M&RS Syllabi for Students

Online Course Syllabi - Ministerial and Religious Studies (M&RS) 

Below are the syllabi for the current or upcoming M&RS term. Please check the Course Schedules to see in which term an M&RS course will be offered. 
FYI - "Collaborate Sessions" are your live web conferencing session days and times. 

Students wishing to take M&RS courses must fill out the UWSI Ministerial Enrollment Form.

New Student Orientation Sessions:  We highly recommend new students attend one of the orientation sessions to become comfortable with our Blackboard learning platform. The Spring orientations will be March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Thursday) and April 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Saturday) Please sign up by emailing  our Registrar at cgannan@unity.org. to RSVP and receive the link.

M&RS Spring Quarter - March 4 - June 13, 2021 *Registration Opens February 22, 2021

M&RS Courses with Synchronous Session Days and Times (CT)*

Course information and some materials are available on your course's page in Blackboard upon your registration and approval to take the course. Collaborate (live face-to-face) sessions are at different days and times - see schedule below. Be sure to go and look in your course for materials and assignments before your 1st Collaborate session.

1st Year Courses:
MAS 605 - Pastoral Counseling Practice: Tuesdays - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT 
MAS 615 - Basic Homiletics Mondays7:00 - 9:00 p.m. CT
SCS 510 - Biblical Interpretation: Thursdays - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT

2nd Year Courses:

MAS 660 - Developing & Administering Youth & Family Ministry: Mondays - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CT
MAS 630 - Trends in Ministry: Tuesdays - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT 
MAS 665 - Effective Education Principles & Practices: Thursdays - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. CT


3rd Year Courses:
PRA 710 - Student Selected Internship: Thursdays - 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. CT

Elective - MAS 695 - Writing for the Ministry: Wednesdays - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT

*Attention: a course may be cancelled if enrollment is less than 5 students.

If you must drop a course, please send an email to registrar@unity.org in order for the drop to be officially recorded.

M&RS Intensive Week 2021 Schedule 

Spring Intensive: June 7 - 12, 2021 Will be Virtual
Summer Intensive: August 30 - September 4, 2021

UMSA - Unity Ministers Student Association!

UMSA is a non-profit student organization providing support and representation to UWSI ministerial students. Among UMSA’s efforts are academic, technological, and pastoral support; representation to UWSI and
the UWM credentialing team; regular student body meetings; social media presence; and social gatherings whenever possible.
UMSA’s purpose is to promote fellowship and cooperation among students and the UWSI faculty and staff. Membership is free, even though donations are greatly appreciated.
UMSA builds relationships and addresses student’s concerns.
Check out the UMSA website at unitymsa.org and sign up for your UMSA membership at unitymsa.org/apply.