Trinity Western University

Summer Sessions


Registration opens December 1. Listed below are the 2013 summer courses. See the 2013 courses to get a good idea of types of courses that will be offered in 2014.


Re-treat : -- The act of withdrawing...a place of seclusion, privacy, safety, or resort...a refuge.  

(Webster’s Dictionary)

Imagine this. A peaceful setting that beckons you. A learning environment where you exchange ideas and grow personally with fellow students and faculty mentors. A relaxed place to enjoy some leisure time ...

Retreat courses are offered in a variety of settings that promote interaction with fellow students, faculty mentors, and nature.

Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey in Mission, BC
ENGL 390 RE  Studies in Thomas Merton 3 sh For more information see 2010 Syllabus
May 6 - 10; M-F: 9 am - 4 pm; Lynn Szabo; Add'l fee: $150 which includes lunch and snacks; Note: See syllabus for pre-reading. Assignments are due one month later.

A new approach to studying the works of Thomas Merton. Participants will retreat daily (9 am - 4 pm) for five days to a quiet setting at the Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, for an intensive study of Thomas Merton's literary writings. The course focuses on representative literary writings, including poetry, essays, and drama. Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucy, he has had a dynamic impact on American culture through his writings. He is best know for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain but his poetry and prose have been collected and published in more than 60 books which continue to be read widely by those who study literature and spirituality.

Spring Lake Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC2 girls riding at Spring Lake Ranch
PSYC 411 RE  Psychology & Spirituality 3 sh For more information see Syllabus
June 28 - July 4; Su: 5 pm - Sa: 1 pm; Add'l fee: $495 which included 6 nights accommodation, meals, horseback riding and other activities. Note: see syllabus for pre-reading and assignments due before first class. Main assignments are due one month later.

During your week at the ranch, enjoy horseback riding, canoeing, horse-drawn wagon ride, walks to see a inhabited eagle's nest, and try your best as a cowboy, chasing some cows. Enjoy the beauty of this Cariboo location, Spring Lake Ranch, near 100 Mile House, BC. Stay in log cabin accommodation: meals & bedding provided. The memories and friendships you make during one of these weeks with your professors and fellow students will be lasting. Spring Lake Guest Ranch,

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