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.
Jason Warr

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 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.

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