ThM students take five semesters of Greek and four semesters of Hebrew. Other students may take language courses but should consult with their assigned academic advisor to determine if it will count toward their degree requirements as an approved elective.
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The library team created a 50-minute video explaining how to format a synthetic chart for biblical books using Excel
Students receive various reading assignments in each course. The following chart is an example of the approximate time for different types of reading.
|Types of Reading||Amount of Time||Example|
|Reading, Light (biography, light application)||1 min / page||200 pages = 3.5 hours|
|Reading, Heavy (dense theology, commentary)||4 min / page||300 pages = 20 hours|
Each semester, Dr. Greg Hatteberg (Director of Alumni and adjunct BE professor) provides a course on-campus and one in Canvas on Speed Reading. Students may register at any point during the fall or spring terms. Below is the information for Spring 2023 and instructions on how to enroll:
Time Management Calculator
Please use the tool provided below to plan out a typical week during a normal semester of seminary. Our hope is that this tool will help you wisely account for all of the most important things in life so that you can keep first things first!
|Activity||Hours per Week|
|Spiritual Disciplines||Pursuing Christ (private and public).|
|Physical Fitness||Steward God's temple for His glory.|
|Work||Required for DTS scholarships.|
|Church/Ministry||To serve others and to be served.|
|Internship||For DTS: 7-10 hours per week.|
|Recreation||Take delight in God’s creation!|
|Commuting||To class, work, church, etc.|
|Sleep||8 hours per night= 56 hours.|
|Meals||Even a taco-run takes time.|
|Family Time||Call your mother. Date your husband.|
|Personal Prep||Preparing for the day or next activity.|
|Chores/Errands/Paying Bills||Vital for life to keep moving forward.|
|Miscellaneous||Social media, Netflix, etc.|
(This will help you determine how many hours will be spent in lecture and homework.)
(Lecture hours are approximately equal to credit hours.)
|Homework||For every hour in lecture each week, plan to spend 2-3 hours in outside work.|
162hrs. 96.43%Try to maintain a slight buffer (10-20 hours) just in case of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.