IST 1018 1
INTERDIS
Christianity and Evolution Christianity and Evolution
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Kelsey;
Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 22/25
Syllabus
This course examines the variety of Christian responses to the theory of evolution, from rejection and hostility to qualified acceptance to embracing evolution as a theological resource. The course will also explore the larger issues of how different Christians interact with science and the implications of evolution for theological understandings of human nature and the existence of suffering.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

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

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 7/12
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 2014 1
SJEFOUND
Foundations of Social Justice Foundations of Social Justice
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Foundations of SJ&E
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 16/18
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.
Textbooks
Nicholas Wolterstorff. Justice: Rights and Wrongs. ISBN: 0691146306.
Michael Walsh and Brian Davies. Proclaiming Justice and Peace: Papal Documents from Rerum Novarum through Centinmus Annus. ISBN: 0896225488.
Loretta Capeheart and Dragan Milovanovic. Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements. ISBN: 0813540380.
Goran Therborn. The Killing Fields of Inequality. ISBN: 0745662595.
Danny Dorling. Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists. ISBN: 1447320751.
Donatella Della Porta and Mario Diani. Social Movements: An Introduction. ISBN: 1405102829.
Emilie M. Townes. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. ISBN: 1403972737.

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

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 12/35
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.
Textbooks
Newsom, Carol A.; Sharon H. Ringe; Jacqueline E. Lapsley. The Women's Bible Commentary, 3rd ed.. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0664237073.
Petersen, David L.. The Prophetic Literature. Westminster John Knox, 2002. ISBN: 978-0664254537.
Society of Biblical Literature. HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (New Revised Standard Version). HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Birch, Bruce C.; Brueggemann, Walter; Fretheim, Terence E.; Petersen, David L.. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Abingdon Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0687066766.
Brown, Michael Joseph. What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Biblical Studies, 2nd ed.. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0664235949.

IST 3109 1
ANDEPTH
Womanism: The Physics of Womanism Womanism: The Physics of Womanism
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 204
Enrollment: 10/25
Syllabus
Womanist thought has transformed the academy and various ways of engaging the world; it has intersected with many fields of study and research. While the seminal texts in womanism point to possibilities of engagement with the sciences, these intersections have not been thoroughly explored. This course provides an introduction to the theoethics of womanism through an inquiry into the physics and science, more broadly, of womanism.
Textbooks
Emilie M. Townes. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. ISBN: 1403972737.
Katie Cannon. Black Womanist Ethics. ISBN: 1597523739.
Katie Cannon. Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community. ISBN: 0826408346.
Katie Cannon. The Womanist Theology Primer: Remembering What We Never Knew: The Epistemology of Womanist Theology.
George Gamow. One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science. ISBN: 0486256642.
Layli Phillips. The Womanist Reader. ISBN: 0415954118.
Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. ISBN: 0399184414.
Dianne Stewart. Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience. ISBN: 0195175573.
Delores Williams. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk. ISBN: 1626980381.
Michelle Wright. Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology. ISBN: 0816687307.

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 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Enrollment: 17/35
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.
Textbooks
Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. Westminster John Knox Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-664-23840-7.
Dykstra, Robert C., ed.. Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. Chalice Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-827216-24-2.

IST 2168 1
SJEPRAX
SJ & E Praxis: politics as Ministry SJ & E Praxis: politics as Ministry
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jenny Whitcher

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 11–Nov 17, 2017
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 204
Enrollment: 9/20
Syllabus
This course will explore little "p" politics as a practice of ministry, including student development of political skills, and critical reflection on one's role and responsibility as a public and political leader within the context of ministry.

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only) Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only)
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2 cr.
Rossbert;
Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 09, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 10, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 11, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 13, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Enrollment: 18/18
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

IST 1001 2
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only) Identity, Power and Difference (Journey Students Only)
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2 cr.
Todd;
Jackson

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Meet. Dates: Mon, Oct 09, 02:00–05:00PM
Tue, Oct 10, 02:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 11, 02:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 13, 02:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 14, 02:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Enrollment: 15/18
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.

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