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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 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.


9:00 AM-Noon

LM 438 Pastoral Care with Veterans: Zachary Moon

2:00-5:00 PM

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


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


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


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 and 30, April 20, and May 3, 7-8 PM


TEC 458O Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Equality – Jay Michaelson


TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Wil Brant