IST 1022 1
INTERDIS
Middle Ages in Popular Culture Middle Ages in Popular Culture
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Hernandez;
Mahan

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/8 1-5p, 2/9 8a-12p -- This first-year interdisciplinary seminar explores the contemporary appropriation of historical events and religious symbols from the European Middle Ages (ca.700 to ca.1500 C.E.) among mass media, political rhetoric, and popular culture in the twenty-first century. Together we will consider what this re-imagining of the Middle Ages and revival of medieval cultural precedents means for media studies and historical awareness in our time.

IST 2000 1
IST2000
Religions in the World Religions in the World
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Religions in the World
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 8a-12p -- 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 2003 1
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- 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.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2003 2
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8-12 -- 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.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- 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 2022 1
IST2022
Worship in Multicultural Contexts Worship in Multicultural Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Worship in Mult.Contexts
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 8a-12p -- We are living in a globalized multicultural world, in which individuals and communities struggle to realize their identities, values and meanings of the life, and aspirations of the Christian faith. Christian worship is challenged to guide the community of faith by discerning the will of God through theological reflection in multicultural contexts. Among many factors of cultural diversity, this course focuses on race and ethnicity as the major factors of liturgical formation and expression. Upon realizing the significant challenge of racial and cultural diversity, this course aims to search for new liturgical concepts and models for Christian worship, culturally sensitive and spiritually vital, through the theological understanding of the relationship between liturgy and culture and innovative research on a variety of multicultural approaches to Christian worship.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/8 1-5p, 2/9 8a-12p -- An exploration of the doctrinal heritage of United Methodism: its sources, distinctive marks, development in the United States, relation to contemporary doctrinal standards and practices of the UMC and role in ecumenical dialogue. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination to elder or permanent deacon or diaconal ministry in the U.M.C. Offered each year.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2061 1
IST2061
Ministry Praxis: Funerals Ministry Praxis: Funerals
Hybrid (GD: 3/1 1–4:30PM; 3/2 8AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Phil Campbell

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: Funerals
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Mar 01, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Mar 02, 08:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Online & 3/1 1-4:30, 3/2 8a-4p -- Ministry Praxis Seminars are one hour weekend courses offered quarterly that focus on specific aspects of the practice of ministry with attention given to the integration of theory and practice. Topics will vary and may include issues such as life cycle rituals, budgeting and finance, ministry in particular settings, etc. The course may be repeated for credit.

IST 2097 1
IST2097
Reformers and Radicals Reformers and Radicals
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Reformers and Radicals
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 8a-12p -- This course provides an introduction to the history of Christian thought in its political, social, and institutional contexts, during Protestantism’s formative period. We will cover late medieval theology, the main Protestant Reformers, the Radical Reformation (Anabaptists et al), the Catholic Reformation, and end with Wesley. The focus is on the development of theology, which provides the basis for contemporary theological reflection.
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IST 2164 1
SJEPRAX
SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the Law SJ & E Prax: Hate Crimes & the ...
Hybrid (GD: 3/1 1–4:30PM; 3/2 8AM–4PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Mar 01, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Mar 02, 08:00AM–04:00PM
Credits: 2
Online & 3/1 1-4:30, 3/2 8a-4p -- This course begins with a critical analysis of the diverse personal, theological, psychological, and sociological understandings and definitions of hate. We then look at hate acts in the U.S. historical experience that eventually developed into an awareness for a perceived need to criminalize those behaviors. Finally, we evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. hate crime laws. We interrogate the following: What makes hate criminal? What individuals or groups are deemed worthy victims of hate crimes legislation? Is damage to property covered under hate crime legislation? Is speech a hate crime? Does every state have hate crime legislation?

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 2/8 1-5p, 2/9 8a-12p -- 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 3038 1
IST3038
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Buddhist Philosophy
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- An introduction to the Buddhist philosophical tradition that covers both the different philosophical movements within Buddhism as schools of thoughts and major philosophical issues, such as the theory of karma and determinism, the nature of mind, proofs for past and future lives, theories of knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of emptiness and the nature of enlightenment.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3043 1
IST3043
Being Human in the Modern World Being Human in the Modern World
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Being Human in Mod. World
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Prereqs: THBRDTH requirement met
Online & 2/8 1-5p, 2/9 8a-12p -- What does it mean to be human? This course examines a variety of Christian theological responses to that question. After a brief survey of the history of theological anthropology, we engage contemporary proposals for reconstructing this doctrine with regard to social location and the ethical dimensions of theological imagination. Special attention will be given to how notions of embodiment, agency, and relationality have become fundamental to current perspectives on being human, producing both liberative and problematic results.

IST 3047 1
IST3047
From Text to Sermon From Text to Sermon
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: From Text to Sermon
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro to N.T.
TXBRDTH requirement met
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- This course will cover strategies and methods for biblical exegesis in the task of composing sermons. Students will employ a variety of critical tools and readings to develop sermon ideas and full sermons, providing valuable skills and experience for those interested in entering parish ministry, or those simply interested in biblical exegesis. Prerequisite:IST 2004 Intro to New Testament.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 3063 1
IST3063
Formation of the Bible Formation of the Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Formation of the Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- This course focuses on the development of the Christian Bible. Some attention, however, will be given to the emergence of the Jewish canon, primarily as it relates to and impacts the Christian canon. The chronological expanse of the course ranges from the Hellenistic through the late Roman period. The approach of the course is necessarily literary and historical, but theoretical issues about what constitutes scripture and canon will also be given attention.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3085 1
IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 8a-12p -- This course compares liberal and evangelical forms of Protestantism in the United States, drawing on both scholarly analysis and popular works. Topics of focus include interpretations of the Bible, race, gender, politics, and science.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 3113 1
IST3113
G d & Tupac G d & Tupac
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: G*d & Tupac
Crs. Dates: Jan 07–Mar 15, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- A rapper, recording artist, activist, and philosopher, Tupac Shakur has withstood the test of time as an icon through whom those who study him and his work are challenged to believe, think, live, and act differently. This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the life and work of Tupac Shakur through an engagement with his music, his writings, writings about him, his family, and his faith.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

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