Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Mount Saint Mary's College

Fall 2014


RST 220 Theories & Method (3 Units)
Instructor: Sr. Darlene Kawulok, CSJ, D. Min.
Traditional Format: Tuesday evenings (beginning August 25th) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
 (8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9)
Course description (from catalogue): This course introduces various methodologies used in theological research. It presents the research skills required to study the Church as a living, Christian community constantly interpreting its own life within the context of an ongoing relationship with God.
This course is required for all incoming graduate religious studies students.

RST 248 Eco-Justice (3 Units)
Instructor: Jaye Houston, PhD
Traditional Format: Thursday evenings (beginning August 25th) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
 (8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11)
Course description (from catalogue): The investigation of the interconnected elements of ecological sustainability and human justice with particular attention to uncovering injustice based on race/ethnicity, economic status, and gender.

RST 200 Scripture and Social Justice (3 Units)
Instructor: Dan Van Dyke, PhD Candidate
Graduate WEC Format: Saturdays from 9am to 5pm
 (9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/22)
Course description (from catalogue): This course introduces students to standard methodologies for critical understanding of biblical texts, including historical, literary, rhetorical, and social criticisms; and emphasizes themes of social justice in contemporary interpretive methodologies.

RST 289 Preaching (1 Unit)
Instructor: To Be Determined
Graduate WEC Format: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm
 October 25th – October 26th  
Course description (from catalogue): A praxis based approach to preaching, its scriptural basis, history, theology, methods and contemporary practice. Special consideration will be given to how to best deliver the good news of God’s justice and mercy from and within the margins of society.