SELF-PACED

ONLINE COURSES

 

Current self-paced courses.

What are self-paced online courses?

The Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice offers self-paced online courses as a more affordable alternative to our much more robust and substantial online courses. Each course is only $49 USD for lifetime access to its content. This option allows students to progress through the online course at their own pace and is for students who want the essentials of the subject of each course distilled in easily consumable modules with video lectures, short video clips, and supplemental readings and links, but who do not care about receiving university credit from an accredited university for the work they complete or about the far more enriching experience our credit and audit students receive from video conferences with our amazing Guest Lecturers, interacting with their Instructors on a regular basis, the relationships students forge with each other and their instructors, the assignments they complete and feedback they receive, and the more substantial lectures and larger number of video lectures and other supplemental material in each course.

 

To see the difference among the three options — self-paced, audit, and credit — check out the comparison chart below.

$49 USD

SELF-PACED OPTION

$450 CAD

AUDIT OPTION

$1,180 CAD

CREDIT OPTION

What you get:

What you get:

What you get:

  • University credit for your courses, which can go towards an accredited online Certificate or as part of an Master of Arts or Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture

  • Approximately twice the video lecture content

  • Video conference interaction with your Instructors

  • Video conference discussions with our amazing and highly reputable Guest Lecturers

  • Interaction regularly with a community of keen learners like you

  • Enriching assignments that allow you to dig deeper into the course subject matter

  • Meaningful feedback from your Instructor on all assignments and your progress

  • Access to far more written material and video content than in the self-paced version

  • Full university administrative support and faculty advising

  • Certificate parchment conferred by IRPJ and St. Stephen's University for students who complete all course requirements

What you don't get:

  • Approximately twice the video lecture content

  • Video conference interaction with your Instructors

  • Video conference discussions with our amazing and highly reputable Guest Lecturers

  • Interaction regularly with a community of keen learners like you

  • Access to far more written material and video content than in the self-paced version

  • Full university administrative support and faculty advising

  • Completely self-paced online course in six modules created by a qualified, reputable, doctorally-trained Instructor

  • Six exclusive video lectures (about 3 to 4 hours) synchronized to attractive Keynote presentations

  • Curated exclusive video clips from our partners, The Work of the People, hand-picked by the Instructor

  • Supplemental readings as PDFs to complement the lectures

  • Links to online resources written by the Instructor

  • Lifetime access to all course content

  • No university credit for your courses, which can go towards an accredited online Certificate or as part of an Master of Arts or Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture

  • Lose out on approximately twice the video lecture content

  • No video conference interaction with your Instructors

  • No video conference discussions with our amazing and highly reputable Guest Lecturers

  • No interaction regularly with a community of keen learners like you

  • No enriching assignments that allow you to dig deeper into the course subject matter

  • No meaningful feedback from your Instructor on all assignments and your progress

  • No access to far more written material and video content than in the self-paced version

  • No full university administrative support and faculty advising

  • No certificate, transcripts, or documentation of any kind from the IRPJ Teachable School, IRPJ, or SSU (courses are for personal enrichment and edification only)

What you don't get:

  • No university credit for your courses, which can go towards an accredited online Certificate or as part of an Master of Arts or Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture

  • No enriching assignments that allow you to dig deeper into the course subject matter

  • No meaningful feedback from your Instructor on all assignments and your progress

  • No certificate; students do, however, receive a transcript showing audit courses

The self-paced option looks like it fits my life right now — Where do I enroll?

Great! You can visit our Teachable school page to see the courses we currently offer and choose the one that suits you best, or you can click on one of our courses that appear at the top of this page. More self-paced online courses are in the works, so stay tuned!

And for the next two weeks up to the end of the day on April 4, 2020, the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice will donate half of your purchase price of the self-paced online course option to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support WHO and partners in a massive effort to help countries prevent, detect, and manage the novel coronavirus – particularly those where the needs are the greatest.

I'm more interested in the full credit or audit options — Where do I learn more and apply?

Learn more about our full credit courses and online Certificate here, and learn more about the online Peace Studies Track that can be completed as part of St. Stephen's University's Master of Arts and Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture here.

 

And when you're ready to apply for the full credit or audit options, you may do so here.

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