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 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 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 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
Prereqs: IPVC Fall&Wintr
IPVC2
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 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
Prereqs: IPVC Fall&Wintr
IPVC2
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
Prereqs: IPVC Fall&Wintr
IPVC2
Prerequisite IST 1103 -- 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.

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