Appendix Four: S.T.L. Summer Sessions
STL SUMMER SESSIONS
For those students who are unable to stay in residence for the second year of the STL program, the second year requirements can be fulfilled in a series of four five-week summer sessions (running roughly from the middle of June to the middle of July).
The schedule of the four sessions is as follows:
|Session I:||History of Christian Thought IV (3 hours)|
|Year 1||Elective (3 hours)|
|Session II:||History of Christian Thought V (3 hours)|
|Year 2||Elective (3 hours)|
|Session III:||Contemporary Theology (3 hours)|
|Year 3||Elective (3 hours) or Teaching Assistantship|
|Session IV:||Thesis Guidance|
|Year 4||(Elective [3 hours]).|
Each course meets four times a week – e.g. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – for 90 minutes. The normal course load for Sessions I-III is six hours. The STL Comprehensive Exam will be given two weeks after the completion of Sessions I-III; for summer session students, ordinarily, only the written format for the exam will be available.
The Teaching Assistantship can be inserted into one of the first three sessions and, if necessary, the elective for that session can be transferred to Session IV. The time available for writing the thesis can be extended as needed during the fourth summer; only with permission from the Ecclesiastical President and the thesis Director can the time for writing the thesis be extended beyond the end of August of the fourth summer. A quorum of at least four (4) students is necessary to schedule a summer session.
Policies on tuition and housing will be set by the University.