Iliff Summer 2013 Course Schedule

Iliff - Summer 2013

Advising Req.: Religion & Film
Enrollment: 6/60

Course Dates: Jul 08-Jul 19, 2013


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.

Advising Req.: Pilgrimage/Comp.Persp.
Enrollment: 4/60

Course Dates: Jun 17-Jun 28, 2013


This is a comparative course that examines the dynamics of pilgrimage from a number of different angles - theoretical, doctrinal, ritual, social - and which utilizes a variety of sources - including classical, ethnographic studies of actual pilgrimages, and focused studies of particular pilgrimage places - with the goal of gaining a thorough understanding of the phenomena of pilgrimage in all of its complexity.


Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

Advising Req.: Theodicy and Tragedy
Enrollment: 9/30

Course Dates: Jun 17-Jun 28, 2013


A study of tragic and theological literature for use in pastoral care in tragic circumstances.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: New Testament II
Enrollment: 7/60

Course Dates: Jul 08-Jul 19, 2013


An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that continues what was begun in 2SQ 107 and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.


Advising Req.: Ritual Studies
Enrollment: 10/13

Course Dates: Jul 15-Jul 26, 2013


By reading some of the most important "classic" and recent theorists of ritual, and by learning to observe and understand ritual behavior, this class will examine the important role of ritual in defining religious groups, creating religious identity, forming religious beliefs, and structuring how we view the world. (Alternative for Sequence V requirement 5SQ108 Intro to Christian Worship)


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: UM Polity for Leadership
Enrollment: 6/60

Course Dates: Jul 01-Jul 12, 2013


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).


Advising Req.: Eth.Persp. on J & P
Enrollment: 8/60

Course Dates: Jun 17-Jun 28, 2013


This course will explore various ways to study justice and peace, including normative theories. Special attention will be given to the contributions of religious perspectives. Included in the course are such methods and theories as historiography, social analysis, political and economic theory, peace studies and theological/ethical theory. Attention will also be given to the meanings of justice and peace and the ways their interrelation is construed. (A required Justice and Peace Proseminar.)


Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

Advising Req.: New Testament I
Enrollment: 11/60

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri, Jul 1-3, 5, 1:00PM-5:00PM


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 extent texts, Paul's letters.


Advising Req.: Identity,Power&Difference
Enrollment: 11/18

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Thu-Fri, Jul 29-31, Aug 1-2, 8:30AM-11:30AM


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.: The Spiritual Journey
Enrollment: 18/18

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Thu, Jul 29-31, Aug 1, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Sat, Aug 3, 10:00AM-4:00PM


An opportunity to examine one's own spiritual journey: past, present, and future. Obstacles, surprises, and blessings on the journey will be explored. Students will learn to recognize and value the diversity of spiritual paths. Course is experiential.


Advising Req.: MTS Capstone Project
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


An integrative and summative essay of 20 to 25 pages in length, with a peer learning component.


Find out more about Amy Erickson.

Advising Req.: Children/Community Faith
Enrollment: 12/16

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Participants in the course will strive to articulate a practical theology of childhood that informs their varied ministries with children.


Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

Advising Req.: Holy Spirit/Christian His
Enrollment: 20/25

Meeting Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9, 1:00PM-4:30PM


What have Christian believed and written about the Holy Spirit through the centuries? Why does Pentecost show up in such different ways across the pages of Christian theology and literature? The midst of the European Enlightenment, why did John Wesley hold such special reverence for the role of experience in Christian thought and education? Why has the Pentecostal legacy functioned simultaneously as a subversive trope for critiquing dominant church paradigms while also sparking creative, re-interpretations of Christian tradition among so many reformers? These are just a few of the questions explored in this class as we discuss historical and theological works by contemporary scholars in pneumtology and church history.


Find out more about Alberto Hernandez.

Advising Req.: Preaching in Christian Co
Enrollment: 10/12

Meeting Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9, 9:00AM-3:30PM


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, 5SQ 103 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.: Internship Seminar
Enrollment: 5/10

Meeting Dates: Fri, Jun 14, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Jun 15, 9:00AM-4:30PM
Fri, Aug 23, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Aug 24, 9:00AM-4:30PM


MASC students complete their internship over the summer term and concurrently register for this hybrid Internship Seminar, which meets for two-day weekend praxes at both the beginning and end of the summer, and online throughout the summer. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power, and Difference; and Phases I & II of the Consultation and Guidance process. 8 hours, Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Justice & Peace Studies
Enrollment: 13/13

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Of all issues related to the study of justice and peace, none is perhaps more basic than the eating of food. The need for nourishment approaches as close to a universal phenomena of life as can be found. At the same time, few qualities are more expressive of the earth's stunning range of biological and ecological difference. For millennia diverse cultures have recognized how the production and consumption of food create deeply meaningful relationships among peoples, non-human beings, and the places they inhabit. Yet as eating has become increasingly mediated through supermarkets, global supply chains, microwaves, and fast-food restaurants, these relationships have shifted in significant and often unexamined ways. This course will therefore consider eating as a complex act (that is simultaneously political, economic, ecological, social, cultural, scientific, spiritual, and theological) even as it centers on a simple question: where does our food come from, and what does this mean?


Advising Req.: Clinical Pastoral Educati
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Full-time clinical experience under supervision, directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Advanced Field Education requirement must submit a petition to the director of Ministry Studies before enrolling.


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Indep.Project in Field Ed
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Students who have completed internship and have further community engaged learning goals may arrange for a special project in field education with the approval of the director of Professional Formation or director of Master of Social Change/Service Learning. 2 or 4 hours, Pass/Fail


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Authentic Engagement
Enrollment: 19/30

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Thu-Fri, Jul 29-31, Aug 1-2, 1:00PM-4:30PM


Organizations of highly motivated and engaged individuals need leaders who develop and nurture cultures in which people of diverse backgrounds feel valued, are deeply connected to one other, and are aligned with a shared mission. In this course, we will examine the theological and psychosocial foundations of authentic leadership grounded in self-reflection and the embodiment of core values. Awareness of our own Otherness and exploration of traditional approaches to diversity will help us develop interconnected, inclusive relationships of trust. Finally, we will learn how to leverage differences and create cultures where people individually and collectively flourish.


Advising Req.: Thesis/Project
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Theology


Find out more about Debbie Creamer.

Advising Req.: Clinical Pastoral Educati
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Full-time clinical experience under supervision, directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Advanced Field Education requirement must submit a petition to the director of Ministry Studies before enrolling.


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Indep.Project in Field Ed
Enrollment: 0/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Students who have completed internship and have further community engaged learning goals may arrange for a special project in field education with the approval of the director of Professional Formation or director of Master of Social Change/Service Learning. 2 or 4 hours, Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Christnty Rfrmtn-Enlight
Enrollment: 11/13

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 05, 2013

Gathering Days: Mon, Jun 17, 8:30AM-Noon
Mon, Jun 17, 1:00PM-4:30PM


A brief survey of classic texts in the history of Christian thought, with particular emphasis on the period from the Reformation to the early modern period. Designed as an exploratory introduction to the major themes, movements and key thinkers which have shaped the Protestant tradition and the ever-changing landscape of modern theology. It seeks to enable students to develop a critical appreciation of the historical basis of the different ways in which the presuppositions and assumptions of traditional Christian thought have interacted with the challenges of modernity. The first part of the course (1500-1750) will describe and articulate the theological causes and consequences of the emergence of the Reformation, the intersecting and conflicting pathways through which subsequent Protestant thought traveled and the reaction of Catholic theology through the Council of Trent. The second part of the course (1750-1834) will explore the entry of Protestant theology into the modern period, especially its confrontation with the intellectual forces which defined that period and were eventually to culminate in the Enlightenment.


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Indep.Project in Field Ed
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Students who have completed internship and have further community engaged learning goals may arrange for a special project in field education with the approval of the director of Professional Formation or director of Master of Social Change/Service Learning. 2 or 4 hours, Pass/Fail


Advising Req.: Pray.Cong:Teach.Sp.Pract.
Enrollment: 15/18

Meeting Dates: Mon-Fri, Jul 22-26, 1:00PM-4:30PM


An exploration of ways to teach and encourage an active vital prayer life within individuals and congregations. The class is experiential and will include personal reflection, dialogue, and prayer experiences.


Advising Req.: Full-Time Internship
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Jun 17-Aug 23, 2013


Involvement in full-time ministry for 9 to 12 consecutive months under the supervision of a qualified minister or other professional. A student is eligible after completing at least 60 quarter credits of academic work. Pass/Fail.


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.