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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 2016

 

Monday

2:00-5:00 PM

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Laurence Edwards

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 595B Master’s Writing Seminar: Seo

Tuesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

TEC 395 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Butler

RH 533 Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Yang

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 605 Twentieth Century Theology: Seo

LM 302 Preaching: Edgerton

TEC 509 Proto-womanist Thought: Terrell

6:30-9:30 PM

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Ringer

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Haldeman

Wednesday

9:00 AM-12 Noon

RH 485 Religion in North America: Speller

TEC 472 Religion, Terror, and America: Butler

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC 468 All Praise Due: Muslims, Islam, and Hip-Hop: Nashashibi

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: Terrell

6:30-9:30 PM

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Yang

Thursday

9:00 AM-Noon

LM 485 Community Organizing: Nashashibi

2:00-5:00 PM

TEC/LM 564 Forgiveness: Edgerton

Additional Course:

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Carruthers

Hybrid Course

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder and Haldeman

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Lee Butler

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

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman

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

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Brandon Grafius

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Laurence Edwards

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

RH 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas

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

RH 485O Religion in North America – Julia Speller

RH/TEC 498O Bible and Homosexuality – Ken Stone

TEC 426O Violence and Nonviolence – Susan Thistlethwaite

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

TEC 321O Christian Ethics – Christophe Ringer

TEC 423O Frontiers in Feminist Family Ethics – Natalie Williams

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

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

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

Online courses may include required or recommended live video (WebEx) sessions. Specific dates and times to be announced.

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.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

2:00-5:00 PM

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Sudhakar

Additional Courses

TEC 455A D.Min. Orientation Seminar, August 29-September 2: Staff
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 – Solomon Sudhakar

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

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs – Scott Haldeman

WebEx sessions: Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 12, 6 PM

LM 492O Personal, Interpersonal, and Social Leadership Development: An Interreligious Inquiry – Alpesh Bhatt

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang

WebEx Sessions: Sept. 6, Oct. 25, Dec. 6, 6 PM

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

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. 7, 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