If you’re in the Bay area and would like to delve more deeply into religion and spirituality and build bridges with others who are passionate about learning, consider enrolling in a Community Education course at the GTU in the spring 2017 semester.
Each semester, the GTU provides a number of courses open to community members seeking to learn more about their own or another faith tradition. Here are just a few of the opportunities available in the spring:
- Those interested in the Sikh tradition might consider “Plural Traditions in the Punjab” or “The Sikh Tradition,” both taught by visiting professor Dr. Rahuldeep Gill;
- Our Center for Jewish Studies offers several courses open to the wider community, including “Culture of the Synagogue” taught by Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, and “Modern Jewish Thought” taught by Dr. Bernard Steinberg, both adjunct faculty with CJS;
- Through our Center for the Arts & Religion, you might consider a course in “Creativity and Transformation” taught by Dr. Karen Sjoholm, or “Visual Arts, Spirit and Place” taught by Ph.D. student and practicing artist Yohana Junker.
GTU classes provide reverent and respectful engagement with the historical, cultural, and spiritual contexts of religious thought and practice. Community Education students at the GTU come from all walks of life and do not have to be formally enrolled in a degree or certificate program. CE students have in-person library privileges and may purchase Community Patron library cards for complete access to online databases and reservations ($40/3 months, $80/6 months).
Visit our Community Education page to learn more about the program, to find out more about these and other available classes, and to register online.
GTU Community Education comes with a caveat: classes may be habit-forming for those with deep spiritual practice and strong intellectual abilities. We look forward to seeing you in the spring!