A chronological study, progressing from the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea to the Seventh Ecumenical Council. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the historical context and theological significance of each council and the era in which it took place. In addition to following the councils, course material provides data on understanding what a council is and how the church determines if it is ecumenical. Other councils will be examined such as the first council in Jerusalem.
Students are required to have an electronic journal that contains all of their notes for every content assignment in the course. There is a required minimum of one paragraph of notes per hour spent on a content assignment. The journal will be submitted in the Lesson Five Quiz when the course is completed.
Each week, students will perform a casual interview that relates to the content they are studying. A student can interview the same person as often as they want, and ideally, your interviewee is a person that is familiar with the current content you are studying. Students will submit a summary of their interviews at the end of the course.