• 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. 

  • JDP Courses 2022-2023

  • 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.

  • Spring 2023

    RLGN 4161 Queering Early Christianity, Dr. Eric Smith, Hybrid

    RLGN 4207 Moral Stress, Resilience & Spiritual Integration, Dr. Carrie Doehring, Online

    RLGN 4406 Education and Social Change, Dr. Katherine Turpin, Online

    RLGN 4501 Holy Spirit, History and Traditions, Dr Albert Hernandez, Hybrid
    This is an advanced history seminar courses in which you can examine subjects/themes/topice related to areas of your JDP research interests.

    RLGN 4508 Judaism, Gender and Religion, Dr. Ted Vial, Hybrid

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

    RLGN 5020 Conceptual Approaches Colloquium

    RLGN 6000 Dissertation Proposal, Dr. Mark George

    RLGS 3192 Christian Classics,  Dr. Christy Cobb, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm (online synchronous)

    RLGS 3453 Is God a Racist Sexist?  Black Liberation Theologies, Dr. Jason Jeffries, MW 12:00 - 1:50 pm

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

    RLGS 3814 Modern Hinduism, Dr. Dheepa Sundaram, W 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    RLGN 3885 Islamic Mysticism, Dr. Patrick D'Silver, TR 8:00 - 9:50 am

    ARTH 3881 Dragons and Sultans:  Islamic Art and Architecture 1250 - 1600, Dr. Bilha Moor

    CUI 4039 Transformational Teaching and Learning, Dr. Paul Michalec, M 4:00 - 6:20 (3 credits but can be adapted for more)

    HIST 3570 American Thought and Culture, Dr. Susan Schulten, MW 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    PHIL 3003 Plato's Theory of Knowledge, Dr. Naomi Reshotko, WF 12:00 - 1:50 pm

    PHIL 3178 Metaethics, Dr. Candace Upton, MW 10:00 - 11:50 am

    PHIL 3xxx Lucretius, Dr. Thomas Nail, WF 2:00 - 3:50 pm

  • Anticipated JDP Courses 2023/24

  • Fall 2023

    RLGN 4000 Theories and Methods, Dr. Katherine Turpin, F 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    RLGN 4403 Sects, Cults, and New Religions, Dr. Antony Alumkal, R 1:00 - 4:30 pm (tentative)

    RLGN 4701 Black Theology: From Cone to Warnock, Dr. April Mack, T 1:00 - 4:30 pm

    RLGN 5030 Text, Image and Artifact Colloquium, TBD, R 4:40 pm - 8:10 pm

    RLGS 3203 Christianity, Dr. Christy Cobb, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    RLGS 3452 Political Theology, Dr. Carl Raschke, R 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    RLGS 3350 Culture, Psych, and Religion, MW4:00 - 5:50 pm

    RLGS 3500 Islam, Dr. Patrick D'Silva, TR 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    ANTH 3660 Anthropological Theory and Context, Dr. Kelly Fayard, TBD

    ANTH 4200 Native North America, Dr. Kelly Fayard, TBD

    ARTH 3832 19th Century Art: Neoclassicism to Negritude, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    ARTH 3834 Global Contemporary Art, Dr. Sarah Magnatta, MW 10:00 - 11:50 am

    ARTH 3863 Kings and Cosmology:  Maya Art, TBD

    EDPX 3700/4700 Topics in Emergent Digital Cultures: Spiritual Technologies/Gaian Systems, Dr. Trace Reddell, MW 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    PHIL 3000 Plato's Metaphysics, Dr. Naomi Reshotko, MW 10:00 - 11:50 am

    PHIL 3611 The Boundaries of Scientific Knowledge, Dr. Marco Nathan, TR 2:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Winter 2024

    RLGN 5000 Pedagogy, TBD

    RLGN 5010 Lived Religion Colloquium, Dr Antony Alumkal

    RLGN 4145 NT Literature, Romans, Dr. Pam Eisenbaum, Hybrid

    RLGN 4505 Spanish Mystics & Reformers, Dr. Albert Hernandez, Hybrid

    ANTH 3655 Indigenous Feminisms, Dr. Kelly Fayard, TBD

    ANTH XXXX Native Americans in Film, Dr. Kelly Fayard, TBD

    ARTH 3822 Northern Renaissance Art,  Dr. Scott Montgomery, TR 10:00 - 11:50 am

    ARTH 4313 Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art, Dr. Bilha Moor, W 2:00 - 5:20 pm

    EDPX 4020 Emergent Digital Cultures, Dr. Trace Reddell

    ENGL 4701 19th Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory, Dr. R.D. Perry, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm  
      Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, then Cole, Comay, Moten, and Ngai
    PHIL 3210 Philosophy of Movement, Dr. Thomas Nail, TR 2:00 - 3:50 pm
  • Spring 2024

    RLGN 5030 Conceptual Approaches Colloquium, Dr. Pam Eisenbaum

    RLGN 6000 Dissertation Proposal Seminar, TBD

    RLGN 4302 Buddhist Philosophy, Dr. Jacob Kinnard, Hybrid

    RLGN 4413 Theology and the Construction of Race, Dr.Ted Vial, W 1:00 - 4:30 pm

    RLGN 4414 Atheists, Secularists & Nones, Dr. Antony Alumkal, Hybrid

    RLGN 4506 The Pursuit of Happiness:  A History, Dr. Albert Hernandez, T 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    RLGN 4643 Women and Theologies of the Global South, Dr. Boyung Lee, Hybrid

    RLGN 4206 Spiritual Care of Trauma, Dr. Carrie Doehring, Hybrid

    ARTH 3701 Black Art in America, Dr. Ellen Macfarlane, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    ARTH 3880 Mosques and Aniconism, Dr. Bilha Moor, TR 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    HIST 3570 American Thought and Culture, Dr. Susan Schulten, TBD

    PHIL 3026 or 3145 Levinas, Dr. Sarah Pessin, W 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    PHIL 3130 Knowledge Problems, Dr. Naomi Reshotko, MW 2:00 - 3:50 pm


  • 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: 24-May-2023 12:00 PM