Nov-Dec 2022 Intensive Courses




A special 30 ON 30 promotion for EAST regular courses as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations! Each regular course will only cost $30 taken for audit and enrolled from July 2022 to June 2023. Savings of up to $220 or 88% off per course! The promotion is not applicable for course/s marked with #.

Almost all EAST courses include both synchronous and asynchronous portions. During the synchronous portion, the class meets at a specific time either online via Zoom or onsite at EAST viz

  • “Onsite” courses meet at EAST with safe management measures in place.
  • “Online” courses will have synchronous sessions held only online.
  • “Concurrent” courses are held onsite and online simultaneously. Singapore residents who are taking the course for credit can only take the course onsite. Audit students must choose either onsite or online for the duration of the course.

During the asynchronous portion of each course, enrolled learners do assigned work on their own by a specific date (e.g. online discussions, readings, watching videos, etc.).

Certain classes may require audit students to complete some assignments and/or in-class projects to maximise their learning experience.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, 15 November 2022.

Defending the Faith in Asia (Onsite)
IS502, 3 Credits
23 November – 2 December (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

This course equips the student to thoughtfully and respectfully respond to objections to Christianity frequently encountered in Asia today.  This course also explores the biblical, historical, and theological foundations for apologetics.  It examines and analyzes various methodologies used to dialogue with others of the truth and beauty of Christianity for the glory of God and the joy of all people.  The class will investigate the evidence for God’s existence, including the problem of evil and divine hiddenness; we shall also consider whether the Bible is reliable, the case for Jesus’ resurrection, and issues from science and sexuality.

Audit students are welcome to contribute to class discussions. No readings are required.


David Graieg, PhD, lived in Singapore and taught at EAST between 2013–15. He recently completed his PhD on memories of Jesus’ resurrection in First Corinthians. He serves as an adjunct lecturer at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and Alphacrucis College in Perth, where he now lives. David is married to Grace; they have three children (two were born in Singapore). 

Adolescent Psychology & Counseling (Onsite)
LF567, 3 Credits
23 November – 2 December (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

In the current accelerating social change, some adolescents have serious problems, and for this reason, the importance and demand for adolescents and youth counselling is increasing. This course seeks to engender an understanding of the adolescent/youth counselling, to lead in such counselling amidst dynamic social situations, demands, and expectations, and to grow as a counsellor. In addition, counselling for the youth has different characteristics from those of adults. Effective counselling theories and counselling tools are, therefore, introduced for the healing, growth, and nurturing of the youth. All these while seeking to understand and deal with the various types of youth problems and their development.

Audit students are to complete the pre-course required readings and asynchronous portions of each day’s pre-class work so they can follow along and participate meaningfully in class discussions and debates.

Dohee Ahn, PsyD, earned an MA in Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology. She graduated with an MA/CP from the Department of Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She received her MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She was trained as an intern at Cornell Interventions, an addiction rehabilitation centre for adolescent girls, and earned a Professional Counselor Licence from Illinois, USA. She is a Licensed Psychologist at Indiana, USA. In South Korea, Dohee is a Clinical Psychologist and director of the Rapha International Psychological Counseling Center. She was the Director of Clinical Psychology at Jisung Hospital/Haeam Brain Medical Research Institute, South Korea, where she conducted psychological examinations, group therapy, and individual counselling.


#EAST 2022 Holy Land Study Tour (Onsite)
BS532, 3 Credits
27 November – 11 December

Picture yourself cupping your hands to drink water at the same spring where Gideon’s band of 300 select men did the same or studying the passage of Jesus calming the storm as you sail across the Sea of Galilee.  This is an opportunity to study God’s Word in its original setting.


Keith Shubert, PhD, is a staff member of Cru for 49 years, has ministered in more than 30 countries, and served as resident or adjunct faculty for eight seminaries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the USA. He lived in Israel for three years while completing a Master’s degree in Historical Geography of Ancient Israel.


For more information, email Registration deadline: 8 July 2022. Note: The registration for the Holy Land Study Tour is separate from the registration for the BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum course. Verification of safe travel to Israel will be confirmed by July 2022.