Classes

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Statue of Dante Alighieri, outside of the Basilica di Santa Croce: Florence, Italy. Photo by Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D.

Classes Taught:

Philosophy:

  • PHL 350: Social and Political Philosophy (Olivet College)
  • SRM 410: Sports Philosophy and Ethics (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: Sigmund Freud (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: Friedrich Nietzsche (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: The Abolitionists (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: German Philosophy (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: Malcolm X (Olivet College)
  • PHL 250: Visionary Thinkers: Karl Marx (Olivet College)
  • PHL 490: World War II and the Holocaust: Study Abroad (Olivet College)
  • PHL 320: Social Justice (Olivet College)
  • PHL/REL 490: Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity: Study Abroad (Olivet College)
  • PHL: 320: Political Philosophy (Olivet College)
  • PHL 290: Philosophy of Violence, Suffering, and Anti-Semitism: Study Abroad (Olivet College)
  • PHL 325: Modern Philosophy: Hegelian Right and Hegelian Left (Olivet College)
  • PHL 103: Logic (Grand Valley State University)
  • PHL 220: Aesthetic (Grand Valley State University)
  • INT 100: Liberal Education Studies (Grand Valley State University)
  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Grand Valley State University)
  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Olivet College)

Ethics:

  • PHL 360: Biomedical Ethics (Olivet College)
  • PHL 102: Introduction to Ethics (Olivet College)
  • PHL 325: Ethics in Professional Life (Grand Valley State University)

Religion:

  • REL 432: Modern Muslim Thought (Michigan State University)
  • REL 290: Psychological Elements of Religion (Olivet College)
  • REL 220: Religion in America (Michigan State University)
  • REL 291: Philosophy of Religion: Gender and Politics (Michigan State University)
  • REL 210: Religion and the Environment (Michigan State University)
  • REL 210: Religion and the Environment Online (Michigan State University)
  • REL 175: Religion and Film (Michigan State University)
  • REL 215: The Sound of World Religion (Michigan State University)
  • REL 260: World Religion: Eastern Religious Traditions (Olivet College)
  • REL 101: Wisdom and the World’s Religions (Michigan State University)
  • REL 205: Myth, Self, and Religion (Michigan State University)
  • REL 261: World Religion: Western Religious Traditions (Olivet College)
  • REL 3240: Psychological Elements of Religion (Western Michigan University)
  • REL 360: Islamic Tradition (Olivet College)
  • REL 1000: Introduction to World Religion – Islam (Western Michigan University)
  • REL 315: Teachings of Jesus (Olivet College)
  • REL 210: Old Testament History (Olivet College)
  • REL 200: Religion and the Quest for Meaning (Olivet College)
  • REL 101: Introduction to World Religions (Olivet College)
  • REL 1001: Introduction to World Religions (Western Michigan University)
  • REL 360: Islamic Tradition (Western Michigan University)

Interdisciplinary Studies:

  • IHS 211: Race, Religion, and Diversity (Michigan State University)
  • IDS 211: Civilization Studies (Olivet College)

Arabic:

  • WRL Arabic 301 & 302: Advanced Intermediate Arabic (Olivet College)
  • WRL Arabic 201 & 202: Intermediate Arabic (Olivet College)
  • WRL Arabic 101 & 101: Beginning Arabic (Olivet College)

General Studies:

  • IDS 151: Self & Community (Olivet College)
  • INT 310: Creativity (Grand Valley State University)
  • IDS 111 & 112: Writing and Rhetoric (Olivet College)

Music:

  • Jazz Drumming (Olivet College)
  • African Hand Drumming (Kalamazoo Public Schools)
  • Ethnomusicology (Marshall Music Co. in Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Private Music Instructor (Marshall Music Co. in Kalamazoo, MI)

Study Abroad Classes:

  • 2022: REL 490/PHL 490: “Foundations of the West: Jerusalem and Athens.” Summer semester course taught in Palestine/Israel and Greece.
  • 2019: REL 490: “Popes, Saints, and Sinners: Renaissance Christianity in Italy.” Summer semester course taught in Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome.
  • 2017: PHL 490: “World War II and the Holocaust.” Summer course taught in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
  • 2015: REL 490: Popes, Saints, and Sinners: Medieval Christianity in Italy.” Summer semester course taught in Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome.
  • 2013: PHL/REL 490: “Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity.” Summer semester course taught in Athens and Rome.
  • 2011: PHL 490: “The Philosophy of Violence, Suffering, and Anti-Semitism.” Summer semester course taught in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

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