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

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 4:00-5:15p wks 2,5,8 -- 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 1026 1
INTERDIS
Religion: Re envisioning identity, borders, and belonging Religion: Re envisioning identity, borders, and belonging
Online
4 cr.
Vial;
Jung

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 9-10:15a, wks 2,4,6,8,10 -- The contemporary world offers different deployments of the politics of inclusion/exclusion. What roles do religion and theology play in shaping the identities and actions of Black Lives Matter, Burmese Buddhists, and alt-right white nationalist movements in the U.S.? Through reading classic and contemporary works on religion and identity, students will gain sophisticated theoretical frameworks to help analyze phenomena that increasingly seem to shape events.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 1101 1
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 2
Check-in: Tues 9-10:15am, Wks 1,5,9 -- 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 1103 1
IPVC4
Identity, Power & Vocation in Community Identity, Power & Vocation in Community
Online
4 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Pow&Voc.inCom1&2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Weds 9-10:15a, wks 2,4,6,8,10 -- 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.

IST 2003 1
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Online
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 9-10:15am, wks 2,5,8 -- 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 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Online
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 10:30-11:45a, wks 2,58 -- 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 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
No synchronous check-ins -- 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 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 1:00-2:15p wks 2,5,8 -- 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 2019 1
IST2019
Preaching & Spiritual Leadership Preaching & Spiritual Leadership
Online
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Preachg& Spiritual Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Wks 5,8 Fri 3-5p or Sa 10a-12p -- We are living in a world of complexity and polarization, culturally and religiously, as well as socio-politically. Our society desperately needs mature spiritual leadership that guides people in the process of discernment and to live it out faithfully. This course takes this situation seriously and focuses on preaching as an art of spiritual leadership. It aims to help students equip themselves as spiritual leaders and enhance their unique voices by deepening their understanding of spirituality and practicing their spiritual leadership through preaching. Designed for those who wish to become great spiritual preachers, this course uses a variety of pedagogical approaches: group discussions, self-reflection on spirituality, surveys of congregational spiritual types, preaching workshops, and sermon evaluations.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
Online
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 1:00-2:15pm, wks 2,5,8 -- 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.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 2025 1
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Online
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 4:00-5:15pm, wks 2,5,8 -- 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 2072 1
IST2072
Ministry and Human Sexuality Ministry and Human Sexuality
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Ministry & Hum. Sexuality
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 10:30-11:45am, wks 2,5,8 -- Pastoral care and theological perspectives on representative views of sexuality. Special attention given to the pastor's role: preaching, teaching, pastoral care and relationship to other helping professionals.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 2085 1
IST2085
Hebrew II Hebrew II
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Hebrew II
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 2:30-3:45p wks 2,5,8 -- Continuation of IST 2084 Hebrew I (offered every other year).

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

Adv. Req.: Financial Management
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 2
Check-in: Tues 2:30-3:45p wks 2,5,8 -- 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 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 4:00-5:15p wks 2,5,8 -- 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 2206 1
ELECTIVE
Progressive Christianity Progressive Christianity
Online
2 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Nov 30–Dec 11, 2020
Credits: 2
WINTER INTERTERM Nov. 30-Dec. 11 online -- A critical examination of the popular religious movement known as Progressive Christianity. Students will learn how the movement builds on the traditions of American liberal Christianity and Unitarianism, how its leaders market themselves to the public, its contradictory relationship to evangelicalism, and how it reflects white, middle-class privilege.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2230 1
SJEPRAX
Working Faith & Justice: From Harriet to COVID 19 Working Faith & Justice: From Harriet to COVID ...
Online
2 cr.
Leath;
Jackson

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 2
Check-in: Thurs 4-5:15p wks 2,5,8 -- Activism and faith go hand in hand. This course will be about the intersections between these worlds. We will discuss the extension of faith as a revolutionary tool for healing and human connectivity. What does it mean to be an apostle of liberation? From Ferguson to Palestine what does freedom look like? This course will offer practical skills and resources for those who work at this activism and faith intersection.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 9-10:15am, wks 2,5,8 -- 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 2253 1
IST2253
Islam in the Medieval Mediterranean Islam in the Medieval Mediterranean
Online
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Islam/Medieval Mediterran
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 2:30-3:45p, wks 2,5,8 -- This is a comparative course examining the emergence of Islam in the social, religious, and historical context of the Medieval Mediterranean from the Arab conquest of Egypt to the rise of the Ottoman Empire and the fall of the Caliphate of Granada in Spain. We will examine tensions and collaborations between Islam and Christianity, like the region’s influential centers for the preservation, translation and dissemination of ancient books alongside the accomplishments of Islamic science and Sufi mysticism. This course also examines the importance of these comparative legacies for understanding today’s ongoing religious and political conflicts across the region.

IST 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Online
4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 1:00-2:15pm, wks 2,5,8 -- 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 3053 1
IST3053
Religion and Film Religion and Film
Online
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Religion & Film
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 1:00-2:15p wks 2,5,8 -- Explores the interactions between religion and film. Students relate reading in film criticism, aesthetic theory and theological reflection to a range of popular and art films from diverse cultures.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 3101 1
IST3101
Holy Spirit: History & Traditions Holy Spirit: History & Traditions
Online
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Holy Spirit: Hist.&Trad.
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Tues 10:30-11:45a wks 2,5,8 -- This course focuses on the history of pneumatology and traditions of Pentecost from the early middle ages to the 1700s. What have Christian believed and written about the Holy Spirit through the centuries? Why does Pentecost show up in such different ways across the pages of Christian theology and literature? The midst of the European Enlightenment, why did John Wesley hold such special reverence for the role of experience in Christian thought and education? Why has the Pentecostal legacy functioned simultaneously as a subversive trope for critiquing dominant church paradigms while also sparking creative, re-interpretations of Christian tradition among so many reformers? These are just a few of the questions explored in this class as we discuss historical and theological works by contemporary scholars in pneumatology and church history.

IST 3171 1
ELECTIVE
Religion, Science & Technology Religion, Science & Technology
Online
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 2:30-3:45p, wks 2,5,8 -- This course introduces students to the many important issues raised by the various intersections of science and religion. It incorporates study of technology because technology is often where science and religion “meet,” though often unwittingly, because human flourishing is inherently bound up with technological advance and motivations for pursuing certain technological advances (as opposed to others) derive from deeply religious assumptions, narratives, and beliefs, because meaning is also essential to human flourishing. Ultimately the purpose of the course is two-fold: to enhance our knowledge of current technologies emerging from scientific work so that we might think theologically about (and along with) technology.
Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3210 1
SJESEM
Still Black,Post human: Embracing as Liberatv. Frameowrk Bynd Posthumanism Still Black,Post human: Embracing as Liberatv. Frameowrk Bynd ...
Online
4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Check-in: Thurs 10:30-11:45am, wks 2,5,8 -- Blackness waits at the door. It sits in the room. It seeps into crevices. It disrupts stable sensibilities. It is the abyss. It is an overwhelming presence of life and the beyond. And it waits. This course will explore many presentations of Blackness as an ontology, material essence, and tangible modality. In doing so, this course will not only explore Blackness, but present it as an essential framework to push beyond posthumanism's regressing boundaries.

IST 4001 1
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Check-in: Weds 9-10:15a wks 2,4,6,8,10 -- 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 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 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 8
Prereqs: Identity, Power and Difference completed
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Vocation and Orientation completed
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 5010 1
DMIN5010
D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership
Online
6 cr.
Smith;
Leath

Adv. Req.: DMinSem:Fnd.Proph.Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 6
Check-in: Thurs 1:00-2:15p, wks 2,5,8 -- 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 5020 1
IST5020
D Min Seminar in Advanced Practical Theological Research D Min Seminar in Advanced Practical Theological Research
Online
6 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: DMinSem.Adv.Pract.Th.Res
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 6
Check-in: Thurs 1:00-2:15p, wks 2,5,8 -- This collaborative seminar provides an opportunity for students to explore the process of practical theological research for their DMin project and to work collaboratively to shape research that is impactful and compelling. Students will establish the theoretical framing of their project through deep engagement with a body of literature relevant to their topic, engage in rigorous contextual analysis of their research site/community, and begin the descriptive work necessary for their particular question, and in doing so refine their research question and appropriate research strategies necessary to their project.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 1101 2
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 2
Check-in: Tues 9-10:15am, Wks 1,5,9 -- 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 4001 2
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Check-in: Weds 9-10:15a wks 2,4,6,8,10 -- 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 1101 3
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Joshua Bartholomew

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 2
Check-in: Tues 9-10:15am, Wks 1,5,9 -- 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 4001 3
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 04–Mar 12, 2021
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Check-in: Weds 9-10:15a wks 2,4,6,8,10 -- 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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