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ACADEMICS

Current and Upcoming Courses

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. [Auditors excluded.]

Dates: N/A (Online)
Location: CDSP
Room: N/A
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2093
CRN: SP/18-FE-2093-1

An examination of the interface between biblical literature and film, especially movies, documentaries, and educational material, with reception theory as the methodological framework.

Dates: Thursdays, 9:40am-12:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: González
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-2056
CRN: SP/18-OT-2056-1
Enrollment max: No limit

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.

Dates: Thursdays, 9:40-12:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Tucson
Instructor: Stafford
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSST-1115
CRN: SP/18-HSST-1115-1

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 online class discussions. The course is intended for MDiv and MA/MTS students.

Dates:  N/A - Online
Location:  CDSP
Room:  N/A
Instructor: Ferguson
Credits:  3
Course ID:  HSST-8115
CRN:  SP/18-­HSST-8115-­1

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.

Dates: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs Parlor
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2181
CRN: SP/18-FE-2181-1

Description TBA

Dates: Mondays, 9:40-12:30am
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom B
Instructor: Ajer
Credits: 3
Course ID: NT-1009
CRN: SP/18-NT-1009-1

Description TBA

Dates: n/a (online)
Location: CDSP
Room: n/a
Instructor: Ajer
Credits: 3
Course ID: NT-8109
CRN: SP/18-NT-8109-1

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. Intended for students (MDiv, MA, MTS) who are preparing for ordination and/or liturgical leadership. Evaluation includes participation based upon assigned readings and written assignments. [25 max enrollment]

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Meyers
Credits: 3
Course ID: LSHS-1100
CRN: SP/18-LSHS-1100-1
Enrollment max: 25

This course will examine selected ministry issues from an Anglican perspective, focusing on leadership for mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Readings, lectures, discussion, and guest speakers. Evaluation: class participation, short reflection paper, and major group project. Audience: Limited to final-year CDSP MDiv, CAS and MTS students. Pass/Fail only. [Faculty consent required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auditors with faculty permission.]

Dates: Thursdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Singer and McCall
Credits: 3
Course ID: FTRS-2283
CRN: SP/18-FTRS-2283-1

This course is a practicum for MDiv students preparing for holy orders in Anglicanism 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, including presiding at a recorded eucharistic liturgy.

Dates: Wednesdays, 9:40-11:00am
Location: CDSP
Room: Chapel
Instructor: Shaver
Credits: 1
Course ID: LSFT-2115
CRN: SP/18-LSFT-2115-1

[Previously listed with the title "Global Anglicanism"]

This course will examine the Anglican Communion in terms of postcoloniality and power, focused on the establishment of "national churches" as a colonial exercise, the tensions and contradictions of missionary establishments in different contexts, the effect of decolonization struggles on individual national churches, developing an international polity, efforts towards contextualization in liturgy and theology, postdenominational Christianity in global context, and the tensions and relationships between "global south" and "global north" Anglicanism around issues of cultural integrity and imperialism, sexuality, gender roles, and Biblical hermeneutics.

Dates: Mondays, 12:40-3:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs
Instructor: Snow
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSRS-2264
CRN: SP/18-HSRS-2264-1

Faith in a pluralistic, postmodern culture cannot simply be absorbed from one’s community; it must be constructed. Influenced by insights of developmental psychology, ethnography and sociology, this course prepares students to prepare programming and shape formation experiences rooted in an understanding of the context in which individuals live and worship. Assignments include an opening paper in which students explore their theology and teaching philosophy, a reflective ethnographic paper on an unfamiliar community of faith, a 20-minute teaching presentation and a final paper reflecting on the opening paper in light of the experiences of the semester.

[Faculty consent required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auditors with faculty permission]

Dates: Tuesdays, 9:40am-12:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Singer
Credits: 3
Course ID: ED-1225
CRN: SP/18-ED-1225-1
Enrollment max: 20

Faith in a pluralistic, postmodern culture cannot simply be absorbed from one’s community; it must be constructed. Influenced by insights of developmental psychology, ethnography and sociology, this course prepares students to prepare programming and shape formation experiences rooted in an understanding of the context in which individuals live and worship. Assignments include an opening paper in which students explore their theology and teaching philosophy, a reflective ethnographic paper on an unfamiliar community of faith, a 20-minute teaching presentation and a final paper reflecting on the opening paper in light of the experiences of the semester. This course is the online version of ED 1225.

[20 max enrollment; faculty consent required; auditors excluded; 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: Singer
Course ID: ED-8110
CRN: SP/18-ED-8110-1
Enrollment max: 20

This course examines the book of Isaiah from the central Jewish and Christian frames of hope and peace. These major foci, hope and peace, present the opportunity to interrogate the total scope of the book of Isaiah as well as its constituent parts. Hope and peace will also assist in reading the book in the midst of contemporary challenges such globalization, war, terrorism, national security, ethnic identity and boundaries. Participants will spend time reflecting on theological appropriations of the book of Isaiah in the context of the book itself and various present day social settings. Participants will be assessed based upon discussions, written assignment, presentations, and project development. This course fulfills the Prophets requirement for PLTS students. Course offered jointly by PLTS and CDSP.

Note: This class will meet at PLTS in Spring 2018.

Dates: Mondays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: PLTS
Room: La Lucha
Instructor: González
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-4422
CRN: SP/18-OT-4422-1
Enrollment max: No limit

The preparation and offering of choral literature and other liturgical music provides participants with a broader understanding and appreciation of the history and practice of church music. Schola Cantorum sings regularly for CDSP Community Eucharist on Thursday evenings at 5:45pm and a pre-service rehearsal at 5:25pm. [Pass/Fail only.]

Dates: Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm & 5:30-6:45pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Chapel
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 1
Course ID: RA-1715
CRN: SP/18-RA-1715-1

This course is the second in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the core topics and methods of Christian systematic theology. Although special emphasis is placed on the Anglican tradition, students encounter the central theologians and theological perspectives necessary for an adequate foundation in Christian theology. In this final course, the theological topics considered are: church, sacraments, Christianity and interreligious relations, eschatology, theological method, and hermeneutics. The course is taught primarily as a seminar, with the instructor presenting material that is then discussed in depth by the class in order to elucidate the salient terms, debates, and themes of the topic at hand. Writing assignments consisting of reading response papers on class readings and short essays, also based on class readings, are the central requirements.

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Tucson
Instructor: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-2488
CRN: SP/18-ST-2488-1

This course is the second in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the core topics and methods of Christian systematic theology. Although special emphasis is placed on the Anglican tradition, students encounter the central theologians and theological perspectives necessary for an adequate foundation in Christian theology. In this final course, the theological topics considered are: church, sacraments, Christianity and interreligious relations, eschatology, theological method, and hermeneutics. The course is taught primarily as a seminar, with the instructor presenting material that is then discussed in depth by the class in order to elucidate the salient terms, debates, and themes of the topic at hand. Writing assignments consisting of reading response papers on class readings and short essays, also based on class readings, are the central requirements.

Dates: N/A (Online)
Location: CDSP
Room: N/A
Instructor: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-8288
CRN: SP/18-ST-8288-1

Introduction to the music of the Episcopal Church, to prepare students both to exercise musical leadership in Episcopal liturgy and to develop guiding philosophies for the implementation of music in parish life. Lecture/discussion. Reflection papers, chanting and a final/paper defining a personal philosophy of liturgical music.

Dates: Mon-Fri, January 8-12
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:30-5:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 3
Course ID: RA-1710
CRN: IN/18-RA-1710-1

This intensive seminar course will use methodologies of Christian ethics and interaction with local climate justice activists to examine: 1) the climate crisis as a moral matter in relationship to various forms of structural injustice including injustice grounded in race/ethnicity, class, and colonialism, and 2) pathways for addressing the climate crisis with hope. Special attention will be given to global-local connections and perspectives from marginalized communities. Methodological resources include liberation ethics, Earth ethics, post-colonial perspectives, eco-feminist perspectives, and eco-hermeneutics. The course involves reading, writing, engagement with community groups, collaborative knowledge building, and discussion. The informing undercurrent of the course is the quest for hope and moral-spiritual agency in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Doctoral students are invited to upgrade this to a doctoral course.

Dates: Mon-Fri, January 8-19
Time: 1:30-5:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Moe-Lobeda
Credits: 3
Course ID: CERS-4450
CRN: IN/18-CERS-4450-1

This is a seminar course, providing students in the CDSP Low-Residence MDiv program with tools to support their continued experiential learning in the second semester of field placement. As a seminar, the course will involve reading, lectures, discussion, and student papers and presentations. This class will focus on congregational, group, and team dynamics, mechanisms for leading diverse groups in participatory processes, and the development of goals and plans for the second semester placement experience.

Dates: Mon-Fri, January 15-19
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 0
Course ID: FE-2191
CRN: IN/18-FE-2191-­1
Enrollment max: No limit