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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 2017

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

Click here for a chart of the J-Term course schedule, including course descriptions and instructor bios.

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 Seminar - 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 and Emily Vogt

Spring 2017

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

Monday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 438 Pastoral Care with Veterans: Zachary Moon
TEC 520 Theology and Anthropology: Bo Myung Seo and Emily Vogt

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
TEC 509 Proto-Womanist Thought: JoAnne Terrell

2:00-5:00 PM

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

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 485 Religion in North America: Rachelle Brown
TEC 505 God and Philosophy: Bo Myung Seo

Wednesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

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

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: JoAnne Terrell
LM 302 Preaching: Dow Edgerton

6:30-9:30 PM

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

Thursday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 542 Poetics of Grief: Dow Edgerton

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

 

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

 

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, Mar. 28, Apr. 23, 7:00-8:30 PM 

 

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

 

TEC 321O Christian Ethics – Christophe Ringer

 

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, Apr. 6 and 20, and May 3, 7-8 PM

 

TEC 458O Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Equality – Jay Michaelson

 

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Wil Brant