IST 2013 1
IST2013
Preaching in Christian Communities Preaching in Christian Communities
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Preaching in Xn. Commties
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course is designed as an introductory preaching class for those who have no or a little experience in preaching. It aims to help the students gain fundamental knowledge about preaching and provide them with opportunities to practice preaching in a class setting.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2097 1
IST2097
Reformers and Radicals Reformers and Radicals
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Reformers and Radicals
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/35
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 4000 1
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Vocation and Orientation completed
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 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/35
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.

IST 3102 1
IST3102
Atheists, Secularists & Nones Atheists, Secularists & Nones
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Atheists, Secularist &Non
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 1100 1
IPVC
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
W 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power,&Voc.inCom
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 8/10
Canvas Course
Syllabus
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

IST 2003 1
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/40
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 Tony Alumkal.

IST 3130 1
IST3130
Book of Acts Book of Acts
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Book of Acts
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: TXBRDTH requirement met
Intro to N.T.
Enrollment: 6/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course offers a survey of the Book of Acts, including its relationship to the Gospel of Luke. We will survey major interpretive issues and strategies for reading Acts, including postcolonial and empire perspectives, geographical and spatial frames, and historiographical and literary analyses. The course will begin with a brief study of Luke's gospel before moving on to Acts, and will attend to questions of whether and how these two books are connected to each other.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/35
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 Ruben Arjona Mejia.

IST 2014 1
SJEFOUND
Foundations of Social Justice Foundations of Social Justice
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Foundations of SJ&E
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 2/18
Canvas Course
Syllabus
An interdisciplinary critical review of social change strategies and their historical and contemporary contexts. Students will identify and share their own motivations for social change as part of a critical attempt to identify and understand the meaning systems behind social change strategies such as: social movements, legislative and political systems, violence-based conflict, market systems and economics, education and multimedia, direct service, and alternative communities.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

IST 1021 1
INTERDIS
Theological Education in the Digital Age Theological Education in the Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 10/7–9, 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Doehring;
George

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Tue, Oct 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Oct 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Fri, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Undertaking theological education in the 21st century is an opportunity rich with possibilities. Learning via digital platforms offers the opportunity to experience and understand in new ways what it means to think and reflect theologically on a host of issues, including religions in the world, the study of Bible, pastoral care, Christian history, social justice, and preaching. It also requires consideration of what it means to be in community and act with integrity in the digital age. These are some of the issues we will consider this term as we seek to enter into the adventure of theological education.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 2035 1
IST2035
Greek I Greek I
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Greek I
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).

IST 2090 1
IST2090
Storytelling & Narrative Justice Storytelling & Narrative Justice
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Storytelling & Narr. Just
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
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 2102 1
IST2102
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Online
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hinduism
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 17/19
Canvas Course
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 2169 1
IST2169
The Reformation at 500 The Reformation at 500
Online
2 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Reformation at 500
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
2017 was the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses, and therefore it was widely celebrated as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In this course, we consider the legacies of the Reformation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 3034 1
IST3034
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: PTSD
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past.Th&Care
Enrollment: 20/20
Canvas Course
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 3103 1
IST3103
God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv. God Mod. Wrld: The Pantheism Controv.
Online
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: God/Mod. World: Pantheism
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
What is the most fruitful model for thinking about God? There are a few perennial options, each of have social, political, and ethical implications in addition to metaphysical ones. In the post-Enlightenment world a version of the pantheism model swept through philosophers and theologians, Jews and Christians, raising issues which, if possible, are even more pressing in our post-Christian context. The so-called Pantheism Controversy has the advantage of not only unpacking all the issues involved in the various models of God, but of also being a good story of the personal lives and relationships of a fascinating group of people. This course introduces students to the most pertinent writings from this controversy and engages theological and philosophical work, influenced by the controversy, from our own contexts.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 8
Prereqs: V & O
Ident,Pow,Difer
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, Pass/Fail

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
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.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/15
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course helps students integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation and ongoing coursework at Iliff. Students will form a cohort group to discern how their CPE experience is part of their vocational discernment process at Iliff. A verbatim case study will be used to explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions. Case studies will also be used to analyze their engagement with and systemic assessment of their CPE context, especially in terms of leadership opportunities for increased agency and efficacy working towards social justice and peace.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 1023 1
INTERDIS
Food,Faith, & the Land Food,Faith, & the Land
Hybrid (GD: 10/7–9, 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Turpin;
Erickson

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Tue, Oct 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Oct 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Fri, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
In a time where the disordered relationships between humans and their habitat are causing dire and perhaps irreversible changes to climatic patterns, to the biodiversity of the planet, to watersheds and air quality, and to the life and health of forests and oceans, faithful voices are needed to challenge the status quo of treating the earth as an inexhaustible storehouse and to imagine new ways of living upon the earth. This seminar introduces students to a variety of theologians, ethicists, biblical scholars, and other religious communities who are wrestling with deep and abiding questions about human relationships to their sources of food, to their nonhuman creaturely companions, and to the very land which sustains them. Beyond these voices, we will be asking what it means to nurture our own creative power to draw upon ancient wisdoms to cultivate more healing and sustainable narratives, relationships, and communal practices of daily life within our environment. Because this is a first year interdisciplinary seminar, in the midst of this engaging and serious work, we will also be attending to the academic skills necessary to thrive in graduate school, including digital library research skills, writing skills, and understanding the breadth of disciplinary approaches to theological education.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2095 1
IST2095
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
Hybrid (GD: 10/7 1–5PM; 10/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Spirit.Found/Fundraising
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 16/19
Canvas Course
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 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 10/8 1–5PM; 10/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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 2022 1
IST2022
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 10/8 1–5PM; 10/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Worship in Mult.Contexts
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 09, 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 3110 1
IST3110
Asceticism & Monasticism Asceticism & Monasticism
Hybrid (GD: 10/8 1–5PM; 10/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Asceticism & Monasticism
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 8/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Two seemingly universal elements in the world’s religious traditions are the interrelated phenomena of asceticism and monasticism. This course explores a variety of ascetic and monastic contexts from a comparative perspective.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 1050 1
ELECTIVE
Journey Beginnings Journey Beginnings
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 9AM–4PM; 10/6 12:30–6:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Sun, Oct 06, 12:30–06:30PM
Thu, Oct 10, 09:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 11/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course offers an introduction to the Journey MDiv program and to a broader understanding of the Iliff curriculum and faculty. It introduces students to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for theological education. This course encourages student’s self-reflection to develop a sense of identity and place within Iliff and within the cohort learning community model. The course is hybrid and the residential requirement occurs during journey week for new Journey students.

IST 3079 1
IST3079
Health, Healing, Death & Dying: Technol. of Inspiration & Expiration Health, Healing, Death & Dying: Technol. of Inspiration ...
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Health,Healing,Death,Dyin
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Through this course, students will encounter a variety of perspectives on the nature, morality, justices, and injustices of health, healing, death and dying.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

IST 3111 1
IST3111
Spanish Mystics & Reformers Spanish Mystics & Reformers
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Spanish Mystics & Reform
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
Early modern Spain witnessed the emergence of Catholic and Protestant individuals whose timeless works and popular appeal in subsequent centuries rested largely upon the practice of "contemplation in action." This course examines the works of such mystics and reformers as Teresa of Ávila, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, Juan de Valdés, Constantino Ponce de la Fuente and others. It also explores the influence of Islam and Judaism on these sixteenth century religious movements, as well as modern Spain's subsequent rejection of this pluralistic legacy as it sought to define its new national identity.

IST 4000 2
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Vocation and Orientation completed
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 4000 3
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Nikki Allen

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Vocation and Orientation completed
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 4000 4
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Vocation and Orientation completed
Enrollment: 5/15
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 2076 1
IST2076
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Parish Leadership
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course will prepare leaders planning to do ministry and/or serve as skills enhancement for those already doing ministry in the church and other religious agencies. The first half of the course will focus on leadership definitions, roles, and capacities/skills/gifts with attention to ways in which individual identities intersect with congregational systems and cultures. The second half of the course will explore the practice of leadership in the following areas: strategic visioning and planning, change management, team building and group process, equipping of lay leaders and volunteers, and general administrative operations.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 3071 1
IST3071
Introduction to Process Thought Introduction to Process Thought
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Intro to Process Theology
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro to Theology
Enrollment: 4/25
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course provides a broad overview of Process Theology from its early developments out of Process Philosophy to its current incarnations in theopoetics, ecological civilization, and radical interrelationality.

IST 3127 1
IST3127
Religions of Afro Atlantic Diaspora Religions of Afro Atlantic Diaspora
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Rachel Harding

Adv. Req.: Religions/Afro-Atlan.Dias
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course examines the histories and meanings of religions created by Africans and their descendants in the Americas from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century, in the context of enslavement and resistance to slavery. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on historical, anthropological, philosophical and womanist perspectives. We examine Brazilian Candomblé, Cuban Santeria/Lucumí, Haitian Vodou, and African American Christianity through the lens of shared diasporic experience and Afro-Indigenous orientations to Black freedom.

IST 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/19
Canvas Course
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 2080 1
THBRDTH
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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 Katherine Turpin.

IST 2188 1
SJEPRAX
Social Activism & Sports Social Activism & Sports
Hybrid (GD: 10/18 1–4:30PM; 10/19 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Brianna Hypolite

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 18, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 19, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 2/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
This course examines the spiritual application and praxis of elite athletes and organizations in the US through defining spirituality, analysis of past and present religious and social constructs and analysis of the connection between the human desire to be connected to something greater.

IST 3107 1
IST3107
The Bible in the Digital Age The Bible in the Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: The Bible Digital Age
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/19
Canvas Course
Syllabus
An increasing number of people are using Bible apps and their digital devices (phones, tablets, computers) rather than print Bibles to access “the Bible.” This change of practice has significant implications for how people think about the Bible, what it is, and how we use it. We explore a number of these digital opportunities and critically reflect on how they change the definition and use of the Bible.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 1100 2
IPVC
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–3PM; 10/7–9 1:30–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power,&Voc.inCom
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 07, 01:30–04:30PM
Tue, Oct 08, 01:30–04:30PM
Wed, Oct 09, 01:30–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 12, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 9/10
Syllabus
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

IST 1100 3
IPVC
Identity,Power, & Vocatiion in Community Identity,Power, & Vocatiion in Community
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–3PM; 10/7–9 1:30–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power,&Voc.inCom
Crs. Dates: Sep 09–Nov 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 07, 01:30–04:30PM
Tue, Oct 08, 01:30–04:30PM
Wed, Oct 09, 01:30–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 12, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 2/10
Syllabus
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

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