IST 3064 1
IST3064
Form. Wh. Male Figures in Christ. Eth. Form. Wh. Male Figures in Christ. Eth.
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Form. Wh. Male Figures
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
This course on formative white male figures in Christian Ethics examines the ethical canon from a historical perspective. Special attention is given to texts and traditions as living changing heritages.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 4001 1
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Hayes;
Jae

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
This course will introduce students to the histories and core concepts of community organizing in the United States, including the various skills, strategies, values, and goals underlying particular organizing models. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their core values in relationship to self interest and identity, develop skills in building meaningful relationships across difference, analyze power and privilege, and engage community organizing strategies for social justice and change.

IST 3000 1
IST3000
Amer. Ind. Cultures & Worldview Amer. Ind. Cultures & Worldview
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Amer.Ind.Cultures&Wrldvw
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
A survey of the world views of Native American people as these pertain to both inter-tribal beliefs and Native American ceremonial life, with an attempt to show how Native American practice proceeds from their world view.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.

IST 1101 1
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
W 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
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.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 3014 1
IST3014
Latinx Theology & Ethics Latinx Theology & Ethics
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Latinx Theology & Ethics
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
The primary sources of Latino/a theological and ethical thought will be read to discover its foundational tenets. The course will explore this contextual approach to religion to discover how it could serve to liberate the Latino/a community from prevalent oppressive social structures. Comparisons will be made with Eurocentric ethics and theology. (RLGN 4608)
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 3037 1
IST3037
The Pursuit of Happiness: A History The Pursuit of Happiness: A History
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Pursuit of Happiness
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
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 2080 1
RPPT
Practical Theology Practical Theology
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
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 2157 1
SJESEM
SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
A survey of major bioethical debates and the perspectives offered by different Christian denominations and organizations. Topics include stem cell research, cloning, human genetic engineering, and euthanasia. Students will learn how the specific debates are shaped by larger religious dynamics, such as the ways in which both liberal and evangelical Protestants have historically turned to science to validate their theological stances
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 1002 1
MTSCOL
MTS Colloquium MTS Colloquium
Online
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
The MTS Colloquium will help students to relate learning from various modes and forms of theological discourse to contemporary issues and questions, particularly those relevant to the student’s own professional practices and personal life.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2036 1
IST2036
Greek II Greek II
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Greek II
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Continuation of Greek I.

IST 2087 1
IST2087
Financial Management Financial Management
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Financial Management
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 2
A brief examination of various financial management concepts relevant to church leaders, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and various social and community activist positions. The class will explore important debt, equity, and fundraising issues critical to success in these fields and introduce basic financial terms such as forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow.

IST 2127 1
ELECTIVE
UM Mission of Church in the World UM Mission of Church in the World
Online
4 cr.
Youngsook Kang

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Historical, theological, and practical exploration of mission as the energizing and transformative purpose of Christian congregations everywhere - as interpreted in the Methodist movement. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.

IST 2189 1
ELECTIVE
Writing Theology Well Writing Theology Well
Online
2 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 2
This course focuses on the practice of writing in a graduate school of theology as an academic discipline. By the end of the course, the student will have learned to present clear arguments in their own voice, using correct citation and formal academic language, in several theological genres such as theology, sermon writing, and biblical exegesis. This class will aid writers at all levels of writing development, from students new to writing in theological humanities to experts looking to sharpen their rhetorical style and personal theological voice. It will also aid students from non-majority backgrounds and cultures in understanding the cultural conventions of Western academic writing.

IST 2240 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Autobiography & Memoir Spiritual Autobiography & Memoir
Online
2 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 2
In this course students will read and analyze both historical and contemporary spiritual autobiographies and memoirs. Students will work collaboratively to develop analytical tools for engaging these works as artifacts of individual experience connected to historical, social, political, and religious realities. We will practice writing our own spiritual stories through regular short writing exercises, seeking ways to share these stories in ways that are compelling, honest/truthful, artistic, edifying, and ethical. Together we will explore and critically assess the potential uses of spiritual autobiography for personal reflection, educational use, spiritual care, spiritual formation, preaching/testimony, and organizational promotion and development.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2241 1
ELECTIVE
Post Colonialism & the Environment Post Colonialism & the Environment
Online
4 cr.
Aaron Conley

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
This course engages the multifaceted dynamics of power, science, narratological representation and social change necessary for engaging our climate crisis. Seldom brought into the same conversation, the post-colonial imperatives for resisting colonial and imperial violence can open important pathways for the sorts of imaginative counter-narratives needed for flipping the ineffective environmental scripts that either paralyze us by their enormity or sink us into too small of scale individual choices too minuscule for any lasting impact.

IST 2251 1
ELECTIVE
Ecology & (Non)violence Ecology & (Non)violence
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
This course exposes students to the theories and practices of individual and collective (non)violence in pursuit of ecological justice. By questioning the violence-(non)violence dichotomy and clarifying definitions/usage of the terms violence and (non)violence, students consider the structures of power and violence within which violence and (non)violence as ecological justice strategies operate. While surveying historical organized resistance to ecological devastation, students reflect on how religious traditions, theologies and spiritual practices contribute to ecological destruction and/or promote earth justice for the other-than-human

IST 3031 1
ELECTIVE
Integrative Colloq. Anglican Studies Integrative Colloq. Anglican Studies
Online
4 cr.
Gregory Robbins

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
A synthetic approach to the study of Holy Scripture, Church history, ethics, liturgics and Church music, studies in contemporary society, and the theory and practice of ministry from an Anglican theological perspective.

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 8
Prereqs: V & O
Ident,Pow,Difer
CPE is the required form of internship for MAPSC students and an additional experience available to MDiv students under supervision and directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Internship requirement must submit a petition to the director of Professional Formation before enrolling. 8 hours, Pass/Fail
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 4001 2
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 4001 3
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Nikki Allen

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 4001 4
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 2107 1
IST2107
Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings
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2 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: PreMarC & Wedngs
Meet. Dates: Mon, Dec 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Tue, Dec 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Dec 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Thu, Dec 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Fri, Dec 13, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Through the integration of theology, theory, and practice, this course will invite students to consider and analyze the minister’s role in planning and carrying out weddings and premarital counseling. Students may opt to become facilitators of the Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling certification for an additional fee of $250.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2244 1
ELECTIVE
Black Church Administration Black Church Administration
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2 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Mon, Dec 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Dec 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Dec 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Dec 12, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Dec 13, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
This course enhances the administrative skills of leaders doing or planning to do ministry in predominantly Black churches. Administration is explored both as a matter of individual gifts and skills and as a community practice shaped by shared or contested needs and expectations. Issues of administrative management in terms of liturgical development, budgeting, fundraising, daily and seasonal organizational patterns, board leadership, demographic awareness, ecumenical/interfaith/community engagement, cultivation and maintenance of new members, and the spiritual and material life of church administrators. Particular attention will be given to the spiritual and fiduciary, ethical and justice concerned dimensions of administration as influenced by the unique culture of people of African descent and the churches of people of African descent - especially, but not limited to, the United States context. We will welcome local and national guests as contributors to this class in person and through a virtual platform.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

IST 2243 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prax: School to Prison Pipeline SJE Prax: School to Prison Pipeline
Hybrid (GD: 2/3 1–5PM; 2/4 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Caran Ware Joseph

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Feb 03, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Feb 04, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
This course surveys the oppressive U.S. systems created to channel children and youth of color from the public-school system into the juvenile and criminal justice system. Students will critically examine various strategies designed to disrupt and dismantle these systems. Students will also participate in action(s) to impact change.

IST 2006 1
IST2006
Congregations Congregations
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Congregations
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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.

IST 2016 1
IST2016
Intro to Christian Worship Intro to Christian Worship
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Intro to Xn Worship
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Christian corporate worship is explored in relation to tradition, symbol, music and new forces that are having an impact on the church's ritual life. Close attention is given to the theology, planning and leadership of services, including Sunday liturgies, weddings, funerals and other services that mark life transitions.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 3204 1
IST3204
Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be Human Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be ...
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Articial Intelligence&Wha
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2003 1
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 3005 1
IST3005
N. T. Lit: Romans N. T. Lit: Romans
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: NT Lit: Romans
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Interpretation of selected New Testament literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Introduction to New Testament is prerequisite for all New Testament literature courses. (RLGN 4145)
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3020 1
IST3020
Theories of Religion and Media Theories of Religion and Media
Hybrid (GD: 2/5 1–5PM; 2/6 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Theories Religion & Media
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Explores the discourses at the interface of communications, cultural and religious studies on the mediation of religion in contemporary digital culture and in the history of religion.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

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

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 05, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Feb 06, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Philip Reed-Butler

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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.

IST 3035 1
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to improve their preaching by deepening their theological understanding of Christian doctrines in relation to various seasons of the Christian year. The course objectives are 1) to gain knowledge about the historical and theological development of liturgical seasons and the formation of the Christian lectionary, 2) to preach theologically profound sermons relevant to contemporary listeners, and 3) to improve preaching skills through critical and constructive sermon feedback from peers, the instructor, and locally organized sermon feedback groups (in case of hybrid), in addition to self-evaluation.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 3161 1
IST3161
Erik Erikson: Resource Past. Care Erik Erikson: Resource Past. Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Erik Erikson: Resource/PC
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course explores Erik H. Erikson’s life cycle theory as a resource for the pastoral care of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults. Attention is given to Erik Erikson's psychoanalytic orientation and the development of his life cycle theory over the course of his career. The course encourages the use of developmental theory to deepen the student’s introspective reflection and vocational orientation. By focusing on the work of a single author, this course is meant to illustrate how a pastoral theology student may use the work of a prominent psychologist in the development of a dissertation topic.
Find out more about Ruben Arjona Mejia.

IST 2510 2
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 2/6 1–5PM; 2/7 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 06, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 07, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 1103 1
IPVC4
Identity, Power & Vocation in Community Identity, Power & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Identity,Pow&Voc.inCom1&2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
The three course sequence (Winter starts see below) 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. Winter starts will take a 4 credit hour course to fulfill Fall and Winter requirements of IPVC.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2000 1
IST2000
Religions in the World Religions in the World
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Religions in the World
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2242 1
ELECTIVE
The Middle Ages in the Popular Imagination The Middle Ages in the Popular Imagination
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Hernandez;
Mahan

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This 2000 level seminar explores the emerging critical interest in “medievalism,” 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. Since the tragic events of 9/11, the Western allies and radical Islamic terrorists have both used medieval precedents to describe their ongoing struggle. The success of the Game of Thrones series has rekindled different aspects of medieval lore and fantasy while epic sagas about the Quest for the Holy Grail and about the mysterious legends of the Knights Templar are appropriated by film-makers, video-game creators, and tragically as well by white-supremacist and neo-nazi groups across the world.

IST 3060 1
IST3060
Theol. & Rise Histor. Consciousness Theol. & Rise Histor. Consciousness
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Theol.&Rise/Hist.Consc.
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
The world we live in is to a great extent a creation of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment challenged most of the assumptions of the centuries during which Christianity developed (how do we know things? How should we be governed? What are humans like? Is the Bible an authoritative text? Why? What does it mean if it was written by particular people in particular historical contexts?) Basic categories we use like race and gender did not exist before the Enlightenment. "Theology and the Rise of the Historical Consciousness" examines these challenges and theological responses that create what most of us are born assuming about how the world works.
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IST 1101 2
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Joshua Bartholomew

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–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.

IST 1101 3
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/7 1–5PM; 2/8 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–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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