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.

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