Iliff Fall 2013 Course Schedule

Iliff - Fall 2013

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 21, 2013


DU course


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 5/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Enrollment: 9/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


None


Find out more about Mark George.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 9/20

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 6/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Advising Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Enrollment: 13/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Enrollment: 19/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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 Todd Berzon.

Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Hinduism
Enrollment: 2/2

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 20, 2013


Doctrines, practices, and history of South Asian Hinduism; special emphasis on paths to liberation and contemporary Hindu practices.


Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

Advising Req.: Psychology of Religion
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 19, 2013


Beliefs, feelings, actions representing human religious response or experience; function of religion in individual life. Go to University of Denver catalog for a complete description.


Advising Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Enrollment: 11/12

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Enrollment: 7/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


In 1799 J. G. Fichte, arguably the most prominent philosopher of his day, was forced to resign his position at the University of Jena because of his alleged atheism (Spinozism would have been a more accurate label). The charges against Fichte go to the heart of several important philosophical and theological issues: the doctrine of God, freedom and determinism, theological anthropology, and the possibility of knowledge. This course introduces students to the most pertinent writings from this controversy and the central figures related to it in an effort to engage these perennial philosophical and theological issues in a sophisticated manner.


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 3/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


An umbrella designation for a number of courses, each investigating particular issues related to justice, peace and social change contexts. Recent offerings include Community Organizing, Disrupting Privilege, Issues of the Global Economy, Conflict Transformation and Pine Ridge and Colonial Residue. May be repeated for credit.


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 0/0

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


This seminar focuses on advanced Greek grammar, reading and vocabulary building; textual criticism,; and reference tools. At least one full year of greek language is required.


Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

Advising Req.: MA Seminar 1
Enrollment: 3/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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 Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 31/25

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Seeing and Believing uses the aesthetic, theological and cultural study of film as the lens through which to think about the substance and definition of religion, the ways in which it is studied and practiced, and to build the core skills to be a successful student at Iliff. 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 Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Seminar comparing theological and psychological interpretations of dynamics and issues in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy. Readings, case analyses and reaction and seminar papers.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Enrollment: 29/30

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Enrollment: 18/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Looks at the emergence of Christianity in the modern world, from the colonialism of the late fifteenth century to Christianities in the Americas, Asia and Africa. An examination of the Aboriginal-Euro-African culture of North America; the impact of Christian missions on indigenous cultures and religions; Christianity in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and the non-Christian world; contemporary theologies in their various contexts.


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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. This section is for MAPSC students only.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/20

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).


Advising Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Enrollment: 36/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Enrollment: 13/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Enrollment: 24/30

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 8/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 18/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Description forthcoming. 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 Edward Antonio.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 16/16

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


This course will focus on queer interpretations of the Bible: those that support queer communities (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual) or that help readers think differently about gender and sexuality. Students will be encouraged to produce their own queer interpretations and to imagine how existing queer interpretations might be useful in their own contexts.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 42/60

Meeting Dates: Fri, Sep 20, 9:00AM-4:30PM
Sat, Sep 21, 9:00AM-12:30PM


Spiritually-oriented care helps trauma survivors begin to integrate and live resiliently with the after effects of trauma, especially morally distressing trauma. Spiritually-oriented care is distinctive from other forms of care in that it focuses the values, beliefs and spiritual practices that help or hinder recovery form trauma. Participants will be challenged to look at how they as care providers might draw on spiritual resources to help them cope with the secondary trauma of providing care for survivors. This praxis is designed for religious, mental health, medical and emergency room care givers.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


This course is 15 day immersion trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Students can take the course for two credit hours. The course is designed to provide participants with first-hand exposure to social justice problems in global contexts. Participants will attend expert seminar presentations on global social justice issues in the context of Southern Africa and undertake site visits to areas of concentrated poverty, selected development projects, HIV/Aids clinics, orphanages and youth and women’s self help projects.


Find out more about Edward Antonio.

Advising Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Enrollment: 17/19

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


An introduction to the social scientific literature on congregations. Students learn basic methodology for analyzing congregaitons and their surrounding communities. A review of the empirical literature on congregations covers such issues as congregational cultures, leadership styles, adaptation to community change, racial/ethnic diversity, fund-raising, and membership growth and decline. Will substitute for Christianity in Contemporary American Society.


Advising Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Enrollment: 7/8

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Post Traumatic Stress
Enrollment: 3/3

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


This clinically-oriented course teaches intercultural approaches to spiritual care with trauma survivors, focusing on their coping and meaning-making. We will use case studies and/or qualitative interviews with survivors for research and training purposes.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Foundations of SC
Enrollment: 17/17

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013

Gathering Days: Thu, Oct 10, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Fri, Oct 11, 8:00AM-Noon


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.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 16/40

Meeting Dates: Fri, Oct 4, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 5, 9:00AM-4:30PM


Ministry Praxis Seminars are one hour weekend courses offered quarterly that focus on specific aspects of the practice of ministry with attention given to the integration of theory and practice. Topics will vary and may include issues such as life cycle rituals, budgeting and finance, ministry in particular settings, etc. The course may be repeated for credit.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/18

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 7/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Advising Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Enrollment: 4/4

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 5/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 2/40

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 2/2

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Independent Project in Field Education


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Social Change Seminars
Enrollment: 18/40

Meeting Dates: Fri, Sep 27, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Sep 28, 9:00AM-4:30PM


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.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 6/10

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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


Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Enrollment: 15/17

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013

Gathering Days: Wed, Oct 9, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Thu, Oct 10, 8:00AM-Noon


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.


Advising Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Enrollment: 18/18

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013

Gathering Days: Fri, Oct 11, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sat, Oct 12, 8:00AM-Noon


This is an introductory course on Islamic history, theology, and culture that provides a basic knowledge of the vast set of traditions known collectively as “Islam.” We will attempt to understand Islam not as a strict set of rituals or as a collective identity, but as a mosaic of practices and traditions shaped by 1,400 years of engagement with societies around the globe, from Arabia to Europe. It is through this attention to the diversity of beliefs and practices that exist among the 1.3 billion people who identify as Muslims that we will come to a more nuanced understanding of what Islam is and is not.


Find out more about Sophia Shafi.

Advising Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Enrollment: 18/18

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Enrollment: 20/30

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, Oct 7-9, 11-12, 2:00PM-5:00PM


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.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


Independent Project in Field Education


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Enrollment: 18/19

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013

Gathering Days: Fri, Oct 11, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sat, Oct 12, 8:00AM-Noon


This course will study the life and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in the context of the cultural, political and religious situation of first century of the common era. It will take into account evidence from the gospels, historical records, and cultural anthropology to help understand the meanings of Jesus' life and teachings. The course will raise such questions as: How did Jesus fit in with his contemporaries? What did Jesus teach? Why was Jesus crucified? What is the relationship between Jesus' teachings and the beginning of Christianity? How do history and theology work together (or in contrast) in the study of Jesus/ life?


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.


Advising Req.: Social Change Praxis
Enrollment: 16/40

Meeting Dates: Fri, Oct 18, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 19, 9:00AM-4:30PM


Nonprofits and government both work to strengthen communities and positive social change. In this era of stretched resources, how do these sectors work together and how can they create more impact? This course will explore the unique roles of nonprofits and local, state, and federal government; the importance of advocacy; and the nature of government-community partnerships. Using a combination of lecture and experiential learning, this course, this course provides a pragmatic exploration of the important ways that government and community organizations, working together, can impact change around a variety of social issues.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 17/18

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


This course offers an introduction to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for initial engagement with graduate theological education. It serves not only as an introduction to the Iliff curriculum and faculty, but also to broader issues of theories, methods, and approaches within theological education. Sessions will be led by a variety of members of the Iliff faculty, introducing you to their work and to the key questions and themes that emerge in their particular disciplines, drawing from all five of the Iliff sequence areas. Another faculty member will serve as facilitator of the course as a whole, offering opportunities for reflection on connections and disjunctions between these various areas of study, and helping each student develop a sense of identity and place within Iliff and theological education more broadly.


Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 18/30

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, Oct 7-9, 11-12, ?-?


Journey Students Only. 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.

Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 4/6

Course Dates: Sep 09-Nov 15, 2013


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.