IST 2079 1
ELECTIVE
(Non)violent Social Change (Non)violent Social Change
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Credits: 4

IST 2084 1
IST2084
Hebrew I Hebrew I
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Hebrew I
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Introduction to grammar of Biblical Hebrew for translation and exegetical study (offered every other year).

IST 2210 1
ELECTIVE
Research Literacy for Chaplains Spiritual Care Elective Research Literacy for Chaplains Spiritual Care Elective
Online
2 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Credits: 2
This course introduces students to the importance of research literacy for professional chaplains. Students will learn about components of research studies, research methods, and basic statistics. They will learn how to search for peer-reviewed articles, critique studies and consider ways to use research findings to enhance and advocate for spiritual care and chaplaincy practice.

IST 4005 1
MPROP
MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar MTS Thesis Proposal Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
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.

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
2 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Credits: 2
This course helps students integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation and ongoing coursework at Iliff. Students will form a cohort group to discern how their CPE experience is part of their vocational discernment process at Iliff. A verbatim case study will be used to explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions. Case studies will also be used to 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 1023 1
INTERDIS
Food,Faith, & the Land Food,Faith, & the Land
Hybrid (GD: 10/10–12, 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Erickson;
Turpin

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Tue, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
In a time where the disordered relationships between humans and their habitat are causing dire and perhaps irreversible changes to climatic patterns, to the biodiversity of the planet, to watersheds and air quality, and to the life and health of forests and oceans, faithful voices are needed to challenge the status quo of treating the earth as an inexhaustible storehouse and to imagine new ways of living upon the earth. This seminar introduces students to a variety of theologians, ethicists, biblical scholars, and other religious communities who are wrestling with deep and abiding questions about human relationships to their sources of food, to their nonhuman creaturely companions, and to the very land which sustains them. Beyond these voices, we will be asking what it means to nurture our own creative power to draw upon ancient wisdoms to cultivate more healing and sustainable narratives, relationships, and communal practices of daily life within our environment. Because this is a first year interdisciplinary seminar, in the midst of this engaging and serious work, we will also be attending to the academic skills necessary to thrive in graduate school, including digital library research skills, writing skills, and understanding the breadth of disciplinary approaches to theological education.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 1029 1
INTERDIS
Christianity & Science Christianity & Science
Hybrid (GD: 10/10–12, 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eisenbaum;
Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Tue, Oct 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
This course will explore how various Christian thinkers have understood science and biblical texts as sources of authority. This has in turn led to differing understandings of the divine, the universe, and human nature.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 2000 1
IST2000
Religions in the World Religions in the World
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Religions in the World
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: BEC 200
A brief introduction to the history and doctrines of some of the world's religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, African Religions, North American Indian Religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The course is meant to give students ano verview that can then be built upon in other courses. This course is a prerequisite for IST 2131 Comparative Philosophies of Religion.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Introduction to ethical reflection about contemporary moral issues in an ecumenical and global context drawing on ethical and sociological theory and analysis and on theological and psychological perspectives.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2080 1
RPPT
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 214
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.

IST 3204 1
IST3204
Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be Human Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be ...
Hybrid (GD: 10/11 1–5PM; 10/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Articial Intelligence&Wha
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Oct 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Oct 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Artificial Intelligence raises pressing questions about machines: Are they really intelligent? Can they have consciousness? Ought they have moral status? Are algorithms related to computer like minds are to bodies? Do smart machines change the relationship of humans to technology? Each of these questions, in turn, is actually a question about human nature: What are the kinds of human intelligence, and are they unique to humans? Why do humans have moral status? What kinds of embodiment are essential to humans? (Do we include things like race and gender?) Are humans tool-users, or did we evolve as humans because of tools? In that case, have humans always been cyborgs? Questions about human nature are one of the classic theological loci, falling under the rubric of theological anthropology. In other words, religious traditions have thousands of years of deep thinking on these questions that are being raised in new ways (as Nick Bostrom has famously argued, AI is like “philosophy with a deadline”). This course is a sophisticated but non-technical introduction to the history of AI and to the tools and ideas of AI in its current forms. We will cover the most important ethical issues with which AI confronts us, and bring the resources of philosophy and theology to tackling some of the questions of human nature raised by AI.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 2102 1
IST2102
Intro to Hinduism Intro to Hinduism
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hinduism
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 3241 1
IST3241
Pandemics & Healing in History Pandemics & Healing in History
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Pandemics&Healing/History
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 214
This course examines how religious traditions and societies have responded to major medical crises anddisasters across time and place. Through a series of historical case studies students will explore howdisease, epidemics, and pandemics redefined medicine, healing and resiliency while also giving rise to newcultural movements, socio-economic structures, social justice concerns, and social activism.

IST 4000 1
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon; 9/21, 11/2, 11/16 9–10:15AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Nikki Allen

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Sep 21, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 02, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 16, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Internship Agreement requirement met
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Identity, Power and Difference completed
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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 5015 1
IST5015
Research Methods & Ethics in Lived Religion Practical Theology Research Methods & Ethics in Lived Religion Practical ...
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Res.Meth.&Eth.inLivedR/PT
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
This course introduces students to a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches to rigorous scholarly research in ministry and other organizational contexts, as well as to particular ethical challenges and questions that such approaches may elicit. Students will also be introduced to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process as a foundational component in developing a critically informed, contextualized research methodology for the DMin Final Project or any research-based project in the fields of practical theology/lived religion.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 4000 2
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon; 9/21, 11/2, 11/16 9–10:15AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Sep 21, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 02, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 16, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: BEC 200
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Internship Agreement requirement met
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Identity, Power and Difference completed
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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 3
INTRN1
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Hybrid (GD: 10/12 1–5PM; 10/13 8AM–Noon; 9/21, 11/2, 11/16 9–10:15AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Sep 21, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 02, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Nov 16, 09:00–10:15AM
Wed, Oct 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Oct 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Vocation and Orientation completed
Internship Agreement requirement met
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Identity, Power and Difference completed
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral and Spiritual Care Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
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.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 2118 1
IST2118
Framing Justice: Praxes and Tools for Social Justice and Advocacy Framing Justice: Praxes and Tools for Social Justice ...
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Framing Justice
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 214

IST 2207 1
ELECTIVE
Starting Up: Basics of Founding a Social Enterprise Starting Up: Basics of Founding a Social Enterprise
Hybrid (GD: 10/13 1–5PM; 10/14 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Betsy Lay

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Oct 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Oct 14, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 212
This course will explore social entrepreneurship and mission-based business models and provide basic tools for starting a social enterprise business or non-profit. Through the process of building a business plan, students will explore a variety of issues related to founding a company, such as fundraising, marketing, legal concerns, accounting, and more.

IST 2024 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist History United Methodist History
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
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 2076 1
IST2076
Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm Parish Leadership & Congreg. Developm
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Andy Dunning

Adv. Req.: Parish Leadership
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
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.

IST 2117 1
IST2117
Justice & Sacred Text Justice & Sacred Text
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Erickson;
Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Justice & Sacred Text
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 10/14 1–5PM; 10/15 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Oct 14, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Oct 15, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
This course introduces students to the broad outlines of the history of Christianity with an emphasis on major historical developments, and on the emergence of both local and trans-local expressions of religious traditions. Students will examine and discuss a series of historical case studies, derived from primary and secondary sources, covering different periods and themes, beliefs and practices, controversies and compromises, and key religious figures. Students will apply their learning from the case studies to a broad understanding of how different social, cross-cultural, institutional and intellectual patterns have shaped the diversity and complexity of the Christian historical and religious tradition.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 1100 2
IPVC1
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 10/10–12 1:30–4:30PM; 10/15 1–3PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 01:30–04:30PM
Tue, Oct 11, 01:30–04:30PM
Wed, Oct 12, 01:30–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 15, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Skaggs Hall 106
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.

IST 1100 3
IPVC1
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 10/10–12 1:30–4:30PM; 10/15 1–3PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom1
Crs. Dates: Sep 12–Nov 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Oct 10, 01:30–04:30PM
Tue, Oct 11, 01:30–04:30PM
Wed, Oct 12, 01:30–04:30PM
Sat, Oct 15, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 212
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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