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Brian Zuelke

Adjunct Professor

Fr. Brian John Zuelke, O.P. is a priest of the Order of Preachers (“Dominicans”) of the Province of St. Albert the Great. He began employment at the University of St. Thomas in August 2019 as an Adjunct Professor of Theology and Associate Chaplain in the Center for Campus Ministry. Fr. Brian earned his Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2010 while working for a fuel-cell R & D firm in Cheyenne, WY. During formation with the Order, he earned a dual Master’s in Divinity and Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO in 2019. He hopes to bring his twin interests in theology and the natural sciences to bear in his work at UST.

Fr. Brian is also interested in audio engineering, podcasting, sacred music, metal rock, poetry, novels, swimming, biking, running, skiing, soccer, basketball, and hiking. He has a background in the German language from studying and working in Braunschweig for a year.

Office
JRC 147
Phone
(651) 962-5324
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGR 481 - D51 Engineer Design Clinic II- LAB - - - - F - - 1525 - 1700 FDC 200

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

FDC 200

Course Registration Number:

21415 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Abolghassem Mahmoodi, Andrew D. Tubesing, Anton F. Beck, Brian D. Plourde, Brian Zuelke, Cheol-Hong Min, Chong Xu, Christopher K. Haas, David J. Forliti, Deborah M. Besser, Greg S. Mowry, Hassan A. Salamy, Jeong H. You, Katherine A. Acton, Kundan Nepal, Lucas J. Koerner, Michael P. Hennessey, Paul W. Chevalier, Rachel J. Detwiler, Robert J. Bach, Scott D. Christenson, Steven C. Albers, Thomas G. Shepard, Thomas W. Secord, Tiffany D. Ling, Todd D. Jones, Travis S. Welt

A continuation of ENGR 480 involving the application of engineering principles to the solution of real problems in an actual industrial setting. Student design teams will work under the direction of faculty advisers and industry liaisons. Opportunity will be provided for objective formulation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of alternative solutions. Prerequisite: ENGR 480

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

21842 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brian Zuelke

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

21843 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brian Zuelke

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVSS 200 - 01 Intro to Old Testament - T - - F - - 1000 - 1130 BEC 102

Days of Week:

- T - - F - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1130

Location:

BEC 102

Course Registration Number:

43917 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brian Zuelke

Surveys the books of the Hebrew Scriptures and the deutero- canonical books, addressing general history, geography, and theological themes. The course introduces biblical literary forms for interpreting Old Testament scripture, with emphasis on the historical-critical method. By breaking open the scriptural text through research, reflection, and interpretation, students gain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 100 - 11 Foundations: Faith and Reason M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 311

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

46846 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Brian Zuelke

This section will introduce students to the Christian theological tradition, focusing on the interplay of faith and reason in the development of this tradition, and demonstrating how it undergirds the social doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. Students will engage the Christian tradition through primary source and textbook readings, and through various low-stakes writing assignments, culminating in an integration paper in which students draw together their thoughts on identity, society, faith, and reason through a study of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. How has the interplay of faith and reason driven the development of the Christian theological tradition? What does this history teach us today about how faith and reason can work together to promote peace and justice within modern society?

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