General Conference Course
STH TC807 A1 is a variable credit course make up of two components. Students participating solely in the classes on campus will receive 2.0 credits. Those who will also be attending the UMC General Conference sessions in Tampa, Florida between April 27 and May 2, will receive a total of 4.0 credits for the course.
The quadrennial General Conference is the chief legislative body of the United Methodist Church. In recognition of the upcoming General Conference in Tampa, Florida, this course provides students with the opportunity to examine the critical role of the General Conference in the United Methodist tradition. In addition to examining the General Conference’s impact upon the historical and theological identity of United Methodism, the course explores specific doctrinal, polity, and social issues that are on the agenda of the 2012General Conference. The course allows students the option of receiving additional credit for attending part of the General Conference sessions in April-May.