IST 2006 1
ANBRDTH
Congregations Congregations
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/35
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 Tony Alumkal.

IST 2086 1
CRBRDTH
Religion Space & Place Religion Space & Place
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/35
A common term in religious discourse is “sacred space.” One hears it used both in casual discussions and scholarly analysis. But what does this term actually mean? What constitutes the “sacred” as it relates to places and spaces? How does a place or space become and continue to be sacred? What sorts of rituals and religious practices are performed there? What are the mythological and social and historical particularities of a particular space or place? Are sacred spaces and places fundamentally the same, or different, from one another, and how do we compare them? These are only some of the questions we will be interested in asking this quarter. They will inform our analysis and discussion of sacred space and place as we pursue these ideas and topics. Through close readings and discussions of primary and secondary texts, we will attempt to articulate a comparative approach to sacred space and place. We also will attempt to map out a basic theoretical and methodological approach to sacred space and place. Finally, we will consider what sorts of results we achieve if we undertake a comparative analysis of sacred space and place.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 4000 1
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Enrollment: 12/16
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/35
This course introduces students to the broad outlines of the history of Christianity with an emphasis on major historical developments, and on the emergence of both local and trans-local expressions of religious traditions. Students will examine and discuss a series of historical case studies, derived from primary and secondary sources, covering different periods and themes, beliefs and practices, controversies and compromises, and key religious figures. Students will apply their learning from the case studies to a broad understanding of how different social, cross-cultural, institutional and intellectual patterns have shaped the diversity and complexity of the Christian historical and religious tradition.

IST 3122 1
THDEPTH
Women & Theologies fr. Global So. Women & Theologies fr. Global So.
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Boyung Lee

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/25
This course is a critical study of the challenges and contributions of feminist theologies from the global south to theological studies in North America, particularly, feminist theologies. Framed in postcoclonial discourses, this course will study works of representative figures in feminist theologies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Topics will include the impact of globalization, postcolonial discourse, religion and culture, sexuality and spirituality, and ecological concerns.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 0/7
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 1000 1
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 10:00–11:50AM
2 cr.
Reggie Chapman

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 3/7
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 1009 1
INTERDIS
Biblical Authority & Interpretation Biblical Authority & Interpretation
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eisenbaum;
Vial

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
Debates over biblical authority within Christianity and in the public square are common place in American society. Such debates have a long history. "Biblical Authority and Interpretation" examines a wide range of perspectives on scriptural authority and interpretation from the history of Christianity and beyond. Engaging with such a variety of attitudes toward the Bible, its translation, and interpretation will help students think critically about their own use of scripture, and begin to articulate thoughtfully their own positions on the uses of Scripture in our contemporary world.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/35
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.

IST 2014 1
SJEFOUND
Foundations of Social Justice Foundations of Social Justice
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Foundations of SJ&E
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 5/18
An interdisciplinary critical review of social change strategies and their historical and contemporary contexts. Students will identify and share their own motivations for social change as part of a critical attempt to identify and understand the meaning systems behind social change strategies such as: social movements, legislative and political systems, violence-based conflict, market systems and economics, education and multimedia, direct service, and alternative communities.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2013 1
PRBRDTH
Preaching in Christian Communities Preaching in Christian Communities
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/12
This course is designed as an introductory preaching class for those who have no or a little experience in preaching. It aims to help the students gain fundamental knowledge about preaching and provide them with opportunities to practice preaching in a class setting.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/35
An introduction to theories of care, counseling, and psychotherapy in relation to theories of humanity and personhood. Special attention will be given to theological, psychological and ethical perspectives. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Requests for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 3074 1
TXDEPTH
N. T. Lit: 1 Corinthians N. T. Lit: 1 Corinthians
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/15
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.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only) Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only)
MTW FS 02:00–05:00PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 6/18
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.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only) Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only)
MTW FS 02:00–05:00PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 13/18
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.

IST 1000 3
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 0/7
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 1011 1
C&G 1
Consultation & Formation Consultation & Formation
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 15/25
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2059 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist Polity Unitarian Universalist Polity
Online
4 cr.
Eric Banner

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/19
This course will examine the fundamentals of Unitarian Universalist congregational polity and will also examine essential elements of functional ministry: how to minister in a mission-based institution, how to understand and effectively manage conflict, and how successful administrative functioning enhances system health.

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

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 16/19
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.

IST 2084 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew I Hebrew I
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Introduction to grammar of Biblical Hebrew for translation and exegetical study (offered every other year).

IST 2171 1
ELECTIVE
Queer Spirituality Visual Arts Queer Spirituality Visual Arts
Online
4 cr.
Justin Sabia-Tanis

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/19
The visual arts offer a lens to view and contemplate the rich spirituality that queer peoples have developed both within and outside of religious institutions. In this course, we will explore themes of queer spirituality, as expressed in art, including embodiment, liberation, (in)justice, sexuality, pleasure, and gender, in a variety of cultural contexts. We will consider how artists’ expression of spirituality relates to written queer theology and how these works of art can expand our perception of the sacred. The focus of the course will be mainly on contemporary art, which examples drawn from a number of countries and contexts. No previous knowledge of art, art history or queer theology is necessary.

IST 2180 1
ELECTIVE
Decolonizing Interfaith Interaction Decolonizing Interfaith Interaction
Online
2 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 15/19
This course will take a look at current models of interfaith interaction in the United States with an aim toward disrupting and dismantling their problematic foundations and structures. Utilizing postcolonial theorists and real-life examples, we will question what is generally considered a pluralistic and diverse institution (interfaith interaction), and discuss the implications for participants and leaders if it is not.

IST 3045 1
HIDEPTH
English Reformations English Reformations
Online
4 cr.
Gregory Robbins

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 4/20
This course argues that English Christianity has always been in the process of reformation. The Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People documents this tendency in the early middle ages. Henry VIII's reforming turn, the reforms sought by John Wesley and by John Henry Newman continued the process. Current upheavals in the post colonial era constitute a new chapter in a reformation still underway.

IST 3088 1
PSCD
Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
This course helps students identify their personal values, attitudes, and beliefs and examine their own social identities to better understand how these dimensions of self can guide and challenge them in pastoral care and counseling settings. Students cultivate cultural sensitivity by considering care seekers' social identities and values, and the ways lived theologies are shaped by internalized social oppression. These theories and skills are used within an intercultural contextual approach to spiritual care that draws upon postmodern approaches to religious knowledge.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
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

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
This course is designed to provide support and structure to students in the first phrases of thesis development. Assignments will be geared toward teaching effective and sophisticated research practices as well as writing and argumentation skills. In this class, students will define and refine their topic, thesis, and points of evidence in order to produce a proposal and a detailed outline of the thesis. Note: students will be expected to consult with a faculty advisor and a second reader at two points in the quarter. Within the first two weeks of the quarter, students should plan to discuss the viability and scope of their topic. After submitting their proposal at mid-quarter, they should seek their faculty readers’ guidance to refine and revise the proposal and discuss the next phases of thesis development.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/10
Students will integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation, ongoing coursework at Iliff and their knowledge of professional chaplaincy ethics and the process of becoming board certified as a chaplain or ordained as a religious leader specializing in spiritual care. Verbatim case study will be used to (1) explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions; and (2) analyze their engagement with and systemic assessment of their CPE context, especially in terms of leadership opportunities for increased agency and efficacy working towards social justice and peace.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 4/7
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 1000 5
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Toni Stone

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 5/7
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 1000 6
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Sara Rosenau

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
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 1021 1
INTERDIS
Theological Education in the Digital Age Theological Education in the Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 10/8–10, 10/12–13 8AM–12:30PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Doehring;
George

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 08, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 09, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/25
Undertaking theological education in the 21st century is an opportunity rich with possibilities. Learning via digital platforms offers the opportunity to experience and understand in new ways what it means to think and reflect theologically on a host of issues, including religions in the world, the study of Bible, pastoral care, Christian history, social justice, and preaching. It also requires consideration of what it means to be in community and act with integrity in the digital age. These are some of the issues we will consider this term as we seek to enter into the adventure of theological education.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 2095 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Barlow;
Wolfe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 16/19
This praxis course will help future congregational and non-profit leaders learn fundraising methodologies grounded in the theology of Christian Stewardship and general principles of Philanthropy. Core themes are rooted in developing a spiritual and philanthropic cultural mindset of abundance that frees the individual and community from "scarcity mindedness," which is the fear of "never having enough." This approach regards fundraising and stewardship as a form of ministry that is deeply rooted in the Gospel and thus an aspect of pastoral care and leadership. Persons from other religious traditions will find a theological basis within their core belief system to undergird their fundraising praxis.

IST 1050 1
ELECTIVE
Journey Beginnings Journey Beginnings
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 9AM–4PM; 10/7 12:30–6:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Sun, Oct 07, 12:30–06:30PM
Thu, Oct 11, 09:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 19/35
This course offers an introduction to the Journey MDiv program and to a broader understanding of the Iliff curriculum and faculty. It introduces students to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for theological education. This course encourages student’s self-reflection to develop a sense of identity and place within Iliff and within the cohort learning community model. The course is hybrid and the residential requirement occurs during journey week for new Journey students.

IST 2080 1
PRBRDTH
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
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.

IST 2102 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
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 4000 2
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Consultation and Formation I completed
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Enrollment: 24/27
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 2076 1
PRBRDTH
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/19
This course will prepare leaders planning to do ministry and/or serve as skills enhancement for those already doing ministry in the church and other religious agencies. The first half of the course will focus on leadership definitions, roles, and capacities/skills/gifts with attention to ways in which individual identities intersect with congregational systems and cultures. The second half of the course will explore the practice of leadership in the following areas: strategic visioning and planning, change management, team building and group process, equipping of lay leaders and volunteers, and general administrative operations.

IST 2088 1
THBRDTH
Christology Christology
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.

IST 3058 1
ANDEPTH
Liberating Sex Liberating Sex
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 17/19
The purpose of the course is to search the Christian Scriptures, in spite of its accusations of being patriarchal, to find biblically-based guidelines for developing an ethical sexual lifestyle that is aware of how racism, classism, and specifically sexism influences the current conversation on sexual ethics. The course's focus will be on developing healthy models that foster intimacy and vulnerability for a disjointed and at times oppressive community.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/19
English Methodism to the death of John Wesley; the United Methodist tradition in North America; racial and ethnic diversity and the role of women in United Methodism. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination. Offered each year.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2179 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prax: Spirituality & Soc. Activism in Sports SJE Prax: Spirituality & Soc. Activism in Sports
Hybrid (GD: 10/19 1–4:30PM; 10/20 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Brianna Hypolite

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 19, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 20, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 9/25
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores how social activism can be effective in three major sports in America, basketball, baseball, and football OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, you will be able to: - Identify the relationship between sport and tenets of spirituality in the US - Appreciate the personal and private commitment to the elite athlete’s sport of choice - Analyze the legacy of the mixture of spirituality and sport in American culture - Establish a well-rounded perspective of spirituality in sports - Recognize how social activism can sustain one spiritually

IST 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/19
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the goals, tasks, and basic content of Christian theology. In particular we will look at systematic theology, what it is, why it is important, how it works, and historical resources from the Christian tradition that are relevant to many vocations today.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 3111 1
HIDEPTH
Spanish Mystics & Reformers Spanish Mystics & Reformers
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Early modern Spain witnessed the emergence of Catholic and Protestant individuals whose timeless works and popular appeal in subsequent centuries rested largely upon the practice of "contemplation in action." This course examines the works of such mystics and reformers as Teresa of Ávila, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, Juan de Valdés, Constantino Ponce de la Fuente and others. It also explores the influence of Islam and Judaism on these sixteenth century religious movements, as well as modern Spain's subsequent rejection of this pluralistic legacy as it sought to define its new national identity.

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ANBRDTH
Congregations Congregations
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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.
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