Current Semester Information

At least one month prior to registration, the EI publishes the course list, which includes course schedules and descriptions, along with the registration forms. (Formerly, the EI also published the ‘Green Book,’ a succinct listing of the requirements and textbooks for each course. That information will now be included with the semester’s course list on the Web site.)

The following information applies to the current semester. Information for the coming semester, when available, may be found under “Registration” on the menu to the left.


Summer, 2015

Registration for the following courses will be open from April 13, 2015 through May 1, 2015. (After May 1, there will be a $90 late registration fee.) You may register in person, by fax, by scan/email, or by mail. In order to reserve a place in the course, the registration fee must be submitted at the time of registration. Please click here to download the registration form or here for alumni/alumnae auditor registration.  (To see a schedule grid, please scroll to the bottom of this page.)

INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL DIRECTION — PT720
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; May 30, June 6, 13, 20
Patricia Fosarelli, M.D., D.Min, St. Mary’s Seminary & University
A survey of components of spiritual direction, with attention to distinctions between it and pastoral care, as well as its practical applications to one’s life and ministry.  PR = TH601
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

CANCELLED AMERICA’S GOD AND AMERICAN FILM — SP/MT626
Monday 6-9 p.m.; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & online in July
David Greiser, M.Div., Ph.D., Ecumenical Institute of Theology
with Brent Laytham, Ph.D., St. Mary’s Seminary & University

A course exploring how American movies integrate aspects of God, faith, and spirituality into the stories they tell.  What do American movies tell us about the unique nature of America’s God, about the living God, and about ourselves?  PR = NONE
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

REMEMBERING THE REFORMATION AT 500 — ES626
Monday 6-9 p.m., June 1 & 29 &
June 15-17 at Catholic University of America (in D.C.) 

Emora Brannan, Ph.D., Ecumenical Institute of Theology
A course built around attending the 2015 Pro Ecclesia Conference, “Remembering the Reformation Together: Commemorate? Celebrate? Repent?” on the CUA campus (7 p.m. Mon. June 15 to 12:30 p.m. Wed. June 17), which features Stanley Hauerwas, Timothy George, Joseph Mangina, Thomas Fitzgerald, and more. PR = NONE
EI tuition includes the cost of the conference at the CUA. When you register for the course, the EI will register you as a commuter for the conference.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

CANCELLED RELIGION AND DRAMA — ST675
Monday & Thursday, 8:30 am-noon; begins 6/1, ends 6/25
Stephen J. Vicchio, Ph.D., Notre Dame of Maryland University
The course will examine theological themes in historical and contemporary drama.  Works by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Archibald MacLeish and other contemporary dramas will be discussed.  PR = NONE
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

1 CORINTHIANS: PAUL AS PASTOR — BS560/760 PT560/760
Monday & Thursday, 1-4:30 p.m.; begins 6/1, ends 6/25
Michael J. Gorman, Ph.D., St. Mary’s Seminary & University
An exploration of Paul’s theological and practical strategies for shaping a community of faith, hope, and love at Corinth, with attention to the letter’s contemporary significance. PR = BS600, TH601
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

THEOLOGICAL USES OF PHILOSOPHY — ST623
online 5/30-6/12 then
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;  June 13, 20, 27

Rev. Christopher Dreisbach, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
A study of the role of philosophical thinking and of major philosophers in theology. PR = TH601
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ORIENTATION TO BIBLICAL STUDIES — BS600
Monday 6-9 p.m.; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & online in July 
Drew Strait, Ph.D., Ecumenical Institute of Theology
An introduction to academic biblical studies, including the biblical canon, tools and methods for Biblical study, the exegetical process, and the transmission and growth of biblical literature. PR/CR = TH601
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

PR = prerequisite; CR = corequisite (taken at the same time as or before the course); PR/CR = either a prerequisite or a corequisite. No PR/CR for auditors.

Monday
SP/MT626 CANCELLED America’s God and American Film Greiser & Laytham 6-9pm, June 1,8,15,22,29; online work in July
ES626 Reformation at 500 Brannan 6-9pm, June 1, 29, plus intensive June 15-17,
ST675 CANCELLED Religion and Drama  Vicchio 8:30am to noon; begin 6/1, end 6/25
BS560/760 PT560/760 Paul as Pastor: 1 Corinthians Gorman 1pm to 4:30pm; begin 6/1, end 6/25
BS600 Orientation to Biblical Studies Strait 6-9pm, June 1,8,15,22,29, online work in July
Thursday
 ST675 CANCELLED Religion and Drama  Vicchio 8:30am to noon; begin 6/1, end 6/25
 BS560/760 PT560/760 Paul as Pastor: 1 Corinthians  Gorman  1pm to 4:30pm; begin 6/1, end 6/25
Saturday
PT720 Introduction to Spiritual Direction Fosarelli 8:30 am-4:30pm, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20
ST623 Theological Uses of Philosophy Dreisbach online 5/30-6/12 then 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;  June 13, 20, 27