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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. 

Spring 2017

Click here for a chart of the Spring 2017 course schedule.

Monday

9:00 AM-Noon

LM 438 Pastoral Care with Veterans: Zachary Moon - Room 217

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 520 Theology and Anthropology: Bo Myung Seo and Emily Vogt - 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

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer - Room 222
TEC 509 Proto-Womanist Thought: JoAnne Terrell - course cancelled

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 440 Psychodynamics of Biblical Narrative: Lee Butler - Room 222
TEC 355 Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva - Room 232

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 485 Religion in North America: Rachelle Brown - Room 222
TEC 505 God and Philosophy: Bo Myung Seo - course cancelled

Wednesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

TEC 575 Religion, Biopolitics, and the Black Public Sphere: Christophe Ringer - course cancelled
LM 402 Preaching and Pastoral Care: Lee Butler - course cancelled
RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Stephanie Crowder- Room 222

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: JoAnne Terrell - Room 232
LM 302 Preaching: Dow Edgerton - Room 222

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Rachel Mikva - Room 222
LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Scott Haldeman - Room 232

Thursday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 542 Poetics of Grief: Dow Edgerton - Room 222

Additional Courses

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Staff (Meets in Richmond, Virginia, February 20-23, 2017)

Online Courses

Note: WebEx sessions may be added to additional courses. 

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon

Note: This course is only open to primarily online students who are not able to attend LM 331. Course will include WebEx sessions, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 10, May 1, 6 PM.

 

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Stephanie Crowder

Course includes WebEx sessions: Section 1: Feb. 2, May 2, 6 PM. Section 2: Feb. 2, May 2, 7:30 PM

 

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman

Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 8: 6:30-7:30 PM, and Apr. 3: 7:15-8:30 PM

 

LM 457O Greening the Church: Theological and Practical Foundations – Robert Shore-Goss

New: Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 7, 6 PM

 

LM 465O Trauma and Theology – Zachary Moon

Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, 6 PM

 

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Ken Stone

 

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Rachel Mikva

Course includes WebEx sessions: Section 1: Feb. 2 and May 4, 8-9:15 PM. Section 2: Feb. 2, 12 noon, May 4, 6:30-7:45 PM

 

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles – Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

 

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

New: Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb 1, 8, 15, and 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, and 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, and 26, May 1, 7 PM

 

RH 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas

 

RH 450O Giving Voice to Biblical Women – Fran Snyder

 Course includes WebEx sessions: Jan. 30, Mar. 4, Apr. 17, May 8, 6 PM

 

RH 485O Religion in North America – Teresa Smallwood

Course includes WebEx sessions: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Apr. 23, 7:00-8:30 PM, and March 28, 8 PM

 

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

New: Course includes WebEx sessions

Section 1: Jan. 30, Mar. 14, Apr. 18, 7 PM, and April 29, 10 AM. Section 2: Jan. 30, Mar. 14, Apr. 18, 8:30 PM, and April 29, 11:30 AM

 

TEC 321O Christian Ethics – Christophe Ringer

New: Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb. 14 and 28, Mar. 14, Apr. 4 and 18, and May 9, 6 PM

 

TEC 355O Living Into Our Commitments – Jason Frey and Melanie Jones

Course includes WebEx sessions: Section 1: February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3, 6:00 pm. Section 2: February 8, March 15, and April 19, 6:00 pm and May 3, 7:30 pm 

 

TEC 407O The New Social Gospel – Susan Thistlethwaite

Course includes WebEx sessions: Feb. 9 and 23, Mar. 9 and 30, April 20, and May 3, 7-8 PM

 

TEC 458O Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Equality – Jay Michaelson

 

Summer 2017

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Face to Face

June 5-9, 9 AM-5 PM

TEC 421 Liberation Theology in Reactionary Times: Susan Thistlethwaite and Cheryl Townsend-Gilkes

Hybrid

May 29-August 18

LM 464 Mobilizing for Justice: Advocacy Ministry with Children and Youth: Christophe Ringer with Janet Wolf and others

Offered through the Children’s Defense Fund, at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee. Course meets May 29-August 18 online, plus conference July 17-21.

Online

May 22-August 18

LM 460O Pastoring Your First Church: Mark Winters

RH 497O Women and Christian Mysticism: History and Experience: Cynthia Stewart
Course includes weekly WebEx sessions, times TBD.

RH 475O Queer Feminist Biblical Interpretations: Stephanie Powell

Course includes weekly WebEx sessions, times TBD.

 

 

Fall 2017

Click here for a chart of the Fall 2017 course schedule.

Monday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 422 Religious Education in a Multicultural World: Speller

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Seo

Tuesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Ringer

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Yang
TEC 414 Theology of Art: Seo 

Wednesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

TEC 447 Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson: Ringer
RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Seo
TEC 395 Interreligious Engagement: Mikva

Flex course: face to face meetings Sept. 6, Sept. 27, and Dec. 6 to be supplemented with online meetings and experiential elements October 13-15, November 1-3, and November 29. See Course Listing for more information.

6:30-9:30 PM

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Butler

Online Courses

Note: WebEx sessions may be added to additional courses. 

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon
Note: This course is only open to primarily online students who are not able to attend LM 331. 

WebEx sessions, Section 1: Sept. 6, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6, 8 PM. WebEx sessions, Section 2: Sept 8 and 29, Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 8, 8 PM 

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry – Bo Myung Seo
WebEx sessions: Oct. 4, Oct. 29, and Dec. 4, 7 PM

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Stephanie Crowder
WebEx sessions: Section 1: Sept. 12, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, and May 8, 6 PM; Section 2: Sept. 12, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, and May 8, 7:30 PM

LM 405O Leading Congregations: Principles and Practices – John Thomas

LM 415O Ritual Studies – Scott Haldeman
WebEx sessions: Sept. 18, Oct. 20, and Dec. 6, 6-7:15 PM

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs – Scott Haldeman
WebEx sessions: Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, and Dec. 11, 6-7:15 PM

LM 487O Leadership for Public Engagement – Lisa Seiwert (full-year course)
WebEx sessions: Sept. 5 & 19, Oct. 3 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21, and Dec. 5 7-8:30 PM

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang
WebEx sessions: Sept. 11, 6-7 PM, Oct. 23, 7:30-8:30 PM, Dec. 4, 6-7 PM

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart
WebEx sessions: Sept. 7, 14, 21, & 28, Oct. 5, 19, & 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 30, and Dec. 7 & 14, 8 PM

RH 402O Jewish Thought: Traditionally Rooted, Radically Engaged – Rachel Mikva
WebEx sessions:Sept. 5 - time TBD, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, & Oct. 2, 7:30-9 PM

RH 586 The Myths Told to Make America Great – Lee Butler
WebEx: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Nov. 30, 7 PM

TEC 395O Interreligious Engagement – Rachel Mikva
WebEx sessions: Sept. 6, Sept. 27, and Dec. 6, 2-5 PM (encouraged but not mandatory). Course also includes optional experiential elements in person October 13-15, November 1-3, and November 29.

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – Christophe Ringer
WebEx sessions: Sept.13 & 20, Oct. 4 & 25, Nov. 8 & 29, 6 PM

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Staff