IST 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/35
Canvas Course
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 4001 1
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Arthur Porter

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 6/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 4001 3
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 6/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
W 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Jordan-Fields;
Johnston Aelabouni

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 12/18
Canvas Course
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 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/35
Canvas Course
Syllabus
An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 3123 1
IST3123
Pastoral Care of Couples & Families Pastoral Care of Couples & Families
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Pastoral Care/Couples&Fam
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course examines various theories, methods, and theologies for the pastoral care and counseling of couples and families. The course encourages the students’ self-reflection on their families of origin as a source of insight for the care of others. Topics include pre-marital counseling, the care of heterosexual and queer couples, and the pastoral accompaniment of children, adolescents, single adults, and the elderly.
Find out more about Ruben Arjona Mejia.
Textbooks
Miller, Martin. The True "Drama of the Gifted Child": The Phantom Alice Miller-The Real Person. Martin Miller, 2018. ISBN: 9781980668947.
Culbertson, Philip. Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness. Fortress Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780800631871.
Castillo, Ana. Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me. Feminist Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781558619234.
Gilbert, Roberta M.. The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory: A New Way of Thinking About The Individual and The Group. Leading Systems Press, 2013.
Brown, Jaye Robin. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit. HarperCollins, 2016. ISBN: 9780062271006.

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

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/35
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 3124 1
SJESEM
Envionmental Ethics & Global Hunger Envionmental Ethics & Global Hunger
M 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
The course seeks to develop a constructive conversation on the causes of global hunger by examining significant issues surrounding the present-day distribution of food and its negative impact on the environment. Furthermore, the course will examine what type of praxis can be employed to bring about social and political change.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 1000 1
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 4/6
Syllabus
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1002 1
MTSCOL
MTS Colloquium MTS Colloquium
Online
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
The MTS Colloquium will help students to relate learning from various modes and forms of theological discourse to contemporary issues and questions, particularly those relevant to the student’s own professional practices and personal life.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

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

Adv. Req.: Consultation & Formation
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 14/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2062 1
ELECTIVE
UCC Polity UCC Polity
Online
4 cr.
Sara Rosenau

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/10
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Principles and methods of organization used in major Protestant churches (UCC, Baptist, PCUSA, Disciples, UU, etc.). Designed for non-United Methodists to prepare them for organizational leadership and to meet polity requirements of various denominations, according to student need and interest.

IST 2085 1
IST2085
Hebrew II Hebrew II
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Hebrew II
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Continuation of IST 2084 Hebrew I (offered every other year).

IST 2087 1
IST2087
Financial Management Financial Management
Online
2 cr.
Ferriman;
Barlow

Adv. Req.: Financial Management
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 20/21
Canvas Course
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 2127 1
ELECTIVE
UM Mission of Church in the World UM Mission of Church in the World
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 17/28
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Historical, theological, and practical exploration of mission as the energizing and transformative purpose of Christian congregations everywhere - as interpreted in the Methodist movement. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.

IST 2182 1
ELECTIVE
Women & Spirituality Women & Spirituality
Online
2 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 26/27
Canvas Course
Syllabus
An introduction to important themes and challenges for full expression of spirituality and faith formation for women, including attention to historical women writing about spirituality, introductory feminist theology, and practices of leading and teaching those who identify as women in communities of faith.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3093 1
IST3093
MoralStress,Resilience,Integration MoralStress,Resilience,Integration
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Moral Stress, Res.,Integ.
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past.Th&Care
Intro Pastor Theol Care
Enrollment: 18/18
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Moral stress arises from shame/guilt/fear of causing harm involving conflicts in values. Moral injury arises from traumatic stress that is more shame than fear based, and has been research extensively among military personnel. Spiritual integration of moral stress and injury uses spiritual practices and theological meaning-making to compassionately identify life-limiting embedded shame-based values, beliefs, and ways of coping with moral stress and injury (lived theologies) in order to compassionately understand the origins of moral stress and injury. Relational resilience is the outcome of spiritual integration based on spiritual practices fostering compassion and more complex theological ways of understanding moral conflicts, stress and injury. Prereq: IST 2012 Pastoral Theology and Care
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 3104 1
IST3104
Judaism,Gender, & Religion Judaism,Gender, & Religion
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4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Judaism, Gender, Religion
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/20
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Germans refer to the period of roughly 1770-1850 as the Sattelzeit, or “Saddle Era”—the time between the end of the early modern world and Europe and the modern world. During this era basic assumptions that we continue to make about what religion is and what gender is are constructed. This is also the era when what we think of a Judaism is re-shaped in major ways. Through a close reading of primary texts by Jewish women we will examine the intersection of gender, Judaism, and religion and examine the modern construction of these categories.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

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: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 8
Prereqs: V & O
Ident,Pow,Difer
Consul & Form
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 Pass/Fail

IST 4995 1
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 4001 2
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 11/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 4995 2
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
Click for details
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 4995 3
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
Click for details
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 4001 4
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 8/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 4001 5
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 8/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 2181 1
ELECTIVE
Prophetic Leadership Through Pastoral Engagement Prophetic Leadership Through Pastoral Engagement
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2 cr.
Karen Oliveto

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Mon, Nov 26, 08:30AM–12:30PM
Tue, Nov 27, 08:30AM–12:30PM
Wed, Nov 28, 08:30AM–12:30PM
Thu, Nov 29, 08:30AM–12:30PM
Fri, Nov 30, 08:30AM–12:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 17/20
Canvas Course
Syllabus
What kind of pastoral heart is needed to lead in our current age? This course utilizes scripture, theology, and leadership studies as well as biography to explore the topic of prophetic leadership through pastoral engagement. A prophetic leader is a person of faith who feels a deep call to be prophetic in a particular situation, time and place; understands the biblical prophetic tradition; insightfully analyzes the present situation; imagines and projects possible futures; and seeks shalom and justice in the congregation and community of which he or she is a part. This course interprets and applies these five components of prophetic leadership in contemporary congregational and community contexts. Students will explore issues related to pastoring and prophetic leadership, learn from other prophetic leaders, and begin to articulate a prophetic vision of shalom and justice within their own congregations and communities.

IST 2000 1
IST2000
Religions in the World Religions in the World
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Religions in the World
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/21
Canvas Course
Syllabus
A brief introduction to the history and doctrines of some of the world's religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, African Religions, North American Indian Religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The course is meant to give students ano verview that can then be built upon in other courses. This course is a prerequisite for IST 2131 Comparative Philosophies of Religion.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2022 1
IST2022
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Worship in Mult.Contexts
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/12
Canvas Course
Syllabus
We are living in a globalized multicultural world, in which individuals and communities struggle to realize their identities, values and meanings of the life, and aspirations of the Christian faith. Christian worship is challenged to guide the community of faith by discerning the will of God through theological reflection in multicultural contexts. Among many factors of cultural diversity, this course focuses on race and ethnicity as the major factors of liturgical formation and expression. Upon realizing the significant challenge of racial and cultural diversity, this course aims to search for new liturgical concepts and models for Christian worship, culturally sensitive and spiritually vital, through the theological understanding of the relationship between liturgy and culture and innovative research on a variety of multicultural approaches to Christian worship.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2097 1
IST2097
Reformers and Radicals Reformers and Radicals
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Reformers and Radicals
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/35
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course provides an introduction to the history of Christian thought in its political, social, and institutional contexts, during Protestantism’s formative period. We will cover late medieval theology, the main Protestant Reformers, the Radical Reformation (Anabaptists et al), the Catholic Reformation, and end with Wesley. The focus is on the development of theology, which provides the basis for contemporary theological reflection.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 3085 1
IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 2003 1
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 16/17
Canvas Course
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 3047 1
IST3047
From Text to Sermon From Text to Sermon
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: From Text to Sermon
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro to N.T.
TXBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 20/21
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course will cover strategies and methods for biblical exegesis in the task of composing sermons. Students will employ a variety of critical tools and readings to develop sermon ideas and full sermons, providing valuable skills and experience for those interested in entering parish ministry, or those simply interested in biblical exegesis. Prerequisite:IST 2004 Intro to New Testament.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 3113 1
IST3113
G d & Tupac G d & Tupac
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: G*d & Tupac
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
A rapper, recording artist, activist, and philosopher, Tupac Shakur has withstood the test of time as an icon through whom those who study him and his work are challenged to believe, think, live, and act differently. This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the life and work of Tupac Shakur through an engagement with his music, his writings, writings about him, his family, and his faith.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

IST 2003 2
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/17
Canvas Course
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 Mark George.
Textbooks
Petersen, David L.. The Prophetic Literature. Westminster John Knox, 2002. ISBN: 978-0664254537.
Society of Biblical Literature. HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (New Revised Standard Version). HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Brown, Michael Joseph. What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Biblical Studies, 2nd ed.. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0664235949.
Coogan, Michael D.. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in its Context (3rd edition). Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0190238599.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
Canvas Course
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. Requests for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 3038 1
IST3038
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Buddhist Philosophy
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 27/38
Canvas Course
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 3063 1
IST3063
Formation of the Bible Formation of the Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Formation of the Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course focuses on the development of the Christian Bible. Some attention, however, will be given to the emergence of the Jewish canon, primarily as it relates to and impacts the Christian canon. The chronological expanse of the course ranges from the Hellenistic through the late Roman period. The approach of the course is necessarily literary and historical, but theoretical issues about what constitutes scripture and canon will also be given attention.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 1022 1
INTERDIS
Middle Ages in Popular Culture Middle Ages in Popular Culture
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Hernandez;
Mahan

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This first-year interdisciplinary seminar explores the contemporary appropriation of historical events and religious symbols from the European Middle Ages (ca.700 to ca.1500 C.E.) among mass media, political rhetoric, and popular culture in the twenty-first century. Together we will consider what this re-imagining of the Middle Ages and revival of medieval cultural precedents means for media studies and historical awareness in our time.

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/22
Canvas Course
Syllabus
An exploration of the doctrinal heritage of United Methodism: its sources, distinctive marks, development in the United States, relation to contemporary doctrinal standards and practices of the UMC and role in ecumenical dialogue. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination to elder or permanent deacon or diaconal ministry in the U.M.C. Offered each year.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

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IST2061
Ministry Praxis: Funerals Ministry Praxis: Funerals
Hybrid (GD: 3/1 1–4:30PM; 3/2 8AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Phil Campbell

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: Funerals
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Mar 01, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Mar 02, 08:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 17/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Ministry Praxis Seminars are one hour weekend courses offered quarterly that focus on specific aspects of the practice of ministry with attention given to the integration of theory and practice. Topics will vary and may include issues such as life cycle rituals, budgeting and finance, ministry in particular settings, etc. The course may be repeated for credit.

IST 2164 1
SJEPRAX
SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the Law SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the ...
Hybrid (GD: 3/1 1–4:30PM; 3/2 8AM–4PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Mar 01, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Mar 02, 08:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 8/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course begins with a critical analysis of the diverse personal, theological, psychological, and sociological understandings and definitions of hate. We then look at hate acts in the U.S. historical experience that eventually developed into an awareness for a perceived need to criminalize those behaviors. Finally, we evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. hate crime laws. We interrogate the following: What makes hate criminal? What individuals or groups are deemed worthy victims of hate crimes legislation? Is damage to property covered under hate crime legislation? Is speech a hate crime? Does every state have hate crime legislation?

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 24/22
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

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IST3043
Being Human in the Modern World Being Human in the Modern World
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Being Human in Mod. World
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: THBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 13/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
What does it mean to be human? This course examines a variety of Christian theological responses to that question. After a brief survey of the history of theological anthropology, we engage contemporary proposals for reconstructing this doctrine with regard to social location and the ethical dimensions of theological imagination. Special attention will be given to how notions of embodiment, agency, and relationality have become fundamental to current perspectives on being human, producing both liberative and problematic results.

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