Iliff Spring 2016 Course Schedule

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IST 2017 1
PRDEPTH
Teaching & Learning in Comm. Faith Teaching & Learning in Comm. Faith
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/18
Synopsis
An exploration of the foundational issues in religious education with specific attention to theories and practices of teaching and learning. Teaching practicum experience is included in the course to facilitate the advancement of teaching skills.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2143 1
SJEPRAX
SJ & E Prax: The Arts & Social Activism SJ & E Prax: The Arts & Social ...
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/35
Synopsis
The academy has taught us to focus on the rational and emphasize the intellect. A clear dichotomy is created between reason and the spiritual. To participate in the latter somehow makes the scholar less rigorous, sacrificing academic rigor. Rebelling against this norm has led me to move beyond discussions regarding religion’s aesthetics. This course will examine – through a hands-on methodology - how the arts contribute to the formation of liberative praxis.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2150 1
THBRDTH
Intro to Christian Theology Intro to Christian Theology
W 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Michele Watkins-Branch

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/35
Synopsis
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the goals, tasks, and basic content of Christian theology as gift and task of the whole church in a rapidly changing world. We examine key theological doctrines and convictions that are widely agreed to be essential to the Christian faith and explore implications for the identity and mission of the Christian church today.

IST 4002 2
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 8/25
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 3082 1
TXDEPTH
Heb. Bible Lit: Poetry of the Bible Heb. Bible Lit: Poetry of the Bible
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/20
Synopsis
In this course, we will analyze poems primarily from the books of Job, Lamentations, Psalms, 2 Isaiah, and Jeremiah. Class sessions will be divided between studying some aspect of Hebrew prosody (e.g., metaphor, parallelism, lineation) and looking at the ways in which various poets use these particular devices. We will be particularly interested in identifying how poets bring their messages to life, engage their audiences, challenge (or uphold) the status quo, and revitalize the community's imagination and, in turn, its faith in YHWH.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2068 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist History Unitarian Universalist History
F 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Kirk Loadman-Copeland

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 3/25
Synopsis
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 3074 1
TXDEPTH
N. T. Lit: 1 Corinthians N. T. Lit: 1 Corinthians
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/15
Synopsis
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 3075 1
THDEPTH
Theology & Challenge Postmodernism Theology & Challenge Postmodernism
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/20
Synopsis
An examination of representative postmodern thinkers, how they have changed the context for theology, and how theology has responded to them.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 2086 1
CRBRDTH
Religion Space & Place Religion Space & Place
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/35
Synopsis
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 3017 1
ELECTIVE
Top: columbusday & Hist. Christ. Denial Top: columbusday & Hist. Christ. Denial
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/20
Synopsis
An umbrella designation for a number of courses, each investigating particular issues related to justice, peace and social change contexts. Recent offerings include Community Organizing, Disrupting Privilege, Issues of the Global Economy, Conflict Transformation and Pine Ridge and Colonial Residue. May be repeated for credit.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.

IST 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jenny Whitcher

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/40
Synopsis
A strong democracy depends on the civic agency of the people. In this course, students will learn about the history and core concepts of relational, broad-based community organizing in the United States, while gaining community organizing practice within their own communities. Students will reflect on their core values to define and develop their core self interest and public identity, build meaningful public relationships across difference and diversity, build and evaluate power, and develop community organizing strategies in collaboration with others.

IST 2140 1
TXDEPTH
Intro to the Pentateuch Intro to the Pentateuch
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: TXBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 2/25
Synopsis
Building on knowledge of the Hebrew Bible achieved in the breadth course, this course provides further study both in the different books of the Pentateuch and the corpus as a whole. Topics covered range from the content and the themes within the books to scholarship on this material.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 2073 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Care in Clinical Setting Spiritual Care in Clinical Setting
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/12
Synopsis
Students will engage in clinical care with patients at a local hospital three hours each week in addition to class time. This course includes an introduction to the discipline of Spiritual Care, group reflection on clinical work, and a discussion of challenges and opportunities within chaplaincy as an inter-religious health care profession. A 3 to 4 hour orientation to the hospital is required and will be negotiated before the start of the course.

IST 2141 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist General Conference United Methodist General Conference
R 01:00–02:50PM
2 cr.
Chuck Schuster

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 5/35
Synopsis
Issues and procedures of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church.

IST 3000 1
CRDEPTH
Amer. Ind. Cultures & Relig. Traditions Amer. Ind. Cultures & Relig. Traditions
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/20
Synopsis
A survey of the world views of Native American people as these pertain to both inter-tribal beliefs and Native American ceremonial life, with an attempt to show how Native American practice proceeds from their world view.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Rossbert;
Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/18
Synopsis
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 4002 3
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.
Bonita Bock

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 4/25
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 3037 1
HIDEPTH
The Pursuit of Happiness: A History The Pursuit of Happiness: A History
T 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/20
Synopsis
This course provides a historical examination of key concepts, major questions, and practices about humanity's search for happiness from the Hellenistic-Roman period of Antiquity through the Early Christian and Medieval periods. The content centers on the role of Classical moral philosophy and Christian theology in the formulation of eudaemonic theories about the problem of happiness in relation to metaphysical and religious influences as well as to socio-cultural, political, and institutional norms and practices that shaped Christian notions of human purpose and potential. The legacies of these ancient ideas on the development of modern assumptions about happiness and human flourishing will also be discussed towards the end of the course.

IST 3076 1
ELECTIVE
Science and the Christian Right Science and the Christian Right
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/20
Synopsis
An examination of the American Christian Right's challenges to mainstream scientific theories and practices. Specific topics include the Intelligent Design movement, reparative therapy of homosexuality, denial of human-driven climate change, and opposition to stem cell research.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

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: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 6/25
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: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 15/35
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: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 14/35
Consultation and Formation- Phase III

IST 2076 1
PRBRDTH
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Online
4 cr.
Amy Rowland

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/38
Synopsis
This course will both prepare leaders planning to do ministry and/or serve as a skills enhancement tool for those already doing ministry in the church and other religious agencies. Leadership will be explored both as a matter of individual gifts and skills and as a community practice influenced by shared or contested needs and expectations. Issues of vision, administration, management, and ethical practice shape the course. Particular attention will be given to religious and spiritual dimensions of leadership.

IST 2081 1
ELECTIVE
Authentic Engagement Authentic Engagement
Online
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 15/15
Synopsis
Organizations of highly motivated and engaged individuals need leaders who develop and nurture cultures in which people of diverse backgrounds feel valued, are deeply connected to one other, and are aligned with a shared mission. In this course, we will examine the theological and psychosocial foundations of authentic leadership grounded in self-reflection and the embodiment of core values. Awareness of our own Otherness and exploration of traditional approaches to diversity will help us develop interconnected, inclusive relationships of trust. Finally, we will learn how to leverage differences and create cultures where people individually and collectively flourish.

IST 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Online
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
Synopsis
Critical and practical engagement with why and how Christian faith can be shared while honoring the distinctiveness of others. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.

IST 2147 1
ELECTIVE
Celtic Spirituality: Nature & Grace Celtic Spirituality: Nature & Grace
Online
4 cr.
John Newell

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/20
Synopsis
A study of the Celtic tradition of Christian spirituality as it emerged in early European Christianity and continued to express itself through the centuries. Some of its greatest teachers, from Irenaeus of Lyons in the 2nd century to Teilhard de Chardin in the 20th century, will be considered. The course will particularly examine the Celtic emphasis on the sacredness of nature and its relevance to the earth concerns and awarenesses of today. THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 20. ***Students enrolled in this course will automatically be enrolled in Dr. Newell's weekend public seminars on May 6 & 7 and May 13 & 14. Attendance at the weekend seminars is not required for this course.***

IST 2148 1
ELECTIVE
Anglican Spirituality Anglican Spirituality
Online
4 cr.
Austin Leininger

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Synopsis
A survey course in which students are exposed to a wide range of spirituality, with emphasis on modes of corporate spirituality which characterize the Anglican ethos. Prerequisites: couse work in church history, Reformation history or permission of the instructor.

IST 2235 4
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 21/25
Synopsis
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3078 1
PSCD
Crisis Care and Pastoral Theology Crisis Care and Pastoral Theology
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/25
Synopsis
Intercultural spiritual care helps people use spiritual practices and theological meanings to integrate experiences of suicide, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, addiction, disability, and mental illness within particular contexts like the military.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 3083 1
ELECTIVE
N. T. Lit: Parables in Luke N. T. Lit: Parables in Luke
Online
4 cr.
Ann Brock

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/19
Synopsis
Interpretation of selected New Testament literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Intro to New Testament is a prerequisite for all New Testament literature courses.

IST 3084 1
ELECTIVE
Theol Church: Ecclesiology Theol Church: Ecclesiology
Online
4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/19
Synopsis
What is "the church"? What does the church do? Who decides who's in and who's out? The primary purpose of this course is to survey the theological doctrines of "church" and community.

IST 3137 1
ELECTIVE
New Testament Greek Exegesis New Testament Greek Exegesis
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Synopsis
Continuation of Greek II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).

IST 4002 4
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Andrew Blackmun

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 7/25
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 4002 5
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Bill Kuntze

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 8/25
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.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 8
Enrollment: 1/10
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 4004 2
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 4/10
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 2235 3
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Mon, May 23, 10:00AM–Noon
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 3/25
Synopsis
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2235 2
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Tue, Apr 26, 04:30–06:30PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 11/25
Synopsis
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 13, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 12/25
Synopsis
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 21/38
Synopsis
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. Course normally requires one extra hour TBA in small group meetings. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 3058 1
ANDEPTH
Liberating Sex Liberating Sex
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/25
Synopsis
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 3085 1
ANDEPTH
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/19
This course compares liberal and evangelical forms of Protestantism in the United States, drawing on both scholarly analysis and popular works. Topics of focus include interpretations of the Bible, race, gender, politics, and science.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 25/38
Synopsis
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.

IST 2016 1
PRBRDTH
Intro to Christian Worship Intro to Christian Worship
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 22, 08:00–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 23/38
Synopsis
Christian corporate worship is explored in relation to tradition, symbol, music and new forces that are having an impact on the church's ritual life. Close attention is given to the theology, planning and leadership of services, including Sunday liturgies, weddings, funerals and other services that mark life transitions.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2088 1
THBRDTH
Christology Christology
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/38
Synopsis
Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 2066 1
ELECTIVE
United Church of Christ History United Church of Christ History
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Bahr

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/19
Synopsis
Historical development of the theology, identity and mission of the United Church of Christ. Designed to deepen understanding and appreciation of denominational history, and in conjunction with UCC Polity, to meet denominational requirements.

IST 2092 1
PSC
Spir. CarePrax: Spiritual Struggles Spir. CarePrax: Spiritual Struggles
Hybrid (GD: 4/29 1–4:30PM; 4/30 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Crs. Dates: Apr 15–Apr 30, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 29, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 30, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 19/19
Synopsis
Spiritual struggles arise from conflicts (1) within oneself, particularly one’s values, (2) between oneself and God for those in theocentric religious traditions, and (3) between oneself and one’s significant religious and spiritual communities. Spiritual struggles “are defined as religious/spiritual expressions that reflect a religious/spiritual system in tension and turmoil” (Ano & Pargament, 2012, p. 419). Spiritual struggles “embody fundamental questions about the ultimate benevolence, fairness, and meaningfulness of the world…” (Pargament, Murray-Swank, Magyar, & Ano, 2005, p. 254). When spiritual struggles become chronic they decrease spiritual, physical, and relational well -being. This praxis will explore spiritual struggles both in caregivers and care seekers from theological, psychological, and cultural perspectives. The goal of such exploration is liberative spiritual integration of spiritual struggles. This praxis is designed for pastoral and spiritual caregivers and for those interested in spiritually-orienting counseling.
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IST 2139 1
ELECTIVE
Islam and the West Islam and the West
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/19
Synopsis
This course explores the contentious historical relationship between Islam and the West. Topics covered include the status of minorities in Muslim societies, colonialism, Orientalism, the veil, shari’ah, and Islamic reform.
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IST 3046 1
PRDEPTH
Preacher as Self: Cultivating an Authentic Voice Preacher as Self: Cultivating an Authentic Voice
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Holly Heuer

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 21–May 27, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 11/12
Synopsis
The focus of this course is on the self-understanding of the preacher. Using the tool of the Enneagram to understand personality type, students will increase self-awareness in order to preach more authentically. THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.