Course List Summer 2017

CH440HY John Calvin and the Reformed Tradition
Paul Capetz
3.0 credits
Hybrid Course: On-campus sessions Wed–Fri 6/21–6/23, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Theology Elective; Presbyterian ordination requirement; Prerequisites: TR110, CH461
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This online course introduces students to the theology of John Calvin (1509-1564) who is the classical figure in what is called the 'Reformed' tradition of Protestantism. The course will teach students to examine Calvin's theology both historically and systematically. In other words, students will study Calvin's theology in the context of the sixteenth-century Reformation and its late medieval background as well learn to think theologically with Calvin by discerning how the various ideas or doctrinal topics (loci) addressed by Calvin are logically interrelated in the final edition of his theological masterpiece The Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). As such, the course also serves as a general introduction to both the Protestant Reformation in general and to the Reformed tradition in particular.

DM/MA500ON Research I: Tools/
DM/MA501ON Research II: Proposal

Timothy Senapatiratne
1.0 credit/1.0 credit
Online Course
Thesis preparation; Prerequisite: All coursework completed
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Students will be introduced to common research methodologies suitable for the writing of a dissertation at master's or Doctor of Ministry level. They will also be equipped to choose appropriate mixes of methodologies for their particular research interests and individual topics. This includes hands-on advice in the area of available research resources, as well as feedback on the dissertation structure and content proposed by each student. There will be an emphasis on helping the student move from a place of writing "about a topic" to tutoring, occasional class sessions and the use of videos.

DM700 Faith and Theologies in a Global Village
Eleazar Fernandez
3.0 credits M.A., 4.0 credits D.Min.
Intensive Course: Mon–Fri 8/28–9/1, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM, Classroom A
D.Min. requirement; M.A. Global Justice elective
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This course studies the life of faiths and theologies in the context of our highly globalized world, with attentiveness to both global flows and eddies and local realities. It explores how religious faiths and theologies take shape in response to the pressing global challenges, particularly the interactive dynamics between social change and religion. While attentive to the larger global dynamics and challenges, the course brings home the challenges to the local realities, particularly in the settings where students live their faith and practice their ministry. It calls upon them to examine their understanding and practice of theology, mission, and ministry.

EL200HY Leadership and Strategies for Social Change
Steve Newcom
3.0 credits
Hybrid Course: On-campus sessions Wed–Fri 6/21–6/23, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Social Transformation requirement
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This course explores the theology, strategies and leadership of social transformation and equips students to be powerful agents for social change. Drawing from the best practices of faith-based and secular justice work, this course will employ a variety of theological, strategic, and practical tools for interpreting and leading social transformation within various organizational contexts. Students will employ a theo-ethical leadership framework to deepen understanding of complex organization and social dynamics and explore core strategies for social change. Next planned offering: TBA

EL315HY Sex, Money and Power in the Bible
Tat-Siong Benny Liew
3.0 credits
Hybrid Course: On-campus sessions Mon–Fri 5/15–5/19 & 5/22–5/26, 8:15–11:30 AM
Scripture elective; Global Justice elective
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Some of the most destructive and constructive endeavors and experiences throughout human history have been about sex, money, and power. Religion, with its various sacred texts, has created conditions for not only subordination but also the possibilities for liberation. In this course we will explore how the Bible figures and reconfigures our understandings and practices of sex, money, and power. Next planned offering: TBA

EL320 Interfaith Dialogue: Building Bridges
Jacqueline Cottingham-Zierdt
3.0 credits
Tue 5:45–9:00 PM, Classroom A
Global Justice elective; Interfaith Chaplaincy elective; Social Transformation elective
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This course address a critical issue in our world - how to value the oneness of humanity in the midst of disrespect, discord and destruction based on the illusion of religious justification. We will explore what is healthy interfaith dialogue. Why is it important? How do we engage in it respectfully and honorably? In the process we will examine our cultural and faith identities and the connection between the two. We will evaluate how these identities are formed, reinforced, understood, challenged and reformed. We will analyze what create or reinforces barriers to interfaith dialogue and what builds bridges and fosters healthy relationships. And, throughout the course, we will ask where is God in all of this and how can we prepare ourselves to be about God's peace and justice in and with our lives.

EL592HY Social Enterprise
Mo Fahnestock
3.0 credits
Hybrid Course: On-campus sessions Mon–Wed 6/26–6/28, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Social Transformation requirement
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This course introduces students to the field of Social entrepreneurship; the practice of identifying, designing, starting and growing successful mission-driven ventures. The course provides an applied understanding of the processes, challenges and demands associated with creating ventures that seek to integrate financial and social/environmental benchmarks of success. Students will design a real world social transformation project, related to their capstone issue that is scale-able and sustainable in today's economic and social realities.

TR110HY Introduction to Theology
Paul Capetz
3.0 credits
Hybrid Course: On-campus sessions Mon–Wed 6/26–6/28, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
M.Div. requirement
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This course introduces students to select major theologians, themes, and issues of both historical and contemporary significance as well as to representative processes and methodologies by which theology is constructed.

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