• Course Planning

  • START HERE! Finding JDP Classes

    Class Schedule

    Choose the proper quarter (not semester), then search under Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and other subjects of interest. Note that schedules are not finalized unil the day registration for that quarter begins so checking earlier may be misleading. The JDP office can usually answer questions about the RLGN classes only. Otherwise questions should go to the department.  The schedule below is also useful for plannig ahead but it is not a comprehensive list of classes. 

    Course Catalog

    • All Iliff classes that are open to JDP students are described under the subject "Religion" and have RLGN designators.
    • All core JDP classes have RLGN designators.
    • All DU classes offered by the "Religious Studies" Department have RLGS designators. 
    • All DU classes that are open to JDP students are described under their various subjects and must be graduate level.  Levels:  3000-level courses may also enroll undergraduates; 4000-level courses may also enroll master's degree candidates; 6000-level courses are doctoral only.
    • JUST 3000 level classes are only for undergraduates; however, they may be crosslisted as a graduate level class.  JDP students should always take the graduate version of the class. 
  • DU Connect


    This project automatically searches multiple DU databases allowing students to find faculty members who teach or do research in areas of interest. Note that the designation "volunteer faculty" is a meaningless DU computer code/designation for Iliff faculty. 

  • Anticipated JDP Courses 2021-22

  • This listing is designed to give you ideas of classes that are offered that may be of interest to JDP students. Please note that is not a comprehensive list, and that these schedules are preliminary and are subject to change. 

    Make sure to check course offerings in the schedule for complete and accurate information as terms approach.

  • Winter 2022

    RLGN 5000 Pedagogy & Teaching Religion, Dr. Dheepa Sundaram

    RLGN 5010 Lived Religion Colloquium, Dr. Santhosh Chandrashekar

    This year's colloquium description: 

    Religion, race, ethnicity: Mapping the intersections

    This colloquium maps the intersections between religion, race, and ethnicity with particular attention to the racialization of religious differences. Intended as a survey and taking a global and comparative approach, we will examine racial-religious logics and configurations that emerged in the wake of European colonization of different parts of the world, especially the New World, to understand how racial typologies intersect with religious categories to imbue the latter with new meanings and resonances. We will also engage with work that examines how the racially excluded use religion to challenge their oppression. The class is intended to provide a historical understanding of the translation of religious differences into racial categories while situating its effects in the present context. 

    RLGN 4206 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Carrie Doehring 

    RLGN 4509 Jewish Christian Relations 50 - 500 BCE, Dr. Eric Smith

    RLGN 4608 Latinx Theology and Ethics, Dr. Miguel De La Torre

    RLGN 4701 Topics in Religious Studies - Asian American Religions, Dr. Girim Jung

    RLGN 4701 Topics in Religious Studies - Still Black, Posthuman, Dr. Phillip Butler - online

    RLGN 4701 Topics in Religious Studies - Native American Cosmologies, Dr. Lisa Dellinger -online

    RLGS 3151 The Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Alison Schofield, MW 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    RLGS 3xxx  TBD Genesis Seminar, Dr. Jason Jeffries, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    RLGS 3300 Psychology of Religion, TBD

    RLGS 3503 Qur'an & Hadith, Dr. Patrick D'Silva, M 12:00 - 3:50 pm

    RLGS 3832 Religious Lives:  the Dalai Lamas, Dr. Benjamin Nourse, TR 12:00 - 1:50 pm

    RLGS 3xxx TBD Genesis Seminar, Dr. Jason Jeffries, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    RLGS 3203 Christianity, Dr. Carl Raschke, R 4:00 - 7:50 pm (online synch)

    RLGS 3814 Modern Hinduism, Dr. Dheepa Sundaram, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm (online synch)

    ANTH 3875 Research Methods in Anthropology, Dr. Alejandro Ceron

    ANTH XXXX Indigenous Feminisms, Dr. Kelly Fayard

    ANTH 4200 Contemporary Issues of Native North America, Dr. Kelly Fayard

    ARTH 3815 Puritan, Shaker, Hindu:  Material Religion in North America, Dr. Annette Stott

    ARTH 3862 Mesoamerican Art, Dr. Annabeth Headrick

    ARTH 4313 Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art, Dr. Bilha Moor

    EDPX 3700/4700 Special Topics Cultures:  Spiritual Technologies, Dr. Trace Reddell, MW 10 - 11:50 am

    MFJS 4654 Intercultural Communication

    MFJS XXXX Reel Women

    PHIL 3175 Morality and the Law, Dr. Candace Upton, TR 10 - 11:50 am

    PHIL 3611 Topics in Philosophy of Science:  The Specter of Scientism, Dr. Marco Nathan, MW 4 - 5:50 pm

  • Spring 2022

    RLGN 6000 Dissertation Proposal Seminar, Dr. Sarah Pessin, R 4:40 - 8:10 pm

    RLGN 5020 Conceptual Approaches Colloquium, Dr. Pam Eisenbaum, F 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    RLGN 4207 Moral Stress, Resiliency and Spiritual Integration, Dr. Carrie Doehring, Online

    RLGN 4614 Liberation Theologies, Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Online

    RLGS 3001 Judaism, Dr. Alison Schofield, WF 10:00 - 11:50

    RLGS 3694 Religion in the Virtual Space, Dr. Dheepa Sundaram, MW 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    RLGS 3820 Buddhism, Dr. Benjamin Nourse, TR 8:00 - 9:50 am

    RLGS 3453 Is God a Racist Sexist?  Black Liberation Theologies, Dr. Jason Jeffries, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm (online synch)

    RLGS 3760 Globalization & Religion, Dr. Carl Raschke, R 4:00 - 7:50 pm (online synch)

    ARTH 3880 Mosques and Aniconism, Dr. Bilha Moor

    ARTH 4346 Graduate Seminar: Anti-Racism in American Art, Dr. Annette Stott, W 10 am - 1:50 pm

    COMN 3425 Rhetoric and Governance, Dr. Joshua Hanan, T 2:00 pm - 5:50 pm

    HIST 3570 American Thought and Culture, Dr. Susan Schulten

    MFJS 4653 Language, Power, and Globalization

    PHIL 3000 Great Thinkers: Virginia Woolf, Dr. Thomas Nail

    PHIL 3120 Metaphysics:  Social Constructions, Dr. Naomi Reshotko, M/W 4 - 5:50 pm

    PHIL 3466 Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Dr. Jared Nieft


  • Sometimes DU and Iliff academic calendars do not align in the winter and spring.   Please check the calendars carefully or check with faculty to determine the dates for any given class.   CLasses taugtht by DU faculty use the DU calendar and classes taught by Illiff faculty use the Iliff calendar. 
  • 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 and 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.

    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. 

    Dissertation Research (now called Independent Research) looks like independent study and uses the same form for registration must always be RLGN 6995.

    You can learn more about these designations in your handbook.  All three use the same paper form.

This portfolio last updated: 21-Jan-2022 12:18 PM