IST 2135 1
PRDEPTH
Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Popular Culture
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Explores the complex ways in which religion and mass media interact in contemporary society, helping students articulate their own individual and communal theological understandings in conversation with popular culture.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 4002 1
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
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 1102 1
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
W 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 3116 1
IST3116
Caring w Oppressed Latinamente Caring w Oppressed Latinamente
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: PC Latinamente
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
This course explores Latinx perspectives on the understanding and practice of care with oppressed individuals and communities. Close attention is given to the relevance of Liberation Theology for pastoral care. Other relevant topics include pastoral accompaniment, community and family, and the notions of mestizaje and lo cotidiano (daily life experience).
Find out more about Ruben Arjona Mejia.

IST 2077 1
IST2077
Introduction to Judaism Introduction to Judaism
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Introduction to Judaism
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
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Find out more about Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3013 1
IST3013
Kierkegaard & Existentialist Theology Kierkegaard & Existentialist Theology
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Kierkegaard & Exist. Theo
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Kierkegaard and the origins of existentialism; twentieth-century forms of existentialism and recent developments; the decline of neo-orthodoxy and resurgence of phenomenology. (RLGN 4621)

IST 2021 1
IST2021
Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & Loss Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & ...
Online
4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: SC/Death & Dying
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Students will examine literature, films and art to engage multi-layered experiences of death, dying, grief, and loss from caregiver and care seeker perspectives. They will develop self-awareness of their own values, beliefs, and responses to these experiences and practice offering spiritual care to persons and communities challenged by these experiences.

IST 2068 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist History Unitarian Universalist History
Online
4 cr.
Kelly Dignan

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
This course will help students become familiar with Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist (UU) history and absorb the key events that influence our faith tradition today. The materials are contextualized by connecting our religious history to the eras of American history and our involvement in and reaction to significant historical events.

IST 2081 1
IST2081
Authentic Engagement Authentic Engagement
Online
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Authentic Engagement
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 2
Organizations of highly motivated and engaged individuals need leaders who develop and nurture cultures in which people of diverse backgrounds feel valued, are deeply connected to one other, and are aligned with a shared mission. In this course, we will examine the theological and psychosocial foundations of authentic leadership grounded in self-reflection and the embodiment of core values. Awareness of our own Otherness and exploration of traditional approaches to diversity will help us develop interconnected, inclusive relationships of trust. Finally, we will learn how to leverage differences and create cultures where people individually and collectively flourish.

IST 2162 1
IST2162
The Life of Prayer The Life of Prayer
Online
2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Life of Prayer
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 2
This course will have you study the life of prayer as if it were a river, studying it by getting in and swimming, by experiencing it with many senses, giving yourself over to it. Only then, but surely then, it will have you reflecting theoretically and practically on what you have experienced.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2201 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Resources & Practices for Church Leaders Spiritual Resources & Practices for Church Leaders
Online
4 cr.
Craig MacColl

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
In an era when people are moving away from religious organizations and moving toward more personal spiritual practices, it is critical for lay and ordained leaders to feel competent in articulating their own spiritual identities as well as to be familiar with a wide variety of spiritualities and spiritual practices. This course will use two well-established personality inventories to help students identify how their natural spiritual type matches up with specific spiritualities and will explore five different Christian spiritual paths that reflect classic spiritual traditions as well as diverse, contemporary practices. This course covers spirituality topics and readings needed for Anglican students.

IST 2220 1
IST2220
Biblical Ethics Biblical Ethics
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Biblical Ethics
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Anyone who reads the Bible does so from a particular social location. We are all born into an on-going society that shapes us. When we turn our attention to the biblical text as the source of our theological perspectives, we participate in a dialogue between the written word and the meanings our community taught us to give to these words. Many of us have been taught to read the Bible through the eyes of white, middle-class males. Yet, can the text liberate those who are oppressed? To do so, it must be read with the eyes of the disenfranchised. This course will explore how the Bible can be used to liberate those who suffer due to race, class and gender oppression.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 0
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 2245 1
ELECTIVE
Aging, Health, and Justice Aging, Health, and Justice
Online
2 cr.
Karen Gieseker

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 2
The 2017 Population Projections note that by 2035 there will be 78 million people over 65 years of age; a number greater than the expected number of people under 18 years of age. How does this statistic drive the dialogue of who is “old” and what frames “ageism”? This course will explore the various dimensions of aging: chronological, biological, psychological, and social through the diverse lenses of health and justice. A broad background of the social justice and health equity challenges of aging will be addressed through online lectures, readings, multimedia content, and interactive discussions.

IST 2246 1
ELECTIVE
Social Justice in Western Earth Honoring Traditions Social Justice in Western Earth Honoring Traditions
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
In this course we explore primarily modern, Western earth-honoring traditions as they intersect with social and ecological justice. The course materials and discussions consider the ways these Western earth-honoring traditions, such as goddess spirituality/Wicca, polytheism/animism, eco-womanism, creation spirituality and deep ecology: 1) provide unique resources for the pursuit of justice and, 2) both critique and reinscribe systems of social inequality and violence. Students will explore the ways in which their own religious, a-religious and spiritual perspectives might more effectively empower them and their communities to create justice with both human and other-than-human communities.

IST 3126 1
IST3126
Liberation Theologies Liberation Theologies
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Liberation Theologies
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
This course examines the emergence and development of the different manifestations of Liberation Theologies and global social protest. Special attention is given to texts and traditions from different ethnic and racial communities, both domestically and international; treating them as living changing heritages, in order to propose critical options which foster emancipatory practices in the contemporary struggle for justice. The course will concentrate on Liberation theologies, ethics, and hermeneutics.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 3128 1
IST3128
Decolonizing Congregational Leadership Decolonizing Congregational Leadership
Online
4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Decolon.Cong.Ldrship
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
This course explores the applications of postcolonial and decolonial discourses to the theory and practice of parish leadership, particularly within Christian congregational contexts. Students will reflect on leadership praxis across several areas (i.e., Western constructions) of congregational life including: worship and liturgy, education and formation, organizational culture, and governance. The course engages students in critical reflection on one’s leadership identities, assumptions, and practices in the context of faith community, inviting possibilities for congregational transformation.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

IST 3137 1
IST3137
New Testament Greek Exegesis New Testament Greek Exegesis
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: NT Greek Exegesis
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Continuation of Greek II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).

IST 3163 1
IST3163
Religious Leadership Digital Age Religious Leadership Digital Age
Online
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Relig.Ldrshp/Digital Age
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
Religious leadership must be appropriate to the culture within which one leads. We live in cultures increasingly shaped by the digital. This course explores ways that understandings of church, membership, religious identity, are changing in digital culture, and examines how both online and face-to-face expressions of faith are adapting to that. It asks what sort of leaders will guide faith communities into effective life and service in a culture shaped by its digital experience. The course is intended for both Masters and DMin students seeking to reflect on the nature of leadership particularly as it is experience in cultures shaped by digital communication and on their own skills and leadership practices.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

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: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 8
Prereqs: Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power and Difference completed
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Interdisciplinary Seminar
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 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
2 cr.
Jamie Beachy

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 2
This course helps students integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation and ongoing coursework at Iliff. Students will form a cohort group to discern how their CPE experience is part of their vocational discernment process at Iliff. A verbatim case study will be used to explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions. Case studies will also be used to analyze their engagement with and systemic assessment of their CPE context, especially in terms of leadership opportunities for increased agency and efficacy working towards social justice and peace.

IST 4995 1
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 1102 2
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Joshua Bartholomew

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 4002 2
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 4995 2
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 1102 3
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 4002 3
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Nikki Allen

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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 1102 4
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
Online
2 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 4002 4
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 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
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: PreMarC & Wedngs
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
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. Much of the course will take place online, which is why the in-person meeting takes place only on Monday, April 20, 1-5pm.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2202 1
ELECTIVE
Gendered Orientalism & Decoloniality Gendered Orientalism & Decoloniality
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Jasmin Zine

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
Tue, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
This course will unpack the gendered contours of Orientalism and the impetus for a decolonial scholarship. We will examine the currency of Orientalist legacies in framing contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism with a view to tracing the genealogies of racial and gendered inscriptions that underpin them. By situating these concerns within a decolonial praxis we are able to interrogate how the politics of knowledge production can be complicit with Orientalist goals or work to dismantle them. This course will consider the possibilities of decolonizing academic knowledge production as a means of developing a liberatory spiritual and educational praxis.

IST 2221 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prx: Working Faith & Justice SJE Prx: Working Faith & Justice
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 8AM–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Poe, Tef Jackson

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Apr 20, 08:00AM–05:00PM
Tue, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
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. A majority of this class will take place during the in-person sessions, which is why it meets for a full day and a half during Gathering Days.

IST 2019 1
IST2019
Preaching & Spiritual Leadership Preaching & Spiritual Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Preachg& Spiritual Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
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 2088 1
IST2088
Christology Christology
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Christology
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–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 3141 1
IST3141
Hebrew Bible Lit: Psalms Hebrew Bible Lit: Psalms
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Hebrew Bible Lit:Psalms
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Interpretation of selected Hebrew Bible literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Intro to the Hebrew Bible is a prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible literature courses.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 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 Jennifer Leath.

IST 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Critical and practical engagement with why and how Christian faith can be shared while honoring the distinctiveness of others. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination.

IST 2172 1
IST2172
Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Cong.Ed.& Spirit. Form.
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course explores the role of the local congregation as a formative and transformative environment for faith, commitment, and knowledge of the religious tradition. the educative work of the local congregation has been deeply challenged by a culture in which institutional affiliation has become less important. Additionally, persistent cultural norms of racism, heterosexism, classism, and other unjust structures creates important tasks for the work of formation in the local congregation. Throughout the quarter, students will explore existing alternatives for engaging in educational ministry in the context of the local congregation, both formally published academic resources and the grassroots experimentation documented online. Through careful critical engagement with these approaches, students will articulate their own theories and goals for formation and transformation of participants in congregational life and create innovative approaches to shaping this formative environment within their own vocational trajectory.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3168 1
ELECTIVE
Being Human in the Bible Being Human in the Bible
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
What does it mean to be human, according to the biblical writers? This is both a simple and complicated question to ask, much less answer. How it is addressed has important consequences. A range of perspectives and answers to the question therefore will be taken up in this course. These can include life and death, gender and sexuality, technology, education, family relations, politics, peoplehood, ecology, human vs. animal, philosophy, and economics. These perspectives and answers are engaged in pursuit of gaining a greater appreciation for how one might think through this question.
Find out more about Mark George.
Textbooks
Society of Biblical Literature. HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (New Revised Standard Version). HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Anderson, Gary A.. Sin: A History. Yale University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780300168099.
Fredriksen, Paula. Sin: The Early History of an Idea. Princeton University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780691160900.
Lambert, David A. How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, & the Interpretation of Scripture. Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780190212247.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
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.
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IST 3038 1
IST3038
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Buddhist Philosophy
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
An introduction to the Buddhist philosophical tradition that covers both the different philosophical movements within Buddhism as schools of thoughts and major philosophical issues, such as the theory of karma and determinism, the nature of mind, proofs for past and future lives, theories of knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of emptiness and the nature of enlightenment.
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IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course compares liberal and evangelical forms of Protestantism in the United States, drawing on both scholarly analysis and popular works. Topics of focus include interpretations of the Bible, race, gender, politics, and science.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 3140 1
IST3140
Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E. Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E.
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Jew.Christn.Rela,50-500CE
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 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 2235 2
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, Noon–01:00PM
Credits: 0
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 2178 1
ELECTIVE
Healing & The Divine Spirit Healing & The Divine Spirit
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2 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Meet. Dates: Fri, May 01, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Sat, May 02, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
This course focuses on beliefs, ideas, and practices at the intersections of healing, pneumatology, and energy medicine. What is the relationship of the Holy Spirit to historic and contemporary notions of healing? What does Christian tradition demonstrate about the care of the sick and the treatment of certain maladies in conjunction with Christian notions of balancing the needs of the body with those of the mind and the heart? Themes of health and spirituality will be examined alongside contemporary themes of wellness and wholeness, and holistic medicine, and the use of sound, light, and harmonics in ancient and modern energy medicine. Professionally certified representatives from the fields of nursing and medicine will be featured as guest-speakers.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 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.
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ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Elyse Ambrose

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Organization and methodology of The United Methodist Church. This course meets the disciplinary requirement for diaconal ministry or ordination to elder or permanent deacon in the U.M.C. (offered each year).

IST 2097 1
IST2097
Reformers and Radicals Reformers and Radicals
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Reformers and Radicals
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course provides an introduction to the history of Christian thought in its political, social, and institutional contexts, during Protestantism’s formative period. We will cover late medieval theology, the main Protestant Reformers, the Radical Reformation (Anabaptists et al), the Catholic Reformation, and end with Wesley. The focus is on the development of theology, which provides the basis for contemporary theological reflection.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

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IST2155
Black Religious Denver Black Religious Denver
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Black Religious Denver
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
This course invites students to think about the social, cultural, and religious specificity of Black Denver. Students are introduced to key contemporary figures and historic places through visits and interviews. Students have an opportunity to learn critical analysis and qualitative research skills.
Find out more about Jennifer Leath.

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IST3131
Hebrew Bible and Ecology Hebrew Bible and Ecology
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Hebrew Bible &Ecology
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Meet. Dates: Sat, Apr 18, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Fri, May 08, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Sat, May 23, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 4
In this class, students will develop reading strategies and interpretive perspectives that are attentive to how a wide range of biblical issues and themes might intersect with and inform questions of ecological sustainability. Developing an "ecological hermeneutic" will entail 1) the creative exegesis of specific texts from the perspective of land care; 2) listening to communities and individuals whose land practices are rooted in an ethic of care for the earth; and 3) the cultivation of biblical and contemporary perspectives and principles that will enable us to form a wholistic ethic of care for the earth. Course Fee: $21 for site visit to Grow Haus. There are three required site visits, 9a-4:30pm: Sat. April 18 - Brown Dog Farm, Fri. May 8 - Grow Haus, Sat. May 23 - The Land
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

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