Iliff Fall 2016 Course Schedule

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IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 4000 1
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 6/7
Synopsis
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 3090 1
THDEPTH
Religion in the Public Square Religion in the Public Square
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 6/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
What is the proper role of religion in the public debates necessary to healthy democracy? Some argue that religion in the public square threatens the fundamental democratic right, the freedom of conscience; others that only religion can inculcate the communal values that make democracy possible. This course examines the best and most prominent arguments in this contemporary debate.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 2044 1
ELECTIVE
Black Church Leadership Black Church Leadership
S 09:00AM–04:30PM
2 cr.
Aaron Black

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 24–Oct 08, 2016
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 3/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course both prepares leaders planning to do ministry in the African American Church and/or serves as a skills enhancement tool for those already doing ministry in this venue. Leadership is explored both as a matter of individual gifts and skills and as a community practice shaped by shared or contested needs and expectations. Issues of administrative management, transformative leadership and practical application will shape the course. Particular attention will be given to religious and spiritual dimensions of leadership as influenced by the unique culture of the African American Church.

IST 1000 1
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 10:00–11:50AM
2 cr.
Roshan Kalantar

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
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 1000 7
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 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 7/7
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 1000 9
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 10:00–11:50AM
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
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 2154 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prax: Soc. Injust. Public Health SJE Prax: Soc. Injust. Public Health
M 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Karen Gieseker

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 5/25
Syllabus
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Interestingly, these concepts are often not embraced in an integrated manner leaving large gaps in understanding and training. This course is designed to focus on those gaps. Is health a human right? What is the impact of social injustice on the public's health? How can the integration of behavioral health, clinical medicine and public health impact the management of diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, COPD and HIV and so many more? These are just a few of the multidimensional and challenging questions that will be addressed in this interactive and case-based course.

IST 1014 1
INTERDIS
Imagining Christian Practice Imagining Christian Practice
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Mahan;
Smith

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 22/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course explores Christian practices across times and places, examining Christian lives in bodily practices, and the ways in which Christian identity is created in art, architecture, and other media.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.
Textbooks
Art Spiegelman. Maus 1: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History. Pantheon, 1986. ISBN: 0394747232.

IST 2023 1
PRDEPTH
African American Preaching African American Preaching
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Lee Tredwell

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 12/12
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 3010 1
CRDEPTH
Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 3/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This is a comparative course that examines the dynamics of pilgrimage from a number of different angles - theoretical, doctrinal, ritual, social - and which utilizes a variety of sources - including classical, ethnographic studies of actual pilgrimages, and focused studies of particular pilgrimage places - with the goal of gaining a thorough understanding of the phenomena of pilgrimage in all of its complexity. (THEO 6447)
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2009 1
HIDEPTH
Christianity in the Modern World Christianity in the Modern World
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tinker;
Jordan-Fields

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 12/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
Looks at the emergence of Christianity in the modern world, from the colonialism of the late fifteenth century to Christianities in the Americas, Asia and Africa. An examination of the Aboriginal-Euro-African culture of North America; the impact of Christian missions on indigenous cultures and religions; Christianity in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and the non-Christian world; contemporary theologies in their various contexts.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.
Textbooks
George E. Tinker. Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide, (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993).. Fortress, 1993.
David Walker. David Walker’s Appeal. With an Introduction by Sean Wilentz. Hill and Wang, Revised edition, 1995.. David Walker’s Appeal. With an Introduction by Sean Wilentz. Hill and Wang,, 1995.
Albert Memmi. The Colonizer and the Colonized (with an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre and afterword by Susan Gilson Miller).. Beacon Press, 1991.

IST 2014 1
SJEFOUND
Foundations of Social Justice Foundations of Social Justice
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Foundations of SJ&E
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 9/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 Edward Antonio.

IST 2006 1
ANBRDTH
Congregations Congregations
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/35
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 Tony Alumkal.

IST 2152 1
THBRDTH
Intro to Feminist & Womanist Theology Intro to Feminist & Womanist Theology
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Michele Watkins-Branch

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 11/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course introduces the various approaches to Womanist theological discourse with special attention to the ways in which women's religious experience within the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality help us deconstruct, interrogate, and re-construct Christian doctrine.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 6/6
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 4000 2
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 5/8
Synopsis
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 3091 1
ANDEPTH
Ethics of Toni Morrison Ethics of Toni Morrison
T 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 6/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
Contemplating the evolving literary genius of Toni Morrison, this course identifies the moral constellation that underpins Morrison’s work. Specifically, this course traces Morrison’s treatment of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, region, and religion. The course also gives attention to the ways that Morrison integrates a treatment of these subjects through critical historical analysis and draws from creative archives to lay a foundation for her work. This course invites students to consider the relationship between race and ethics, ethics and time, religion and sexuality, color and gender, and literature and place.
Textbooks
Toni Morrison. A Mercy. Vintage, 2009. ISBN: 0307276767.
Toni Morrison. Song of Solomon. Vintage, 2004. ISBN: 140003342X.
Toni Morrison. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Vintage, 1993. ISBN: 0679745424.
Toni Morrison. Beloved. Vintage, 2004. ISBN: 1400033411.
Toni Morrison. The Bluest Eye. Vintage, 2007. ISBN: 0307278441.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
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. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 1000 3
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
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 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
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 1000 5
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Emily Kahm

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
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 1000 6
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
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 1000 8
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Anne Walker

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
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 1011 1
C&G 1
Consultation & Formation Consultation & Formation
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 0/20
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins-Branch

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/15
Synopsis
Syllabus
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.

IST 2024 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins-Branch

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/15
Synopsis
Syllabus
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.

IST 2029 1
ELECTIVE
Benedictine Spiritual Formation Benedictine Spiritual Formation
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2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 5/10
Syllabus
Two year weekly training program leading to certification as a spiritual director. Iliff degree students may earn up to 8 credit hours over the two years. The program broadens and personalizes students’ understanding of Christian beliefs and trains students who discern a call to become spiritual directors in practices of listening and discernment. Students apply directly to BSFP for admission.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

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 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
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.

IST 2084 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew I Hebrew I
Online
4 cr.
David Pettit

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/20
Synopsis
Syllabus
Introduction to grammar of Biblical Hebrew for translation and exegetical study (offered every other year).

IST 2087 1
ELECTIVE
Financial Management Financial Management
Online
2 cr.
Sherry Ferriman

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 15/16
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.

IST 2087 2
ELECTIVE
Financial Management Financial Management
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 16/16
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.

IST 2151 1
ELECTIVE
Spirituality of Thomas Merton Spirituality of Thomas Merton
Online
4 cr.
Randall Jessen

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
A close look at the life, theology, and lasting spiritual impact of America’s most significant Trappist monk. Students will enter through the window of his life journey to capture a view of his lasting impact on contemporary conversations about spiritual formation, social ministry, and contemplative prayer.

IST 3029 1
ELECTIVE
Benedictine Spiriual Formation Benedictine Spiriual Formation
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2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/10
Syllabus
Two year weekly training program leading to certification as a spiritual director. Iliff degree students may earn up to 8 credit hours over the two years. The program broadens and personalizes students’ understanding of Christian beliefs and trains students who discern a call to become spiritual directors in practices of listening and discernment. Students apply directly to BSFP for admission.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

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

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 Elec
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/14
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 3088 2
PSCD
Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt
Online
4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/14
Synopsis
Syllabus
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.

IST 3092 1
ELECTIVE
Preaching for Preachers Preaching for Preachers
Online
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Workshop format focuses on heightening skills for preaching by examining the preparation process, sermon development, cultivation of resources for preparation, appropriateness of content and style for the congregation, delivery and evaluation. Students will each identify specific personal learning goals that will focus on aspects of their preaching process they will improve. The course will also introduce Bandy's theory of 7 worship ways and the kinds of preaching appropriate to each. Students will identify their congregant's preferred worship way and focus on improving their delivery of that form of preaching. Topics may also include how to use preaching to lead a congregation into new vitality, or to prepare a congregation to close.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 4000 3
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 8/8
Synopsis
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 4000 4
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Vocation and Orientation completed
Consultation and Formation I completed
Enrollment: 8/8
Synopsis
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: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
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 4004 2
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
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

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Elizabeth Coody

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
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.
Textbooks
Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226065663.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students ONLY) Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students ONLY)
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2 cr.
Ware Joseph;
Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 11, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 19/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
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)
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2 cr.
Ingram;
Roberts

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 11, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 12/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 1009 1
INTERDIS
Biblical Authority & Interpretation (Journey Students ONLY) Biblical Authority & Interpretation (Journey Students ONLY)
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4 cr.
Vial;
Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 11, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 22/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 Ted Vial.

IST 1015 1
INTERDIS
Black Lives Matter (Journey Students ONLY) Black Lives Matter (Journey Students ONLY)
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4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 11, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 11/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course invites first-year students at Iliff to consider the intersection of theological education and the contemporary movement for Black lives as an iteration of a long history of Black struggle for liberation within the United States. Through this class, students will be invited to explore existential questions regarding humanity and the theological doctrine thereof, race, gender, sexuality, and class. Students will be encouraged to creatively engage diverse resources and will be introduced to activists who have been and continue to be engaged in the movement for Black lives. Students will begin to answer the following central question: How is this iterative movement for Black lives helping us to rethink or reconsider a Black theology, Black religiosity, and/or ministry?
Textbooks
Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2012.
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Cathy J. Cohen. Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Kelly Brown Douglas. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Orbis, 2014.
Leah Gunning Frances. Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community. Chalice Press, 2015.
Joy James. Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender, and Race in U.S. Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
Joey L. Mogul; Andrea J. Ritchie; Kay Whitlock. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Queer Ideas/Queer Action). Beacon Press, 2012.
Beth E. Richie. Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation. NYU Press, 2012.
Jamala Rogers. Ferguson Is America: Roots of Rebellion. Jamala Rogers; Matt Nelson, 2015.
Cornel West. Prophesy Deliverance!: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity. Westminster Press, 1982.
Angela Y. Davis. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Haymarket Books, 2016. ISBN: 1608465640.
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Haymarket Books, 2016. ISBN: 1608465624.
Claudia Rankin. Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press, 2014. ISBN: 1555976905.

IST 2005 1
ANBRDTH
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 25/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
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.

IST 2153 1
PRDEPTH
Children in the Community of Faith Children in the Community of Faith
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 13/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Participants in the course will strive to articulate a practical theology of childhood that informs their varied ministries with children.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3089 1
TXDEPTH
Body & Sexuality in Hebrew Bible Body & Sexuality in Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 17/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
In this class, we will explore the diverse representations of embodiment and sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, specifically in the context of the ancient Near Eastern world. We will give particular attention to embodied notions of self; bodily experience and metaphor; ability and disability; gender and difference; the formation of the body through ritual and practice; divine embodiment; the relation between body and image; and sexuality, human and divine. Over the course of the quarter we will pair biblical texts with recent biblical scholarship, studies of embodiment in the ancient Near Eastern context, and body-theory.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2104 1
THBRDTH
Theological Anthropology Theological Anthropology
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
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 3038 1
CRDEPTH
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 19/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the Buddhist philosophical tradition that covers both the different philosophical movements within Buddhism as schools of thoughts and major philosophical issues, such as the theory of karma and determinism, the nature of mind, proofs for past and future lives, theories of knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of emptiness and the nature of enlightenment.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3038 2
CRDEPTH
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 19/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the Buddhist philosophical tradition that covers both the different philosophical movements within Buddhism as schools of thoughts and major philosophical issues, such as the theory of karma and determinism, the nature of mind, proofs for past and future lives, theories of knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of emptiness and the nature of enlightenment.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2008 1
HIBRDTH
Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE) Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE)
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 24/26
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the social, institutional, and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the beginnings through the century following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Topics include: context and origins, structures of worship and ministry in the early church, persecution and martyrdom, early Christian thought and Greek philosophy, unity and diversity in early Christianity, orthodoxy and heresy, the rise of Constantine the Great, the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicea, early ascetic movements, and the theology of Augustine.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Joseph H. Lynch. Early Christianity: A Brief History. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0195138030.
Hans Pohlsander. The Emperor Constantine. Routledge. ISBN: 0415319382.
William Tabbernee. Early Christianity in Contexts. Baker Academic, 2014. ISBN: 9780801031267.
St. Augustine. City of God. Penguin, 2003. ISBN: 978-0140448948.

IST 2015 1
PRBRDTH
Media, Religion & Culture Media, Religion & Culture
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2016
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 9/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Draws on social theory, ethnography and reception studies to examine how religion is embedded in media, and how ritualized media practices function as religion.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.
Textbooks
Jeffrey H. Mahan. Media, Religion and Culture: An Introductino. Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-68320-3.

IST 2111 1
ELECTIVE
Narratives Spiritual & Relig. Exper. Narratives Spiritual & Relig. Exper.
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2 cr.
Hernandez;
Civish

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Sat, Oct 22, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Fri, Oct 28, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 29, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 12/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course explores the nature and understanding of Personal Spiritual Experiences (PSEs) and the role such experiences play in the experiencers’ lives. For mostly historical reasons, considered during the course, the study of PSEs has not piqued the interest of researchers. A main portion of the course will include exploring the meaning of students’ PSEs. Dr. Civish's 2008 study of the Personal Spiritual Experiences of students revealed a sense of calling and she utilized the exegesis form of the ?call narrative? to analyze PSEs and develop applications both personal and social. With these insights, personal and religious experiences are reconsidered in new and exciting ways that can revitalize faith and hope.