IST 2075 1
SJESEM
SC Sem: (Non)violent Social Change SC Sem: (Non)violent Social Change
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Students will engage (primarily Christian) theologies, theories, politics and practices of (non)violence that have influenced progressive social movements in the United States from the 20th century until today. Opting to formulate the term “(non)violence” in the course title indicates that we will consider how social change happens (or does not) related to the interplay between theories and tactics of both violence and (non)violence. To examine the dichotomy violence-(non)violence implies 1) questioning the dichotomy itself and clarifying definitions/usage of the terms violence and (non)violence; 2) understanding the structures of power and violence within which violence-(non)violence as social change strategies operate; 3) comparing “strategic” versus “principled” approaches to (non)violence. By discussing justifications and implications for the use of so-called violent means of social change, students will deepen their understanding and practice of (non)violence itself.

IST 2084 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew I Hebrew I
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
Introduction to grammar of Biblical Hebrew for translation and exegetical study (offered every other year).

IST 2086 1
CRBRDTH
Religion Space & Place Religion Space & Place
Online
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
A common term in religious discourse is “sacred space.” One hears it used both in casual discussions and scholarly analysis. But what does this term actually mean? What constitutes the “sacred” as it relates to places and spaces? How does a place or space become and continue to be sacred? What sorts of rituals and religious practices are performed there? What are the mythological and social and historical particularities of a particular space or place? Are sacred spaces and places fundamentally the same, or different, from one another, and how do we compare them? These are only some of the questions we will be interested in asking this quarter. They will inform our analysis and discussion of sacred space and place as we pursue these ideas and topics. Through close readings and discussions of primary and secondary texts, we will attempt to articulate a comparative approach to sacred space and place. We also will attempt to map out a basic theoretical and methodological approach to sacred space and place. Finally, we will consider what sorts of results we achieve if we undertake a comparative analysis of sacred space and place.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2171 1
IST2171
Queer Spirituality Visual Arts Queer Spirituality Visual Arts
Online
4 cr.
Justin Sabia-Tanis

Adv. Req.: Queer Spirit./Visual Arts
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
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 2180 1
ELECTIVE
Decolonizing Interfaith Interaction Decolonizing Interfaith Interaction
Online
2 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
This course will take a look at current models of interfaith interaction in the United States with an aim toward disrupting and dismantling their problematic foundations and structures. Utilizing postcolonial theorists and real-life examples, we will question what is generally considered a pluralistic and diverse institution (interfaith interaction), and discuss the implications for participants and leaders if it is not.

IST 3045 1
IST3045
English Reformations English Reformations
Online
4 cr.
Gregory Robbins

Adv. Req.: English Reformations
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
This course argues that English Christianity has always been in the process of reformation. The Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People documents this tendency in the early middle ages. Henry VIII's reforming turn, the reforms sought by John Wesley and by John Henry Newman continued the process. Current upheavals in the post colonial era constitute a new chapter in a reformation still underway.

IST 3088 1
IST3088
Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt Spiritual Care in Pluralistic Cntxt
Online
4 cr.
Doehring;
Arora;
Lee;
Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: SC in Pluralistic Context
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
This course helps students identify their personal values, attitudes, and beliefs and examine their own social identities to better understand how these dimensions of self can guide and challenge them in pastoral care and counseling settings. Students cultivate cultural sensitivity by considering care seekers' social identities and values, and the ways lived theologies are shaped by internalized social oppression. These theories and skills are used within an intercultural contextual approach to spiritual care that draws upon postmodern approaches to religious knowledge.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

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 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 4
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.
Doehring;
Whitehead

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
Students will integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation, ongoing coursework at Iliff and their knowledge of professional chaplaincy ethics and the process of becoming board certified as a chaplain or ordained as a religious leader specializing in spiritual care. Verbatim case study will be used to (1) explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions; and (2) 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 1000 4
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
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.
Toni Stone

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
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.
Sara Rosenau

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
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.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
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 8
V&O
Vocation and Orientation Vocation and Orientation
Online
2 cr.
Toni Stone

Adv. Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Credits: 2
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 1021 1
INTERDIS
Theological Education in the Digital Age Theological Education in the Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 10/8–10, 10/12–13 8AM–12:30PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Doehring;
George

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 08, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Tue, Oct 09, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Wed, Oct 10, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–12:30PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & Oct. 8-10, 12-13 -- 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 2095 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 8AM–Noon; 10/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Barlow;
Wolfe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 10/9 1-5, 10/10 8-12 -- 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 1050 1
ELECTIVE
Journey Beginnings Journey Beginnings
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 9AM–4PM; 10/7 12:30–6:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Vince Tango

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Sun, Oct 07, 12:30–06:30PM
Thu, Oct 11, 09:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 10/7 &10/11 -- 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 2080 1
PRBRDTH
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Online & 10/10 1-5, 10/11 8-12 -- 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 Ruben Arjona Mejia.

IST 2102 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 10/10 1-5, 10/11 8-12 -- 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 4000 2
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Vocation and Orientation completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Online & 10/10 1-5, 10/11 8-12 -- 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 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Vocation and Orientation completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Online & 10/10 1-5, 10/11 8-12 -- 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 5
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/10 1–5PM; 10/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Vocation and Orientation completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Internship Agreement requirement met
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Online & 10/10 1-5, 10/11 8-12 -- 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
PRBRDTH
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 10/11 1-5, 10/12 8-12 -- 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 2088 1
THBRDTH
Christology Christology
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 10/11 1-5, 10/12 8-12 -- Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.

IST 3058 1
IST3058
Liberating Sex Liberating Sex
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Liberating Sex
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 10/11 1-5, 10/12 8-12 -- The purpose of the course is to search the Christian Scriptures, in spite of its accusations of being patriarchal, to find biblically-based guidelines for developing an ethical sexual lifestyle that is aware of how racism, classism, and specifically sexism influences the current conversation on sexual ethics. The course's focus will be on developing healthy models that foster intimacy and vulnerability for a disjointed and at times oppressive community.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Online & 10/12 1-5, 10/13 8-12 -- 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 2179 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prax: Spirituality & Soc. Activism in Sports SJE Prax: Spirituality & Soc. Activism in Sports
Hybrid (GD: 10/19 1–4:30PM; 10/20 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Brianna Hypolite

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 19, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 20, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & Oct.19-20 -- COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores how social activism can be effective in three major sports in America, basketball, baseball, and football OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, you will be able to: - Identify the relationship between sport and tenets of spirituality in the US - Appreciate the personal and private commitment to the elite athlete’s sport of choice - Analyze the legacy of the mixture of spirituality and sport in American culture - Establish a well-rounded perspective of spirituality in sports - Recognize how social activism can sustain one spiritually

IST 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 10/12 1-5, 10/13 8-12 -- The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the goals, tasks, and basic content of Christian theology. In particular we will look at systematic theology, what it is, why it is important, how it works, and historical resources from the Christian tradition that are relevant to many vocations today.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 3111 1
IST3111
Spanish Mystics & Reformers Spanish Mystics & Reformers
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Spanish Mystics & Reform
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Online & 10/12 1-5, 10/13 8-12 -- 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 2006 2
IST2006
Congregations Congregations
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Congregations
Crs. Dates: Sep 10–Nov 16, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 10/12 1-5, 10/13 8-12 -- 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.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

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