Academics

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: 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

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
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 3
Course ID: RA-1710
CRN: IN/18-RA-1710-1

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
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 0
Course ID: FE-XXXX
CRN: IN/18-FE-XXXX-­1
Enrollment max: No limit

Description TBA

Dates: Mon-Fri, January 8-12
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: Thornell
Credits: 1.5
Course ID: PS-1026
CRN: IN/18-PS-1026-1
Enrollment max: No limit

This course focuses on developing skills, tools, and theoretical/reflective capacity for community organizing around multiple issues within a ministry context, and is taught by a team of experienced trainers from IAF (the nation's oldest network of faith-based and community organizations) with additional theological reflection and context provided by a CDSP professor.  Format will include lectures, discussion, role-play, small group work, and reading.  For those taking the course for academic credit, additional reading and writing, including pre-reading and a pre-course paper as well as a final paper, will be required. The course is open to all members of the seminary community and will also include local non-credit participants from community organizing projects.

Dates:  Sun-Fri, January 14-19
Location:  CDSP
Room:  TBD
Instructor:  MacDougall
Credits:  3
Course ID:  FT-1239
CRN:  IN/18-FT-1239-­1
Enrollment max:  60

This is a seminar course, designed to prepare students in the CDSP Low-Residence MDiv program for field education site placements. As a seminar, the course will involve reading, reflection, discussion, and student presentations. This class will help students articulate their learning and ministry goals for field education, develop a plan for entering into a congregational system as a seminarian, and provide a set of tools and models that will serve as the framework for reflection assignments during the placement itself.

Dates: Mon-Fri, January 8-12
Location: CDSP
Room: TBD
Instructor: McCall
Credits: 0
Course ID: FE-2190
CRN: IN/18-FE-2190-­1
Enrollment max: No limit