A module is a course that allows you to fit the classroom instruction portion of the course into just 5 days, typically Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Following the classroom portion, you have six weeks to complete assignments and coursework.

Modules are a great option if you have limited time to spend in the classroom!

What is the difference between a module and a standard course?

The difference is in the way the course is spread out over the semester it falls in.

The Horizon academic year has 3 semesters, and each semester has two 6-week terms. The semesters are:

  1. Fall: September through to December
  2. Winter: January through to April
  3. Spring/Summer: May through to August

The majority of our courses are scheduled in the Fall and Winter semesters while Spring/Summer courses are typically in the form of modules. We have a number of 6-week courses within each term.

Full semester courses run for the duration of the semesters, (typically meeting 1-2 times per week depending on the course). Term courses meet Monday to Thursday, daily, for the duration of the six-week term. Each 6-week term begins with a condensed module course, described above.

In short, modular courses consist of one initial week spent receiving instruction, with the remaining course work spread out over the following weeks. This is a great way to add to your studies without pausing your other pursuits!

Have more questions about our courses? Visit our College and Seminary course pages to see upcoming courses, or feel free to email Rianne with any questions you may have.

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Rianne Quiring

Rianne is the Associate Registrar at Horizon College & Seminary

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