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Andover Newton Catalogue and Courses of Instruction


First Year Field Education, Fall 2013

The first core semester of supervised ministry in the field. This 3-credit, year-long course includes covenanting with a ministry setting and supervisor, writing theological reflections, and working with partners to assess progress. It also includes participation in one P3 section per semester, beyond the P3-designated course for which the student earns credit separately. Graded SAT/UNSAT, permission of the Field Education Program required. Must enroll in ONE required introduction session in the fall, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection, and ONE required boundaries training session in the spring:

Fall 2013 – Field Education Orientation
CMFE01 September 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 September 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2014 – Boundaries Training
CMFE01 February 13, 2014 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 February 14, 2014 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fall - Fall/Spring

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.