IST 3102 1
ANDEPTH
Atheists, Secularists & Nones Atheists, Secularists & Nones
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 11/25
An examination of non-religious and/or non-affiliated populations, with a primary focus on the United States. We will explore: 1) the variety of beliefs among those not affiliated with religious institutions; 2) different social expressions of atheism; 3) the implications of recent religious trends for debates about secularization in the modern West.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 3106 1
TXDEPTH
Migration and the Bible Migration and the Bible
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Skaggs Hall 106
Enrollment: 8/25
Migration and people on the move pervades the Bible, from Adam and Eve to Jesus. This course examines migration in the Bible and the resources it offers for responding to the current realities of migration, immigration, exile, deportation, and other aspects of migration in the world today. A range of perspectives on migration and the Bible are considered, including denominational resources, international aid agencies, and theoretical viewpoints.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 4001 1
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Arthur Porter

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 204
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 4/8
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 3112 1
THDEPTH
Theologies Vulnerability & Depend. Theologies Vulnerability & Depend.
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Enrollment: 6/25
Using the category of "disability" as a starting point, this seminar examines constructive theologies in which attention to human vulnerability, limitation, and interdependence is fundamental to religious thought and practice. It presents "ableism" as a form of social injustice, emphasizing its intersections with other forms of oppression. It names Christianity's past and present complicity in ableism, while also highlighting the tradition's resources for effective opposition. Consideration expands beyond persons with disabilities to include common phases of life like infancy and frail old age. The course's primary aim is to equip students to articulate theologies that affirm that which ableism devalues.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
M 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Jordan-Fields;
Dunlap

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 13/18
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

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

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 8/25
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 3104 1
CRDEPTH
Judaism,Gender, & Religion Judaism,Gender, & Religion
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/25
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 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/35
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 3006 1
SJESEM
Fanon, Foucault, and Friends Fanon, Foucault, and Friends
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/25
Readings of the primary sources of postcolonialists (mainly Fanon) and postmodernist (mainly Foucault) to explore creating ethical approaches to globalized manifestations of race, class and gender oppression. Special attention will be given to the use of Christianity as a liberationist response to global structures of oppression in spite of its historic use in causing much of said oppression. (THEO 6356)
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 3161 1
PSC
Erik Erikson: Resource Past. Care Erik Erikson: Resource Past. Care
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Enrollment: 6/10
This course explores Erik H. Erikson’s life cycle theory as a resource for the pastoral care of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults. Attention is given to Erik Erikson's psychoanalytic orientation and the development of his life cycle theory over the course of his career. The course encourages the use of developmental theory to deepen the student’s introspective reflection and vocational orientation. By focusing on the work of a single author, this course is meant to illustrate how a pastoral theology student may use the work of a prominent psychologist in the development of a dissertation topic.

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

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 12/35
This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

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

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 3/18
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

IST 2002 1
HIBRDTH
Christnty. W. Europe in Mid. Ages Christnty. W. Europe in Mid. Ages
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/35
An introduction to the social, institutional and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the 9th century to the eve of the Reformation. Topics include: the schism between East and West, the growth and reform of the papacy, the medieval monks and friars, Scholasticism, the rise of the universities, the breakdown of the Thomistic synthesis, the decline of the papacy, conciliarism, medieval mystics, late medieval church and people, the Renaissance and Christian humanism.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 1/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

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

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
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&G 1
Consultation & Formation Consultation & Formation
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 20/25
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Organization and methodology of The United Methodist Church. This course meets the disciplinary requirement for diaconal ministry or ordination to elder or permanent deacon in the U.M.C. (offered each year).

IST 2030 1
ELECTIVE
Benedictine Spiritual Formation Benedictine Spiritual Formation
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2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 1/10
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 2036 1
ELECTIVE
Greek II Greek II
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Continuation of Greek I.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 18/18
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.
Sherry Ferriman

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 15/18
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.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
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.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2144 1
ELECTIVE
Prophetic Christian Spirituality Prophetic Christian Spirituality
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Syllabus
Participants in this course explore the meaning and practice of a prophetic, Christian spiritual commitment. Students will seek answers to questions, such as: Who and what are prophets as seen through biblical and modern Chrsitian lenses? What are the implications of holding and practicing a critical, prophetic, Christian spiritual perspective in our current historical context? From a Christian perspective, what constitutes a spirituality that sustains a prophetic life in pursuit of justice and peace?

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/19
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 3030 1
ELECTIVE
Benedictine Spiritual Formation Benedictine Spiritual Formation
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2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 2/10
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 3034 1
PTSDCRS
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Post Traumatic Stress
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past.Th&Care
Enrollment: 18/18
We will use a practical theological approach to understanding traumatic narratives and how spiritual practices of compassion prepare us to listen. Readings from psychological of religion and intercultural spiritual care and our own spiritual practices will help us listen compassionately and become more theologically reflexive when we listen to trauma stories. We will use psychological perspectives to understand acute stress responses and post-traumatic stress (PTS), post-traumatic growth (PTG) and religious coping. We will use theological perspectives (theodicies) to compare traditional and contemporary ways of understanding traumatic suffering, and, in particular, the moral dilemmas generated by trauma and its aftermath.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.
Textbooks
Larry Kent Graham. Moral injury: Restoring wounded souls. Abingdon. ISBN: 9781501800757.

IST 4001 2
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 5/8
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
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 8/8
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 4
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
Enrollment: 5/8
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 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 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 8
Enrollment: 1/1
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 4995 1
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4995 2
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Boyung Lee

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 4995 3
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/5
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 4995 4
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 4995 5
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/5
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2082 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Practice: A Way of Life (WINTER INTERTERM Nov 27 Dec 1) Spiritual Practice: A Way of Life (WINTER INTERTERM ...
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2 cr.
Jane Vennard

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Mon, Nov 27, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Tue, Nov 28, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Wed, Nov 29, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Thu, Nov 30, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Fri, Dec 01, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Mon, Nov 27, 01:30–03:00PM
Tue, Nov 28, 01:30–03:00PM
Thu, Nov 30, 01:30–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 18/18
Syllabus
An exploration of spiritual practices designed to expand our understanding of prayer and to experience the many ways we can practice the presence of God.

IST 2008 1
HIBRDTH
Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE) Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE)
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Micah Saxton

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 14/19
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.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 22/19
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.
Textbooks
Carrie Doehring. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach Revised and Expanded. Westminster John Knox Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780664238407.
Dykstra, Robert C., ed.. Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. Chalice Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-827216-24-2.

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

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 21/19
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.

IST 2000 1
CRBRDTH
Religions in the World Religions in the World
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 21/21
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 2000 2
CRBRDTH
Religions in the World Religions in the World
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4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Meet. Dates: Wed, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/20
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 3085 1
ANDEPTH
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 16/19
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 3105 1
HIDEPTH
Holocaust and History Holocaust and History
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 21/19
Syllabus
Historiography is the practice of making meaning out of the past. Sometimes the past resists this process, because of the inadequacy of our sources, the limitations of our perspectives, or because the past cannot be rendered meaningful. This course considers the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of Jews and others in mid-20th century Europe, and it asks what meaning can be made. Beginning with Christian anti-Semitism and ending with the ramifications of Shoah (“there can be no poetry after Auschwitz”), this course asks how to make meaning from the meaningless and how to do historiography in the face of the past.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 30/36
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 3103 1
THDEPTH
God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv. God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv.
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 21/19
In 1783 the Pantheism Controversy, at first private between two philosophers and their go-between, then very public, broke out in Germany. This controversy played an important role in changing the course of modern philosophy and theology, especially on the topics of freedom and determinism, theological anthropology, and most especially the doctrine of God. By the time the controversy had played out every major German thinker had weighed in, and these writings provide still-relevant resources for contemporary philosophers and theologians engaged in these issues. This course introduces students to the most pertinent writings from this controversy.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 1015 1
INTERDIS
Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 11/19
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?

IST 2101 1
PRBRDTH
Leadership & Organizational Develop Leadership & Organizational Develop
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Worley

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 19/19
This course seeks to introduce students to relevant theories and practices related to leadership and organizational development. Leadership will be explored from the perspective of the individual, group and society with particular attention towards contexts relevant to Iliff. Key ideas from the field of organizational studies will enhance the student's ability to assess and lead in a variety of organizations. This course will also provide students with a sense of their own leadership capacity along with tangible experience assessing real world challenges.

IST 2107 1
ELECTIVE
M. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings (priority 2nd & 3rd yr students) M. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings (priority ...
Hybrid (GD: 2/2 1–4:30PM; 2/3 8AM–4PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Tango;
Jackson

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 02, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Feb 03, 08:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 25/27
Through the integration of theology, theory, and practice, this course will invite students to consider and analyze the minister’s role in planning and carrying out weddings and premarital counseling. Students enrolled in this course will become facilitators of the Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling certification. Additional course fee $78. Second and third year students have priority.

IST 2172 1
PRBRDTH
Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Enrollment: 12/19
This course explores the role of the local congregation as a formative and transformative environment for faith, commitment, and knowledge of the religious tradition. the educative work of the local congregation has been deeply challenged by a culture in which institutional affiliation has become less important. Additionally, persistent cultural norms of racism, heterosexism, classism, and other unjust structures creates important tasks for the work of formation in the local congregation. Throughout the quarter, students will explore existing alternatives for engaging in educational ministry in the context of the local congregation, both formally published academic resources and the grassroots experimentation documented online. Through careful critical engagement with these approaches, students will articulate their own theories and goals for formation and transformation of participants in congregational life and create innovative approaches to shaping this formative environment within their own vocational trajectory.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2173 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prx: Health Inequity & Soc. Injust. SJE Prx: Health Inequity & Soc. Injust.
Hybrid (GD: 2/23 1–4:30PM; 2/24 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Karen Gieseker

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 08–Mar 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 23, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Feb 24, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 10/19
Is it your zip code or your genetics that determine your health? This course will focus on the historical and current knowledge of the link between class, status, and power and our health. Works of health equity and social justice scholars such as Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, Cornel West and others will be used to discuss the web of causation around justice, health and dis-ease. The course will highlight excerpts from the documentary, “Unnatural Causes – Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” to focus discussions and in-class activities.

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