• 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 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.

  • Fall 2022

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

    RLGN 4144 New Testament:  Acts, Dr. Eric Smith, Th 8:30 am - 12:00  pm

    RLGN 4220 Research Methods & Ethics in Lived Religion, Dr. Antony Alumkal, Hybrid

    RLGN 4620 Fanon, Foucault & Friends, Dr. Miguel De La Torre, T 1:00 - 4:30 pm

    RLGN 4645 Artificial Intelligence and What it Means to be Human, Dr. Ted Vial, Hybrid

    RLGN 5030 Text, Image and Artifact Colloquium, Dr. Josh Hanan, R 4:40 pm - 8:10 pm

    RLGS 3102 Early Judaism,  Dr. Alison Schofield, Online

    RLGS 3500 Islam, TBD, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    RLGS 3645 Religious Nationalisms: White Christian Natinalism and Hindu Nationalism, Dr. Dheepa Sundaram, T 4:00- 7:50 pm

    ARTH 4312 Indigenous American Art, Dr. Annabeth Headrick, W 2:00 - 5:30 pm

    INTS 4301 Introduction to Political Theory, Dr. Nader Hashemi

    INTS 4620 Introduction to Middle East and Islamic Poliltics, Dr. Nader Hashemi

    PHIL 3010 Great Thinkers Aristotle, Dr. Naomi Reshotko, MW 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    PHIL 3075 Marxism, Dr. Thomas Nail, TR 2:00 - 3:50 pm

    PHIL 3612 AI and Robotics, Dr. Lisa Titus, TR 10:00 - 11:50 am

  • Winter 2023

    RLGN 4105 Empire and the Rise of Christianity, Dr. Pam Eisenbaum, TBD

    RLGN 4146 New Testatment:  Corinthians, Dr. Pam Eisenbaum, Hybrid

    RLGN 4641 Formative White Male Ethicist, Dr. Miguel De La Torre, T 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    RLGN 5000 Pedagogy, Dr. Katherine Turpin

    RLGN 5010 Lived Religion Colloquium, Dr Antony Alumkal

    RLGS 3315 Religion and Moral Psychology, Dr. Sandra Dixon, MW 10:00 - 11:50 am

    RLGS 3820 Buddhism, Dr. Ben Nourse, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    RLGS 3890 Religion and Diaspora, Dr. Alison Schofield, R 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    CUI 4155 Activism and Mysticism in Education, Dr. Paul Michalec, TBD

    ENGL 4150 The Work of a Poem as the Work of a Life:  William Langland's Piers Plowman, Dr. R.D. Perry, MW 12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Piers Plowman is not only one of the most sophisticated theological statements of late-medieval England but was also an inspiration for the peasants of the Great Revolt as they organized to storm the tower of London and cut off the head of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

    INTS 4626 Modern Islamic Political Thought, Dr. Nader Hashemi

    MGMT 6301 Orgainzational Ethics, Dr. Dennis Wittmer, TBD (probably Tuesday evenings and possible immersion weekends)

    PHIL 3333 Logic, Language, and Metaphysics, Dr. Marco Nathan, WF 4:00 - 5:50 pm

    PHIL 3700 German Idealism, Dr. Jared Nieft, TR 12:00 - 2:00 pm


  • Spring 2023

    RLGN 4144 New Testament: Acts, Dr. Eric Smith

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

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

    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, TBD, T 4:00 - 7:50 pm

    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

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

    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


  • 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: 12-Aug-2022 4:16 PM