This online, interactive course serves to strengthen one’s Arcing or Bracketing skills, particularly in the genre of epistles. The biblical epistles are pervasively logical in nature, and Arcing and Bracketing are among the most helpful tools for understanding their arguments. With each offering of this course you will have the opportunity to arc or bracket through a different epistle with the framework of live and interactive lectures, organized groups discussions and thoughtful feedback on assignments.
Standard enrollment $149 ($139 with early enrollment)
One-on-one enrollment $249 ($239 with early enrollment)
Format There will be four live, interactive, 2-hour lectures, in addition to introduction and wrap-up videos. Different students will be invited to share their work during the lectures followed by a discussion of their conclusions. Lectures will be indefinitely available to participants. Five extensive assignments will be promptly corrected and returned. Students will be organized into groups of 3-5 and be given specific passages to work through together, in addition to the five individual assignments.
Length This is a 5-week course.
One-on-one enrollment One-on-one enrollment allows you to enjoy a half hour of one-on-one time with the instructor each week, in addition to the standard provisions of the course. Up to the time of this post, 100% of one-on-one enrollees gave their one-on-one time the highest possible rating in the post-course survey.
Work load Between the lectures (2 hr/wk), group time (1 hr/wk) and assignments (~4 hrs/wk), participants should expect to spend approximately 7 hours per week on this course.
Grading Students who complete this course with a display of proficiency in Arcing or Bracketing can receive an increased star rating on their Biblearc account. Star ratings (still in development) will allow people searching shared work the ability to find the arcs and brackets of those users who have had training in these methods.
Live Lectures This course use Google’s Hangouts on Air to facilitate the live lectures. All participants will be required to register for a free Google+ account. (We will provide you information on how to do so.)