Courses

The following are course listings compiled by GTU PhD Candidate Michelle Mueller. While many of these courses are not focused directly on Paganism, they may include content relevant to the study of Paganism. We have done the best we can to compile this collection, but there is no guarantee about Pagan content for each course! Students are hopeful that there could be a Certificate in Pagan Studies in the future. 

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Current Courses (2015-2016)


Spring 2016
HRST-460001GOD THE MOTHER IN HINDUISM3.0n/aM06:10PM-09:00PMSherma(GTU)NoLmt17 Nov 2015
PH-205001METAPHYSICS3.0DSPT:2TH09:40AM-11:00AMVega(DSPT)NoLmt20 Nov 2015
BSRS-220001GENDER, SEXUALITY, BIBLE3.0n/aTH06:10PM-09:00PMValentine(PSR)NoLmt20 Nov 2015
BSRA-413001ISRAELITE/JUDEAN RELIGION3.0MUDD:102F09:40AM-12:30PMBrody(PSR)NoLmt19 Nov 2015
BSRS-822001GENDER, SEXUALITY, BIBLE3.0PSR:ONLINETH06:10PM-09:00PMValentine(PSR)NoLmt18 Nov 2015
NT-150001NEW TESTAMENT MIRACLE STORIES3.0PSR:6T02:10PM-05:00PMWeissenrieder(SFTS)NoLmt23 Nov 2015
NT-490001AS NVER SEEN B4:VISIONS IN NT3.0JSTB:217F09:40AM-12:30PMRacine(JST)602 Dec 2015
NT-820001MTHDS:STUDY OF THE SYNOPTICS3.0JSTB:ONLINEn/an/aRacine(JST)-323 Nov 2015
HSHR-480001HISTORY OF RELIGION SEMINAR3.0SFTSTH07:00PM-10:00PMOcker(SFTS)811 Nov 2015
HSHR-848001HISTORY OF RELIGION ONLINE3.0SFTS:ONLINEn/an/aOcker(SFTS)911 Nov 2015
MATERIAL RELIGION 
Building off last year's study of Entanglement theory, the Spring 2016 History of Religion
Seminar will study the role of material agency in religion. Working from Entanglement, non-anthropocentric, and post-colonial perspectives, the seminar will explore the material cultures and environments of religious experience, taking a broadly "ecological" approach. Over the course of the semester, through weekly readings, on-line discussions, and interactive tasks, and through periodic live web conferences, the seminar will also study selectively the material cultures of pre-history; non-western religions; the bible; Christianity in late antiquity, early modern Europe; and the African diaspora; theology; pastoral care; and
spirituality today. The seminar may be used to fulfill the Capstone requirement in the SFTS MDiv curriculum. The seminar includes the mandatory two-day Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Workshop on "Material Christianity" at SFTS on 15-16 April 2016. Students in the seminar take an active role leading the workshop, which also includes distinguished art historians, historians, and theologians doing cutting edge work on these things right now. On-line students are expected to come to San Anselmo to participate in this workshop.[Faculty Consent required; 10 max enrollment]
HSPH-551001FREUD3.0MUDD:104T02:10PM-05:00PMSeidman(GTU/CJS)813 Nov 2015
HSFT-846201UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HISTORY3.0SKSM:ONLINEn/an/aRichardson,M.(SKSM)2320 Nov 2015
PHCE-410001HINDU PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS3.0MUDD:102T02:10PM-05:00PMBilimoria(GTU)NoLmt20 Nov 2015
PHPT-450001DHARMA, YOGA, AND TANTRA3.0SKSMTH02:10PM-05:00PMKalendae, J(sksm)1420 Nov 2015
STRS-424201WOMEN'S STUDIES IN RELIGION3.0PSR:6T06:10PM-09:00PMKaminski(GTU)NoLmt20 Nov 2015
CE-308001EARTH ETHICS AS JUSTICE ETHCS3.0PLTS:C1TH09:40AM-12:30PMMoe-Lobeda(PLTS)NoLmt16 Nov 2015
RSHR-845001QUEERING ECCLESIOLOGY & RITES3.0SKSM:ONLINEn/an/aCordova Quero(SKSM)1718 Nov 2015
RAHS-250001WOMEN, POETRY & THE SACRED3.0MUDD:102T09:40AM-12:30PMWheeler(GTU/CARE)NoLmt14 Nov 2015
RAHS-431101MARIAN ART3.0JSTB:217TH12:40PM-03:30PMBarush(GTU/JST)NoLmt23 Nov 2015
RAHS-440001DANCE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES3.0MUDD:103TH05:40PM-08:30PMSummers(GTU/CARE)NoLmt18 Nov 2015
HRPH-202001RADICAL NONVIOLENCE: JAINISM3.0MUDD:102F12:40PM-03:30PMBilimoria(GTU)NoLmt19 Nov 2015
HRHM-481701SUFI DHIKR3.0SKSMM02:10PM-05:00PMFarajaje(SKSM)3623 Nov 2015
HR-825001ESOTERIC BUDDHISM3.0IBS:ONLINEn/an/aPayne,R.(GTU/IBS)NoLmt30 Nov 2015


Past Courses
Fall 2015
DEAD SEA SCROLLS & SCRIPTURES
CHILDREN OF SARAH, HAGAR &MARY
SPRTLTY/NONVLNT SCL TRNSFRMTN
SEXUALTY,ETHICS,CULTURE,FAITH
COUNTEROPPRESSIVE SOCIOLOGIES
INTER CULTURAL PASTORAL CARE
SEXUALITY AND PASTORAL CARE
RITUAL CRAFT AS TRANSFORMTIVE
INTRO TO HINDUISM
ECOLOGY & WORLD RELIGIONS

Spring 2015
Fairy Tales T9:40-12:30 Prof. B. Allen
William Blake & Counterculture F9:40-12:30 Prof. Devon Zuber
Mormon Women and Power M9:40-12:30 (“Mormon women have had the priesthood since 1843.” –D. Michael Quinn, 1992. In this seminar, students with instructor examine the complex issues of women and power throughout Mormon history. Topics include women’s suffrage existing in Utah before most U.S. states, institutional patriarchy of the modern Mormon Church and religion, the doctrine of Mother in Heaven, women’s relationships with polygamy, and women’s ordination. Course is taught by Doctoral student Michelle Mueller with a GTU Newhall award, under the mentorship of Dr. Farajaj√©. This course is HYBRID (Residential w/Skype participation).) Prof. Michelle Mueller

Fall 2014
Jewish Mysticism M9:40AM-12:30PM
Religion & Nature in the American West F9:40AM-12:30PM
History of Philosophy: Ancient T/F9:40AM-11:00AM
Guadalupe: History/Tradition
Taking Her Word: Pastoral Theology & Feminist Hermeneutics 
Sexuality in Sacred Art


Sufi Dhikr
UCB Courses: Secret Societies and the Allure of Secret Knowledge

Spring 2014
NeoPagan Liturgy: Earth Ritual w/ Prof. Michelle Mueller (Tuesday 2-5, SKSM)
Minister as Teacher w/ Prof. Susan Ritchie (Monday 9:40-12:30)
Our Theological House: UU Theology
Environmental Ethics and Liberation

Fall 2013
Queer Studies: Multireligious Perspectives w/ Cordova Quero SKSM ONLINE
Mysticism and Social Change SKSM ONLINE
Gender and Mysticism w/ Darleen Pryds FST M6-9PM
Religion and Peacebuilding w/ Sunhwa JST W7-9:40PM
19th Century Unitarians & Nature
Issues in Divine Action w/ Dodds and Tabaczek DSPT M2-5PM
Cults and Sectx w/ Horace Griffin PSR T2-5PM
Sociology of Religion w/ Baggett JST MTh (;30-11AM
Women, Spirituality, & Worship w Mary McGann FST T2-5PM
Turkish-Sephardic Culture: History, Language
Women's Studies in Religion w/ Randi Walker PSR M9:40-12:30PM

Summer 2013
Eco Core Intensive: Education to Counter Oppression with Rev. Parker
Symposium II: Loving Our Earth with Dr. Lettini

Spring 2013
"Ritual from Roots to Shoots" with Aline O'Brien (a.k.a. M. Macha NightMare)
Starr King School for the Ministry ONLINE course
"Mother of God Theology in Culture," Klentos and LuliasPAOI, TH 9:40-12:30


To search for other GTU courses, please look through the GTU Course Schedule
Are you a GTU student or faculty member? Do you know of a course that should be listed here? Please email Michelle to contribute.