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2013-2014 Academic Year
Spring Term:
3 February 2014 – 16 May 2014

Registration opens 18 November 2013. A late registration fee will be charged for registrations received in the registrar’s office after 17 December 2013. Courses are listed to assist students in program planning. The seminary reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient enrollment, to limit class size, or to change an instructor's schedule.

For an alphabetized list of courses offered this term, click here.

NEW COURSES FOR SPRING

TR249 Imagining God Through Art: Engaging Theology and Religious Imagination through the Arts

CH474 Intro to Modern Theology and Modern Religious Thought

CH110 The Orphan, the Widow and the Immigrant: Scripture & Social Justice

CL686 Pastoral Care for the Shattered Soul

TR150 Theologies of Atonement

TR750 Global Christianities: Trends and Challenges

TR526 Hammering at the Gates of Heaven: Religion, Science and Certainty in Modernity


Monday Afternoon 1:30-4:45pm
CH311-01 UCC History and Polity II
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm E
Description Prerequisites: CH310

Syllabus

Elective course
CL330-01 Worship of the Church NEW DAY!!
3 cr
Max Size 30
Rm B
Description Prerequisites: IS151
Required course for M.Div., M.A.R.L.*, and Theology and the Arts concentration
*M.A.R.L. students must take either CL330 or CL336

Monday Evening 6:00-9:15pm
CH162-01 The Older Testament in the Life of the Church: Selected Prophets and Writings
3 cr
Max Size 30
SLC
Description Prerequisites: CH161, CH261
Required course for M.Div. degree program
TR150-01 Theologies of Atonement NEW!
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm C
Description Prerequisites: none
Elective course

Tuesday Morning 8:15-11:30am
CS252-01 Religious Leadership, Organization, Administration and Finance in Context II
4.5 cr
Max Size 30
SLC
Description Prerequisites: CS251; not open to auditors
Required course for M.Div. and M.A.R.L. degree programs
CL670-01 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology
3 cr
Max Size 30
Rm E
Description Prerequisites: none
Required course for M.Div. and M.A.R.L. degree programs

Tuesday Afternoon 1:30-4:45pm
TR509-01 Comparative Religious Ethics
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm A
Description Prerequisites: none

Non-Christian religion(s) elective

CL336-01 Preaching
3 cr
Max Size 20
SLC
Description Prerequisites: CH161, CH261, IS151
Required course for M.Div. and M.A.R.L.* degree programs
*M.A.R.L. students must take either CL336 or CL330

Tuesday Evening 6:00-9:15pm
CH462-01 Introduction to American Religious Histories
3 cr
Max Size 30
Rm E
Description Prerequisites: none
Required course for all master's degree programs

Thursday Morning 8:15-11:30am
CH110-01 The Orphan, the Widow and the Immigrant: Scripture and Social Justice
3 cr
Max Size 20
SLC
Description Prerequisites: none
Global justice track, Justice and Peace elective, Women's Studies elective
CL686-01 Pastoral Care and the Shattered Soul
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm C
Description Prerequisites: none
Pastoral Care elective course

Thursday Afternoon 1:30-4:45pm
TR526-01 Hammering at the Gates of Heaven: Religion, Science and Certainty in Modernity NEW!
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm E
Description Prerequisites: none
Elective course

Thursday Evening 6:00-9:15pm
CH462-02 Introduction to American Religious Histories
3 cr
Max Size 30
Rm E
Description Prerequisites: none
Require course for all master's degree programs
TR650-01 Theology in Contemporary Film NEW!
3 cr
Max Size 10
Rm A
Description Prerequisites: none; IS152, TR271, a Bible course, and/or a theology course would be helpful background.
Theology and the Arts elective

Friday Morning 8:15-11:30am
CH261-01 New Testament Texts in Context
3 cr
Max Size 40
SLC
Description Prerequisites: none
Required course for all master's degree programs
CH320-01 UM History and Polity
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm A
Description Prerequisites: none
Methodist Studies elective

Friday Afternoon 1:30-4:45pm
IS100-01 Writing for Theological Study 0 cr Wynn Max Size 20 Rm A
Prerequisites: none 
Required course for all master's degree programs
The class is from 1:30-3:00pm

Hybrid/Online Courses
TR105-01 Constructive Theology HYBRID
3 cr
Max Size 40
SLC
Description Prerequisites: IS151
Required course for all master's degree programs
The class will meet Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 8:30am - noon on the following weekends: February 21 & 22; April 25 & 26; May 9 & 10.
TR249-01 Imagining God through Art: Engaging Theology and Religious Imagination through the Arts ONLINE
3 cr
Max Size 20
Description Prerequisites: none
Theology and the Arts elective
CH474-01 Introduction to Modern Theology and Modern Religious Thought HYBRID
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm C
Description Prerequisites: none
Book List
Elective course

The course will be taught as an online course in February and March. Beginning April 3 and
continuing through the end of the term, the class will meet on campus each week on Thursday
afternoons from 1:30-4:45pm.

TR750-01 Global Christianities: Trends and Challenges NEW! 3 cr Fernandez
Max Size 20
SLC
Description Prerequisites: none
Global Justice elective; the class will meet on the following dates:
Classroom session Saturday, February 22 from 1-5pm; Immersion Sunday, February 23
Classroom session Friday, February 28 from 1-5pm; Immersion Sunday, March 2
Classroom session Saturday, April 26 from 1-5pm; Immersion Sunday, April 27
Classroom session Friday, May 2 from 1-5pm; Immersion Sunday, May 4
Classroom session Saturday, May 10 from 1-5pm

Weekend Courses
CH330-01 PCUSA History, Worship and Polity
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm A
Description Prerequisites: none
Elective course

Dates: February 7-8, March 7-8, April 4-5, May 2-3. The class will meet Fridays 6-9:15pm, Saturdays 9am-12 noon and 1:15-4pm.

TR675-01 Seminar in UU Theology
3 cr
Max Size 20
Rm C
Description Prerequisites: none
Elective course

Dates: February 7-8, February 21-22, March 7-8, March 14-15, April 4-5, and May 2-3. The class will meet Fridays 6-9:15pm and Saturdays 8:45am-12 noon.


Arranged Courses
IS261-01 Final M.A.R.L. Integrative Seminar
3 cr
TBA
Max Size 20
TBA
Description Prerequisites: CS251; not open to auditors
Syllabus (Not for spring 2014 - for reference only)
Required course for M.A.R.L. degree program
TR771-01 Approaches to the Study of Religion and Religious Communities 3 cr
Braskich
Max Size 20
TBA
Description Prerequisites: none
Required course for M.A.R.T. students (prerequisite for M.A. thesis); restricted to students who must take in current academic year to graduate in May 2015. The class will meet four times during the term (dates will be decided by participants). Biweekly online Moodle component as well.

Doctor of Ministry Course
5-9 May 2014
DM290-01 Capstone Seminar and Comprehensive Exam 6 cr Trumbauer Max Size 12 Sm Dng
Prerequisites: DM250, 15 credits of subject area study
Required course for D.Min.
Monday 10:00am-4:45pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00am-4:45pm; Friday 9:00am-3:00.

Printable Version of the 2013-14 Registration Bulletin

Spring Course List by Title (instructor)

TR771 Approaches to the Study of Religion & Religious Communities (Braskich)
TR509 Comparative Religious Ethics (Stoltzfus)
TR105  Constructive Theology (Fernandez)
TR249 Engaging Theology & Religious Imagination through the Arts (Myhre)
IS261 Final M.A.R.L. Integrative Seminar (TBA)
TR750 Global Christianities: Trends & Challenges (Fernandez)
TR526 Hammering at the Gates of Heaven: Religion, Science & Certainty in Modernity (Johnson)
CH462-01 Introduction to American Religious Histories (Gustav-Wrathall)
CH462-02 Introduction to American Religious Histories (Gustav-Wrathall)
CH474 Introduction to Modern Theology & Modern Religious Thought (Capetz)
CL670 Introduction to Pastoral Care & Pastoral Theology (Armstrong)
CH261 NT Texts in Context (Elliott)
CH162  The OT in the Life of the Church: Selected Prophets & Writings (Pressler)
CH110 The Orphan, the Widow & the Immigrant: Scripture & Social Justice (Brink)
CL686 Pastoral Care & the Shattered Soul (Armstrong)
CH330  PCUSA History, Worship & Polity (Barber)
CL336 Preaching
CS252 Religious Leadership, Org, Adm, & Finance in Context II (Keely)
TR675 Seminar in UU Theology (Hepokoski)
CH311  UCC History & Polity II (McMahill)
CH320 UM History & Polity (Gesling)
CL330  Worship of the Church (Jones)
IS100  Writing for Theological Study (Wynn)


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