Elizabeth Ursic

Residential Faculty - Religious Studies

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 2024

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
14844

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/01/2024 - 08/01/2024

Closed

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 14844 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

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
14042

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

11 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.

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
14041

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

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.

Honors Program Only

Class 14041 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
14049

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

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 14049 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
16164

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

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.

Fall Flex Start 2024

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
14793

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

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 14793 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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