Classes

2020 Term 3 courses began the week of Monday 27 July 2020. Term 4 classes will begin the week on Monday 19 October and will run through Friday 11 December 2020.

NEW TERM 4 COURSES:

“The History of Death”: One of the new additions will be a course in a new History series. Our first course in this series will be entitled “The History of Death”. This course explores, historically, the subject of death from the perspective of several different disciplines: religion, (both traditional and contemporary), philosophy, art, literature, music and film.

“Māori History”: We’re also currently organising courses on Māori History so stay tuned for updates on our Term 4 courses which we’ll be posting in a few weeks.

Additional subjects coming soon: Art History, Religion and Film, Ethnomusicology, Environment and Natural History courses…

NOTE: online registration and payment for 2020 Term 3 classes is available now on our Registration page, but please first read about the details of these classes by following the links below!

NEW DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS AVAILABLE: In addition to our regular in-person classes which are offered in Hamilton, we now offer ‘Distance Learning’ options for all of our courses (except Hebrew 201 and our Te Awamutu course). Distance-learning options have been added for those living outside the Waikato or for those unable to attend our in-person classes in Hamilton. If you are a Distance-Learner you have the option of joining our regular live classroom sessions via Zoom at the regularly scheduled class time, or you can watch a video-recording of the Zoom classroom session at your leisure.

EarthDiverse is pleased to announce the continuation of our language classes for 2020 Term 3 in Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu, and our new World Mythologies course! See below for more information.

EarthDiverse also announces the introduction of our new ‘Distance Learning’ options for those living outside the Waikato or unable to attend in-person classes in Hamilton. All of our Term 3 classes offer distance-learning options, with the exception of our Hebrew 201 and Te Awamutu courses.

Term 3 Registration for all EarthDiverse classes is available now on our Registration page, but please read descriptions of each of our classes on the subsequent linked pages first (click on the links below) before registering. All Term 3 EarthDiverse classes begin the week of Monday 27 July 2020 and last for 8 weeks.

See the links below for further information on dates/times and costs and registration.


HISTORY COURSES:

New History Series of courses coming in 2020 Term 4! We’ll be posting Term 4 information in a few weeks. Our first offering will be “The History of Death”.


RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY COURSES:

In EarthDiverse’s 2020 Religious Diversity series, there are three distinct sets of classes: the first is introductory, focusing on the history, development and contemporary beliefs & practices of the world’s main religious traditions; the second series explores ‘Contemporary Issues’ in diversity over four distinct Term classes; and the third, our new ‘World Religions’ series, offers four in-depth classes of eight-weeks each Term on Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. In-person classes are currently being taught in Hamilton and Te Awamutu. EarthDiverse is also pleased to announce the introduction of our first fully on-line ‘Distance Learning’ options for those who cannot attend class sessions in Hamilton. All of our Term 3 (beginning week of Monday 27 July 2020) Religious Diversity courses now offer an on-line live-streaming option for distance learners. For more detailed information on each of these series and their respective four Term classes, click here or select ClassesReligious Diversity classes from the menu above.


LANGUAGE COURSES

Introductory Language courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu are currently offered throughout 2020 in Hamilton, with Intermediate offerings (200-level courses) in both Hebrew and Hindi starting in Term 3. Both new and continuing Arabic language classes begin on Monday 27 July 2020. EarthDiverse is also pleased to announce the introduction of our first fully on-line ‘Distance Learning’ language options for those who cannot attend class sessions in Hamilton. For Term 3, we now offer Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi distance-learning options. Click here for more information on content, times and locations, or select Classes ➞ Language Classes from the menu above.


WORLD MYTHOLOGY course:

New course for 2020 Term 3!

Grand Narratives and Mythologies in the Western Tradition: Have you ever wondered what the grand old narratives and myths of the Odyssey, Exodus or the Arthurian legends are all about but never had the time to study them? This course offers the opportunity to find out more about them

Click here for more information on content, times and locations, or select Classes ➞ World Mythology from the menu above.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

EarthDiverse offers a series of Professional Development Seminars on Religious Diversity and raising awareness of religious literacy. Click here or select Courses from the above menu.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION classes:

For more information on Meditation classes offered by Pam Chiles (Mondays 1:00-2:00pm) click here or select ClassesOngoing classes from the menu above.


Page last updated 9 August 2020.