STARTING DATE: January 14, 2019 (5 weeks)
(students will be put into the course site prior to the first live meeting)
FIRST ONLINE SESSION: January 19, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm PST
INSTRUCTORS: Carol A. Tebbs, MA, CAP, Instructor, TA, Batya Stark, MA
The course introduces students to common themes found in selections from the sacred and canonized literature of three major Eastern world religions.
In the course of study students compare the sacred works according to themes such as: creation, facing great challenge, the fall of man, God’s punishment, sibling rivalry, the rewards of virtue, and the power of love.
Students will read and explore excerpts from:
- The Rig Veda and Upanishads, Hinduism;
- The Bhagavad-Gita and The Ramayana, Hinduism;
- The Wheel of Life (story of Siddhartha), Buddhism;
- The Dhammapada, Buddhism;
- The Analects and The I-Ching, Confuscianism
- The Tao te-Ching, Taoism, off-shoot of Confuscianism
Carol A. Tebbs, MA.Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.
Recognized as 1999 Wal-Mart "Teacher of the Year", and 2000 District Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tebbs is annually noted in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in the World. Ms. Tebbs recently published The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Ms. Tebbs is also well recognized in the astrological community for over 30 years of community service as: 3 terms ISAR President and 22 years on the Board; UAC Co-founder, Board member, Board Chair and UAC '95 Coordinator. Her E-books published in 2003 include: Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time and Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer.
Batya Stark began her study of astrology in Denver (1973) with Ruth Dewey and Joyce Wehrman. She has also studied Cosmobiology with Eleanor Kimmel and Psychological Astrology with Zip Dobyns.
Batya has lectured at both national and international conferences and written books and magazine articles. She has lived in Israel, England and Korea and taught Hebrew and Jewish studies in Denver. Currently she lives in the desert where she knits football sweaters for chickens and writes occasionally.