Course Schedule

Summer Term 2020 Online Courses

LMB 455O

Self-Development and Self-Care

Kameelah Rashad

May 26- August 21

LMB 456O

Counseling Muslim Youth

Omar Mahmood

May 26- August 21

LMB 484O

Theories and Practices of Spiritual Care

Tahara Akmal

May 26- August 21

RH 420O

Suffering, Lament & Human Existence in the Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

May 26- August 21

RH 497O

Women and Christian Mysticism

Cynthia Stewart

May 26- August 21

TEB 321O

Islamic Ethics

Ozgur Koca

May 26- August 21

TEC 420O

Introduction to Political Theology

Eric Weed

May 26- August 21

 

Islamic Ethics
This course is intended to be an introduction to the general ethical theories that have been constructed by Muslim scholars over the centuries. To this end, we will have a number of readings from Muslim mystics, philosophers, and theologians to familiarize ourselves with the major trends, texts, and concerns of Islamic ethics. We will explore the interplay between the domains of theology, law, and ethics. We will also consider some avenues through which Islamic ethics can be read in comparison with other religious traditions.

Theories and Practices of Spiritual Care
In this course, we consider the interrelationship of spirituality with care and counseling, focusing on how caregivers can respond to needs, traumas, and growth characterized as spiritual. We will analyze past and current theories of counseling and care, integrate Islamic religious concepts into care and counseling best practices, and evaluate case studies and scenarios in which spiritual care is a prominent feature.

Self-Development and Self-Care
This course will examine the theory, practice, and importance of self-care and self-development while being a spiritual leader, which may be one of the most neglected parts of the profession or service. This course cultivates practices for self-assessment, self-renewal and development, and self-care. Deepening of self-awareness is a critical component for effective work as clergy/chaplains/religious leaders. It will also explore the ways in which leaders must engage in a process of critical and radical self-reflection in order to recognize one’s strengths and limitations when it comes to community engagement and healing. Participants will engage with tools to look at their lives with a stronger sense of inner peace, confidence, and positivity. Students will learn how to survive and heal from traumatic events, train themselves to keep the multiple circles of wellness fulfilled, have better control of their emotions and facilitate better interpersonal relationships with friends, families, and those that they lead. Additionally, this course will teach students how to overcome their fears and lead their communities through an authentic lens.

Counseling Muslim Youth
This course introduces students to child and adolescent mental health concepts focusing on developmental psychology, clinical symptoms, evaluation, and treatment issues. The course provides instruction in conducting diagnostic interviews and basic therapeutic techniques. The course also provides guided discussion of general approaches to mental health treatment, specifically in the context of Muslim youth, and including some issues relevant to Muslims in emerging adulthood and older stages of life.

Summer Term 2020 Hybrid Courses

TEC 464H

Justice at the Intersections

Rachel Mikva and Christophe Ringer

Justice at the Intersections: A Study Tour Exploring Race, Gender and Religion in the South Travel tour moved to Jan. 17 -22, 2021. There will be a guided self-study for the preparatory reading. All the students (spring, summer and fall cohorts) will travel together.

Additional Courses:

TEC 464H Justice at the Intersections: A Study Tour Exploring Race, Gender and Religion in the South – Mikva and Ringer – Off-campus, Jan 17-22(Online work required throughout Summer or Fall semesters). We begin in Birmingham AL on Sunday evening, Jan 17, and travel together to Moundville, Selma, Montgomery and Atlanta. The program concludes by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan 22. The tour cost, approximately $1400, not including course tuition, includes hotel, bus transportation, admission fees, and approximately 2/3 of the meals. Participants need to arrange their own transportation to Birmingham AL and home from Atlanta GA.

Fall Semester 2020 In-Person Courses

Term Begins September 8, 2020

Monday

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

RH 321

Interpreting the Gospels

Stephanie Crowder

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

LM 365

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

Jose Morales

Tuesday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

LM 331

Intro to Pastoral Care

Staff

Zoom: Sept. 8 (first class) 9am-12pm

LM 414

Worship/Arts

Scott Haldeman

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TEC 504

Augustine, Niebuhr, Malcolm X

Joanne Terrell

RH 301

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

Wednesday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

TEC 484

AIDS and Violence

Joanne Terrell

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TEC 400

Constructive Theology

Christophe Ringer

LM 321

Introduction to Christian Education

Lakisha Lockhart

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

RH 344

History of Christian Thought

Bo Myung Seo

Fall Semester 2020 Hybrid and Flex Courses

LMB 334

Care and Counseling for Bereavement

Najah Bazzy

2pm-7pm in-person / Zoom: TBA

October 11 - October 16

LMB 411

Curriculum Design, Development and Integration

Karima Alavi

8am - 1pm in-person / Zoom: TBA

October 11 - October 16

RH 402F

Jewish Thought

Rachel Mikva

Zoom: Tuesday - Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept.22, Sept.29, Oct.6, Oct. 13, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Flex f2f on those dates in place of zoom: 5-6:30 p.m.  

RHB 418B

Muslim Spiritualities Among the Religions of the World

Ozgur Koca

2pm-7pm in-person / Zoom: TBA

October 18 - October 23

TEB 452

Homo Islamicus: Explaining Human History from an Islamic Perspective

David Coolidge

2pm-7pm in-person / Classroom B

October 18 - October 23

TEB 453

Islamic Law and Legal Theory

Asifa Quraishi-Landes

2pm-7pm in-person / Zoom: TBA

October 11 - October 16

TEB 454

Islamic Rational Theology: IIm al-Kalam (Classical Period: 8th-13th c.)

Jihad Brown

8am-1pm in-person / Zoom: TBA

October 18 - October 23

TEC 355F

Living Into Our Commitments

Rachel Mikva

Flex optional in-person dates: Oct. 15-16 - Chicago Study Tour,  Oct. 17-18 Gender and Sexuality Retreat, Nov. 7-8 Anti Racism Workshop. Zoom: Sept.9, 7pm-8:15 pm (required),  Nov.2, 7 pm-8:15 pm (optional), Dec.9, 7pm-8:15 pm (optional)  

TEC 445O

Moral Injury and Recovery

Zachary Moon

In-person October 8-10, accounting for travel the morning of October 8th. Class begins at 2pm on the 8th. Zoom:  Wednesdays 6-7pm Central Time: 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 11/18, 12/2  

TEC 464H

Justice at the Intersections

Rachel Mikva and Christophe Ringer

Justice at the Intersections: A Study Tour Exploring Race, Gender and Religion in the South Travel tour moved to Jan. 17 -22, 2021. There will be a guided self-study for the preparatory reading. All the students (spring, summer and fall cohorts) will travel together.

Fall Semester 2020 Online Courses

FE 470 H

CPE Unit

Danielle Buhuro

TBD

September 8 - December 18

LM 321O

Introduction to Christian Education

Heesung Hwang

Zoom: Sept 16, Nov. 16, Dec.7 - 7pm -8pm

LM 3320

Introduction to Pastoral Theology

Zachary Moon

Zoom: Thursday - Sept. 10 - Dec. 10 6pm-7pm, excluding Thanksgiving & Reading Week

LM 332O

Introduction to Pastoral Theology

Lakisha Lockhart

Zoom: Sept.8, Oct.6, Dec. 8 - 8:30pm-9:30pm

LM 365O

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

Bo Myung Seo

Zoom:  Sept. 14, 6pm-7pm; Oct. 12, 6pm-8:30pm; Nov. 9, 6pm-8:30pm

LM 400O

Leadership & Ministry in Context

Kate Lassiter

NOTE: MDiv only - must be taken along with Field Placement (FE 471B)

LM 425O

Interspiritual Education and Pedagogies

Najeeba Syeed

September 8 - December 18

LM 427O

LGTBQ Developmental Theories and Ministries

Heesung Hwang

Zoom: Sept. 14, Nov.17, Dec. 8 - 7pm-8pm

LM 481O

Marriage Rites & Wrongs

Scott Haldeman

Zoom: Monday, Sept. 28, Monday, Oct. 19, Tuesday, Nov.10. Tuesday, Dec. 15 -  6-7pm.

RH 301O

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

Ken Stone

September 8 - December 18

RH 321O

Interpreting the Gospels

Monya Stubbs

September 8 - December 18

RH 344O

History of Christian Thought

Jose Morales

Zoom: Sept. 23, Oct.14, Nov. 11, Dec. 2-- 7pm-8:30pm    

RH 402F

Jewish Thought

Rachel Mikva

Zoom: Tuesday - Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept.22, Sept.29, Oct.6, Oct. 13, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Flex f2f on those dates in place of zoom: 5-6:30 p.m.  

RHB 456O

Intermediate Arabic 2A

Bayan Staff

September 8 - December 18

TEB 405O

Contemporary Islamic Thought

Hamid Mavani

September 8 - December 18

TEB 5950

Bayan MA Thesis Seminar

Munir Shaikh

TEC 355F

Living Into Our Commitments

Rachel Mikva

Flex optional in-person dates: Oct. 15-16 - Chicago Study Tour,  Oct. 17-18 Gender and Sexuality Retreat, Nov. 7-8 Anti Racism Workshop. Zoom: Sept.9, 7pm-8:15 pm (required),  Nov.2, 7 pm-8:15 pm (optional), Dec.9, 7pm-8:15 pm (optional)  

TEC 3950

Introduction to InterReligious Engagement

Najeeba Syeed

September 8 - December 18

TEC 400O

Constructive Theology

Christophe Ringer

September 8 - December 18

TEC 422O

Contemplation and Social Action

Cynthia Stewart

September 8 - December 18

TEC 445O

Moral Injury and Recovery

Zachary Moon

In-person October 8-10, accounting for travel the morning of October 8th. Class begins at 2pm on the 8th. Zoom:  Wednesdays 6-7pm Central Time: 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 11/18, 12/2  

TEC 498O

LGBTQ Issues and Biblical Interpretation

Teresa Hornsby

TBD

September 8 - December 18

TEC 527O

African American Political Theology

Christophe Ringer

***Now open to Master and Doctoral Students. No permission needed.***

September 8 - December 18

TEC 595O

MA/STM Thesis Seminar

Bo Myung Seo

Year-long course (Fall and Spring) Zoom: Sept. 21, Oct.5, Nov. 16, Dec.14 - 6pm-7 pm

TEC 699O

PhD Professional Development Seminar

Emily Vogt

September 8 - December 18

J-Term (Winter) 2021 Courses

LM 474

Feminist, Womanist, and Queer Ritualizing

Scott Haldeman

Monday, January 25 - Friday, January 29

LM 585

DMin Thesis Seminar

Michael Montgomery

Required for Doctor of Ministry students

Monday, January 4- Friday, January 8

RH 367

History and Polity of the UCC

Lillian Daniel

Room 217

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15

TEC 395O

Managing and Developing Interreligious Non Profits

Najeeba Syeed

Tuesday, January 19 - Saturday, January 23

TEC 464H

Justice at the Intersections

Rachel Mikva and Christophe Ringer

Justice at the Intersections: A Study Tour Exploring Race, Gender and Religion in the South Travel tour moved to Jan. 17 -22, 2021. There will be a guided self-study for the preparatory reading. All the students (spring, summer and fall cohorts) will travel together.

TEC 499

Theology and Photography

Bo Myung Seo

Monday, January 4 - Friday, January 8

Spring Semester 2020 In-Person Courses

Term Begins February 3, 2020

Tuesday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

TEC 509

Proto-Womanist Thought

JoAnne Terrell

Room 222

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TEC 321

Christian Ethics

Ringer

Room 219

TEC 472

Religion, Terror & America

Lee Butler

Room 222

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

RH 302

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II

Mikva

Room 222

Wednesday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

RH 465

Womanist Biblical Interpretation

Crowder

Room 219

TEC 444

Queer Eco-Spiritualities

Stone

Room 222

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TEC 307

Systematic Theology

Terrell

Room 222

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

RH 485

Religion in North America

Speller

Room 219

LM 402

Preaching and Pastoral Care

Butler

Room 222

SABBATICALS: Zachary Moon and Bo Myung Seo

Additional Courses:

TEC 464 Justice at the Intersections: A Study Tour Exploring Race, Gender and Religion in the South – Mikva and Ringer – Off-campus, May 17-22 (Online work required throughout Spring semester). Includes required Zoom sessions April 2 and 28, 5-6:30 PM. We begin in Birmingham AL on Sunday evening, May 17, and travel together to Moundville, Selma, Montgomery and Atlanta. The program concludes by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22. The tour cost, approximately $1400, not including course tuition, includes hotel, bus transportation, admission fees, and approximately 2/3 of the meals. Participants need to arrange their own transportation to Birmingham AL and home from Atlanta GA.

LM 470 Proctor Conference – Off-campus, February 2020

Spring Semester 2020 Hybrid and Flex Courses

LMB 451H

Race, Culture and Identity Among Muslim Americans

Zareena Grewal

Bayan Chicago course. Hybrid course: required in-person meetings Mar 15-20. Zoom meetings TBD

LMB 478H

Fundraising Strategies for Religious Non-Profits

Siddiqui

Bayan Chicago course. Hybrid course: required in-person meetings Mar 15-20. Zoom meetings TBD

LMB 479H

Counseling Muslims

Hamada Altalib

Bayan Chicago course. Hybrid course: required in-person meetings Mar 15-20. Zoom meetings TBD

LMB 485H

Community Organizing for Muslim and Interfaith Leaders

Nashashibi

Bayan Chicago course. Hybrid course: required in-person meetings Mar 23-27, 2-8 pm. Zoom meetings TBD

TEB 404H

Islamic Theology and Philosophy

Ahmed

Bayan Chicago course. Hybrid course: required in-person meetings Mar 22-27. Zoom meetings TBD

Spring Semester 2020 Online Courses

LM 412O

Leading Christian Worship

Haldeman

Zoom meetings Feb 10, Mar 17, Apr 14, May 12, 6-7 PM

LM 422O

Religious Education in Multicultural Contexts

Heesung Hwang

Course will be in Korean. Zoom sessions Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 7, May 4, 7-8 pm

LM 426O

Preaching the Headlines

Reginald Williams

Zoom Sessions: Feb 3, Mar 2, and May 4, 5-6 pm, and Apr 6, 6-7 pm

LM 436O

Practical Theology of the Corpse

Cody Sanders

Zoom dates, all 6-8 PM: Feb 12, Mar 4, May 13 - Sections 1 & 2 combined. Apr 1, Apr 15 — Section 1 only. Apr 8, Apr 22  — Section 2 only.

RH 302O

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II

Mikva

Zoom meetings: Required: Feb 5, 5-6:15 PM or 6:30-7:45 PM. Optional: Mar 11, Apr 29 - 6:30-7:45 PM. Pre-requisite: RH 301O

RH 325O

Interpreting the Epistles

Hornsby

Zoom meetings Feb 10, Apr 6, May 11, Section 1 - 5-6 PM, Section 2 - 3-4 PM Pre-req: RH 301O and RH 321O

RH 367O

UCC History and Polity

Thomas

No Zoom meetings.

RH 485O

Religion in North America

Speller

Zoom meetings Feb 20, March 19, Apr 30, May 14. Section 1 – 6-7 PM; Section 2 – 7:30-8:30 PM Pre-req: RH 344O

RHB 457O

Intermediate Arabic 2B

Staff

Zoom meetings TBD Bayan Chicago course, pre-req: RHB 456O

RHB 476O

Our Interfaith Heritage: Lessons from Medieval Spain

Munir Shaikh

Zoom meetings TBD Bayan Chicago course

TEC 307O

Systematic Theology

Terrell

Zoom meetings: Feb 6, Mar 12, Apr 16, May 7. Section 1 - 7 PM; Section 2 - 8:30 PM Pre-req: RH 344O

TEC 321O

Christian Ethics

Ringer

Zoom meetings Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 21, May 6. Section 1 - 6-7 PM; Section 2 - 7:30-8:30 PM Pre or co-req: TEC 307O

TEC 444O

Queer Eco-Spiritualities

Stone

2-3 Zoom meetings to be scheduled based on student availability. Also listed as TEC 644O for doctoral students.