Iliff Fall 2015 Course Schedule

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IST 2136 1
ELECTIVE
Transf. Worship Worship & the Arts Transf. Worship Worship & the Arts
M 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Sarah Bjornebo

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
This course is designed as an exploration of the creative process and the methodology of the arts in worship. Students will be asked to study the practice of worship, develop creative worship experiences and become artful leaders.

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

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
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 2134 1
SJESEM
Social Justice & Ethics Sem. Social Justice & Ethics Sem.
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Soc.Just.&Ethics Seminars
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
Social Justice & Ethics Seminar

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 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 2
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
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 3065 1
ELECTIVE
Empire & the Rise of Christianity Empire & the Rise of Christianity
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Pamela Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
None
Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

IST 1000 3
V&O
Vocation & Orientation MAPSC Vocation & Orientation MAPSC
W 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
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 3066 1
HIDEPTH
Am. Christianity & Indian Genocide Am. Christianity & Indian Genocide
F 09:00AM–Noon
F 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 13, 2015
Sep 14–Nov 09, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
A collaborative research seminar exploring different aspects of the history of the relationship between American Christianity and genocidal campaigns against native peoples, including the colonial period through the 20th century.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
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 2
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 10:00–11:50AM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
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 1003 1
MASEM1
MA Seminar I: History of the Study of Religion MA Seminar I: History of the Study of ...
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: MA Seminar 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
Synopsis
Syllabus
One of two required 4 credit courses taking place over two quarters. They each meet for four hours per week in a seminar setting. Its purpose is to introduce students to the study of religion, its history, approaches and contemporary issues. It also introduces students to their particular sub-disciplines, enabling them to locate themselves within their particular fields. It works with students to develop research skills, identify thesis topics and develop a programmatic identity as MA students. Both seminars are required of all MA students. The MA Seminars are typically offered Fall and Winter Quarter each year.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 1014 1
INTERDIS
Interdisciplinary Seminar Interdisciplinary Seminar
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Smith;
Mahan

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
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Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2014 1
SCFOUND
Foundations of S. C. (title change) Foundations of S. C. (title change)
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Foundations of SC
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
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 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
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.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 1010 1
INTERDIS
Read. Protestantism Relig. Bestseller Read. Protestantism Relig. Bestseller
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Antony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
This course will examine bestselling non-fiction books associated with liberal, evangelical, and emerging Protestant communities. We will discuss with theological ideas, find a large audiences, and why. We will also discuss how theology gets packaged and marketed to popular audiences.
Find out more about Antony Alumkal.

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

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Synopsis
Exploration of biblical and theological understandings of preaching, enabling students to develop skills in the preparation and delivery of sermons utilizing cross-cultural and interdisciplinary resources. Opportunities for preaching and peer evaluation. Preliminary study in biblical exegesis or theology is strongly encouraged. Normally, Preaching in Christian Communities is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area of preaching. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
R 01:00–02:50PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
Synopsis
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 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
An introduction to theories of care, counseling, and psychotherapy in relation to theories of humanity and personhood. Special attention will be given to theological, psychological and ethical perspectives. Course normally requires one extra hour TBA in small group meetings. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 1000 5
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
Synopsis
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 3
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 3064 1
ANDEPTH
Form. Wh. Male Figures in Christ. Eth. Form. Wh. Male Figures in Christ. Eth.
T 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
This course on formative white male figures in Christian Ethics examines the ethical canon from a historical perspective. Special attention is given to texts and traditions as living changing heritages.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2010 1
THBRDTH
Constructive Theology Constructive Theology
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
This course: (a) introduces students to the main movements in Christian theology since the late nineteenth century and their particular historical foundations; (b) introduces students to the tasks of Christian theology: its varying criteria, methods and substantive proposals on what it has often taken to be the fundamental human questions; and (c) enables students to develop a systematic statement of their own theological perspective, with attention to: (1) its clarity, coherence and capacity to illuminate experience; (2) its relationship to the resources and limitations of a particular historical tradition and the interests of a particular social location; (3) its relationship to alternative Christian perspectives, especially those of a traditionally excluded peoples; and (4) its possible implications in terms of social and personal praxis.

IST 1000 6
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
Synopsis
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
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
Synopsis
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.

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
Synopsis
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 2018 1
PSCD
Impact of War on P. C. of Families Impact of War on P. C. of Families
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
This course will examine the impact of war on families and the occasions, brought about by war, for pastoral care with families. We will closely examine the pastoral needs of soldiers, protestors, bystanders, refugees, and veterans in the context of family dynamics. Religious symbolism and ethical orientations operating in families will be analyzed through case studies, research literature and novels.

IST 2024 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
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 2035 1
ELECTIVE
Greek I Greek I
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).

IST 2047 1
SCPRAX
S. J. & E. : Impl. Instit. Social Change (two weekends) S. J. & E. : Impl. Instit. Social ...
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2 cr.
Gary Packard

Adv. Req.: Social Change Praxis
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
How does one facilitate social change in large organizations? Based on the professor’s personal experiences as a writer of the 2010 Pentagon Study that preceded the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in 2011, this seminar encourages participants to examine their personal roles in fostering social change at the institutional level. Participants will analyze the pros and cons of being a radical versus a more tempered agent for change and will reflect on how they can be an effective agent for change in their respective organizations.

IST 2089 1
PSC
Self Care: Theol. & Psych. Perspectives Self Care: Theol. & Psych. Perspectives
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Students will form both an accountability/support group and peer counseling relationships in which they evaluate how they habitually cope with stress, including how they draw upon religion and spirituality.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 2090 1
ELECTIVE
Storytelling & Narrative Justice Storytelling & Narrative Justice
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
This course explores how justice might be defined, sought and made through the use of storytelling and narrative forms of various types: such as historical record, education, the autobiographical nature of resistance to oppression, socio-political commentary as story, narrative clarification of individual and community values, including preservation of culture, motivation for the work of justice, and the creation of community itself through story. The course includes storytelling perspectives such as oral history and tradition, narrative theory, auto/biography, and performance/theatre. Using multiple storytelling and narrative platforms, students will examine others’ stories and narratives of justice-seeking-and-making and create and examine their own.

IST 3001 1
CRDEPTH
Islam, Gender, Sexuality Islam, Gender, Sexuality
Online
4 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
This course examines issues surrounding gender and sexuality in Islam. Through a close reading of religious texts, critiques of patriarchy, and historical studies, students will be challenged to think critically about the construction of gender roles and the regulation of sexual practices in Islam. By the conclusion of the class, students will have gained insight and understanding regarding the ways modernity has radically altered norms surrounding gender and sexual preference in Muslim-majority societies.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

IST 3031 1
ELECTIVE
Integrative Colloq. Anglican Studies : The Bible in the Life of the Church Integrative Colloq. Anglican Studies : The Bible in ...
Online
4 cr.
Gregory Robbins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
A synthetic approach to the study of Holy Scripture, Church history, ethics, liturgics and Church music, studies in contemporary society, and the theory and practice of ministry from an Anglican theological perspective.

IST 4000 4
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 5
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 6
INTRN1
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
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 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 14–Nov 20, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
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.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
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2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 12, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 13, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 16, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 17, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
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2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 12, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 13, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 16, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 17, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

IST 1007 1
INTERDIS
Bodies in the Christian Tradition Bodies in the Christian Tradition
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4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 12, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 13, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 14, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 16, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 17, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
In the last two decades, scholars have turned to the body as a lens to analyze Christian theology and religious practice. This class engages interdisciplinary conversations about the body, including God’s body in the biblical texts, historical understandings of the body in rabbinic Judaism and Christian theology, contemporary and historic ritual practices involving the body, and gender as an analytical construct that has structured our assumptions about bodies in theological discourse. We will engage this topic through readings, embodied practices, and class discussions (both online and in person). As a first year interdisciplinary class, this course also provides orientation to the academic practices of graduate theological education, including reading complex theoretical primary texts and engaging in independent research and writing.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2080 1
THBRDTH
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.

IST 3004 1
TXDEPTH
HB Lit: Genesis HB Lit: Genesis
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
Interpretation of selected Hebrew Bible literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Introduction to Hebrew Bible is prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible literature courses. (THEO 6103)
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 2008 1
HIBRDTH
Christianity in Antiquity(to 600CE) Christianity in Antiquity(to 600CE)
Hybrid (GD: 10/15 1–5PM; 10/16 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 15, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 16, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
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.

IST 3049 1
CRDEPTH
Sufism Sufism
Hybrid (GD: 10/15 1–5PM; 10/16 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 15, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 16, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: CRBRDTH requirement met
CRBRDTH requirement met
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
This course examines the assortment of attitudes, rituals, and orientations that fall under the umbrella of tasawwuf known in the West as “Sufism.” Special attention will be placed on pilgrimage (ziyarat) and its mediation between believer, saint, and Allah.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

IST 2135 1
PRDEPTH
Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Popular Culture
Hybrid (GD: 10/16 1–5PM; 10/17 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 16, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 17, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
Explores the complex ways in which religion and mass media interact in contemporary society, helping students articulate their own individual and communal theological understandings in conversation with popular culture.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2137 1
PRBRDTH
Intro to Spirituality Intro to Spirituality
Hybrid (GD: 10/16 1–5PM; 10/17 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Paula Lee

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 14–Nov 20, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 16, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 17, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
None