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

Spring 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
27600
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 27600 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

MKT273 Marketing Research 3 Credits
Planning and preparing for a marketing research effort and presentation of research findings in a professional manner. Includes the study of problem definition, sampling methods, statistical analysis, presentation techniques, and evaluation of data.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MKT271 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27435
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 01/31/2020

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27435 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-startedfor additional information. Students may contact instructor at: richard.toler@mesacc.edu.
Class 27435 Students will have 14 weeks from their start date to complete the class. OEE students may work at the open labs at Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain. OEE students must have the appropriate software to work from home.

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
27108
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 27108 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

26349
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

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
26347
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 26347 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. 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
26360
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 26360 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. 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
25393
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 25393 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2020

HUM201 Humanities: Universal Themes 3 Credits
Study of worldviews in a variety of historical and contemporary world cultures, including analysis of origin and creation myths, artistic expression, spirituality, and the natural environment. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27669
Dobson Campus
Lecture
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 27669 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

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
25162
Dobson Campus
Lecture
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 25162 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. 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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