Iliff Winter 2015 Course Schedule

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IST 2023 1
PRDEPTH
African American Preaching African American Preaching
M 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Lee Tredwell

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 7/12
This course examines the historical development, transmission, related theories, and methodologies underpinning this African American cultural art form, while articulating its placement in the broader study of Christian Homiletics. Black Preaching may be understood as a critical religious message, delivered in a communal context; a message of cultural relevance, informative, educational, entertaining and motivating. A biblically centered message delivered in the vernacular of the people to whom the message is sent and, at its best, is communicated on three distinct levels of understanding: the cognitive, the intuitive and the emotive.

IST 3007 1
ANDEPTH
Race, Gender, Class: Hist & Soc. Scient Analy Indiv. Inst & Syst. Racism Mod. W Race, Gender, Class: Hist & Soc. Scient Analy ...
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 14/25
An historical survey of the role of racism, sexism and classism in shaping the oppressive institutional structures of the existing world order and of how sociological analysis of these structures can help justice and peace activists direct effective action toward the elimination of race, gender and class oppression. The systemic link between racism and other forms of structural oppression, including sexism and classism, will be addressed. (THEO 6304)
Find out more about Tink Tinker.
Textbooks
Anne McClintock. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 9780415908900.
Jean Stefancic; Richard Delgado. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (Third Edition). Temple University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781439910610.
Willie James Jennings. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Yale University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780300171365.

IST 3048 1
THDEPTH
Schleiermacher Res. Contemp. Theology Schleiermacher Res. Contemp. Theology
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Theodore Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 9/25
Consideration of the theology of Friedreich Schleiermacher. Analysis of the philosophical and theological predecessors of Schleiermacher as well as the tradition of theological liberalism that followed him.
Find out more about Theodore Vial.
Textbooks
Steven Jungkeit. Spaces of Modern Theology. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137269010.
Theodore Vial. Schleiermacher: A Guide for the Perplexed. Bloomsbury T&T Clark. ISBN: 9780567415981.
Friedrich Schleiermacher. Christmas Eve Celebration: A Dialogue. Wipf & Stock. ISBN: 9781606089613.
Friedrich Schleiermacher. The Christian Faith. Bloomsbury T&T Clark. ISBN: 9780567087096.

IST 1004 1
MASEM2
MA Seminar II: Methodology Approach to the Study of Religion MA Seminar II: Methodology Approach to the Study ...
W 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: MA Seminar II
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 203
Enrollment: 2/25
One of two required 4 credit courses taking place over two quarters. They each meet for four hours per week in a seminar setting. Its purpose is to introduce students to the study of religion, its history, approaches and contemporary issues. It also introduces students to their particular sub-disciplines, enabling them to locate themselves within their particular fields. It works with students to develop research skills, identify thesis topics and develop a programmatic identity as MA students. Both seminars are required of all MA students. The MA Seminars are typically offered Fall and Winter Quarter each year.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 4001 1
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–10:50AM
4 cr.
MarKeva Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 5/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 4001 2
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–10:50AM
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 204
Enrollment: 8/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 2101 1
PRBRDTH
Leadership & Organizational Develop Leadership & Organizational Develop
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Aaron Black

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Enrollment: 7/35
This course will prepare persons planning to be leaders in either religious or non-religious settings and/or serve as a skills enhancement tool for persons already serving in leadership roles.

IST 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
F 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 18/35
Syllabus
An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Bart Ehrman. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780199757534.
Michael White. Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite. HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 0061228796.
Pamela Eisenbaum. Paul Was Not A Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 9780061349911.
Krister Stendahl. Final Account: Paul's Letter to the Romans. Fortress Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780800629229.
Amy-Jill Levine; Marc Z. Brettler. The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780195297706.
Society of Biblical Literature. Harper Collins Study Bible. Harper Collins, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.

IST 1000 1
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Anne Dunlap

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 1/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
W 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Arjana;
Hernández-Díaz

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 14/18
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

IST 2100 1
ELECTIVE
Sensory Christian Worship Sensory Christian Worship
W Noon–02:00PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 2/35
Workshop format, students learn and perform a particular, well-tested design process for developing sensory Christian liturgy as part of a team – including responsibilities for liturgy, music, hospitality, and promotion.

IST 3049 1
CRDEPTH
Sufism Sufism
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Prereqs: CRBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 5/25
This course examines the assortment of attitudes, rituals, and orientations that fall under the umbrella of tasawwuf known in the West as “Sufism.” Special attention will be placed on pilgrimage (ziyarat) and its mediation between believer, saint, and Allah.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.
Textbooks
Badr Al-Din Mahmud Ibn Qadi Simawnah. Inspirations: On the Path of Blame (Threshold Sufi Classics). Threshold Sufi Classics, 1993. ISBN: 9780939660476.
Scott Kugle. Sufis and Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks). University of North Carolina Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780807857892.
Nizami and Rudolf Gelpke. The Story of Layla and Majnun. Omega Publications, 1996. ISBN: 9780930872526.
Michael Anthony Sells. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality). Paulist Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780809136193.
Annemarie Schimmel. As Through a Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam. Oneworld Publications, 2001. ISBN: 9781851682744.
Laury Silvers. A Soaring Minaret: Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufism. State University of New York Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781438431703.

IST 3050 1
ELECTIVE
Methods & Theor Interpr. Bibl. Txts Methods & Theor Interpr. Bibl. Txts
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Prereqs: TXDEPTH requirement met
A number of methods and theories currently are in use in biblical studies, expanding the conversation and questions being asked of the texts and materials. This course examines the critical study of biblical texts and contexts through consideration of different methods and theories of interpretation. Prerequisite: TX-Depth/Instructor’s permission for Masters students.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 3051 1
PRDEPTH
Theodicy and Tragedy Theodicy and Tragedy
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 17/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
A study of tragic and theological literature for use in pastoral care in tragic circumstances.
Textbooks
Paul Bloom. Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil. Crown Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 9780307886842.
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda. Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Fortress Press, 2013. ISBN: 1451462670.
Adrian Poole. Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0192802356.
Elie Wiesel. Night. Hill and Wang, 2006. ISBN: 9780374500016.

IST 2005 1
ANBRDTH
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 13/35
Introduction to ethical reflection about contemporary moral issues in an ecumenical and global context drawing on ethical and sociological theory and analysis and on theological and psychological perspectives.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.
Textbooks
Saul D. Alinsky. Rules for Radicals. Vintage, October 23, 1989. ISBN: 0679721134.
Pamela K. Brubaker; Rebecca Todd Peters; Laura A. Stivers. Justice in a Global Economy. Westminster John Knox Press, July 31, 2006. ISBN: 9780664229559.
James H. Cone. Martin & Malcolm & America. Orbis, October 9, 2012. ISBN: 9781570759796.
Miguel A. De La Torre. Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. Orbis Books, March 10, 2014. ISBN: 9781626980754.
Miguel A. De La Torre. Latina/o Social Ethics. Baylor University Press, October 15, 2010. ISBN: 9781602582941.
Joseph Fletcher. Situation Ethics. Westminster John Knox Press, July 1, 1997. ISBN: 9780664257613.
bell hooks. Ain’t I a Woman. South End Press, July 1, 1999. ISBN: 9780896081291.
Immanual Kant. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Wilder Publications, November 24, 2008. ISBN: 9781604592580.
Charles Monroe Sheldon. In His Steps. Empire Books, January 19, 2012. ISBN: 9781619492660.

IST 2080 1
THBRDTH
Practical Theology Practical Theology
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 12/35
This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.
Textbooks
Eunjoo Kim; Deborah Creamer. Women, Church, and Leadership: New Paradigms. ISBN: 1608999017.
Bonnie Miller-Mclemore. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology. ISBN: 9781444330823.
Richard Osmer. Practical Theology: An Introduction. ISBN: 9780082817655.
Dana Wright; John Kuentzel. Redemptive Transformation in Practical Theology. ISBN: 080682689X.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
W 01:00–02:50PM
2 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 10/18
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 2068 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist History Unitarian Universalist History
W 01:00–02:50PM
2 cr.
Kirk Loadman-Copeland

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 2/25
This course examines Unitarian Universalist history from precursers in early Christianity to the present day. The course will pay particular attention to the rise of Unitarian and Universalist movements in America, to the history of the last 45 years, and to the prospects of the movement.

IST 2097 1
THBRDTH
Reformers and Rebels Reformers and Rebels
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Theodore Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Enrollment: 17/35
This course provides an introduction to the history of Christian thought in its political, social, and institutional contexts, during Protestantism’s formative period. We will cover late medieval theology, the main Protestant Reformers, the Radical Reformation (Anabaptists et al), the Catholic Reformation, and end with Wesley. The focus is on the development of theology, which provides the basis for contemporary theological reflection.
Find out more about Theodore Vial.
Textbooks
Steven Ozment. Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution. Image; Reprint edition. ISBN: 9780385471015.
John Calvin; edited Donald McKim. Calvin’s Institutes Abridged edition. Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN: 9780664222987.
Martin Luther. Three Treatises. Fortress Press. ISBN: 9780800616397.
Marie Dentiére. Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin. University Of Chicago Press. ISBN: 9780226142791.
Karen E. Spierling. Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva: The Shaping of a Community, 1536-1564. Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN: 9780664233419.

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 16/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
An exploration of the doctrinal heritage of United Methodism: its sources, distinctive marks, development in the United States, relation to contemporary doctrinal standards and practices of the UMC and role in ecumenical dialogue. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination to elder or permanent deacon or diaconal ministry in the U.M.C. Offered each year.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.
Textbooks
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-2012. The United Methodist Publishing House, 2012. ISBN: 9781426718120.
ed. Kenneth J. collins and Jason Vickers. The Sermons of John Wesley: a collection for the Christian journey. Abingdon Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781426742316.
ed. Albert C. Outler and Richard P. Heitzenrater. John Wesley's Sermons: An Anthology. Abingdon Press, 1991. ISBN: 068720495x.

IST 2085 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew II Hebrew II
MTWR 05:00–06:00PM
4 cr.
April Favara

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 9/25
Continuation of IST 2084 Hebrew I (offered every other year).
Textbooks
Gary D. Partico; Miles V. Van Pelt. Biblical Hebrew Laminated Sheet. Zondervan, 2005. ISBN: 9780310262954.
Ronald J. Williams. Hebrew Syntax: An Outline, 2nd Edition. University of Toronto Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780802022189.

IST 1000 2
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Reggie Chapman

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 1/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 3052 1
TXDEPTH
H. B. Lit: Deuteronomy H. B. Lit: Deuteronomy
T 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Prereqs: TXBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 5/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
The book of Deuteronomy for centuries has been viewed as laying out a political view of Israel’s life together. Josephus, for example, described Deuteronomy as Israel’s politeia or “form of government.” Government certainly is an issue in the book, particularly as it involves the conduct of self and others. More recently, Deuteronomy is understood to play a foundational role in the books of the Former Prophets within the theory of the Deuteronomistic History. This course examines these and other critical issues in the study of Deuteronomy. Prerequisite: TX-Breadth.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 2098 1
ELECTIVE
Queer Theologies Queer Theologies
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Heike Peckruhn

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course explores representative attempts at queering Christian theologies and at developing queer theologies. It will include a survey of modern theological projects with the emergence of queer theory as a critique of modern Western culture, and an exploration of aims and methods of queer theory and its differences to e.g. gay and lesbian studies. We will explore “queer approaches” to theology and biblical interpretation, especially where notions of identity (esp. gender and sex, but also race, ethnicity, class, ability) are concerned. Investigations into the potential of queer insights into Christian theology and biblical interpretation will include, but move beyond, apologetic arguments regarding inclusion of sexual minorities into Christian communities. In this course, we will learn to engage in "queering" Christian theology and biblical interpretation, and test the benefits and usefulness of queer theory as a tool for constructive theological projects and Christian practices.
Textbooks
Dale B. Martin. Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation. Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN: 9780664230463.
Susannah Cornwall. Controversies in Queer Theology. SCM Press. ISBN: 9780334043553.
Marcella Althaus-Reid. The Queer God. Routledge. ISBN: 0415323231.
Jay Emerson Johnson. Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness. Seabury Books. ISBN: 9781596272507.
Kathy Rudy. Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics. Beacon Press. ISBN: 9780807010341.
Michel Foucault. The History of Sexuality, Volume 1. Vintage Books. ISBN: 0679724699.

IST 3053 1
PRDEPTH
Religion and Film Religion and Film
R 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 6/25
Syllabus
Explores the interactions between religion and film. Students relate reading in film criticism, aesthetic theory and theological reflection to a range of popular and art films from diverse cultures.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.
Textbooks
Jolyon Mitchell; S. Brent Plate. The Religion and Film Reader. Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 9780415404952.
Robert K. Johnson. Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue. Baker Books, 2000. ISBN: 0801031877.
John C. Lyden. Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals. New York University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780814751817.
Joel W. Martin; Conrad E. Ostwalt Jr.. Screening the Sacred. Westview Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780813388304.

IST 4001 3
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.
Bonita Bock

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 204
Enrollment: 6/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 1000 3
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 5/6
Synopsis
Syllabus
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1002 1
MTS101
MTS Colloquium MTS Colloquium
Online
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/16
The MTS Colloquium will help students to relate learning from various modes and forms of theological discourse to contemporary issues and questions, particularly those relevant to the student’s own professional practices and personal life.

IST 1008 1
INTERDIS
War & Peace in Religion War & Peace in Religion
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 17/18
The purpose of the course is to explore how the disciplines of theological/religious studies work together to generate significant knowledge about war and peace that matters to the world. Faculty members will collaboratively discuss critical questions and issues pertaining to war and peace on which they focus in their research. Students will learn how to use a comprehensive approach to crucial issues of war and peace, gain skills in doing research on religious and theological studies pertaining to war and peace, and will practice how to listen and respond by being respectful of each other’s experiences, beliefs, and values related to religion, war, and peace. FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ONLY.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 1011 1
C&G 1
Consultation & Formation I Consultation & Formation I
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G Phase 1
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 24/25
Synopsis
Consultation and Guidance- Phase I

IST 1012 1
C&G 2
Consultation & Formation II Consultation & Formation II
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G Phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 29/35
Synopsis
Consultation and Guidance- Phase II

IST 1013 1
C&G 3
Consultation & Formation III Consultation & Formation III
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G Phase 3
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 11/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
Consultation and Formation- Phase III

IST 2022 1
PRDEPTH
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Online
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/12
This course explores new approaches to Christian worship in multicultural contexts. Through reading major resources and the cross-cultutal experince of worship, students will develop their theological understanding of multicultural worship and gain liturgical insights into multicultural worship.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.
Textbooks
Brian Blount; Leonora Tisdale. Making Room at the Table. ISBN: 0664202221.
Melva Costen. African American Christian Worship. ISBN: 9780687646227.
Mark Francis. Shape a Circle Ever Wider. ISBN: 1568542771.
Justo Gonzalez. Alabadle!. ISBN: 0687010322.
Anne Koester. Liturgy and Justice. ISBN: 0814627919.
Russell Yee. Worship on the Way. ISBN: 9780817017071.
Kathryne Tanner. Theories of Culture. ISBN: 0800630971.

IST 2025 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Online
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 17/17
Syllabus
An exploration of the doctrinal heritage of United Methodism: its sources, distinctive marks, development in the United States, relation to contemporary doctrinal standards and practices of the UMC and role in ecumenical dialogue. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination to elder or permanent deacon or diaconal ministry in the U.M.C. Offered each year.
Textbooks
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-2012. The United Methodist Publishing House, 2012. ISBN: 9781426718120.
ed. Kenneth J. collins and Jason Vickers. The Sermons of John Wesley: a collection for the Christian journey. Abingdon Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781426742316.
ed. Albert C. Outler and Richard P. Heitzenrater. John Wesley's Sermons: An Anthology. Abingdon Press, 1991. ISBN: 068720495x.

IST 2026 1
ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/16
Organization and methodology of The United Methodist Church. This course meets the disciplinary requirement for diaconal ministry or ordination to elder or permanent deacon in the U.M.C. (offered each year).

IST 2032 1
ELECTIVE
Anglican Liturgy Anglican Liturgy
Online
4 cr.
Peter Eaton

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Syllabus
A consideration of the theology and development of Anglican worship as reflected in The Book of Common Prayer with particular attention to the Rites of Initiation and the Eucharist. The role of symbol and ritual in worship will be examined.

IST 2039 1
ELECTIVE
Mapping the Terrain of Theol. Educ. Mapping the Terrain of Theol. Educ.
Online
2 cr.
David Worley

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 4/19
This course offers an introduction to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for initial engagement with graduate theological education. It serves not only as an introduction to the Iliff curriculum and faculty, but also to broader issues of theories, approaches, and disciplinary boundaries within the field. This course is designed to be particularly useful for students in their first two terms at Iliff and will use extensive audio interviews with the Iliff Faculty in order to introduce students to the relevant academic profiles of individual faculty members.

IST 2075 1
SCSEM
SC Sem: (Non)violent Social Change SC Sem: (Non)violent Social Change
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Social Change Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Students will engage (primarily Christian) theologies, theories, politics and practices of (non)violence that have influenced progressive social movements in the United States from the 20th century until today. Opting to formulate the term “(non)violence” in the course title indicates that we will consider how social change happens (or does not) related to the interplay between theories and tactics of both violence and (non)violence. To examine the dichotomy violence-(non)violence implies 1) questioning the dichotomy itself and clarifying definitions/usage of the terms violence and (non)violence; 2) understanding the structures of power and violence within which violence-(non)violence as social change strategies operate; 3) comparing “strategic” versus “principled” approaches to (non)violence. By discussing justifications and implications for the use of so-called violent means of social change, students will deepen their understanding and practice of (non)violence itself.
Textbooks
Tim Gee. Counterpower: Making Change Happen. New Internationalist Publications, 2011. ISBN: 9781780260327.
Marshall Curry, Director. If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (Film). 2011.

IST 2087 1
ELECTIVE
Financial Management Financial Management
Online
2 cr.
David Carlson

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 15/15
Synopsis
Syllabus
A brief examination of various financial management concepts relevant to church leaders, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and various social and community activist positions. The class will explore important debt, equity, and fundraising issues critical to success in these fields and introduce basic financial terms such as forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow.
Textbooks
Wolf, Thomas. Managing a Nonprofit Organization: Updated Twenty-First-Century Edition. Free Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781451608465.
Lane, Charles R.. Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation. Augsburg Fortress, 2006. ISBN: 0806652632.
J. Clif Christopher. Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship. Abingdon, 2008. ISBN: 9780687648535.
Nouwen, Henri. A Spirituality of Fundraising. Upper Room Books, 2010. ISBN: 9780835810449.
Hall, Douglas John. The Steward: A Biblical Symbol Come of Age (Revised Edition). Wipf & Stock, 1990. ISBN: 159244766X.

IST 3054 1
ELECTIVE
Islam in Art and Architecture Islam in Art and Architecture
Online
2 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 2
Prereqs: Intro to Islam
Enrollment: 0/19
This course approaches Islamic themes through art and architecture by examining particular expressions of visual culture from a variety of Muslim societies around the world. Particular attention is placed on calligraphy, geometry, animal and anthropomorphic imagery, and icons. Students will gain an appreciation of the diversity of religious expressions through this course.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.
Textbooks
Nader Ardalan and Laleh Bakhtiar. The Sense of Unity : The Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture. Kazi Publications, 2000. ISBN: 9781871031782.
Pedram Khosronejad (editor). The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam (International Library of Iranian Studies). I.B. Tauris, 2011. ISBN: 9781848851689.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Islamic Art and Spirituality. State University of New York Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780887061752.
Nerina Rustomji. The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture. Columbia University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780231140850.

IST 3055 1
ELECTIVE
Ethical Persp. on War & Peace Ethical Persp. on War & Peace
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 16/19
The aim of this course is to explore issues of war and peace-making from religious perspectives, employing a multi-disciplinary approach. To that end, the course is designed to have different Iliff faculty approach the issue of war and peace from their specific area of expertise, allowing the student to wrestle with a comprehensive approach to this crucial issue
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.
Textbooks
Miguel A. De La Torre. Liberating Jonah: Forming an Ethics of Reconciliation. Orbis Books, 2007. ISBN: 9781570757433.
Vincent Harding. Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero. Orbis Books, 1996. ISBN: 9781570757365.
Jonathan Riley-Smith. The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam. Columbia University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780231146258.
Edward Tick. War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Quest Books, 2005. ISBN: 9780835608312.
Glen Stassen. Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War. The Pilgrim Press, 1998. ISBN: 0829816569.
Susan Niditch. War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195098402.

IST 4001 4
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Andrew Blackmun

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

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INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Bill Kuntze

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

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INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Phil Campbell

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 8
CPE is the required form of internship for MAPSC students and an additional experience available to MDiv students under supervision and directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Internship requirement must submit a petition to the director of Professional Formation before enrolling. 8 hours (may be spread over two quarters), Pass/Fail
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

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CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Credits: 4
CPE is the required form of internship for MAPSC students and an additional experience available to MDiv students under supervision and directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Internship requirement must submit a petition to the director of Professional Formation before enrolling. 8 hours (may be spread over two quarters), Pass/Fail
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2096 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Leadership Spiritual Leadership
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2 cr.
Jane Vennard

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Mon, Dec 01, 09:00AM–Noon
Tue, Dec 02, 09:00AM–Noon
Wed, Dec 03, 09:00AM–Noon
Thu, Dec 04, 09:00AM–Noon
Fri, Dec 05, 09:00AM–Noon
Mon, Dec 01, 01:15–02:45PM
Tue, Dec 02, 01:15–02:45PM
Thu, Dec 04, 01:15–02:45PM
Credits: 2
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 22/22
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course wil be experiential, guiding participants to find their grounding in God from which spiritual leadership springs. In addition to presentations, a variety of teaching/learning methods will be used icluding guided imagery, self reflection, small group sharing, class discussion, movement, music and prayer. Brief readings will be required during the class as well as reflective homework assignments, followed by a final reflection paper.
Textbooks
Steve Doughty. To Walk in Integrity. The Upper Room. ISBN: 0835898857.
Martin C. William. The Art of Pastoring. ISBN: 1931551014.
Parker J. Palmer. Let Your Live Speak. ISBN: 0787947350.

IST 2102 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 19/19
This course focuses on the main developments and expressions of Hinduism in India. First, we begin with a discussion of the pre-Aryan, indigenous religious context of the Indus Valley, and then turn to the emergence of the Vedas, the earliest stratum of the Hindu tradition. We will then examine the development of the Hindu Upanisads, a highly philosophical genre of literature that significantly questions the religious efficacy of the sacrificial, ritual-based Vedas. Finally, we will turn to the devotional and ritual contexts of the many gods and goddesses, and what is sometimes called "popular Hinduism." along the way, we will explore such major topics as: the changing conceptions of sacrifice; the inquiries into the nature of the self, the nature of the Ultimate, the role and development of devotion; mythology; ritual and its functions; the influence of Buddhism and Islam; and the character of Hinduism in modern India.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3056 1
TXDEPTH
Gospel of Mark Gospel of Mark
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Micah Saxton

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Prereqs: TXBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 10/11
Interpretation of selected New Testament literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. TX-BREADTH is a prerequisite for all New Testament literature courses.
Textbooks
Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore (eds.). Mark & Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies. ISBN: 9780800638511.
John Carroll. The Existential Jesus. ISBN: 9781582434650.
John Donahue and Daniel Harrington. The Gospel of Mark (Sacra Pagina). ISBN: 9780814659656.

IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 26/26
Synopsis
An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel and early Judaism with special attention to the various methods appropriate to studying the Hebrew Bible.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.
Textbooks
recommend HarperCollins Study Bible: Student Edition: Fully Revised & Updated. Edited by Harold W. Attridge, et al. Society of Biblical Literature; HarperOne, 2006.. The Bible (*NRSV*). HarperOne. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Coogan, Michael.. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 (2nd Ed). New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.. ISBN: 9780199830114.
Brown, Michael Joseph. What They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies. Louisville: Westminster Knox, 2000. ISBN: 9780664222208.
Matthews, Victor Harold, and Don Carlos Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. Revised and Expanded 3rd Version. Mahwah, N.J: Paulist Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780809144358.

IST 2054 1
ELECTIVE
Sp. C. Prax: Mental Health First Aid for Spiritual Care Givers Sp. C. Prax: Mental Health First Aid for ...
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1 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Thu, Dec 11, 01:00–04:30PM
Fri, Dec 12, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 1
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 24/30
This spiritual care praxis seminar prepares students, clergy, lay pastoral caregivers and mental health practitioners to use an intercultural approach to spiritual care to help careseekers in particular contexts to draw upon their religious faith and spirituality to cope with particular kinds of suffering.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.
Textbooks
Albers, Robert H.; Meller, William H.; Thurber, Steven D.. Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families. Fortress, 2012. ISBN: 9780800698744.
Robert H. Albers; William H. Meller; Steven D. Thurber. Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families. 2012. ISBN: 9780800698744.

IST 2103 1
HIDEPTH
Medieval Mysticism Medieval Mysticism
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/19
In the European Middle Ages a number of clergy and lay believers—female and male—were convinced that the divine realities of the faith could be intimately experienced. They were the practitioners of long-cultivated mystical traditions that took on new directions and forms in their experiences and writings. Representative figures like Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, John Bonaventure, Marguerite Porete, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and others sometimes claimed to have visions, often emphasized mystical union with Christ or Being itself, were frequently strong supporters of the Church or, at other times, seen as threats to the faith, and usually promoted the ideals of simplicity, poverty, and compassion. In this course we will read the writings of some of the medieval mystics; discuss their key ideas in the context of their social, political, and religious world; describe the prominent types of mysticism in the period; and draw some connections to the contemporary world.
Textbooks
Richard Woods. Christianity Spirituality: God's Presence Through the Ages. Orbis Books, 2006. ISBN: 1570756449.
Bernard McGinn. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. The Modern Library, 2006. ISBN: 0812974212.
Emilie Griffin. Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works. HarperOne, 1987. ISBN: 9780060750671.
Edmund Colledge & James Walsh. Julian of Norwich's Showings. Paulist Press, 1978. ISBN: 0809120917.
Edmund Colledge & Bernard McGinn. Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises, and Defense. Paulist Press, 1981. ISBN: 0809123703.

IST 2006 1
ANBRDTH
Congregations Congregations
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Antony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 30/31
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the social scientific literature on congregations. Students learn basic methodology for analyzing congregaitons and their surrounding communities. A review of the empirical literature on congregations covers such issues as congregational cultures, leadership styles, adaptation to community change, racial/ethnic diversity, fund-raising, and membership growth and decline. Will substitute for Christianity in Contemporary American Society.
Find out more about Antony Alumkal.
Textbooks
Ammerman, Nancy. Congregation and Community. ISBN: 9780813523354.
Ammerman, Nancy. Studying Congregations: A New Handbook. ISBN: 9780687006519.
Becker, Penny Edgell. Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life. ISBN: 9780521594622.
Christopher, J. Clif. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship. ISBN: 9780687648535.
Wellman, James K.. Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest. ISBN: 9780195300123.

IST 2042 1
ELECTIVE
Intro to Theological Research Intro to Theological Research
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1 cr.
Laura Harris

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Fri, Jan 23, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Jan 24, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 11/12
Synopsis
Syllabus
Students will learn principles for the organization of information and elements of the research process. They will learn how to conduct research in a systematic, efficient and effective manner, using both print resources and electronic databases targeted to religion and theology. They will begin developing a habit of using a Research Journal.
Textbooks
William Badke. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog. iUniverse, 2014. ISBN: 9781491722336.

IST 2104 1
THBRDTH
Theological Anthropology Theological Anthropology
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Mar 13, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 16/19
What does it mean to be human? This question lies at the heart of every worldview and theological system. Students will begin to formulate their own sophisticated answer to this question in conversation with important thinkers on this topic from the Christian theological tradition, philosophy, and anthropology.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 2105 1
SCPRAX
SC Praxis: Shaping Public Policy SC Praxis: Shaping Public Policy
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2 cr.
Chaer Robert

Adv. Req.: Social Change Praxis
Meet. Dates: Fri, Jan 09, 02:30–05:30PM
Fri, Jan 16, 01:00–04:30PM
Fri, Jan 30, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Jan 31, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 8/20
Synopsis
There are many paths to social change. This course focuses on the legislative and public policy avenue. How do advocates get elected and appointed officials to change laws and policies to address social concerns? We will use sample issues of concern to course participants in order to understand the policy process and pratice the elements of a successful effort to shape public policy. ***Jan 9th class is OFF SITE at the AFDC Coatlition **** Please visit the Canvas site or contact the instructor for more details. chaerrobert@hotmail.com.**** Students MUST attend all four dates for full credit.1/9, 1/16, 1/30 and 1/31 The second three sessions on are on campus.
Textbooks
Morgan Carroll. Take Back Your Government: A Citizen's Guide to Grassroots Change. Fulcrum Publishing. ISBN: 9781555914455.

IST 2106 1
PSC
Substance Abuse & Dependence Substance Abuse & Dependence
Hybrid (GD: 1/30 1–4:30PM; 1/31 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Jan 31, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Jan 30, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Jan 31, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 32/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
Bringing psychological and theological perspectives on substance abuse and dependence into dialogue, we will explore ways to draw on religion and spirituality to help people moderate their use of alcohol and addictive substances.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.
Textbooks
James B. Nelson. Thirst: God and the alcoholic experience. Westminster John Knox, 2004. ISBN: 0664226884.

IST 2107 1
ELECTIVE
Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings
Hybrid (GD: 2/13 1–4:30PM; 2/14 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 05–Feb 14, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 13, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Feb 14, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 26/30
Synopsis
Syllabus
Through the integration of theology, theory, and practice, this course will invite students to consider and analyze the minister’s role in planning and carrying out weddings and premarital counseling. This course is hybrid and includes both online and face-to-face components. $75 premarital certification fee required.
Textbooks
Doreen M. McFarlane. Weddings With Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (March 28, 2007). Pilgrim Press. ISBN: 9780829817379.