• Course Planning

  • START HERE! Finding JDP Classes

    Class Schedulehttps://myweb.du.edu/mdb/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched

    Choose the proper quarter (not semester), then search under Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and other subjects of interest. Note that the registrar rolls the previous year's schedule in to start, so these schedules are often misleading and incomplete until the day registration for that quarter begins. Professors can answer questions about what is really going to be offered.

    Course Cataloghttps://myweb.du.edu/mdb/bwlkffcs.p_disp_dyn_ctlg

    • All Iliff classes that are open to JDP students are described under the subject "Religion" and have RLGN designators.
    • All DU classes that are open to JDP students are described under their various subjects and will say Levels: Graduate. Note that 3000-level courses may also enroll undergraduates; 4000-level courses may also enroll master's degree candidates; 6000-level courses are doctoral only.
    • This catalog contains all approved courses. See class schedule to learn which ones will be offered the following quarter.
  • DU Connect


    This project, currently in testing phase, automatically searches multiple DU databases containing faculty research, biographies, publications, courses, and more, allowing students to find faculty members who teach or do research in areas of interest. Note that the designation "voluteer faculty" is a meaningless DU computer code/designation for Iliff faculty. "THEO" courses have been replaced with "RLGN."

  • Anticipated RLGN Course Offerings 2019-2020

  • Please note that these schedules are preliminary and are subject to change. (Last updated May 3, 2019)

    Make sure to check course offerings on PioneerWeb for the most accurate information as terms approach.

  • Spring 2020

    RLGN 5000 Pedagogy and the Teaching of Religion. Andrea Stanton, TBD F 12:40-4:10pm

    RLGN 5010 Lived Relgion Colloquium. Gregory Robbins, TBD F 9:00am-12:200pm 

    RLGN 6000 Dissertation Proposal Seminar. Sandra Dixon, TBD 

    RLGS 3001 Judaism TR 10:00-11:50a Schofield 

    RLGS 3465 Derrida and Postmodernism W 6-9:50p Raschke 

    RLGS 3760 Globalization & Religion R 2-5:50 Raschke 

    RLGS 3820 Buddhism TR 12:00-1:50 Nourse

    RLGN 4621 Kierkegaard and Existential Theology W 1:00-4:30pm Garber

    ARTH 3815 Puritan, Shaker, Hindu: Material Religion in North America. Annette Stott, SAB 119, MW 12:00-1:50

    ARTH 3863 Art of the Maya. Annabeth Headrick, SAB 119, MW 2:00-3:50

    ARTH 3881 Dragons & Sultans: Islamic art & Architecture 1250-1600. Bilha Moor. SAB 119, TR 10:00-11:50

    ARTH 4314 Graduate Seminar: Medieval Cult of Saints. Scott Montgomery, SAB 118, T 2:00-4:50

    COMN 4701: Rhetoric and Affect Theory, Joshua Hanan, T 2-6 pm

    COMN 4703 Communicating Empathy & Compassion (Erin) TR 10-12

    EDPX 5000 Pharmakomedia Seminar (Reddell) MW 2-3:50p, Shwayder Art Bldg 221
    *contributes to Critical Theory specialization This interdisciplinary seminar approaches emergent digital theories and practices from a range of concepts, media and methods. 

    EDPX 4780: Speculative Cultures (TBD, Prof. Trace Reddell) *contributes to Critical Theory specialization This course explores the intersections of emergent digital practices and cultures with the extrapolative thought experiments, technical speculations, and social criticisms of science fiction.

    HED 4211 Current Issues in Higher Education (W, 6-9:20pm)

    HED 4235 Organizational Change in Higher Education (T, 6-9:20pm)

    HED 4294 Seminar: (topic not yet decided) (M, 6-9:20pm)

    HED 4247 Retention & Persistence (W, 6-9:20pm)

    MFJS* 4080 Global & Multicultural Campaigns – MW 4:00 – 5:50 PM

    MFJS 4320 Brands & Identities – TR 4:00 – 5:50 PM

    MFJS 4652 Culture, Gender & Global Communication – TR 6:00 – 7:50 PM

    MFJS 4567 Activist Media – TR 2:00 – 3:50 PM

    *MFJS courses require instructor approval to register



    EDPX 4750: Sound Cultures (TBD) *contributes to Critical Theory specialization
    This course explores the sonic turn of emergence in contemporary digital culture. New sound technologies and practices, along with the development of interdisciplinary sound studies, have made avant-garde composition, sound art, film soundtracks, electronic music, turntablism, jazz, and alternative as well as popular musical forms equally essential zones in which we attune to changing technocultural conditions. To situate the course’s emphasis on contemporary sonic experience and auditory ways of being in the world, an historical portion of the class establishes the ways in which new sound cultures have appeared since WWII to transform how musicians, artists, scholars, and listeners experience and understand sound. The class facilitates experiences ranging from the pole of auditory realism to that of sonic speculation and futurism.

    EDPX 4770: Cybercultures: The Social Science of Virtual Spaces
    This course introduces fundamental concepts of speculation from a critical perspective through theory, literature, art and making.

  • Winter 2020

    RLGN 4145 New Testament Lit-Romans. Pam Eisenbaum. Hybrid

    RLGN 4208 Erik Erikson: Resource for Pastoral Care. Hybrid Will meet Feb 6 from 1-5 and Feb 7 from 8-12.

    RLGN 4506 The Pursuit of Happiness: A History. Albert Hernandez, W 1-4:30pm

    RLGN 4521 Theories of Religion and Media. Jeffrey Mayhan. Hybrid

    RLGN 4641 Formative Figures in Christian Ethics.  De La Torre. T 8:30-12:00.

    RLGN 4642 Theology and the Rise of Historical Consciousness. Ted Vial. Hybrid

    RLGN 4402 American Indian Cultures and Worldview. Tink Tinker. R 8:30-12:00

    RLGN 5030 Text, Image, Artifact Colloquium: Digital Religious Studies, Eisenbaum F 9-12:30

    RLGS 3315 Religion & Moral Psychology MW 2-3:50p Dixon

    RLGS 3102 Early Judaism  TR 2-3:50 Schofield 

    RLGS 3205 Native Christianities of North America TR 10:00-11:50a Purvis

    RLGS 3500 Islam MW 12:00-1:50p Blomfield

    RLGS 3814 Modern Hinduism MW 10:00-11:50 Sundaram 

    RLGS 3694 Religion in Virtual Space: Critical Theory Approach MW 2-3:50p Sundaram

    RLGS 3453 Black Liberation Theologies TR 4-5:50p Jeffries

    ANTH 4200 Native North America TR10-11:50a Fayard

    ARTH 3822 Northern Renaissance Art & Architecture (primarily Christian). Scott Montgomery, SAB 119, MW 12:00-2:00

    ARTH 4313 Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art: Illustrated Manuscripts. Bilha Moor, SAB 118, R 2:00-4:50

    COMN 4701 Indigeneity/race/settler colonialism (Santhosh) Day/Time TBD.

    COMN 4702 Topics: Privacy and Disclosure (Mary Claire) MW10-12

    HED 4210 Critical Higher Education (W, 6-9:20)

    HED 4221 Financing Higher Education (M, 6-9:20)

    HED 4222 Legal Issues in Higher Education (T, 3-6:20pm)

    HED 4289 Race & Racism in Higher Education (M, 1-4:20pm)

    HED 4294 Seminar: Minority Serving Institutions (M, 6-9:20pm)

    HED 4246 Issues of Access & Opportunity (W, 6-9:20pm)

    EDPX 4000: Digital Design Concepts (TBD, Prof. Rafael Fajardo)
    Introductory course requiring rigorous studio research, emphasizing 2D principles of design. Lab fee.

    EDPX 4020: Emergent Digital Cultures (TBD, Prof. Trace Reddell) MW 2-3:50
    This seminar introduces students to a wide range of critical approaches to emerging digital media, drawing from media theory, philosophy, historical studies, and speculative theory. Students will gain understanding of where techno-culture has come from and how it continues to emerge, changing our lives and our planet. Lab fee.

    MFJS* 4060 Strategic Communication Messaging – TR 4:00-5:50 PM

    MFJS 4175 Multicultural Health Communication – TR 2:00 – 3:50 PM

    MFJS 4750 Methods in Communication Research – MW 6:00-7:50 PM

    MFJS 4654 Intercultural Communication – MW 4:00 – 5:50 PM

    MFJS 4655 Multicultural Journalism – MW 12:00 – 1:50 PM

    MFJS 4912 Topics:  Social Media Strategies – MW 2:00 – 3:50 PM

    *MFJS require instructor approval to register

    2305 PSYC 4300 Correlation and Regression, 10a-1:50p T,R,F, Charles S. Reichardt

    4640 PSYC 4660 Perception, 2-3:50p, Timothy D. Sweeny

  • Fall 2019

    RLGN 4000 Theories and Methods, Vial T 4:40-8:10

    RLGN 4144 New Testament Lit: Acts, Eric C Smith W 1-4:30

    RLGN 4206 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Carrie Doehring online

    RLGN 4412 Health & Healing, Death & Dying, Jennifer Leath HYBRID - meeting days: October 9th 1:00-5:00, October 10th 8:00- Noon 

    RLGN 4505 Spanish Mystics and Reformers, Albert Hernandez, HYBRID

    RLGN 5020 Conceptual Approaches Colloquium: Theories of Religion & Media, Jeffrey Mahan F 9:00 -12:20

    PHIL 3070 Great Thinkers: Hegel TR 10-11:50 Jere Surber

    PHIL 3333 Logic, Language & Metaphysics R 2-5:50 Marco Nathan

    RLGS 3203 Christianity TR 8:00-9:50a Robbins Sturm 358

    RLGS 3300 Psychology of Religion MW 2-3:50 Dixon Sturm 412

    RLGS 3891 Justice:   A Biblical Perspective TF 2-3:50 Balogh CC 250

    RLGS 3454 Capitalism, Religion, Democracy W 4-7:50 Raschke Sturm 312

    ARTH 3840 Sacred Arts of Asia.  Sarah Magnatta, SAB 119, MW 10:00-11:50

    ARTH 3864 Buddhism & Arts.  Sarah Magnatta, SAB 119, TR 10:00-11:50

    EDPX 4010: Emergent Digital Tools (TR 5:00-7:50, SAB 221, Prof. Christopher Coleman)

    This course introduces the basics of creating a website/blog, editing video, understanding basic electronics, and computer programming. It is appropriate for all beginner skill levels. Lab fee.

    EDPX 4490 Expanded Cinema (TBD, Prof. Trace Reddell) This course introduces several forms of expanded cinema, such as live cinema and audiovisual performance; VJing; sonic visualization; video synthesis; visual music; and ambient video. The class fosters the student's multitrack video and audio mixing skills through an emphasis on performative and generative approaches to audiovisual media.

    INTS 4920 Conflict Resolution 2 sections, Wednesday night 6-9, Thursday afternoon 2-5.

    CRES 4221  Negotiation theory and Practice (tuesday nights 6-9).  

    COMN 4702 Discourse and Family (Beth) TR 10-12

    COMN 4232 Critical Sexuality Studies (Santhosh) R2-6

    COMN 4800 Philosophies of Dialogue (Christina) WF2-4

    LGST 3100 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (Wittmer) MW 12-1:50p


  • This academic year, the DU and Iliff academic calendars do not align.  Both institutions begin winter quarter on January 6, 2020, but Iliff will finish on March 15, while DU will not finish its final exam period until March 22. Iliff’s spring break occurs the week of March 18-22. DU’s spring break is the following week at the same time that Iliff begins spring quarter. 
    Students, please be aware that if you take classes from faculty at both institutions during both winter and spring quarters, or if you take a class from DU faculty in winter and a class from Iliff faculty in spring, it is possible that you will not get a spring break. To ensure that you have a break between winter and spring quarters, you can either
    1) Take only Iliff classes winter quarter; 
    2) Take only DU classes spring quarter; 
    Students should work closely with their advisors to minimize the impact of this calendar issue. Note that both required classes, RLGN 5000 Pedagogy and RLGN 5010 Lived Religion Colloquium, will be offered by Iliff faculty this winter.
    We anticipate that this issue will recur in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
  • Individual Course Plan Sheets

  • JDP Student Course Plan 2017-18.pdf

  • JDP Course Plan Advising Sheet 2016-17.pdf

  • JDP Course Plan Advising Sheet 2015-16.pdf

  • Related Policies

  • Summer Policy

    Faculty are on nine-month contracts and are not expected to work with students during the summer break; students therefore are responsible for planning accordingly. – Approved Nov. 13, 2015 by JDP Committee

  • Online and Hybrid Classes

    JDP students may take approved doctoral classes that are offered in on-line and hybrid formats beginning summer 2018. -approved Jan. 16, 2018 by JDP Committee

  • Independent Study & Directed Study

    Independent study (RLGN 5991 or 6991) is arranged by the student with a faculty member in order to explore a topic that is not offered in any course in the DU online catalog, or to explore an aspect of a course in much greater depth than could be done in the class. Students should look in their handbook to learn the limit of independent study allowed.


    Directed Study is used when a required course in the catalog is not offered in a quarter that the student must take it. The exact course number, title, and syllabus must be used in this case. It does not count toward the independent study limit.


    Note that Dissertation Research, although it looks like independent study and uses the same form for registration must always be RLGN 6995 and does not count toward independent study limits.


    Register for all of these situations with the same on-line registration form.

This portfolio last updated: 11-Mar-2020 11:36 AM