Dr. Girim Jung
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This course familiarizes students with some of the historically significant ways justice has been conceived within the fields of theology and philosophy. It then problematizes these offerings by placing decolonial, deconstructive, and post- thought in conversation with contemporary social struggles. Ultimately, it asks students to envision possible futures, holding plurality of traditions (with multiple conceptions of community and self) in mind.
Instructions: Please sign up to present on given week. When signing up, indicate which reading you would like to present on.
Hint: click the "Edit" button on the top right corner of this page to sign-up!
|Week 3||Annie Lankford
Aquinas on Law and Justice
|Week 4||Wesley Moncrief
Joan Lockwood O'Donovan "Human Dignity & Human Justice: Thinking with Calvin about the Imago Dei"
|Week 7||Andrea Murdock: Annette Baier, "The Need for More than Justice"|
Jasbir Puar, "Crip Nationalism: From Narrative Prothesis to Disaster Capitalism"
|Week 9||Ian Keith (Justice as reconciliatory Praxis)|
Students will post video introducing themselves by the end of the first week of class
Here's a few guiding questions to help students get started:
Students are expected to attend and participate in Zoom sessions, scheduled on Weeks 2 and 8 of the quarter. Additional Zoom sessions may be scheduled based on student request or cancellation of Gathering Days.
If student is unable to attend the session, student must notify instructor at least 24 hours in advanced so that arrangements can be made to make-up the session.
Making up the session will involve:
Each student will write a reading response for one of the texts each week as well as a response to a question posed by a classmate in the discussions thread.
The initial reading response should be 300-500 words. Please post each week in appropriate Discussions thread. Due 11:59pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesday night.
Professor will post guiding questions under each week's discussion forums.
Respond to one of your classmate's discussion posts in 100-200 words . Due 11:59pm (Mountain) on Saturday night.
Please prepare a brief (5-10 minute) video where you introduce the text that you signed up to lead discussion on.
Each video discussion should:
Please upload these by Sunday evenings (11:59pm Mountain Time) in the respective discussion forums.
Students are expected to keep up with weekly readings and actively participate in class discussions.
Participation grade will be assigned based on:
Points will be deduced for failure to participate or engage in online class discussions, Zoom check-ins, and/or Gathering Days.
Students are given the option to either write a traditional term paper or a creative project to fulfill this requirement. Either option requires that the project address an issue or concept related justice, theology, and/or contemporary criticisms of theological conceptions of justice. A rubric will be provided for either option to help students understand the requirements and evaluation criteria.
Please see guidelines on how each option is understood below for both:
Abstract: Each student will write an abstract on their paper topic of 300 words or less by Week 6 of the course and post it on the Canvas forums. Students will read the abstracts and offer comments, questions, or suggestions by Week 7. The instructor will also review the abstracts and indicate whether the paper topic is approved or requires further refinement for approval.
Students will write one term paper at ten to fifteen (10-15) pages that will an issue or concept that emerges in theological conceptions of justice, or which represents the unique departure of a particular thinker. Papers should include a grasp of issues and ideas being discussed, engagement of notable thinkers on the subject matter in question and a clear articulation of a well-supported point of view. Papers should be typed, double spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman typeface, 1” (one-inch) margins using Chicago/Turabian bibliographic format, with footnotes in 10-point font; page number on bottom left hand corner; no cover sheet.
Creative projects use alternative mediums to the academic paper to examine the various topics and themes explored in this course. Each creative project will be accompanied by a brief 5-page essay that analyzes/interprets the project to demonstrate understanding of theological conceptions of justice.
Examples of creative projects include (but are not limited to):
Project Proposals of 300 words or less are due on Week 6 and posted for peer feedback on our Discussion Forums. The Final Project is due on the same date as the term paper
At the completion of class, students will be able to:
COVID Policy for On-Campus Classes: In the event that any participant in a course meeting on campus tests positive for COVID, that course will move to synchronous virtual meeting during the scheduled class time for the next two weeks. After that quarantine period the course will then resume meeting on campus as scheduled.
Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (Links to an external site.) (MDiv, MASC, MAPSC) and the Academic Degree Learning Goals (Links to an external site.) (MTS, MA).
Incompletes: If incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook (Links to an external site.) for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructors by the second class session.
Academic Integrity and Community Covenant: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook (Links to an external site.), or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook (Links to an external site.), as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant (Links to an external site.).
Core Values: As a community, Iliff strives to live by this set of Core Values (Links to an external site.).
Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-765-1146.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab (Links to an external site.), which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community. Inclusive language refers to language that refers to God and humanity in terms that are not solely male, language that deals with color in ways that does not foster racism (i.e. equating “black” with “evil”, “white” with “purity or goodness”), and sensory language (“paralyzed,” “deaf,” “blind”) in ways that does not equate persons with disabilities and evil.
Please purchase (or borrow from the library) the following:
|Mar 31, 2022||Thu||Week 1 Discussion: Varieties of Theological Justice||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 03, 2022||Sun||Intro Video||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 06, 2022||Wed||Zoom Week 2||due by 11:00PM|
|Apr 07, 2022||Thu||Week 2 Discussion: Augustine’s Two Cities and Justice||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 14, 2022||Thu||Week 3 Discussion: Aquinas’ Eudaimonia and Natural Law||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 21, 2022||Thu||Week 4 Discussion: Calvin, Luther, and Reformation||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 28, 2022||Thu||Week 5 Discussion: Enlightenment Philosophy and Justice||due by 05:59AM|
|May 05, 2022||Thu||Week 6 Discussion: Rawls and Liberal Social Contracts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 05, 2022||Thu||Project Proposal||due by 05:59AM|
|May 12, 2022||Thu||Week 7 Discussion: Feminist Care Ethics and Womanism||due by 05:59AM|
|May 12, 2022||Thu||Project Proposal Peer Feedback||due by 05:59AM|
|May 19, 2022||Thu||Week 8 Discussion: Deconstructing Social Justice: Race, gender, sexuality, and [de]bility||due by 05:59AM|
|May 19, 2022||Thu||Zoom Week 8||due by 02:00PM|
|May 26, 2022||Thu||Week 9 Discussion: Decolonial Critique and Justice||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 02, 2022||Thu||Week 10 Discussion: Black Radical Tradition and Justice||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 04, 2022||Sat||Class Discussion Leadership||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 04, 2022||Sat||Participation||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 04, 2022||Sat||Final Project||due by 05:59AM|