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Current and Upcoming Courses

This course will be a study of Islam as a lived tradition focusing on its history, beliefs, practices, adherents, challenges and misconceptions. The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the basic tenets of the Islamic faith tradition, discuss the biography (sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad; analyze various sciences (‘ulum) of the Qur’an and hadith (prophetic traditions), and how these two primary Islamic sources influenced the codification of Islamic law (shari’a), creedal literature (‘aqidah), and Islamic mysticism (Sufism [tasawwuf]). In addition, we will look at various contemporary understandings and manifestations of the global phenomenon of Islam and how these understandings are shaped by various historical, societal, literary, and cultural factors. Introduction to Islam as a lived tradition focuses on its history, beliefs, practices, adherents, challenges and misconceptions.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Ali
Credits: 3
Course ID: RS-2900
CRN: SU/17-RS-2900-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This is a basic (introductory) course in the theory and practice of liturgical preaching. The class will be centered on the practice of preaching by students, as well as the skills of careful listening and the offering of constructive criticism for the benefit of all participants. The particular emphasis of this homiletics course will be on lectionary-based preaching in a eucharistic context. In addition, there will be reading and discussion on various models of homily preparation valuing ecumenical resources, the various texts in any community which contribute to contextualized preaching, as well as some of the important and emerging contemporary issues in preaching.

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Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Hudgins
Credits: 3
Course ID: HM-2100
CRN: SU/17-HM-2100-1
Enrollment max: 12

A lecture course for first‐year students (MDiv and MA/MTS) who are preparing for ordination and/or liturgical leadership in the Episcopal Church. This course introduces students to the study of liturgy and its practice in worshipping communities. We will examine the nature of ritual; dimensions of Christian liturgy, including symbol, space, time, and texts; and the historical development of Christian liturgy, with particular attention to the development of Anglican worship. Evaluation includes participation based upon assigned readings and written assignments.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSHS-1100
CRN: SU/17-LSHS-1100-1
Enrollment max: N/A

An introduction to a variety of multi-disciplinary tools for leadership in ministry. Through shared learning and case studies, together with theological reflection on our own practices, we will develop the courage and imagination needed for leadership. Pre-course readings, lecture, discussion, case studies. Evaluation: class participation, final paper. Audience: Low-residency students. [PIN required; advanced work required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 4:00-5:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Fromberg
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: FT-1902
CRN: SU/17-FT-1902-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course is a practicum for students preparing for ordination which will allow them to experience the process of preparation, performance and reflection on liturgical presiding at the rites of Eucharist, Initiation, Marriage, Anointing, Reconciliation and Funerals. Evaluation will be based on each student's participation in classroom liturgies in roles of assisting, presiding, and peer evaluation. Intended audience: students preparing for ordained leadership, primarily in Anglican churches. [advanced work required: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 2:00-3:45 PM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Gardner
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: LSFT-2115
CRN: SU/17-LSFT-2115-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course is designed to read and reflect upon a number of new voices from around the Anglican Communion in order to broaden our understanding of the Anglican tradition, Readings will represent clerical and lay voices of the last thirty years in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific. [Letter grade only. Pre-requisite: Students must have taken at least one course in Theology.]

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Kater
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSST-2220
CRN: SU/17-RSST-2220-1
Enrollment max: N/A

This course will focus on historical, literary, and ideological themes in and around the book of Exodus. The class will attend to the various social, cultural, and religious practices that influenced the construction of narrative, law, and poetry within Exodus. In addition, students will be exposed to Ancient Near Eastern literature that provide a parallel literary and ideological framework to the biblical text.

Further, students will be asked to think critically about how Exodus has functioned throughout history, focusing on various kinds of reader-response, post-colonial, discursive criticism of the text. In exploring the range of hermeneutical issues at play with the text, students will be asked to contend with complex issues of how the book of Exodus functioned as both positive and pernicious for both its ancient and contemporary audiences.

Dates: June 12-23, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:30 AM
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Norton
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-3205
CRN: SU/17-OT-3205-1
Enrollment max: N/A

Second year of supervised ministry in approved placements and weekly class sessions on campus. Format: Seminar. Assignments: weekly reflection paper, approved learning covenant, end of term evaluations. Pass/Fail only. Students must have an approved field placement.

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Dates: Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-3300
CRN: FA/17-FE-3300-1

During the sixteenth century, Christians in England underwent a series of changes in their religion, some violent and rapid, others uneven and slow, that made the country Protestant.  During those changes a wide range of writings was produced, many official documents from government and church, that helped shape the changes. In turn, some of those documents gained various degrees of authority in the Anglican church of subsequent centuries. This is a “great books” course, studying those influential documents in their historical context. Extensive reading in primary sources and two papers of seven to ten pages are required.

[Pre-requisite: introductory study of the history of Christianity]

Dates: Fridays, 8:10-11:00am
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Stafford
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSST-4802
CRN: FA/17-HSST-4802-1

Supervised ministry in approved placements in the student's living and learning context, for students in a low-residence program. 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; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auditors excluded.]

Dates: N/A
Location: CDSP
Room: N/A
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2091
CRN: FA/17-FE-2091-1

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.

Dates: TBD
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Snow
Credits: 3
Course ID: RSFT-1615
CRN: FA/17-RSFT-1615-1

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.

Dates: Thursdays, 2:10 - 5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Stafford
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSST-1114
CRN: FA/17-HSST-1114-1

This course provides a survey of the Old Testament, focusing on the texts in their historical and literary contexts. Students will learn to read the texts from various perspectives and evaluate the notion of the literature as sacred texts both for ancient readers as well as contemporary faith communities. Evaluation will be based on participation in interactive discussions, content quizzes, written assignments and examinations. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: Mondays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Gonzalez
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-1076
CRN: FA/17-OT-1076-1

This course provides a survey of the Old Testament, focusing on the texts in their historical and literary contexts. Students will learn to read the texts from various perspectives and evaluate the notion of the literature as sacred texts both for ancient readers as well as contemporary faith communities. Evaluation will be based on participation in interactive discussions, content quizzes, written assignments and examinations. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: N/A (Online)
Location: CDSP
Room: N/A
Instructor: Gonzalez
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-8175
CRN: FA/17-OT-8175-1

This is a basic course with focus on practical application in pastoral ministry based on sound pastoral theological understanding. It will explore all the areas in congregational life in which pastoral ministry might be needed. Based on lectures, readings and conversations, students will be required to develop the appropriate response in certain situations using preaching skills, counseling, and other forms of pastoral ministry. We will also look at the restrictions under which counseling can take place or is required as directed by national or diocesan church canons. Based on role-playing, written reflections and classroom participation students will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students may also audit the course. This course in intended for M.Div and MA/MTS students.

Dates: Thursdays, 9:40am - 12:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Thornell
Credits: 3
Course ID: PS-1010
CRN: FA/17-PS-1010-1

Supervised ministry in approved placements, for students in the residential program. Weekly class sessions. Format: Lecture, discussion, and small groups. Assignments: a learning covenant, weekly reflection papers, timely completion of evaluation forms. CDSP students in first year of field education. Pass/Fail only. Students must have made arrangements for an approved placement.

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Dates: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2180
CRN: FA/17-FE-2180-1
Enrollment max: No limit

This is a basic (introductory) course in the theory and practice of liturgical preaching. The class will be centered on the practice of preaching by students, as well as the skills of careful listening and the offering of constructive criticism for the benefit of all participants. The particular emphasis of this homiletics course will be on lectionary-based preaching in a eucharistic context. In addition, there will be reading and discussion on various models of homily preparation valuing ecumenical resources, the various texts in any community which contribute to contextualized preaching, as well as some of the important and emerging contemporary issues in preaching.

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Dates: Thursdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Hudgins
Credits: 3
Course ID: HM-2100
CRN: FA/17-HM-2100-1
Max enrollment: 12

The course will introduce students to the vast repertoire of hymns, service music, and other musical resources available for worship today. Using numerous hymnal resources, recordings, as well as historical and contemporary written materials, students will encounter the vast and diverse musical styles afforded to the church from composers and authors, past and present. In engaging and expanding repertoire, students will "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, and singing and making melody to the Lord" in their hearts.

Dates: Fridays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 3
Course ID: RA-1920
CRN: FA/17-RA-1920-1

Liturgics is a lecture/discussion course in sacramental theology with special attention to sacraments and sacramental rites as acts of the church. Primary focus will be on rites of Christian initiation and eucharist, with a secondary focus on ordination, confession, anointing the sick, marriage, and burial. Particular attention will be given to the Anglican tradition and the rites of the Episcopal Church. Evaluation is through participation based on attendance, required readings, and written assignments. Intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students and those enrolled for the Certificate in Anglican Studies.

[Pre-requisite: introductory course in Christian worship; 25 maximum enrollment; PIN code required; auditors with faculty permission; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00 pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSST-2106
CRN: FA/17-LSST-2106-1
Enrollment max: 25

Liturgics is a lecture/discussion course in sacramental theology with special attention to sacraments and sacramental rites as acts of the church. Primary focus will be on the rites of Christian Initiation and eucharist, with a secondary focus on ordination, confession, anointing the sick, marriage, and burial. Particular attention will be given to the Anglican tradition and the rites of the Episcopal Church. Evaluation is based on weekly online assignments and major written assignments; 10-­12 hours per week of reading and online work is required. Intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students and those enrolled for the Certificate in Anglican Studies.

[Pre-requisite: introductory course in Christian worship; PIN code required; auditors with faculty permission; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

Dates:  N/A (Online)
Location:  CDSP
Room:  N/A
Instructor:  Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSST-8206
CRN: FA/17-LSST-8206-1