IST 2003 1
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Sep 13–Nov 19, 2021
Meetings: Tue, 08:30AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
Cancelled -- 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.
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IST 3037 1
The Pursuit of Happiness: A History The Pursuit of Happiness: A History
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Pursuit of Happiness
Crs. Dates: Sep 13–Nov 19, 2021
Meetings: Thu, 08:30AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
This course provides a historical examination of key concepts, major questions, and practices about humanity's search for happiness from the Hellenistic-Roman period of Antiquity through the Early Christian and Medieval periods. The content centers on the role of Classical moral philosophy and Christian theology in the formulation of eudaemonic theories about the problem of happiness in relation to metaphysical and religious influences as well as to socio-cultural, political, and institutional norms and practices that shaped Christian notions of human purpose and potential. The legacies of these ancient ideas on the development of modern assumptions about happiness and human flourishing will also be discussed towards the end of the course.

IST 1100 1
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
W 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom1
Crs. Dates: Sep 13–Nov 19, 2021
Meetings: Wed, 10:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.


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