Iliff Winter 2017 Course Schedule

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IST 2008 1
HIBRDTH
Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE) Christianities inAntiquity(to600CE)
M 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Micah Saxton

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
Syllabus
An introduction to the social, institutional, and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the beginnings through the century following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Topics include: context and origins, structures of worship and ministry in the early church, persecution and martyrdom, early Christian thought and Greek philosophy, unity and diversity in early Christianity, orthodoxy and heresy, the rise of Constantine the Great, the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicea, early ascetic movements, and the theology of Augustine.

IST 2013 1
PRBRDTH
Preaching in Christian Communities Preaching in Christian Communities
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Syllabus
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 3034 1
PTSDCRS
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Post Traumatic Stress
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Pastoral Theo
Past.Th&Care
Enrollment: 0/12
Syllabus
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
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 2005 1
ANBRDTH
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
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.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
W 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
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.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2157 1
SJESEM
SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Syllabus
A survey of major bioethical debates and the perspectives offered by different Christian denominations and organizations. Topics include stem cell research, cloning, human genetic engineering, and euthanasia. Students will learn how the specific debates are shaped by larger religious dynamics, such as the ways in which both liberal and evangelical Protestants have historically turned to science to validate their theological stances
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 3053 1
CRDEPTH
Religion and Film Religion and Film
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Syllabus
Explores the interactions between religion and film. Students relate reading in film criticism, aesthetic theory and theological reflection to a range of popular and art films from diverse cultures.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/16
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.

IST 3005 1
TXDEPTH
N. T. Lit: Romans N. T. Lit: Romans
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
Syllabus
Interpretation of selected New Testament literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Introduction to New Testament is prerequisite for all New Testament literature courses. (RLGN 4145)
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 2156 1
PRDEPTH
Christian Year in Parish Life Christian Year in Parish Life
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Syllabus
This course will explore the Christian liturgical calendar as a formative practice developed over centures of parish life. Students will explore the historical background, theological themes, and characteristic practices of major seasons and feast days, and reflectively engage in practices of preaching, liturgy, education, and spiritual formation related to the Christian year.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3060 1
THDEPTH
Theol. & Rise Histor. Conciousness Theol. & Rise Histor. Conciousness
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
Theological work today is done in the context of the rise of the historical consciousness, a phenomenon with its roots in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. We inherit a fundamentally different worldview from the worldviews of the ancient and medieval worlds that gave rise to many of the classical Christian practices and beliefs, and different from contemporary non-western worldviews. The historical consciousness leads to a particular set of assumptions about Biblical authority, identity and subjectivity, epistemology, the relationship of individuals to communities, etc. This class examines important texts in the development of the historical consciousness, analyzes issues raised for Christian theology, and points to some of the theological resources developed in its wake.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 3057 1
ANDEPTH
Sects, Cults and New Religions Sects, Cults and New Religions
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Syllabus
An exploration of non-mainstream religious groups. Topics include innovation and recruitment; "cult" controversies; sectarian Christianity, gender and sexuality; UFO religions; and religion and marginalized racial projects.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 4001 2
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
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 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
T 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
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 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/6
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.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
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 Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2025 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/16
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
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 2032 1
ELECTIVE
Anglican Liturgy Anglican Liturgy
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
A consideration of the theology and development of Anglican worship as reflected in The Book of Common Prayer with particular attention to the Rites of Initiation and the Eucharist. The role of symbol and ritual in worship will be examined.

IST 2059 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist Polity Unitarian Universalist Polity
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/19
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
ELECTIVE
Hebrew II Hebrew II
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
Continuation of IST 2084 Hebrew I (offered every other year).

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 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
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.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2160 1
ELECTIVE
Nurturing Communities of Resistance Nurturing Communities of Resistance
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
How do we build and sustain grassroots communities that resist injustice, imagine a new world and create real change? We will examine these questions by studying historical and contemporary examples of communities and individuals who have done this kind of work in faith groups, justice organizations and social movements. Students will identify elements of how to develop social change agency, examine the resistance to “resistance,” and reflect upon their own role in creating and nurturing such communities.

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

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
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.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4001 3
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
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 4001 4
INTRN2
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Prereqs: MDiv Internship
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 2159 1
ELECTIVE
Teaching Authen: We Teach Who We Are Teaching Authen: We Teach Who We Are
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2 cr.
Jane Vennard

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Mon, Nov 28, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Tue, Nov 29, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Wed, Nov 30, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Thu, Dec 01, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Fri, Dec 02, 09:30AM–12:30PM
Mon, Nov 28, 01:30–03:00PM
Tue, Nov 29, 01:30–03:00PM
Thu, Dec 01, 01:30–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
Syllabus
Teaching is an integral part of ministry in any setting. We do not have to be before a classroom of students to experience the power of the teaching/learning experience. Teaching moments appear in many forms. This class will explore the basic ingredients in the art of teaching: respect of students, love of subject, claiming authority, using personal language, and growing in self-awareness. The class is experiential and will include large and small group work, personal reflection, dialogue and a variety of spiritual practices.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
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.

IST 2022 1
PRDEPTH
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Syllabus
This course explores new approaches to Christian worship in multicultural contexts. Through reading major resources and the cross-cultutal experince of worship, students will develop their theological understanding of multicultural worship and gain liturgical insights into multicultural worship.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 3072 1
HIDEPTH
Ancient & Emerging Practices Ancient & Emerging Practices
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
This course examines ancient Christian practices and engages the ways these practices are or could be re-imagined for contemporary and emerging Christian communities.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2003 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Balogh

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
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.

IST 2155 1
CRDEPTH
Black Religious Denver Black Religious Denver
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
This course invites students to think about the social, cultural, and religious specificity of Black Denver. Students are introduced to key contemporary figures and historic places through visits and interviews. Students have an opportunity to learn critical analysis and qualitative research skills.

IST 3047 1
TXDEPTH
From Text to Sermon From Text to Sermon
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon; 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
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.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 1016 1
INTERDIS
Wealth, Poverty, & Christianity Wealth, Poverty, & Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM; 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Todd;
Garber

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
Arguments about whether Christians are called to be poor or rich, to save or redistribute wealth, are older than the birth of the Christian Bible itself. From Mark 10:25 through medieval Franciscans, from liberation theology to the prosperity gospel, Christian’s thoughts and actions about money have directly impacted the church and the world. This course will introduce students to classic and contemporary texts from a variety of viewpoints that describe the relationship between wealth and poverty and historic and current Christianities. Students will learn to evaluate and formulate their own understanding of the intersection of wealth and religion, both from a theoretical/theological and from a social practical/peace and justice standpoint.

IST 2095 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM; 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Barlow;
Wolfe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
This praxis course will help future congregational and non-profit leaders learn fundraising methodologies grounded in the theology of Christian Stewardship and general principles of Philanthropy. Core themes are rooted in developing a spiritual and philanthropic cultural mindset of abundance that frees the individual and community from "scarcity mindedness," which is the fear of "never having enough." This approach regards fundraising and stewardship as a form of ministry that is deeply rooted in the Gospel and thus an aspect of pastoral care and leadership. Persons from other religious traditions will find a theological basis within their core belief system to undergird their fundraising praxis.

IST 2102 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM; 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Syllabus
This course focuses on the main developments and expressions of Hinduism in India. First, we begin with a discussion of the pre-Aryan, indigenous religious context of the Indus Valley, and then turn to the emergence of the Vedas, the earliest stratum of the Hindu tradition. We will then examine the development of the Hindu Upanisads, a highly philosophical genre of literature that significantly questions the religious efficacy of the sacrificial, ritual-based Vedas. Finally, we will turn to the devotional and ritual contexts of the many gods and goddesses, and what is sometimes called "popular Hinduism." along the way, we will explore such major topics as: the changing conceptions of sacrifice; the inquiries into the nature of the self, the nature of the Ultimate, the role and development of devotion; mythology; ritual and its functions; the influence of Buddhism and Islam; and the character of Hinduism in modern India.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2107 1
ELECTIVE
Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings
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2 cr.
Tango;
Jackson

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Meet. Dates: Fri, Feb 17, 01:00PM–04:30AM
Sat, Feb 18, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/25
Syllabus
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. This course is hybrid and includes both online and face-to-face components.

IST 2158 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prx: Social Media Peace & Justice SJE Prx: Social Media Peace & Justice
Hybrid (GD: 3/4 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 09–Mar 17, 2017
Gath. Dates: Sat, Mar 04, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/35
Syllabus
From anti-Roman graffiti in the ancient world to tweets that #Black Lives Matter, activists have spoken out in public spaces. In this praxis participants: 1) explore social media (blogs, Face Book, Twitter, email, podcasts, etc.) as public spaces within which issues of justice and peace are experienced, articulated and debated, where sometimes ephemeral communities are formed to support activism and organize for social change. 2) reflect on their own lives in cyberspaces, and 3) build skills for activist uses of social media. This is an experiential praxis and completing the assignments will require a public media presence.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.