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
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/3 1-5p, 2/4 8a-12p -- 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 5010 1
DMIN5010
D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 2/3 1–5PM; 2/4 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
6 cr.
Smith;
Leath

Adv. Req.: DMinSem:Fnd.Proph.Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Feb 03, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Feb 04, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 6
Room: Bacon 212
This six-credit hybrid intensive course is the foundational course for the Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Leadership. The course surveys models of prophetic leadership from the biblical prophetic literature to contemporary clergy and community organizers, and invites students to place their own proposed projects within one or more of those models, and consider what resources and competencies will be necessary to work within and between those models to pursue the proposed project.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 1103 1
IPVC4
Identity, Power & Vocation in Community Identity, Power & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/4 1–5PM; 2/5 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Identity,Pow&Voc.inCom1&2
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 04, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
New Winter Students Only -- 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 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
Room: Bacon 212
Online & 2/4 1-5p, 2/5 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/4 1-5p, 2/5 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 2/4 1-5p, 2/5 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 3204 1
IST3204
Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be Human Artificial Intelligence & What It Means to Be ...
Hybrid (GD: 2/3 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: Mon, Feb 03, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 05, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/4 1-5p, 2/5 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 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 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
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 8a-12p -- 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 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
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 2/5 1-5p, 2/6 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 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 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
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Bacon 212
2/6 1-5p & 2/7 8-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/6 1-5p, 2/7 8a-12p -- 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 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
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 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 2242 1
INTERDIS
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.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 06–Mar 13, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 08, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Skaggs Hall 106
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- 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.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

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
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- 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
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 2/7 1-5p, 2/8 8a-12p -- 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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