Course Schedule

*Registering for a Synchronous course requires regular attendance at the weekly 3-hour class session (via Zoom).

*A Flex course allows students to complete the entire course remotely (mostly asynchronously), but offers one or more in-person opportunities to come together for an exceptional learning experience that substitutes for some of the online work.

*Courses ending in O are completely online.

*A Hybrid means the course is both online and in-person. Students are typically required to be in person for one week while a majority of the course will be online.

May Term 2024

May 13 – May 17 / May 20- May 24

LM 411O

Futurist Theologies of Care: Constructing Spiritual Care at the End(s) of the Earth

Cody Sanders

Zoom Class Schedule: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00-5:30 pm Central Each Day Asynchronous Work during Class Week: approximately 75 min spent on a forum post each evening

May 20 - May 24

LM 445S

Faith Moves

Kamilah Hall Sharp

10-2 pm (CT) *This is a Synchronous Course-available in person and online

May 13 - May 17

RH 470O

Parables in the Gospel of Luke

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

  • This is an online course
Zoom sessions for May 2024 Intensive Parables: Mon-Th (10 am-11:30 am CT and 4pm-5:30pm CT); Fri 10 am-1 pm CT

May 13 - May 17

RHB 466O

History of Science and the Modern World

Omar Nasim

FULLY ONLINE (INTENSIVE) - May 12-16 (Sun-Thurs)
Zoom classes: 11am-3pm CT, plus asynchronous online work

May 12- May 16

TEC 4199

Study Tour to Thomasville Buddhist Center

JoAnne Marie Terrell

May 13 - May 17

TEC 427S/627S

Comparative Theology: Questions, Methods, and Issues

José Francisco Morales Torres

Synchronous course Mon to Fri, 9 AM – 12 PM class sessions with forum discussions online due each evening.

May 20 - May 24

*New Course Alert*

Faith Moves

This course will explore the role of faith and spirituality in guiding public ministry and leadership. Students will examine historical and contemporary intersections of faith, spirituality, values, and the public square and community organizing as a model. The course is designed to allow students to obtain an awareness of how faith has informed various aspects of public ministry and to help students develop their own understanding of how faith has and can inform their public ministry.

Summer Term 2024

May 28 – August 16

FE 471 Summer

Field Education

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

May 28- August 16

LM 395O

Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies

Zachary Moon

Asynchronous Online Zoom Sessions:  Sat, June 1: 3-4 pm CT Sat, June 15: 3-5 pm CT Sat, Aug. 3: 3-4 pm CT  

May 28- August 16

LM 400O

Leadership in Ministry Context

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

Zoom Sessions: TBA

September 3 - December 13

LMB 451H

Race, Culture and Identity Among Muslim Americans

Zarina Grewal

Hybrid: In-Person 2 pm - 7 pm (Sun-Fri)  

July 7 - July 12

LMB 452H

Applied Islamic Ethics for Institutional Accountability and Community Care

Ingrid Mattson

HYBRID: In-Person (Sun-Fri) 2 PM - 7 PM

July 7 - July 12

LMB 479H

Counseling Muslims

Hamada Altalib

Hybrid : In-Person (Sun-Fri) 8 am - 1 pm

July 7 - July 12

LMB 484H

Theories and Practices of Spiritual Care

Tahara Akmal

HYBRID: In-Person 8 am - 1 pm *Chaplaincy requirement

July 7 - July 12

LMB 495H

Instructional Strategies and Critical Perspectives for Teaching in 21st Century Islamic Schools

Seema Imam

HYBRID Zoom sessions: 7/7  - 7/12 :  8 am - 1 pm

July 7 - July 12

LMB 496O

Principles and Applications of Islamic Metaphysics

Ozgur Koca

Zoom Sessions: TBA

May 28- August 16

RH 302O

Interpreting Hebrew Bible II

Rachel Mikva

Zoom Sessions - (CT)

May 29, 7-8:15 p.m.

June 20, 7-8:15 p.m.

July 17, 7-8:15 p.m.

August 7, 7-8 p.m.

May 28- August 16

RH 416O/ TEC 616O

Dangerous Religious Ideas

Rachel Mikva

Zoom sessions: (CT)

May 30, 7-8:15 p.m.

June 20, 6-7 p.m.

July 18, 7-8 p.m.

August 7, 6-7 p.m.

May 28- August 16

RHB 442O

Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage

Susan Douglass

Zoom Sessions: TBA

May 28- August 16

RHB 456O

Intermediate Arabic 2A

Mahbuba Hammad

Zoom Sessions: TBD

May 28- August 16

RHB 457O

Intermediate Arabic 2B

Mahbuba Hammad

Zoom Sessions: TBD

May 28- August 16

TEC 390O/690O

Introduction to the Study of Black Faith & Life

Christophe D. Ringer

Asynchronous Online Zoom: CT

6/11  6 pm to 7:30 pm
6/25   6 pm to 7:30 pm
7/10   6 pm to 7:30 pm
7/24  6 pm to 7:30 pm

May 28- August 16

TEC 445O

Moral Injury and Recovery

Zachary Moon

Asynchronous Fully online Zoom: Sat, June 1: 2-3 pm CT Sat, June 8: 2-6 pm CT Sat, July 27: 2-3 pm CT

TEC 457O

Mindfulness, Embodiment, and Ministry

Christophe D. Ringer

Asynchronous Online Zoom Sessions: CT

6/4 6 pm to 7:30 pm
6/18, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
7/9, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
7/23, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
7/30, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
8/6, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

May 28- August 16

Fall Semester 2024 Courses

Term Begins September 3, 2024

FE 470

CPE

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

*0 credits

September 3 - December 13

FE 470A

CPE

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

  • 3 credits

September 3 - December 13

FE 471A

Field Ed

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

MDiv only: Must be taken with Leadership and Ministry in Context

September 3 - December 13

LM 301OS

Introduction to Preaching

Reginald Williams

Zoom Sessions:  Tuesdays: 12-3 pm offered in-person with online capacity via Zoom

September 3 - December 13

LM 332O

Introduction to Pastoral Theology

Zachary Moon

Zoom Schedule: TBA

 

September 3 - December 13

LM 365OS

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

José Francisco Morales Torres

*This course is synchronous and meets face to face Mondays from 6:30-9:30 pm

September 3 - December 13

LM 400O

Leadership & Ministry in Context

Dawnn Pirani Brumfield

Must be taken with Field Ed FE 471  

September 3 - December 13

LM 455H

Self-Care and Self-Development

Kameelah Mu'Min Oseguera

In-Person Times: TBA

September 3 - December 13

LM 624O

Public Ministry: Orientations

Kamilah Hall-Sharp

Zoom Sessions: Mondays 6-9 pm (CT) *DMin course

September 3 - December 13

RH 301O

Interpreting Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

Zoom Sessions will be decided in collaboration with students when classes begin.  

September 3 - December 13

RH 321O

Interpreting the Gospels

Teresa Hornsby

Zoom Sessions: TBA

September 3 - December 13

RH 344O

History of Christian Thought

Cynthia Stewart

Zoom Sessions:  TBA  

September 3 - December 13

RH 405O

Very Different Visions: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation

Rachel Mikva

Zoom Sessions: TBA

RH 485O

Religion in North America

José Francisco Morales Torres

Zoom Sessions: None required    

September 3 - December 13

RH 601O

Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Doctoral students only Zoom Sessions: Sept. 11, 25; Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 11: 6-9 pm  

September 3 - December 13

RH 644O

Sacred Texts and the Public Square

Kamilah Hall Sharp

Zoom Sessions: Wednesday 6-9 pm

September 3 - December 13

TEB 405O

Contemporary Islamic Thought

Hamid Mavani

Zoom Sessions:  TBA

September 3 - December 13

TEC 355F

Living into Our Commitments

Rachel Mikva

Zoom Sessions: TBA *Course includes optional in-person segments that replace online work

September 3 - December 13

TEC 439O

In Jesus Name: The Psychology of Christian Hegemony and Religious Oppression in the United States

Kameelah Mu'Min Oseguera

Zoom Sessions: TBA 

TEC 543O

Advanced Readings in Queer Studies and Religion

Ken Stone

Zoom Sessions: TBA

September 3 - December 13

TEC 595O

MA/STM Thesis Seminar

Bo Myung Seo/ Munir Shaikh

Zoom Session: TBA      

September 3 - December 13

TEC 605O

God and Philosophy

Bo Myung Seo

Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays: 3-5 pm

September 3 - December 13

TEC 607O

DM: Leadership in the Public Square

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Zoom Sessions:  Sept. 9, 23; Oct 7; Nov. 4; Dec 9--6-9 pm (CT)  

September 3 - December 13

TEC 699O

PhD Professional Development Seminar

Emily Vogt

September 3 - December 13

*New Course Alert

God and Philosophy

This course will be devoted to reading and discussing some of the major Western philosophers on the question of God. The second half will be devoted to examining the question in relationship to the 20th century continental philosophy. The course will be conducted as a weekly online seminar.  The interested students will need to have some background in philosophy or interest in reading philosophical texts.

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*Past courses

Winter 2024 Courses

Term Begins January 2, 2024

LM 494O

Spiritual Abuse and Boundary Violations in Ministry/Chaplaincy

Kameelah Mu'Min Oseguera

Virtual Synchronous Zoom: 9 - 5 pm

January 2 - January 6

RH 367

UCC History and Polity

Lillian Daniel

January 8 - January 12

RHB 452O

History of Islam

Munir Shaikh

Zoom Sessions: 11 am - 3 pm , plus asynchronous online work

January 7 - January 11

RHB 467O

Logic & Dialectic in Islamic Theology and Philosophy

Asad Ahmed

Zoom classes: 11 am-3 pm CT, plus asynchronous online work

January 7 - January 11

TEC 413

Theologies of the Body

JoAnne Marie Terrell

January 8 - January 12

TEC 529O

Religion, Ethics, and Human Rights

Christophe D. Ringer

January 8 - January 12

Spring Semester 2024 Online Courses

Term Begins January 16, 2024

*For Synchronous Zoom times see in-person listings.

CCS 301

Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies

Zachary Moon

* Restricted to CTS/Bayan students
Zoom times:

Saturday, January 13, 7PM-8PM Central Time

Saturday, February 3, 3PM-6PM Central Time

Saturday, March 23, 7PM-8PM Central Time

January 8 - April 19

CCS 330

Restorative Justice, Prison Ministry & Faith Communities

Louis Threatt, DMin

*Restricted to CTS/Bayan Students
Zoom Meetings  (Jan-April) 
Every Thursday at 10am -11:45am EST/9am-10:45am CST 

January 8 - April 19

LM 412O

Introduction to Christian Worship

W. Scott Haldeman

Zoom Sessions: 6-7 PM, 1/22, 2/26, 3/25, 4/22

January 16 - April 26

LM 417O

Introduction to LGBTQIA Ritual Studies

W. Scott Haldeman

Zoom Sessions: 5 - 6PM, 2/20, 3/26, 4/23

January 16 - April 26

LM 426O

Preaching the Headlines

Reginald Williams

*Synchronous Online only Tuesdays 2-5 pm

January 16 - April 26

LM 500O

Anti-Racism as Interreligious Spiritual Practice

Kameelah Mu'Min Oseguera

  • Tuesdays 6:30pCT - 9:30p CT: Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23

January 16 - April 26

LMB 413H

Educational Leadership for School-wide Innovation

Seema Imam

HYBRID: In-Person March 3-8 (Sun-Fri) 2 PM-7 PM:

January 16 - April 26

LMB 435H

Muslim Adolescent Identity Development

Jihad Saafir

HYBRID: In-Person March 3-8 (Sun-Fri)
8AM-1PM:
 

January 16 - April 26

LMB 446H

Effective Youth Work in Muslim Communities

Mona Islam

HYBRID: In-Person March 3-8 (Sun-Fri)
8 AM-1 PM:

January 16 - April 26

LMB 473O

Supporting the Spiritual Care Team: Interventions for the Clinical Environment

Metra Azar-Salem

January 16 - April 26

LMB 475O

Sunni-Shia Relations & Intra-faith Issues

Seyed Hadi Qazwini

Zoom Times -

January 16 - April 26

LMB 477H

Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals

Fouad Elgohari

HYBRID: In-Person Feb. 25 - March 1 (Sun-Fri)
2 PM-7 PM:

January 16 - April 26

LMB 487H

Public Narrative for Faith Leaders

Tayyab Yunus

HYBRID: In-Person Feb. 25 - March 1 (Sun-Fri)
8AM-1PM:

January 16 - April 26

RH 301O

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

Zoom Sessions: TBD in collaboration with class

January 16 - April 26

RH 301O

Interpreting Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

Zoom Sessions will be decided in collaboration with students when classes begin.  

September 3 - December 13

RH 325O

Interpreting the Epistles

Monya Stubbs

Zoom Meetings: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 This course overlaps with the Imposter Syndrome course.

January 16 - April 26

RH 344O

History of Christian Thought

Cynthia Stewart

Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays, 6-7 pm: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28,b 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 The Zoom times for this course overlap with Systematic Theology from 6-7 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

January 16 - April 26

RH 465O/665O

Womanist Biblical Interpretation

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays:  6-7:30 p.m. (CT) 1/24, 2/21, 3/27, 4/17  

January 16 - April 26

RHB 421H

Life, Times and Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad

Jonathan Brown

HYBRID: In-Person March 3-8 (Sun-Fri)
8 AM-1 PM:

RHB 453H

The Sufi Tradition - Literary and Cultural Dimensions

Ozgur Koca

HYBRID: In-Person Feb. 25 - March 1 (Sun-Fri)
2 PM-7 PM:

January 16 - April 26

TEB 453H

Islamic Law and Legal Theory

Mariam Sheibani

HYBRID: In-Person Feb. 25 - March 1 (Sun-Fri)
8AM-1PM:

January 16 - April 26

TEB 651H

Islamic Constitutionalism, Comparative Legal Paradigms and American Law

Asifa Quraishi-Landes

*Bayan DMin Elective

January 16 - April 26

TEC 444O/644O

Queer Eco- Spiritualities

Ken Stone

Zoom Sessions: In consultation with students once the course begins.

January 16 - April 26

TEC 307O

Systematic Theology

JoAnne Marie Terrell

Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays 6 - 9 pmThe Zoom times for this course overlap with History of Christian Thought from 6-7 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28  

January 16 - April 26

TEC 321O

Christian Ethics

Christophe D. Ringer

Zoom Sessions: 6-7 PM, 2/1, 2/29, 3/21, 4/18

January 16 - April 26

TEC 400O

Constructive Theology

Christophe D. Ringer

Zoom Sessions: 6 - 7:30 PM, 1/25, 2/6, 2/22, 3/12, 3/28, 4/9

January 16 - April 26

TEC 4011O/6011O

Theologies in Asia

Bo Myung Seo/Karl Villarmea

*Fulfills Global Sensitivity in Ministry Requirement Course Canceled

TEC 412O/612O

Latinx Studies and Religion: Questions, Methods, and Issues

José Francisco Morales Torres

Zoom Sessions:  Tuesdays: 5-7 pm (CT) 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/19    

January 16 - April 26

TEC 414O/614O

Theology of Art

Bo-Myung Seo

Zoom Sessions:  1/ 22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/18, 4/8 (5-6:15 pm)  

January 16 - April 26

TEC 449O/649O

The Trinity: A Historical and Theological Survey

José Francisco Morales Torres

Tuesdays 9 am - 12 noon   *Prerequisite: For masters-level students, "History of Christian Thought" or "Systematic Theology" are strongly encouraged.

January 16 - April 26

TEC 454O

Islamic Rational Theology - Post-Classical Period (Ilm al-Kalam Part 2)

Jihad Brown

January 16 - April 26

TEC 467O/667O

Christianity and Colonialism

Bo Myung Seo

Zoom Sessions:  1/18, 2/1, 2/23, 3/14, 4/4 (6:00-7:15 pm)

January 16 - April 26

TEC 595O

MA/STM Thesis Seminar

Munir Shaikh/Aaron Higashi

Year-long course (Fall and Spring) You must sign up each semester. 3 credits in the fall / 0 credits in the spring

January 16 - April 26

TEC 650O

Imposter Syndrome and Public Theology

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

*DMin in Public Ministry Elective Zoom Sessions: Tuesdays: 6 pm - 7:30 pm (CT) 1/24, 2/20, 3/26, 4/16 This course's Zoom times overlap with Interpreting the Epistles.  

January 16 - April 26

*New Course Alert*

CCS 301 Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies
Rev. Zachary Moon, PhD
This course introduces the field of chaplaincy studies. Chaplains are rooted and accountable to their religious traditions, but serve people and communities who may have different religious backgrounds or no religious affiliation. How does one develop a ministry resilient in the face of pluralistic religious demands, complex human suffering, and institutional cultures that may conflict with human flourishing? This course will engage five contexts of chaplaincy ministry: hospital, military, prison, campus, and hospice.

TEC 650O Imposter Syndrome and Public Theology: Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

This doctoral level course seeks to survey the role of imposter syndrome/imposter phenomenon as manifested through socio-location cues as race, class, religion, and gender. After establishing this theoretical grounding the study then explores how such second-guessing appears in the public square and the role of theology in said presentations.

CCS 330 Restorative Justice, Prison Ministry & Faith Communities
Louis Threatt, DMin.

The course describes and critiques issues and realities in the American criminal justice system and the underlying ideology of retribution in light of the theories, theologies, and practices of restorative justice and the mission of a person of faith as an agent of reconciliation in the midst of structures of race and class. Models of restorative justice, prison ministry, and the role of a chaplain and faith communities in forming such ministries are explored.

Instructor Bio:

Rev. Dr. Louis Threatt is a pastor, activist, entrepreneur and educator.

Born in Sacramento, Ca. and later raised in Atlanta, Ga. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was an Electrician on the Fighter Jet F-15E. Dr. Threatt has a bachelor’s degree in Physics, with a minor in Mathematics from NC Central University, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School with a focus on Prison Studies and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University concentrating on Pastoral Care and Incarceration. Dr. Threatt teaches, studies, and ministers at the intersection of prisons, Restorative Justice, Practical Theology, and Biblical Studies. He is the Senior Pastor of Cities of Refuge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and serves as a faculty member at Duke Divinity School.

Not in Residence: Moon, Mikva