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ACADEMICS

Current and Upcoming Courses

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: FA/17-RA-1715-1

This course is the first 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 first course, the theological topics considered are: God, creation, Trinity, christology, theological anthropology, sin and salvation, grace, and pneumatology. 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. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-2188
CRN: FA/17-ST-2188-1

This course is the first 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 first course, the theological topics considered are: God, creation, Trinity, christology, theological anthropology, sin and salvation, grace, and pneumatology. 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. [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: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-8218
CRN: FA/17-ST-8218-1

This course offers an introduction to the Hellenistic (Koine) language as found in the New Testament. The emphasis is on exposure to the basic features of New Testament Greek, the use of exegetical tools and the ability to use Greek for practical purposes such as preaching and teaching in the context of ministry. Assignments include daily quizzes, written homework assignments, exams and short exegesis exercises. The course is primarily intended for students in MDiv programs or the equivalent; all are welcome to enroll.

Dates: Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: TBD
Credits: 3
Course ID: BS-1010
CRN: SP/18-BS-1010-1

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: Fridays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 3
Course ID: RA-1710
CRN: SP/18-RA-1710-1

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. [PIN code required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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: TBD
Instructor: González
Credits: 3
Course ID: OTXX-2XXX
CRN: SP/18-OTXX-2XXX-1
Enrollment max: No limit

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: TBD
Instructor: Snow
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSRS-2XXX
CRN: SP/18-HSRS-2XXX-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 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: TBD
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: TBD
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. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

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

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: TBD
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. [PIN 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: TBD
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: TBD
Credits: 1
Course ID: LSFT-2115
CRN: SP/18-LSFT-2115-1

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.

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

Dates: Thursdays, 9:40am-12:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Singer
Credits: 3
Course ID: ED-1225
CRN: SP/18-ED-1225-1
Enrollment max: 15

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.

[15 max enrollment; PIN code 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

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.

Dates: Mondays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
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. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
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. [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: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-8288
CRN: SP/18-ST-8288-1