Academics
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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 2017

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

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, 7-8pm:May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17.

RH 475O Queer Feminist Biblical Interpretations: Stephanie Powell

Course includes  WebEx sessions,12 Noon-1:30 PM: May 24 & 31, June 21, July 12, and August 2.

 

 

Fall 2017

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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 447/647 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

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

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang
WebEx sessions:
Section 1 - Sept. 11, 6-7 PM,  Dec. 4, 6-7 PM
Section 2 - Sept. 11, 6-7 PM, Dec. 4, 6-7

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, Oct. 10, Nov. 1, Dec. 7, 6:30-7:45 PM

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