Thomas Shoemaker

Residential Faculty - Religious Studies

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Office: BP 43A - Room: BPO11

480-461-7009

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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
30200
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 30200 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

Fall Flex Start 2022

FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success 1 Credits
Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset and financial literacy. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38413
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 38413 Students may contact instructor at thomas.shoemaker@mesacc.edu

38416
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 38416 Students may contact instructor at thomas.shoemaker@mesacc.edu

38423
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 38423 Students may contact instructor at thomas.shoemaker@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
30043
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 30043 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

30259
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 30259 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

REL291 Religion and Sexuality 3 Credits
Exploration of the perspectives of various religious traditions on human sexuality. Includes consideration of all aspects of sexual practice as well as its incorporation into religious discourse and practice and its impact on social norms and structures. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30338
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an 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 30338 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Winter Intersession 2022

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
29960
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/19/2022 - 01/13/2023

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 29960 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

Winter Intersession Classes

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Spring 2023

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
29671
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

16 of 18
Seats Available

REL270 Introduction to Christianity 3 Credits
The nature and content of the Christian tradition developed over time, with overview of the New Testament, major historical trends and figures, major Christian ideas and practices, and survey of denominations. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33542
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/14/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 33542 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081t

REL291 Religion and Sexuality 3 Credits
Exploration of the perspectives of various religious traditions on human sexuality. Includes consideration of all aspects of sexual practice as well as its incorporation into religious discourse and practice and its impact on social norms and structures. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30488
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 30488 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Spring Flex Start 2023

FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 3 Credits
Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career, and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset, interpersonal skills, financial literacy, self-care strategies, diverse perspectives, and campus tools and resources. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34153
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 34153 Students may contact instructor at tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu. Class 34153 intended for students in the Culture and Society Field of Interest.

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
29143
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 29143 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

30450
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an 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 30450 Students may contact instructor at: tom.shoemaker@mesacc.edu or visit www.mesacc.edu/~thoqh49081

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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