Academics

ACADEMICS

Course Catalog

Supervised ministry in approved placements in the students living and learning context. Weekly on-line check-in. Assignments: a learning covenant, weekly meetings with supervisor, weekly online reflections, keeping a journal, special reports as needed, timely completion of evaluation forms. Pass/Fail only. [PIN code required; Auditors excluded]

Daily seminar meetings during second on-campus residences. Topics include, basic guidelines and assumptions learning/practicing theological reflection, systems theory, creating learning goals and covenant. Pass/Fail only. [PIN code required; Auditors excluded]

Daily seminar meetings during third on-campus residences.  Topics include, reading a congregation, applied systems theory, practicing theological reflection, case studies. Pass/Fail only. [PIN code required; Auditors excluded]

This course will provide the basic skills and subject familiarity for engagement with graduate-level scholarly practice, including introductions to Anglican spirituality, critical thinking texts, and exposure to classic and contemporary texts in theology and history.

This is a practical course for MDiv students to begin their preparation for leadership in liturgical worship. The course will walk students through the eucharistic liturgy from the perspective of different liturgical roles, attending to issues in public speaking, ritual movement, issues in liturgical music, knowledge of musical choices and comprehension of the shape of liturgy. Active participation in the class and preparation for the enacted elements constitute the basis for evaluation.

This is a practical course for students beginning their preparation in liturgical leadership. The course will walk students through the office of evening prayer and the Eucharistic liturgy from the perspective of different liturgical roles, attending to issues in public speaking, ritual movement, choices and uses of liturgical music, and comprehension of the shape of the liturgy. Because this is a workshop course, active participation in the class and in the assigned liturgical roles in class form the basis for evaluation. The intended audience is students preparing for liturgical leadership in Anglican churches. [advanced work required: see CDSP registrar]

An introduction to Christianity in the context of world history and religions, from the second century to 1700. Particular emphasis on the Mediterranean world, Central Asia, North Africa, and Europe as pluralistic social and cultural environments. Lectures, work with and discussion of primary sources, including materials drawn from the visual arts and music. Midterm examination, final examination. Term papers may be substituted for each. Extra-­‐credit book reviews also possible. This course is the online section of HS 1080 for students who do not live on the SFTS campus. Mostly asynchronous format. Weekly reading in primary sources, lectures by audio file, and written posts to a discussion forum on Moodle. Three live-­‐streaming conferences. Mid-­‐term and final examinations.

Introduction to the history of the Church, from the second century through the end of the Middle Ages. The course will focus on primary sources attached to key events, with lectures and class discussions. The course will be evaluated through short papers on the primary sources (4 papers of 2-­‐4 pages each) and a final examination. The course is intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students.

Introduction to the history of the Church, from the fifteenth century through the twentieth. The focus will be on the western (Latin) Church. The course will focus on primary sources attached to key events, with lectures and class discussions. The course will be evaluated though short papers on the primary sources (4 papers of 2-­4 pages each) and a final examination. The course is intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students.

Introduction to the history of the Church, from the fifteenth century through the twentieth. The focus will be on the western (Latin) Church. The course will focus on primary sources attached to key events, with lectures and class discussions. The course is intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students.