Elizabeth Ursic

Residential Faculty - Religious Studies

Business & Information Systems

Cultural Science

English

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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 2019

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
33124
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

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
32872
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 02/01/2019

Class Ended

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
32492
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Closed

31657
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

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
31655
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

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
31669
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

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
30604
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

Spring Flex Start 2019

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
33238
Dobson Campus
Lecture
03/18/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

Summer 2019

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
17633
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/28/2019 - 06/27/2019

Open

1 of 25
Seats Available

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
17190
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/28/2019 - 06/27/2019

Closed

Fall 2019

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24792
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

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
24350
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 10/11/2019

Open

28 of 30
Seats Available

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
26758
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/17/2019 - 09/06/2019

Open

24 of 25
Seats Available

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
25709
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

23 of 25
Seats Available

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
25703
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

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
25716
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

23 of 25
Seats Available

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
24583
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

20 of 25
Seats Available

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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