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Course Schedule

The course schedules for the current and upcoming semesters are listed below. Listings of text books for the courses are available on the Course Texts page. Click on the semester links below to download a copy of the course schedule. 


January Term 2015

Click here for a chart of the J-Term 2014 class schedule.  Classes meet from 9 AM-5 PM, with a one-hour break for lunch.

January 5-9 (Monday-Friday)

LM 404 Prophetic Preaching: Otis Moss

January 12-16 (Monday-Friday)

LM 511 Teaching and Learning: Engaged Pedagogy and Course Design: Julia Speller

RH 367 History and Polity of the United Church of Christ: John Thomas

January 26-30 (Monday-Friday)

TEC 500 D.Min. Theological Reflection: Ken Jacobsen

LM 585 D.Min. Thesis Seminar: Michael Montgomery

LM 430 Short-Term Pastoral Counseling Strategies: Lee Butler


Spring 2015

Click here for a chart of the Spring 2015 class schedule.


2:00-5:00 PM

RH/LM 396 The Bible and the Hermeneutics of Ministry: Bridgett Green

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 595B Master's Writing Seminar: Seo


9:00 AM- 12 Noon

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Terrell

RH 532 Postcolonial Theory and the New Testament: Yang

TEC 351 Theories of Change for Personal and Social Transformation: Ken Jacobsen

2:00 -5:00 PM

LM 302 Preaching: Edgerton

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Mikva


9:00 AM- 12 Noon

RH 325  Interpreting the Epistles: Yang

LM 335/HS 538 African American Pastoral Psychology: Butler

RH 455 Writings About Muhammad: The Sociology of Seerah: Nashashibi

2:00 -5:00 PM

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Practicum for Presiders: Haldeman

RH 417 Loss and Healing in the Bible and in Rabbinic Literature: Mikva

TEC 414 Theology of Art: Seo

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: Terrell

RH 485 Religion in North America: Speller


9:00 AM- 12 Noon

LM 542 Poetics of Grief: Edgerton

LM 485 Community Organizing as Spiritual Practice: Nashashibi

2:00 -5:00 PM

RH 488 Comparative Mysticism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Joshua Schwartz

Hybrid Courses

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Thomas
Meets both online and in-person.  In-person meetings will be February 7 and May 2, 10 AM-3 PM

RH 499O Animals, Ecology, and Biblical Interpretation: Stone
Can be taken as either an online or a hybrid course.  Those who choose the hybrid format will participate in periodic face-to-face discussions at CTS, at times agreed upon by participants, in place of some of the online forums.

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Butler
Course includes WebEx sessions, 7-8 PM: Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 12 & 26, Apr. 9 & 23, May 14

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context: Thomas
Course includes WebEx sessions, 6:30-8:00 PM: Feb. 17, May 5

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship: Haldeman
Course includes WebEx sessions, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Feb. 10, March 10, April 7, May 12

LM 467O Entrepreneurship for the Church Leader: Cameron Trimble

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs: Haldeman
Course includes WebEx sessions, 6:30-7:30 PM: Feb. 9, March 9, April 6, May 11

LM 596O Leadership for Transformation: Hunt (second half of year-long course)
Course includes WebEx sessions, 11 AM-1 PM: Feb. 12 & 19, March 5, April 2, 9, & 23, May 14

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Mikva
Course includes three WebEx sessions. Initial session Monday, Feb. 2, 7:30 PM.

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: Cynthia Stewart

RH 367O History and Polity of the UCC: Thomas

RH 485O Religion in North America: Thistlethwaite
Course includes WebEx session, Thursday 7-8 PM, every other week beginning Feb. 5, 2014

RH 499O Animals, Ecology, and Biblical Interpretation: Stone

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: Terrell

TEC 321O Christian Ethics: Terrell

TEC 407O The New Social Gospel: Thistlethwaite

TEC 433O Ethics of Liberation: Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
Course includes WebEx sessions, Thursday 7-8:30 pm: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/7, 5/14