fitness, children’s psychological development through sport, peak performance, burnout and overtraining, and
Students will participate in relaxation techniques, visual imagery practices, and discussions about health
and well being.
Students will be required to complete readings and view related media in and out of class.
Evaluation will be based on a five page autobiography of how sports participation/exercise has affected their life, a
two page summary discussing the psychology of sport and how it relates to an approved movie, and a daily log
chronicling their progress towards reaching specific exercise and sports related goals. There will also be oral
presentations and quizzes.
Parables of Jesus
Robert C. Morgan
M Tu W Th 9:30-11:00am; Three day retreat off campus in Lake Junaluska, NC
Most biblical scholars agree that the parables in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke are among the most
authentic words of Jesus. Some say that the heart of the gospel message can be found in them. These intriguing,
memorable stories were a favorite method of communication for Jesus. When we understand them at their most
profound levels, they can continue to startle, comfort, challenge, and change us. At the completion of the course,
students will have developed a new appreciation for the depth of Jesus’ parables, will have grown in their faith by
comprehending them better, and will realize the ways in which these stories can continue to speak to our
contemporary lives. Assessment will be based on completion of reading assignments, two papers, a daily quiz, and
a final oral exam.
Race and the Bible
M W F 10:00-12:00
There is abundant historical, literary, and musical evidence of the African American people’s rich and sometimes
difficult history with the Bible. For many African American people, the Bible has been a source of hope, strength,
and support. The Bible is not unproblematic for many African American people, however. Because the Bible, and
the entire Christian tradition, was introduced to African people in the context of conquest and slavery, the
African-American Christian tradition has necessarily interpreted the Bible in distinctive ways that reflect the history of
and experience with racism. Some of the results of the African American interaction with the Bible have been
music, prophetic preaching, revelatory literature, and important biblical scholarship. This course offers students an
introduction to African American experiences with the Bible. Student evaluation is based on class participation,
several brief writing assignments, and a final project and presentation.
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