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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. 

Summer 2016

Click here for a chart of the Summer schedule. All face-to-face courses meet from 9 AM-5 PM.

May 23-27 (Monday-Friday)

RH 437 – Who Is Jesus? - Teresa Hornsby

May 31-June 4 (Tuesday-Saturday)

TEC 447 - Mike Check: The Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson - Christophe Ringer

July 18-22 (off campus)

LM 464 - Mobilizing for Justice: Advocacy Ministry with Children and Youth - Janet Wolf
(Offered through the Children’s Defense Fund, at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee)

Online - May 23-August 19

TEC 315 – Process Philosophy and Theology: Creativity, Relationality, Freedom - Brock Perry

TEC 422 – Womanist Literature and Theological Imagination - Melanie Jones

TEC 488 – The Queer Ecology of Creation - Jacob Erickson

RH 487 – Teaching Biblical Basics to Congregations: Step from Learning to Teaching - Jennifer Bird

Fall 2016

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


2:00-5:00 PM

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas
TEC 429 Mass Incarceration, Politics and Public Theology: Ringer

6:30-9:30 PM

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


9:00 AM-12 Noon

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

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, and Malcolm X: Terrell

6:30-9:30 PM

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


9:00 AM-12 Noon

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Yang
LM 414 Worship and/as Art: Haldeman
RH 481 The Many Voices of Black Islam: Speller

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Butler
TEC 604 Pedagogies: Moon
RH 402 History of Jewish Thought: Mikva

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Ringer
TEC 484 Theological and Ethical Perspectives on AIDS and Violence: Terrell


2:00-5:00 PM

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Giseok Joo

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


WebEx (live video chat) sessions may be scheduled for additional online courses. Please check back prior to course registration.

 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

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. 30th, Oct. 14th and 21st, Nov. 11th and 25th 

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