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Course Descriptions:

IS 509 - Contemporary American Religious Cults

Description:

Introduces students to the major American cults and religious movements of the 21st century. Students will learn the history, doctrine, and an apologetic response in dealing with selected cult groups. During the course, students will become familiar with twelve major cults. Native American spirituality will also be highlighted during the course and compared to a Christian world view.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Rare. Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: (Varies); Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 509 - Contemporary American Religious Cults Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as TH 560.

IS 510 - World Religions

Description:

An examination of the major world religions and ideologies in order to understand their principal doctrines and practices and the subsequent implications for Christian witness.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Occasional. Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 510 - World Religions Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 510.

IS 512 - Christian Ministry & Culture

Description:

An introduction to social and cultural anthropology, and a study of the insights these disciplines provide for ministry in contemporary societies.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 512 - Christian Ministry & Culture Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 512.

IS 513 - Jesus & Jihad: The Challenge of Islam

Description:

Understand contemporary events in the Muslim world and their impact on American life by examining the origins, teachings, and practices of Islam. Helps students develop a biblical approach to the Muslim community living in the Phoenix metropolitan area.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 513 - Jesus & Jihad: The Challenge of Islam Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 513.

IS 514 - Christianity in Africa

Description:

Creates awareness in the non-African Christian world of the nuances and dynamics of Christianity in Africa in terms of its beginnings, historical development, contemporary challenges and opportunities, and future trends. The course will empower the non-African Christian world to make more informed decisions about their involvement in missions in Africa.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 514 - Christianity in Africa Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 514.

IS 520 - Cross-cultural Field Methods & Ministry

Description:

In a cross-cultural setting learn fundamental skills necessary for understanding a different culture and how
to translate that understanding into effective ministry. Some of the skills covered are participant observation, ethnographic interviewing, and proxemics (cultural mapping) studies.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 520 - Cross-cultural Field Methods & Ministry Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 520.

IS 525 - Qur’anic Themes & the Bible: A Comparative Study

Description:

This course teaches students to identify important Qur’anic themes and compare and contrast them to
biblical revelation. Students develop ways to apply this material to practical ministry situations involving
Muslim audiences locally and globally.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell & Bockelman. Frequency: Rare. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: John Bockelman, M.A.; Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 525 - Qur’anic Themes & the Bible: A Comparative Study Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 525.

IS 580 - Intercultural Studies Individualized Study

Description:

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of Intercultural Studies.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as IS 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 580 - Intercultural Studies Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 580.

IS 595 - Selected Topics in Intercultural Studies

Description:

An occasional Intercultural Studies elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct, and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “Latin American History, Theology, and Ministry.”]

Instructor: (Varies); Martin Gonzalez, D.Min.
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 595 - Selected Topics in Intercultural Studies Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, Intercultural Studies electives may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MS 595.

IST 503 - Contemporary Theology I

Description:

John S. Feinberg, Ph.D.


An examination of some of the major trends in contemporary thought. Begins with a review of the major developments in Western thought prior to Hegel, and then explores the theologies of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Barth, Bultmann, Tillich, Van Buren, and Altizer.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]


 

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 503 - Contemporary Theology I Syllabus
Notes:

The Institute of Theological Studies (ITS) is a cooperative program involving several evangelical seminaries. Courses are offered on MP3/Data CDs containing audio lectures by biblical scholars. Course requirements include textbook assignments, collateral reading, research papers, and examinations, all of which are outlined in the syllabus.


The Seminary reserves the right to adjust ITS syllabi as appropriate. Courses are taken within a normal fall,
spring, or summer semester. Courses may be taken for elective credit only and may not be used to replace required courses unless approved by the Registrar.


The standard credit tuition and fees are charged for each course, plus an additional $80 materials fee for the lecture materials which become the property of the student. ITS course materials are ordered upon receipt of tuition and fees, and are non-refundable once ordered. ITS courses cannot be added after the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to locate and purchase all required textbooks, as the Seminary Bookstore will not order textbooks for ITS Courses.


A proctor (usually a resident faculty member) will be assigned to the student for each course. The proctor is
available to answer any course-related questions and to grade assignments. Mid-term and Final exams must be
taken on the Seminary campus by arrangement with the proctor.