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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. 

J-Term 2016

Click here for a chart of the J-Term schedule. All courses meet from 9 AM-5 PM.

January 4-8 (Monday-Friday)

RH 370 MCC Polity and Theologies - Bryce Rich (Room 222)

January 11-15 (Monday-Friday)

RH 367 History and Polity of the United Church of Christ - John Thomas (Room 214)

January 19-23 (Tuesday-Saturday)

TEC 506 Existentialism: Theology, Literature, and Cinema - Bo Myung Seo (Room 222)

January 25-29 (Monday-Friday)

TEC 500 D.Min. Theological Reflection - Sharon Ellis Davis (Room 222)

LM 585 D.Min. Thesis Seminar - Michael Montgomery (Room 232)


Spring 2016

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


2:00-5:00 PM

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Laurence Edwards (Room 217)

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 595B Master's Writing Seminar: Seo (Room 217)


9:00 AM- 12 Noon

TEC 395 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Butler (Room 222)

RH 533 Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Yang (Room 217)

2:00 -5:00 PM

TEC 605 Twentieth Century Theology: Seo (Room 216)

LM 302 Preaching: Edgerton (Room 217)

TEC 509 Proto-womanist Thought: Terrell (Room 222)

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Ringer (Room 217)

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Haldeman (Room 219)


9:00 AM- 12 Noon

RH 485 Religion in North America: Speller (Room 217)

TEC 472 Religion, Terror, and America: Butler (Room 222)

2:00 -5:00 PM

TEC 468 All Praise Due: Muslims, Islam, and Hip-Hop: Nashashibi (Room 222)

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: Terrell (Room 217)

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Yang (Room 217)


9:00 AM-12 Noon

LM 485 Community Organizing: Nashashibi (Room 217)

2:00 -5:00 PM

TEC/LM 564 Forgiveness: Edgerton (Room 217)

Additional Course:

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Carruthers

Separate registration to Proctor Conference required. Proctor Conference will be February 15-18, 2016 in Houston, TX.

Hybrid Course

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder and Haldeman
Meets both online and in-person.  In-person meetings: Feb 6, and  May 7, 10 AM-3PM

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Lee Butler

Note: This course is only open to fully online M.Div. students. Course will include WebEx sessions, times TBD.


LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Scott Haldeman and Stephanie Crowder

Course includes WebEx sessions: February 6th (10 AM) and May 3rd (6 PM)


LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman
Course includes WebEx sessions: February 15, March 14, April 4, and May 9, 6:30-7:30 PM


LM 596O Leadership for Transformation – Alice Hunt (course continues from Fall 2015)

Course includes WebEx sessions: Every other Thursday, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM


RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Brandon Grafius


RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Laurence Edwards

Course includes WebEx sessions: February 1, 6:30-7:30 and 8:00-9:00 PM; March 7 and April 25, 7:30-9:00 PM


RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

Course includes WebEx sessions: Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:15 PM


RH 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas


RH 426O Abject Bodies in the New Testament – Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

Course includes WebEx sessions: February 8, April 4, and May 9, 7:00-8:30 PM


RH 485O Religion in North America – Julia Speller

Course includes WebEx sessions: February 18 & 19, March 10,11, and 31, April 1, 7:00-8:30 PM


RH/TEC 498O Homosexuality and Biblical Interpretation – Ken Stone


TEC 426O Violence and Nonviolence – Susan Thistlethwaite

Course includes WebEx sessions: Thursdays 7-8:30 PM, Central Time


TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell


TEC 321O Christian Ethics – Christophe Ringer

Course includes WebEx sessions: every other Wednesday beginning February 10, plus May 11, 6:30-8:00 PM


TEC 423O Frontiers in Feminist Family Ethics – Natalie Williams

Course includes WebEx sessions: February 9 & 23, March 8 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10, 7:00-8:30 PM


TEC 458O Religious Liberty, Civil Rights, and Public Policy – Jay Michaelson

Course includes WebEx sessions: March 7, 6:30-7:30 PM and May 3, 7:00-8:00 PM


TEC 595O Master’s Writing Seminar – Bo Myung Seo