IST 2080 1
RPPT
Practical Theology Practical Theology
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Paula Lee

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
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.

IST 1101 3
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 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 2
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 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 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3039 1
IST3039
Asian American Religions Asian American Religions
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Girim Jung

Adv. Req.: Asian American Religions
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
None

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

Adv. Req.: MTS Colloquium
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 2028 1
ELECTIVE
Native American Cosmologies Native American Cosmologies
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4 cr.
Lisa Dellinger

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
This course is a survey of Native American cosmologies/spiritualities as compared with the US culturally christian worldview. Native American Studies resources, giving special emphasis to Indigenous women’s writings, are placed in conversation with texts regarding euro-american christian history and theologies. The human being’s relationship with nature is interrogated by analyzing concepts like theological anthropology, interdependence, creation, reciprocity, commodification, exploitation, and salvation. Within these divergent worldviews, the students will reflect on and interrogate the question: How does intellectual theory impact our embodied reality?

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

Adv. Req.: Greek II
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
Continuation of Greek I.

IST 2037 1
SJEPRAX
Conscious Conflict Conscious Conflict
Online
2 cr.

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 2
Are you contributing to conflicts, attempting to diffuse them, or leading the way to systemic transformation? Whether you’re in a church, non-profit, or private/public setting, conflict is inevitable. For every role, there are tools you can use to allow space for current conflict management and resolution. But then, what’s next? How can we transform our systems of conflict and shape or influence the organization toward a culture of open dialogue and learning? In this course, you will learn inclusive and trauma-informed methodologies for managing personal and group conflict and techniques to create a lasting organizational/community framework for an evolving culture of systemic transformation. Using your own real-life scenarios, you will experience various ways to prevent or address conflict personally and organizationally.

IST 2040 1
ELECTIVE
Prophetic G. R. I. T. Growing Resources In Ternally Prophetic G. R. I. T. Growing Resources In ...
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2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Nov 29–Dec 10, 2021
Credits: 2
In a world of direct, structural, and cultural violence, how do we find the internal resources and cultivate individual and collective practices to resist injustice and engage our prophetic voices? We will consider numerous examples of grounding and centering practices from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions that encourage us to develop strength, rest, and joy for our bodies and spirits within a life and community of active resistance to oppression. We will ask ourselves: what are the internal resources necessary to sustain long-term prophetic voice and activism and create authentic communities committed to undermining domination? We will seek to develop personal and communal spiritual routines which honor the integrity of different cultures and resist cultural appropriation.

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

Adv. Req.: Financial Management
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 2090 1
IST2090
Storytelling & Narrative Justice Storytelling & Narrative Justice
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Storytelling & Narr. Just
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
This course explores how justice might be defined, sought and made through the use of storytelling and narrative forms of various types: such as historical record, education, the autobiographical nature of resistance to oppression, socio-political commentary as story, narrative clarification of individual and community values, including preservation of culture, motivation for the work of justice, and the creation of community itself through story. The course includes storytelling perspectives such as oral history and tradition, narrative theory, auto/biography, and performance/theatre. Using multiple storytelling and narrative platforms, students will examine others’ stories and narratives of justice-seeking-and-making and create and examine their own.

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 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 2215 1
ELECTIVE
Still Black, Posthuman Still Black, Posthuman
Online
4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
None

IST 3028 1
ELECTIVE
Native American Cosmologies Native American Cosmologies
Online
4 cr.
Lisa Dellinger

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
This course is a survey of Native American cosmologies/spiritualities as compared with the US culturally christian worldview. Native American Studies resources, giving special emphasis to Indigenous women’s writings, are placed in conversation with texts regarding euro-american christian history and theologies. The human being’s relationship with nature is interrogated by analyzing concepts like theological anthropology, interdependence, creation, reciprocity, commodification, exploitation, and salvation. Within these divergent worldviews, the students will reflect on and interrogate the question: How does intellectual theory impact our embodied reality?

IST 3045 1
IST3045
English Reformations English Reformations
Online
4 cr.
Gregory Robbins

Adv. Req.: English Reformations
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
This course argues that English Christianity has always been in the process of reformation. The Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People documents this tendency in the early middle ages. Henry VIII's reforming turn, the reforms sought by John Wesley and by John Henry Newman continued the process. Current upheavals in the post colonial era constitute a new chapter in a reformation still underway.

IST 3215 1
ELECTIVE
Still Black, Posthuman Still Black, Posthuman
Online
4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Credits: 4
None

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

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Credits: 8
Prereqs: Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
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 4995 1
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4998 1
ELECTIVE
Advanced Community Praxis Advanced Community Praxis
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4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Credits: 4
As a supplement to the OPF Curriculum it normally follows the successful completion of Internship or CPE.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 5010 1
IST5010
D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership D. Min. Sem. in Foundations of Prophetic Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 2/7–8 1–5PM; 2/7–8 8–11AM)
Hybrid
6 cr.
Smith;
Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: DMinSem.Fnds/Proph.Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Feb 07, 08:00–11:00AM
Tue, Feb 08, 08:00–11:00AM
Mon, Feb 07, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 6
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 4995 2
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2107 1
IST2107
Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings
Online
2 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: PreMarC & Wedngs
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Meet. Dates: Mon, Jan 17, 10:00AM–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.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 5020 1
IST5020
D Min Seminar in Advanced Practical Theological Research D Min Seminar in Advanced Practical Theological Research
Hybrid (GD: 2/7–8 1AM–5PM; 2/7–8 8–11AM)
Hybrid
6 cr.
Andy Dunning

Adv. Req.: DMinSem.Adv.Pract.Th.Res
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Mon, Feb 07, 08:00–11:00AM
Tue, Feb 08, 08:00–11:00AM
Mon, Feb 07, 01:00AM–05:00PM
Tue, Feb 08, 01:00AM–05:00PM
Credits: 6
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.

IST 2157 1
SJESEM
SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
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 1103 1
IPVC4
Identity, Power & Vocation in Community Identity, Power & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–5PM; 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Rebecca Hensley

Adv. Req.: Identity,Pow&Voc.inCom1&2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
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
Hybrid (GD: 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
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 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
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
Hybrid (GD: 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
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 2016 1
IST2016
Intro to Christian Worship Intro to Christian Worship
Online
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Intro to Xn Worship
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Jan 26, 10:00AM–Noon
Wed, Mar 16, 10:00AM–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: 2/8 1–3PM; 2/9 8–10AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–03:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 08:00–10:00AM
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 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–3PM; 2/9 8–10AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–03:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 08:00–10:00AM
Credits: 4
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.

IST 3129 1
IST3129
Asian American Theologies Asian American Theologies
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 1–3PM; 2/9 8–10AM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Girim Jung

Adv. Req.: Asian American Theologies
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 01:00–03:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 08:00–10:00AM
Credits: 4
None

IST 2025 2
ELECTIVE
United Methodist Doctrine United Methodist Doctrine
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 3–5PM; 2/9 10AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 03:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 10:00AM–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 2157 2
SJESEM
SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates SJE Sem: Christian Bioethics Debates
Hybrid (GD: 2/9 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 09, 08:00AM–Noon
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 2500 2
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 3–5PM; 2/9 10AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 03:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 10:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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.

IST 3129 2
IST3129
Asian American Theologies Asian American Theologies
Hybrid (GD: 2/8 3–5PM; 2/9 10AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Girim Jung

Adv. Req.: Asian American Theologies
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Tue, Feb 08, 03:00–05:00PM
Wed, Feb 09, 10:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
None

IST 2003 3
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/9 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Wed, Feb 09, 01:00–05:00PM
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 4001 3
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
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 3140 1
IST3140
Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E. Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E.
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Jew.Christn.Rela,50-500CE
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro/Hist.Chri
This course considers the “parting of the ways” between Judaism and Christianity, beginning with the tumultuous first century (the Jewish War and the beginnings of the Jesus tradition) and continuing through the synthesis of Christianity and Empire in late antiquity. Along the way, we will consider how Christianity and Judaism emerged from a common matrix, influenced and co-created each other, and Othered each other in their processes of self-definition. We will attend especially to the problems with the “World Religions” model, ancient identity formation, the origins of Christian anti-Semitism, the effects of empire and diaspora, and modern attempts to explain the “parting.”
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2003 2
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 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 2005 2
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2003 4
BIHBINTR
Intro to the Hebrew Bible Intro to the Hebrew Bible
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Intro to Hebrew Bible
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 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 1029 1
INTERDIS
Christianity & Science Christianity & Science
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM; 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
None
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 2131 1
IST2131
Comp. Phil. Rel: Religion & Violence Comp. Phil. Rel: Religion & Violence
Hybrid (GD: 2/11 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp.Phil.Rel:Violence
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
In the last decade or so, a plethora of articles and books have been written on the topic of “violence and religion” and “religious violence” (they may or may not be the same thing). Although not all of these works have been explicitly comparative, they all, by virtue of their employment of the very terminology, partake of the discourse of comparative religion, whether they do so explicitly or not. Is there, then, a common theoretical move that links these seemingly naturally conjoined terms, religion and violence? In talking about “religion and violence” or “religious violence,” what do we gain? what do we lose? Given that the academy has, across the board, grown increasingly suspicious of talk of such universal categories as mysticism, myth, theology and, especially, religion, have we perhaps let “religious violence” fly under our theoretical radars? This course attempts to address these issues, and attempts to come to some common understanding of what religion violence is and what causes it.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3034 1
IST3034
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
Hybrid (GD: 2/11 1–5PM)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: PTSD
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past.Th&Care
We will use a practical theological approach to understanding traumatic narratives and how spiritual practices of compassion prepare us to listen. Readings from psychological of religion and intercultural spiritual care and our own spiritual practices will help us listen compassionately and become more theologically reflexive when we listen to trauma stories. We will use psychological perspectives to understand acute stress responses and post-traumatic stress (PTS), post-traumatic growth (PTG) and religious coping. We will use theological perspectives (theodicies) to compare traditional and contemporary ways of understanding traumatic suffering, and, in particular, the moral dilemmas generated by trauma and its aftermath.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 1101 2
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/10 1–5PM; 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Thu, Feb 10, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 2510 2
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
Hybrid (GD: 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 11, 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 3140 2
IST3140
Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E. Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E.
Hybrid (GD: 2/11 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Jew.Christn.Rela,50-500CE
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 11, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro/Hist.Chri
This course considers the “parting of the ways” between Judaism and Christianity, beginning with the tumultuous first century (the Jewish War and the beginnings of the Jesus tradition) and continuing through the synthesis of Christianity and Empire in late antiquity. Along the way, we will consider how Christianity and Judaism emerged from a common matrix, influenced and co-created each other, and Othered each other in their processes of self-definition. We will attend especially to the problems with the “World Religions” model, ancient identity formation, the origins of Christian anti-Semitism, the effects of empire and diaspora, and modern attempts to explain the “parting.”
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 1101 1
IPVC2
Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community Identity,Power, & Vocation in Community
Hybrid (GD: 2/11 1–5PM; 2/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Fri, Feb 11, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Feb 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Shattuck Hall
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 2131 2
IST2131
Comp. Phil. Rel: Religion & Violence Comp. Phil. Rel: Religion & Violence
Hybrid (GD: 2/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp.Phil.Rel:Violence
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Sat, Feb 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
In the last decade or so, a plethora of articles and books have been written on the topic of “violence and religion” and “religious violence” (they may or may not be the same thing). Although not all of these works have been explicitly comparative, they all, by virtue of their employment of the very terminology, partake of the discourse of comparative religion, whether they do so explicitly or not. Is there, then, a common theoretical move that links these seemingly naturally conjoined terms, religion and violence? In talking about “religion and violence” or “religious violence,” what do we gain? what do we lose? Given that the academy has, across the board, grown increasingly suspicious of talk of such universal categories as mysticism, myth, theology and, especially, religion, have we perhaps let “religious violence” fly under our theoretical radars? This course attempts to address these issues, and attempts to come to some common understanding of what religion violence is and what causes it.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3034 2
IST3034
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
Hybrid (GD: 2/12 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: PTSD
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Gath. Dates: Sat, Feb 12, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past.Th&Care
We will use a practical theological approach to understanding traumatic narratives and how spiritual practices of compassion prepare us to listen. Readings from psychological of religion and intercultural spiritual care and our own spiritual practices will help us listen compassionately and become more theologically reflexive when we listen to trauma stories. We will use psychological perspectives to understand acute stress responses and post-traumatic stress (PTS), post-traumatic growth (PTG) and religious coping. We will use theological perspectives (theodicies) to compare traditional and contemporary ways of understanding traumatic suffering, and, in particular, the moral dilemmas generated by trauma and its aftermath.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

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

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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 2
INTRN2
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 2
Crs. Dates: Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
Jan 10–Mar 18, 2022
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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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