Course Offerings - Fall 2020

All classes in the Fall 2020 offer an online component. Please read the "Notes" section in the chart below to further understand the delivery for each course.

Areas of Competency and Course Codes:
CC: Cultural Competency
ML: Ministerial Leadership
RHS: Religious Heritage I- Scripture
RHTH: Religious Heritage II- History and Theology
SF: Spiritual Formation

Monday Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
9-11 am ML 403LA An Introduction to Preaching Lab Wagner Augustana Chapel Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. In addiiton, in-person components may be negotiated with the professor. Synchronous Zoom sessions for students grouped in Lab A are Mondays from 9-11 am weekly and for students in Lab B are Mondays from 1-3 pm weekly. Potential in-person preaching labs may start October 12, depending on Covid-related circumstances and student consensus, in the Augustana Chapel.
12-12:50 pm RHS 409 Hebrew Pericopes Klein 204 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Mondays from 12-12:50 pm weekly.
1-2:20 pm CC/RHS 404 Hebrew for Ministry Menn 208 Delivery: Students may attend class via regularly scheduled Zoom meetings or in-person in a socially-distanced classroom with limited capacity while wearing masks. Details will be worked out during the first weeks of class, with the understanding that changes in pandemic conditions may require a pivot to entirely online synchronous learning. Synchronous sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:20 pm weekly.
1-3 pm ML 403LB An Introduction to Preaching Lab Wagner Augustana Chapel Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. In addiiton, in-person components may be negotiated with the professor. Synchronous Zoom sessions for students grouped in Lab A are Mondays from 9-11 am weekly and for students in Lab B are Mondays from 1-3 pm weekly. Potential in-person preaching labs may start October 12, depending on Covid-related circumstances and student consensus, in the Augustana Chapel.
2:30-4 pm RHS 302A Instruction for Life: Pentateuch & Wisdom Literature Hernández-Marcial 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 pm weekly.
5-8 pm SF 301 Spiritual Formation I Mueller 208 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. There will be two weekly synchronous Zoom gatherings (plenary and small group). Zoom Schedule: Monday 5–6 pm plenary for entire class; small groups scheduled separately.
Tuesday Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
9:30-11 am ML 301 Ministerial Leadership I Wagner 201 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. In addiiton, in-person component may be negotiated with professor. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 am weekly. Covenant groups meet with instructor online or in-person (if possible and based on student interest).
12-12:50 pm RHS 410 Greek Pericopes Yasuda 203 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Tuesdays from 12-12:50 pm weekly.
1:30-3 pm CC 501 Public Church II Thomas 202 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 weekly.
1-4 pm RHTH 601 Historiography: Advanced Seminar Swanson TBA Delivery: Students may attend class via regularly scheduled Zoom meetings or in-person in a socially-distanced classroom with limited capacity while wearing masks. Details will be worked out during the first weeks of class, with the understanding that changes in pandemic conditions may require a pivot to entirely online synchronous learning. Synchronous sessions on Tuesdays from 1-4 pm weekly.
4:30-6 pm CC 401 Public Church Fellows TBA 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6 pm.
6:30-9:30 pm RHS 413 From Genesis to Revelation Rossing 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 pm weekly.
Wednesday Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
8-11 am RHTH 301B History and Theology I Vethanayagamony 206 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 8-11 am weekly.
8-11 am RHTH 407 Narratives of Resistance Rodriguez 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 8-11 am weekly.
1-2:20 pm CC/RHS 404 Hebrew for Ministry Menn 208 Delivery: Students may attend class via regularly scheduled Zoom meetings or in-person in a socially-distanced classroom with limited capacity while wearing masks. Details will be worked out during the first weeks of class, with the understanding that changes in pandemic conditions may require a pivot to entirely online synchronous learning. Synchronous sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:20 pm weekly.
1:30-4:30 pm RHS/ML 502 Preaching the Gospel of John Rossing/Stewart 202 Delivery: Students may attend class via regularly scheduled Zoom meetings or in-person in a socially-distanced classroom with limited capacity while wearing masks. Details will be worked out during the first weeks of class, with the understanding that changes in pandemic conditions may require a pivot to entirely online synchronous learning. Synchronous sessions on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 pm weekly. Note: Preaching may take place in Augustana Chapel if student chooses to do so.
2:30-4 pm RHS 302A Instruction for Life: Pentateuch & Wisdom Literature Hernández-Marcial 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 pm weekly.
4-6 pm RHS/RHTH 502/ML 503 MA Summative Evaluation Hernández-Marcial 203 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm weekly.
6:30-8 pm RHTH/CC 420 Introduction to Ethics Wickware 208 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm weekly. Small group in-person meetings may be arranged to mitigate the difficulty of online learning for students who strongly prefer in-person instruction.
6:45-9:15 pm Central TBA Exégesis del libro de Job (Exegesis of the Book of Job) Hernández-Marcial TBA Class taught in Spanish and offered as a joint course with the Ecumenical Seminary in Puerto Rico; Class begins on August 26; Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 6:45-9:15 pm weekly.
Thursday Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
8-11 am SF/CC 503 Contemplative Spiritualities and Liberative Ministries Kyle 201 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Thursdays from 8-11 am weekly through October 29. Six-day required retreat during Reading Week, October 20-25.
9:30-11 am RHTH 500 Advanced Arabic Readings Swanson  203 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Thursdays from 9:30-11 am.
1-4 pm RHTH/CC 512 Lutheranism in North America Vethanayagamony 208 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Thursdays from 1-4 pm weekly.
1-2:30 pm ML 521 Counseling as Pastoral Care Petersen 202 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. Synchronous Zoom sessions on Thursdays from 1-2:30 weekly.
4-7 pm ML 303 Ministerial Leadership II Kyle 207 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on first Thursday of each month from 4-7 pm.
Friday Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
9 am-4 pm RHTH/CC 426 #BlackLivesMatter: Faith, Intersectionality, and Democracy Thomas 201 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. Synchronous Zoom sessions on six Fridays from 9 am-12 pm. Zoom Schedule: October 2, 16, 30; November 6, 13; December 6. Note: Pre-req of one semester of History and Theology.
9 am-4 pm ML 417 Leadership for Vital Congregations/Vital Communities Duran/Bjorke 205 Delivery: Courses meet synchronously via Zoom according to a regular weekly schedule, with support from the Brightspace learning management system. Synchronous Zoom sessions on six Fridays from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm. Dates: September 11; October 2, 16; November 6, 20; December 4.
9 am-4 pm CC/RHTH 406 Christian and Islamic Theology: Selected Themes Swanson/Salem 208 Delivery: Required Zoom meetings are an essential component of the course, supplementing asynchronous content, interaction, and activities that make up the bulk of the course. Synchronous Zoom sessions on six Fridays. Zoom Schedule: September 11, 25; October 9, 30; November 13; December 4; times TBD. Note: Offered as a joint course with the American Islamic College; In-person visits to one another’s campuses, should that be possible, may be arranged for those who would like/are able to participate.
Online, Asynchronous Classes Course Code Course Title Course Instructor Classroom Number Notes
- RHS 403C Life and Letters of Paul Guffey Online Delivery: All course activities and interactions are done online and asynchronously; lectures, readings, discussions and other assignments are provided through the Brightspace platform. There are no required Zoom meetings or other synchronous activities, although an option for syncrhonous Zoom sessions will be discussed as a class.
- RHS 405C Biblical Greek Mellott Online Delivery: All course activities and interactions are done online and asynchronously; lectures, readings, discussions and other assignments are provided through the Brightspace platform. There are no required Zoom meetings or other synchronous activities, although an option for synchronous Zoom sessions will be discussed as a class.
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