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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. 

Fall 2016

Click here for a chart of the Fall 2016 course schedule.

Monday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas - course cancelled
TEC 429 Mass Incarceration, Politics and Public Theology: Ringer - Room 222

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Pope - Room 222
TEC 699 Ph.D. Professional Development Workshops (meets 12 times over the academic year, non-credit course): Vogt - Room 232

Tuesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

RH 601 Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies: Yang - Room 222
RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller - Room 232
TEC 390 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Butler - Room 216

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, and Malcolm X: Terrell - Room 232

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone - Room 118
TEC 533 Women's Voices: Ruether, Lorde, Plaskow, Waddud: Mikva - course cancelled

Wednesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Yang - Room 217
LM 414 Worship and/as Art: Haldeman - Room 232
RH 481 The Many Voices of Black Islam: Speller - course cancelled

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Butler - Room 217
TEC 604 Pedagogies: Moon - Room 219
RH 402 History of Jewish Thought: Mikva - Room 222

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Ringer - Room 118
TEC 484 Theological and Ethical Perspectives on AIDS and Violence: Terrell - Room 232

Thursday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Giseok Joo - Room 222

Additional Courses

TEC 455A D.Min. Orientation Seminar, August 29-September 2: Haldeman
TEC 455B D.Min. Research Methods Seminar, August 29-September 2: Montgomery

Online Courses

 LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon

Note: This course is only available to primarily online students who are not able to attend LM 331.

Section 1 WebEx sessions: Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5, 6 PM

Section 2 WebEx sessions: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6, 7 PM

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry – Karl Villarmea

Section 1 WebEx sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 28, 8-9 PM

Section 2 WebEx sessions: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 30, 8-9 PM

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Stephanie Crowder

WebEx sessions: Sept. 8, Dec. 8, Feb. 2, May 2, 6 PM

LM 405O Leading Congregations – John Thomas

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines – Zach Mills

WebEx sessions: Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 21, Nov. 11 and 25, 7-8:30 PM

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs – Scott Haldeman - course cancelled

LM 492O Personal, Interpersonal, and Social Leadership Development: An Interreligious Inquiry – Alpesh Bhatt

WebEx sessions: Sept. 7 and Nov. 16, 6-7 PM; Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, 6-8 PM

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang

Section 1: WebEx Sessions: Sept. 13, Oct. 25, Dec. 6, 6 PM

Section 2: WebEx Sessions: Sept. 14, Oct. 26, Dec. 7, 6 PM

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

WebEx Sessions: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 25, Dec 6, 13, 8-9 PM

RH 455O Writings About Muhammed: The Sociology of Seerah – Rami Nashashibi

TEC 300O Public Theology – Susan Thistlethwaite

WebEx Sessions: Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 30, and Dec. 14, 7 PM

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – Christophe Ringer

TEC 406O Eating and Drinking with Jesus – Theodore Jennings

TEC 410O Queer Theologies – Patrick Cheng

WebEx sessions: Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, 7:30 PM

TEC 493O Theology, Ethics, and World Religions – Eugene Muhammad

TEC 526O New Horizons in Queer Sexual Ethics – Theodore Jennings

TEC 533O Women’s Voices: Ruether, Lorde, Plaskow, Waddud – Rachel Mikva

WebEx sessions: Sept. 8, Dec. 8, 8:15 PM

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Wil Brant

 

J-Term 2016

Note: This schedule is subject to change. On campus-courses meet 9 AM-5 PM, with a one-hour break for lunch.

January 3-7 (Tuesday-Saturday)

TEC 431 Bonhoeffer's Theology - Giseok Joo

January 9-13 (Monday-Friday)

LM 430 Short-Term Pastoral Counseling - Lee Butler

January 17-21 (Tuesday-Saturday)

TEC 500 DMin Theological Reflection - Sharon Ellis Davis

LM 585 DMin Thesis Seminary - Michael Montgomery

January 23-27 (Monday-Friday)

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

January 7-17 (Study tour - requires pre-registration, additional fees apply)

TEC 443 Haiti Study Tour - JoAnne Terrell