Elizabeth Ursic

Residential Faculty - Religious Studies

English

Business

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Cultural Science

Office: BP 43A - Room: BP09

480-461-7470

Profile

Dr. Elizabeth Ursic is a professor of Religious Studies at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.  Elizabeth holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School and a PhD in Religious Studies from Arizona State University.  Her research focus is religion, gender, and the arts.  Her book, Women, Ritual, Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship,  was published by SUNY Press in 2014. She is a board member of the Arizona Interfaith Movement.  In addition to teaching, she enjoys hiking, international travel and playing piano and cello. She has recorded a CD, Unspoken Touch.

Classes Taught

Summer 2020

REL100 World Religions 3 Credits
The development of various religions from the prehistoric to modern times. Political, economic, social and geographic relationships among world religions. Consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17229
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020

Class Ended

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 17229 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

Fall 2020

HUM251 Ideas and Values in the Humanities 3 Credits
An historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the Renaissance to modern period, including Western and Non-Western cultures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33793
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

No Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33793 Students may contact instructor at elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3 Credits
Analysis of motivation, leadership, communications, and other human factors. Cultural differences that may create conflict and affect morale individually and within organizations. Prerequisites: None. MGT101 or MGT175 or MGT229 suggested, but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33400
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33400 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

REL100 World Religions 3 Credits
The development of various religions from the prehistoric to modern times. Political, economic, social and geographic relationships among world religions. Consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34597
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

2 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34597 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

REL203 American Indian Religions 3 Credits
An examination of the historical and cultural background of diverse life ways and worldviews belonging to the peoples indigenous to the North American continent over time, including a study of modern day American Indian beliefs and practices. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34592
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

10 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34592 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

REL290 Women and World Religions 3 Credits
Focus on the role of women in several organized religions and/or religious sects. Study of myth and symbols as they are used to establish, maintain, and enforce sex roles within specific cultural contexts around the world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34604
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

14 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34604 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

WST290 Women and World Religions 3 Credits
Focus on the role of women in several organized religions and/or religious sects. Study of myth and symbols as they are used to establish, maintain, and enforce sex roles within specific cultural contexts around the world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33605
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

14 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33605 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Education:

Ph.D., Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2010

            Concentrations: Women and Religion, Religion in the Americas

M.Div., Yale Divinity School, Yale University, 2003

            Concentration: Religion and Art

M.A./M.B.A., International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, 1986

B.A./B.S., Communications/ Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

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