Academics

ACADEMICS

Spring 2017

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.

Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs
Instructor: Dugliss
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-3301
CRN: SP/17-FE-3301-1
Enrollment max: No limit

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: Gibbs/Chapel
Instructor: Emblom
Credits: 3
Course ID: RA-1710
CRN: SP/17-RA-1710-1
Enrollment max: No limit

This seminar course will explore the ministry of creating theological vision and educational strategies to enable congregations to "turn outwards" and become more fully engaged in service, advocacy, and justice in their specific social and cultural contexts.  Students will engage in reading and research, analyze a variety of approaches to forming faith communities engaged in social ministries, observe and analyze particular congregations and their ministries, interact with guest presenters, and develop a visioning, formation, and education plan for a particular congregation. Lecture/seminar, field observations, student presentations, opening and closing reflection papers, major educational design project. [PIN required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auditors with faculty permission.]

Dates: Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs
Instructor:
Singer
Credits: 3
Course ID: EDRS-2235
CRN: SP/17-EDRS-2235-1
Enrollment max: 10

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: Dugliss
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2093
CRN: SP/17-FE-2093-1

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: Tucson
Instructor: Stafford
Credits: 3
Course ID: HSST-1115
CRN: SP/17-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. Contact instructor at 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: Ferguson
Credits:  3
Course ID:  HSST-8115
CRN:  SP/17-­HSST-8115-­1

This course is based on the premise that how people have interpreted and been influenced by an ancient text like the minor prophets is often as interesting and historically important as what it originally meant. The course focuses on the analysis of the minor prophets to gain a respect for the antiquity and cultural remoteness of these prophetic writings and to grapple with the variety of their possible meanings; to fathom a long history of interpretation in which these texts have been wielded for causes both beneficial and harmful, and to develop hermeneutical skills and voices as responsible interpreters, aware of our social locations in relationships to power and privilege.

[Note: this class was previously listed as "Introduction to the Minor Prophets"]

[Prerequisite: an introductory course in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. PIN required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: Mondays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Gonzalez
Credits: 3
Course ID: OT-2145 (previously listed as OT 1256)
CRN: SP/17-OT-2145-1

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, 9:00-11:00am
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs
Instructor: Dugliss
Credits: 3
Course ID: FE-2181
CRN: SP/17-FE-2181-1

The purpose of this course is provide the student with a working knowledge of Biblical (Classical) Hebrew; by the end of the course, the student will be able to read any passage of narrative in the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon (dictionary).

The ability to reach this goal is dependent upon three primary areas of comprehension:

1) Knowledge of the Hebrew writing system (consonants and vowel points),

2) Knowledge of Hebrew grammar and basic syntax, and

3) Knowledge of Hebrew vocabulary

Classroom time will be primarily devoted to introducing and reviewing these various facets.  The primary place where the student will learn the language is in his or her own private, independent study.  The learning of a new language is extremely time-intensive.  The student should be prepared to spend 6 to 7 (or more) hours every week in preparation.  Success in this program is almost solely dependent upon the dedication of the time and energy of the student to this class. This requirement of the class cannot be emphasized enough. [PIN code required; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Dates: Thursdays, 2:10-5:00pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Classroom A
Instructor: Gonzalez
Credits: 3
Course ID: BS-1110
CRN: SP/17-BS-1110-1
Enrollment max: 12

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: Chapel
Instructor: Hudgins
Credits: 3
Course ID: HM-2100
CRN: SP/17-HM-2100-1
Max enrollment: 12

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/17-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: Classroom B
Instructor: Singer
Credits: 3
Course ID: FTRS-2283
CRN: SP/17-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/17-LSFT-2115-1

Using lectures, readings, discussions, movies, and music, this course will focus on the growth of global Christianity from the 16th century through the present through the lens of Christian mission history, wrestling with the meaning and purposes of "conversion," relationships with non-Christian religions and non-European cultures, indigenizing movements, denominational competition, secularism and pluralism, humanitarian missions, and the transformation of Christianity into a "global south" faith in the 20th and 21st century. Is Christianity at heart a permanently missionary faith, and if so, what does that mean for Christians today? What does it mean to be a missionary, and what has it meant in different historical and cultural contexts? How are the relationships between historically missionary cultures and their "daughter church" cultures to be nurtured in the context of global inequalities in power and resources? The course is intended for MDiv/MA/MTS students but doctoral students are welcome with additional projects; evaluation will be through short projects, exams, and a final research paper.

Dates: Mondays, 12:40-3:30pm
Location: CDSP
Room: Gibbs
Instructor: Snow
Credits: 3
Course ID: RS-2215
CRN: SP/17-RS-2215-1

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/17-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: Tucson
Instructor: MacDougall
Credits: 3
Course ID: ST-2488
CRN: SP/17-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/17-ST-8288-1