Continuing Education: Audit a Course

The School of Divinity welcomes clergy, lay leaders, alumni, community members, those seeking theological enrichment, and others interested in general continuing education opportunities to audit selected courses during the fall and spring semesters.


Courses Available to Audit – Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 semester begins on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Application Deadlines*

  • Preferred Application Deadline for Full Term Courses: Friday, August 25, 2017 (unless otherwise noted)

*Did you miss a deadline? Email us about your interest and we’ll let you know of course availability.

Course Number Course Name Instructor Schedule Fee
BIB 501 Elementary Hebrew I Dr. Clinton Moyer Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. $270
BIB 511 Introduction to New Testament Greek I Dr. Mary Pendergraft Mondays, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $270
BIB 541 Introduction to New Testament Dr. Katherine Shaner Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $270
HIS 501 History of Christianity Dr. Erik Estrada Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $270
HIS 764 Religion and the Civil Rights Struggle Dr. Derek Hicks Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. $270
HIS 790A Knowledge Dispels Fear: Islam and Islamophobia Joshua Canzona Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $270
MIN 532 Worship Matters: Collaborative Worship Design as Spiritual Pratice Dr. Jill Crainshawand Dr. Christopher Copeland  Weekend Course: Friday, October 20 (2:30 – 9:30 p.m.); Saturday, October 21 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Free; please RSVP here.
MIN 631 The Ministry of Pastoral Care Dr. Mark Jensen Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $270
MIN 695 United Church of Christ Polity and History Rev. Craig Schaub Friday from September 1 – November 3, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m andSaturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Newton, NC for the Western UCC Annual Meeting $180
MIN 710 Readings in the Psychology of Religion Dr. Mark Jensen Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:20 p.m. $90
MIN 790C The Art of Preaching: Using Poetry and Fiction in Sermons Rev. Dr. Porter Taylor Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. $270
 MIN 790E Family Systems Theory and Congregational Identity Rev. Dr. Yvette Lovette Martin  Weekend Course: Friday, October 6 (2:30 – 9:30 p.m.); Saturday, October 7 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) $90
MIN 790F Community Discipleship John Parkerand Rev. Maria King Weekend Course: September 23-24, October 20-21, November 10-11 (Fridays, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) $270
 MIN 790G Womanist Proclamation Dr. Melva Sampson Weekend Course: Friday, September 29 (2:30 – 9:30 p.m.); Saturday, September 30 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) $90
SPI 676 Sabbath as a Spiritual Practice Dr. Christopher Copeland Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (October 17 – November 14); and Friday, November 3, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  $90
 SPI 790A Spiritual Transformative Theatre: A Writing/Performance Class Dr. Karen Dresser Mondays, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. $270
SPI 790B Christian Mysticism from St. Teresa of Avila to Present Rev. Dr. Porter Taylor  Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. $270
THS 642 Theology and Disability Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts and Melissa Guthrie Loy (MDiv ’11) Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. $180
THS 715 Latin American Liberation Theology Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo  Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $270
THS 790A Justice in a Prison Society Dr. John Senior Mondays, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $270
POI = Permission of Instructor; PRE = Prerequisite
Selected course descriptions »


Interested in a course not listed?

You can view complete course schedules here. Other courses offered this term may be audited by special request. Please contact Susan Robinson, Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs, for availability.

Next Steps

Wake Forest Email, etc.
After your payment has been received, you will receive an email notification to the email address provided on your application with instructions on claiming your Deacnet Account online.Your Deacnet username and password is your gateway to all campus electronic resources like your WFU Google Mail, WIN (Wake Information Network), DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center), Research Databases through the ZSR Library, etc. Please follow all instructions and complete each step required in order to setup your WFU username and password. Please make note of your username, password, and other pertinent information before completing the account claim process.

Once you receive confirmation that you have been enrolled in the courses, check to see which books may be required for you to purchase. You can search for books on The Wake Forest University Bookstore website by inputting the required information for each course you have registered for. Comparison tools for pricing are also available.

On-Campus Parking
As an auditor you must register your vehicle with the Parking Office.  Traffic Rules and Regulations state in Article I, Section 15, Motor Vehicle Registration: “Anyone auditing a class at Wake Forest University needs to register their vehicle, no matter what the duration or length of the class may be. Class auditors parking on campus during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. may purchase a semester hang tag.”  The Parking & Transportation Office is located in Alumni Hall (building 26B on this campus map).  You can access their website for more information or contact them at 336.758.PARK.

Student ID (Optional)
Obtain your Deacon OneCard (Student ID). The Deacon OneCard is the official Wake Forest University identification card used by all faculty, staff and students. The Deacon OneCard has many functions including identification, library privileges, Deacon OneCard account access, card access and event admission on campus. The Deacon OneCard Office is located in Alumni Hall, Room 131 (building 26B on this campus map).

As an auditor you can request an official transcript from Wake Forest University as record of you auditing the course. You will not be assigned a grade; the transcript will indicate “AU” (Auditor). If you are seeking course credit, you will need to be admitted as an exploratory, non-degree student to the School of Divinity. For more information on admissions, contact the Office of Admissions at or 336.758.3748.


Susan Robinson
Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs  |  336.758.4157

Getting Started

Step 1
Choose the course(s) from the list below you’d like to audit.

Step 2
Complete the application to audit.

Step 3
You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been received.

Step 4
Pay your course registration fees via check or money order, made payable to WFU School of Divinity, and send to:

Susan Robinson
Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
P.O. Box 7719
Winston-Salem NC 27109

Step 5
You will receive confirmation of your registration once payment has been received.