MTSO Courses of Interest to UU Students

Single-class registration is open to non-MTSO students as well as full-time MTSO students.

MTSO's UU House of Studies offers a number of courses of particular interest to Unitarian Universalist students. These classes are available for credit or audit.

To apply to take a course for credit, visit our page for occasional and guest students. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@mtso.edu or 800-333-6876 with questions.

To audit a course without receiving credit, you may complete our auditing application. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@mtso.edu or 740-362-3482 with questions about auditing.

The UU House of Studies at MTSO is committed to radical hospitality for our guests taking intensive classes. Inexpensive accommodations are available on campus; and with notice, volunteers are available to provide free transportation to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Spring 2020: DS680 Unitarian Universalist History

Taught by Susan Ritchie
Meets online throughout the semester and in person 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at MTSO.

This course traces the theological and institutional emergence of Unitarianism out of the Radical Reformation. It will also focus on the universalism of 18th century England, and the state of Unitarianism in Europe and North America through its development through the late 19th and 20th centuries. [3 credit hours. Instructor: Dr. Susan Ritchie. Frequency: Every spring. Prerequisite: CH501.].

Summer 2020: DS681 Unitarian Universalist Polity

Taught by Susan Ritchie
Meets online June 20-24, 2020. Online course meetings scheduled in conjunction with UU General Assembly.

Students will explore how changing cultures and theologies of leadership, authority and church shape our governance; how polity helps or hinders commitment to social justice; what historical roots exist for institutional behaviors; and how insights are taken to congregations and communities. When timing and geography allows, the course will include immersion in the UUA General Assembly. [1.5 credit hours. Instructor: Dr. Susan Ritchie. Frequency: Every summer. Prerequisite: None.]

Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist House of Studies here.

To apply to take a course for credit, visit our page for occasional and guest students. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@mtso.edu or 800-333-6876 with questions.

To audit a course without receiving credit, you may complete our auditing application. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@mtso.edu or 740-362-3482 with questions about auditing.