IST 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1000 5
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 7/7
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

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

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 1000 7
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Anne Walker

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/6
The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.

IST 2021 1
PSCD
Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & Loss Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & ...
Online
4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 38/38
Syllabus
Students will examine literature, films and art to engage multi-layered experiences of death, dying, grief, and loss from caregiver and care seeker perspectives. They will develop self-awareness of their own values, beliefs, and responses to these experiences and practice offering spiritual care to persons and communities challenged by these experiences.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 23/21
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.

IST 2024 3
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Online
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 20/21
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.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
Syllabus
Introduction to grammar of Koine Greek for translation and exegetical study. (offered every other year).

IST 2064 1
ELECTIVE
Presbyterian Confessions and Creeds Presbyterian Confessions and Creeds
Online
2 cr.
Steven Blackstock

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/19
Syllabus
An exploration of the historical background and general themes of the creeds and confessions used by Presbyterians.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/21
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 2169 1
ELECTIVE
The Reformation at 500 The Reformation at 500
Online
2 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 35/38
Syllabus
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses, and so this year is widely considered to be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Find out more about Eric Smith.
Textbooks
Glenn S. Sunshine. A Brief Introduction to the Reformation. Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-664-26226-6.

IST 2171 1
ELECTIVE
Queer Spirituality Visual Arts Queer Spirituality Visual Arts
Online
4 cr.
Justin Sabia-Tanis

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
Syllabus
The visual arts offer a lens to view and contemplate the rich spirituality that queer peoples have developed both within and outside of religious institutions. In this course, we will explore themes of queer spirituality, as expressed in art, including embodiment, liberation, (in)justice, sexuality, pleasure, and gender, in a variety of cultural contexts. We will consider how artists’ expression of spirituality relates to written queer theology and how these works of art can expand our perception of the sacred. The focus of the course will be mainly on contemporary art, which examples drawn from a number of countries and contexts. No previous knowledge of art, art history or queer theology is necessary.

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MA MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Elizabeth Coody

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 16/19
Syllabus
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.

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