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UPCOMING CLASSES 

Quarter 4 and Summer Session of Academic Year 2023-24

All classes run from 3 April to 27 May.

Date for Summer Sessions are TBD.

Open Class

Open to anyone who wants to participate, no enrollment necessary. Payment required. 

Enrolled students must take the class (3-credit version).

  Overview of Buddhism

Meetings: This is an online class with 5 online discussions (students must attend 4).

Time/Place: TBD, online.

Mode: Online, with local land meetings optional.

Cost: If taken a la carte, then $100/credit, any level.

Course Credits: 1 - 3 credits, undergraduate or graduate, depending on a student's standard or customized load.

Course Load: There will be assigned readings for the live discussions. You can audit the class or take it for credit. If you want to take it for credit, you will have additional reading, writing, and project assignments, depending on how many credits you want, and what level (undergraduate, graduate).

What to Expect: The regular format of the class is  semi-informal discussion about the material. The class might be made up of high-school students, college students, or people who simply want to use the class structure to help them read more and learn more on their own. 

Main Texts (short titles)

-Eat the Buddha, by B. Demick (all)

-The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, by A. Norman (all)

-Seven Years in Tibet (film, all)

Additional Texts (for custom load) (short titles)

-Introducing Buddha, by B. Van Loon and J. Hope (all)

-Why Buddhism Is True, R. Wright (all)

-Beyond Religion, by the Dalia Lama (selections) 

-The Sun behind the Clouds (film, all)

-The Moody Handbook of Theology, by P. Enns (selections, enrolled students)

-The Holy Bible (NIV preferred, enrolled students)

Enrolled Undergraduate

All classes are taught by a faculty pool that varies quarter by quarter.

  General-Learning Unit, 2 credits​​

Category: 4 (Philosophy/Religion/Ethics).

Meetings: Video streaming, TBD.

Time/Place: TBD, online.

Mode: Online.

Cost: If taken a la carte, then $100/credit, any level. 

Themes: Logical Positivism.

Cross-Category Connections: History.

Texts (short titles)

-Wittgenstein's Poker, by D. Edmonds, et al. (all)

-video clips and lectures (YouTube, Rb faculty)

  Program-Specific Unit, 3 credits 

This is a single-themed class.

Theme 1 (3 credit): "Protestantism in America." 

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  Practicum Unit, 3 credits  ​​

Time/Place: To be determined by student and mentor.

Mode: Land.

Themes: Customized per student.

Texts: Customized per student, if any.

   Summer Session, 1-3 credits  ​​

Category 5: Business/Trade/Finance

Time/Place: To be determined by student and mentor.

Mode: Online, with one-on-one discussions.

Themes: B

Texts (Short Titles)

-Nazi Billionaires (D. De Jong)

-Schindler's List (film, 1993, starring Liam Neeson, et al.)

-Power Failure (W. Cohan)

 

ACADEMIC CALENDARS

2022-23

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

29 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

22 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

23 Oct - 30 Oct, Break (1 week)

31 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

21 Nov - 27 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

19 Dec - 1 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

14 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

15 Jan - 22 Jan, Break (1 week)

23 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

18 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

19 Mar - 2 Apr, Break (2 weeks)

3 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

27 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

28 May - 11 June, Break (2 weeks)

12 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

 

 

2023-24

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

28 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

22 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

23 Oct - 29 Oct, Break (1 week)

30 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

19 Nov - 26 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

24 Dec - 7 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

14 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

15 Jan - 21 Jan, Break (1 week)

22 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

16 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

17 Mar - 31 Mar, Break (2 weeks)

1 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

25 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

26 May - 9 June, Break (2 weeks)

10 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

 

2024-25

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee 

26 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

19 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

20 Oct - 27 Oct, Break (1 week)

28 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

25 Nov - 30 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

23 Dec - 5 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

11 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

12 Jan - 19 Jan, Break (1 week)

20 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

15 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

16 Mar - 30 Mar, Break (2 weeks)

31 Mar, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

24 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

25 May - 8 June, Break (2 weeks)

9 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

2025-26

  • The deadline to register and pay for any quarter or

summer session is 3 days before the start.

11 Aug, Beginning of academic year

21 Aug, Deadline to pay OLEF accreditation fee

25 Aug, START OF FIRST QUARTER

17 Oct, END OF FIRST QUARTER

18 Oct - 25 Oct, Break (1 week)

26 Oct, START OF SECOND QUARTER

24 Nov - 30 Nov, Thanksgiving Break (1 week)

22 Dec - 4 Jan, Christmas Break (2 weeks)

18 Jan, END OF SECOND QUARTER

19 Jan - 25 Jan, Break (1 week)

26 Jan, START OF THIRD QUARTER

22 Mar, END OF THIRD QUARTER

23 Mar - 5 Apr, Break (2 weeks)

6 Apr, START OF FOURTH QUARTER

31 May, END OF FOURTH QUARTER

1 June - 14 June, Break (1 week)

15 June, Summer Session is open

5 Aug, Summers Session is closed

10 Aug, End of academic year

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