virtual course meeting times.
  • Videoconference Class.  These virtual classes meet by live, synchronous videoconference. Students are expected to attend classes virtually at the regularly-scheduled times.
  • Blended Class. Most CoA courses can be taken virtually by students who do not live locally.  Contact your Academic Advisor for more information about attending a “blended” class.

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College of Athens

P.O. Box 7953
Athens, GA  30604


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Summer 2023


Prayer & Spiritual Direction

The course examines the Christian practice of prayer through biblical and theological lenses, types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication), and it introduces students to the theology and practice of hearing God and discerning His will. Students will engage in the spiritual discipline of prayer and reflect on their experiences with God through collaborative learning, individual assessment, and class discussion with an emphasis on application outside of the classroom environment.

Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman

Meeting Times: Monday 6-9PM Virtual


Art & Science of Teaching

In this course, students will explore two fundamental questions: How do people learn? and What instructional methods most effectively support student learning? Course participants will examine both traditional approaches to the educational process as well as current research-based theory and practice. Students will learn how to adapt course content and processes to meet the needs of all students (e.g., adaptation, differentiation, and accommodation). Students will develop both a philosophy and a practice for instructional planning that focuses on the seamless integration of outcomes, instruction, and the measurement of the intended objectives.

Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur

Meeting Times: Online


Greek II

This course provides an intermediate level of study of the Hellenistic, New Testament Greek language. Through sound principles of linguistic interpretation and grammar, the student will achieve proficiency reading and doing exegetical, biblical studies while building on the foundation from New Testament Greek I.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne

Meeting Times: Thursday 6-9PM In-person & Virtual


Systematic Theology

This course presents biblical doctrine, the existence of God and His attributes, the Trinity, Theism, doctrine of creation, man, the fall, death, heaven, hell, doctrine of the church, spiritual warfare, the power of God through His Word, and Christ’s return. Students will gain experience in integrating doctrine into real world situations and in understanding how theological concepts are expressed differently across cultures.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Colbert

Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 10AM-12PM In-person & Virtual


Discipleship Coaching II

Throughout this 12-month Coaching 4 Christlikeness course, you will progress through a Christian discipleship coaching program consisting of four phases: Identity, Inheritance, Intimacy and Impact. You will be paired with a peer coach, operating in both roles as coachee and coach while you progress through the phases Your personal, experiential growth throughout the discipleship model will serve as key components for your own Christian growth. Upon completion of the program, you will be well equipped to restore and build up other people to live from a place of wholeness in Christ, and to help empower them for their personal journey through all aspects of their God-given purpose You will qualify for certification as a Christian Life Coach.

Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur & Mrs. Dee Pesaresi

Meeting Times: Monday evenings every other week Virtual


Human Growth & Development

This course provides an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, personality theory, and learning theory, and which may provide a comprehensive overview of the factors, determinants, and stages that pertain to physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development and adaptation from infantile to geriatric stages.

Instructor: Dr. Kirk McConnell

Meeting Times: Online


Biblical Foundations for Worship

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the nature and practice of biblical, Christ-centered worship, its objective as related to the worshiper of God, its purpose for the corporate body of Christ, and its implications for the Kingdom of God in the world. This course will include a broad survey of Scriptures taken from both Old and New Testaments that describes worship which honors God, reflects His heart for worship, and reveals the central purpose of worship in the Church.

Instructor: Dr. Howie Oman

Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-6:30PM Virtual