Fall 2012

2012 - 2013 Courses - Fall Semester

(Summer term courses are listed on Summer 2012 Courses.)

Registration Dates for Fall 2012

  • Registration is closed for Fall 2012
  • Fall 2012 Early Registration: Apr. 9-27, 2012 (early registration period for Fall 2012 extended to April 27)
  • Fall 2012 General Registration: Aug. 20-31, 2012

Instruction begins September 4, 2012.

How to Register

To register for a course if you are not in a degree program at Starr King or the GTU, please see "How to Register for a Starr King Course".

Students enrolled in a degree program at Starr King School (or any other Graduate Theological Union school) should follow the registration processes outlined by their school’s registrar.  Starr King’s processes are listed in the Starr King Student Handbook .

Starr King Tuition and Course Fees.

Fall 2012 Online, Residential, and Immersion Courses

Online Courses 

Unitarian Universalist History ~ NEW!! ~
Susan Ritchie
The course begins with an examination of the (alleged) antecedents to Unitarianism and Universalism in pre-Reformation Europe. We move on to trace the theological and then institutional emergence of Unitarianism out of the Radical Reformation. The Unitarian churches in Poland, Transylvania, and England will be considered in detail with attention to issues of sameness and difference in their development and declines. Special focus will be given to the relationship of these communities to their Jewish and Islamic contemporaries. We will also look at the universalism of 18th century England, and the current state of Unitarianism in Europe. Then we cross the ocean to examine the emergence of Unitarianism from developments within Puritan Congregationalism. We explore the uniquely North American institution of Universalism as response to the same cultural setting. Next: the major themes and developments of North American Unitarianism through its classical age, the Transcendentalist development, and the various crises of identity and purpose that develop into and through the late 19th and 20th centuries. Then we turn our attention to Universalist ascendency, decline, and then consolidation with Unitarianism (perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of Unitarian/Universalist history). Careful attention will be paid throughout to the Unitarian/Universalist social location in relationship to class, race, and gender identities, and how these sometimes enabled and sometimes impaired social justice advances.

Watch an introduction to Unitarian Universalist History course by Dr. Susan Ritchie. (Video originally created for Fall 2010, but applies equally to the Fall '12 and Spring '13 courses.)

Unitarian Universalist History from Starr King Academic Affairs on Vimeo.

The Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie has served as the minister of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lewis Center, Ohio since 1996. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the Ohio State University, and a Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She is also currently Professor of Unitarian Universalist History at the Starr King School for the Ministry, and serves on the UUA Board of Trustees. Ritchie is published widely on the topic of Unitarian Universalist history and identity, and also religious cultural studies. She was selected to deliver the Minns Lectures in Spring 2009, “Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam.” A book resulting from the lectures will be out soon.
HSFT-8422          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 26             Pin Required: Yes
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Promised Lands and Immigrants ~ NEW!! ~
Hugo Córdova Quero
This online course will focus on the cases of Latina/o immigrants in the United States and Japan in relation to their experiences of faith, ethnicity and gender. The approach is interdisciplinary as we will draw from several fields for the analysis of the class topics. The goal of the course is to provide grounds for students to acquire tools for understanding the different realities of immigrants. Issues of faith, race/ethnicity, gender and migration will be constantly connected to pastoral reflection throughout the course, especially since our world is increasingly becoming multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious. / Instructor Hugo Córdova Quero holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is also visiting researcher at the Center for Lusophone Studies at Sophia University, in Tokyo. He has worked both pastorally and academically in Argentina, United States, Hong Kong and Tokyo. During 2006 to 2008 he conducted fieldwork in seven Roman Catholic parishes, interviewing Japanese Brazilian migrants who are currently residing in Tokyo Metropolitan Area. He has published in several journals and books, and he is currently editing books in the areas of migration and theology, gender, queer theology and queer theory.
RSHR-8427          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 20             Pin Required: Yes
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Graceful Leadership II
Tom
Bozeman
Do you have a serious desire to grow past your “edges”? Would you like to cultivate more love, patience, kindness, joyfulness, and/or compassion in your life? In the nine-month Graceful Leadership course sequence (running from August 2012 to May 2013), students will explore interpersonal relating as a spiritual practice. In service of living more fully into an inspirational and healing grace, we will work to develop a stronger relational grounding (a “ministerial” or “non-anxious” presence) from which we can more easily approach issues of authority, work-life balance, self-care, conflict management, navigating expectations of yourself, and boundaries. We will provide an open-ended structure to help each participant get what they came for. Unlike what can be gleaned from one-shot workshops or retreats (which often fade rapidly), the Graceful Leadership course sequence will provide nine months of continuous support, resources, and training, allowing you to more fully integrate what you are learning into your habitual way of being. We will also emphasize experiential activities and using your day-to-day (personal and professional) life as a “text” over these nine months. You will also get a good deal of practice both receiving and providing pastoral care. [PIN code required; Interview required; prerequisite: Summer 2012 portion; postrequisites: Fall, January, and Spring portions; 16 max enrollment] / Guy Sengstock is a life coach with over 15 years of experience in transformational work with individuals and groups. He also co-founded the Arete Center For Excellence and the Transformational Coaching And Leadership Training (TCLT). In his work, he draws on poetry, philosophy, theology, psychology, and semantics in helping people grow more fully into their authentic selves. / Tom Bozeman has experience in organizing and counter-oppression work and came to seminary in search of greater depth than he was finding in those secular contexts. A student of Guy Sengstock's, he is excited to bring to the GTU Guy's insights around cultivating I-Thou relationality and the art of authenticity ~ and to add an important dimension to counter-oppressive work.
FTSP-8482          1.5 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 16             Pin Required: Yes
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Next Registration Period: Aug. 20 - 31, 2012


Environmental Ethics & Liberation ~ course moved to Spring '13
Sofia Betancourt
This online course grounds its exploration in the fundamentals of environmental ethics, starting with the work of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and the following generations of ethical systems based in notions of an earth community, and progressing to debate over whether nonhuman nature has natural rights. From these fundamentals the class will expand its scope to specific liberation traditions within environmental ethics, covering moral questions posed by ecofeminism, indigenous human rights debates, liberation theology, and issues of environmental racism. / Rev. Sofia Betancourt is a doctoral student at Yale University in the departments of Religious Ethics and African American Studies. Her work focuses on environmental ethics of liberation in a womanist and Latina feminist frame. She served for four years as the Director of Racial and Ethnic Concerns of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and her ministry centers on work that is empowering and counter-oppressive. Betancourt holds a B.S. from Cornell University with a concentration in ethnobotany and an M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry. This is her fourth year on the adjunct faculty at Starr King.
CERS-8400          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 20             Pin Required: Yes
Click for Syllabus ~ course moved to Spring '13 ~


Elements of TransThe[ ]logy
Noach Dzmura
What are the implications of “trans-” when combined with “theology?” Trans- [-gender, -sex; -faith; race; (etc.)] embodiments alter both Divinity and Divine order: when a tradition opens to transpeople, it invites the demolition of shared reality. Binary categories collapse. The structures of thought and discourse fail to account for what we see. New structures emerge. How do gender-specific social roles, prayer and rituals accommodate a woman with a penis? What prayer space accommodates a Catholic/Jewish prayer? In this course, students will learn how ancient texts and modern progressive traditions in Islam, Judaism and Christianity manage ambiguity, exception and the unprecedented. / Noach Dzmura edited the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology, Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community and directs Jewish Transitions, a nonprofit increasing knowledge about conversion and burial practices for communities with gender variant members. Mr. Dzmura also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Director of Educational Technology at Starr King School. Dzmura has written for The Forward, Sh’ma, The Jewish Chronicle (UK), Tikkun and Zeek. For more information about Noach Dzmura, see http://www.jewishtransitions.org/.
ST-8457          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 20             Pin Required: Yes
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Next Registration Period: Aug. 20 - 31, 2012


Forgiveness
Chris Fry

(Please note that this Fall 2012 online 'Forgiveness' course is a prerequisite for the Spring 2013 course.)

“Forgiveness honors the heart’s greatest dignity. Whenever we are lost, it brings us back to the ground of love. With forgiveness we become unwilling to attack or wish harm to another. Whenever we forgive, in small ways at home, or in great ways between nations, we free ourselves from the past.” ~Jack Kornfield / In this class we will meet people all over the world who have practiced forgiveness as a means of healing, peace and liberation. Through readings, films and exercises, we will develop our own “forgiveness practices” so that we might encourage forgiveness, as appropriate, in our own and others’ lives, and strengthen our pastoral, prophetic and public ministries. / The Rev. Chris Fry is a grateful graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry (‘96). An Adjunct Faculty member for more than five years, Chris has taught courses on poetry, illness and pastoral care; forgiveness; compassion and moral repair; and religious education. She offers “Write for Health” groups and spiritual direction, coordinates her church’s small group ministry, and is active in an interfaith shelter program in her hometown of Davis, CA. Her daughter, Esumi, was born during Chris’ second year at SKSM and is now a high school junior. Her husband, Isao Fujimoto, is a community organizer and professor at UC Davis.
PS-8430          1.5 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 30             Pin Required: Yes
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Next Registration Period: Aug. 20 - 31, 2012


Transcendentalist Spirituality
Barry Andrews
Transcendentalism is a uniquely American and decidedly Unitarian Universalist spiritual tradition. Its adherents, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Parker and Margaret Fuller sought to strike a balance in their lives between work and leisure, nature and civilization, spiritual aspirations and social change. They did so on the basis of a this-worldly form of spirituality characterized by a reverence for nature, an organic world-view, a sense of the miraculous, an optimism about human potential, a search for what is universal in religion and personal experience, a strong moral conscience, and an encouragement of the individual in his or her own religious quest. This course will explore the historical roots and contemporary significance of Transcendentalist thought and practice through reading, personal reflection and group discussion. / Barry Andrews received his Doctorate in Ministry from Meadville/Lombard Theological School and served UU congregations in Washington, California and New York as a Minister of Religious Education before his retirement in 2011. His ministry has always included a strong emphasis on adult spiritual development. He has been especially interested in the spirituality of the Transcendentalists and has written about and edited three of the major figures of the movement, Emerson, Thoreau and Fuller. His own spiritual practice has been deepened and enriched by his acquaintance these and other writers and activists in the Transcendentalist circle.
HRSP-8410          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 30             Pin Required: Yes
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Next Registration Period: Aug. 20 - 31, 2012


Histories of UU Religious Practice
Emily Mace
This course offers a close consideration of how Unitarian Universalists have practiced their religion, liturgically speaking. It adds historical depth to contemporary approaches to ritual and practice, drawing on case studies from UUism’s American roots in Puritan Congregationalism to the present day. Throughout, questions of how knowledge of our liturgical past informs one’s practices in the present, and of how practices include, exclude, and create or harm communities, will be highlighted. Readings include secondary discussions of ritual and practice as well as a generous sampling of primary source liturgical material. No prior coursework in UU history is assumed; nor is this course intended to replace more general coursework in UU history. / Dr. Emily R. Mace received her doctoral degree in religious studies from Princeton University, where she specialized in the study of American religious history. She holds an M.T.S. in Christianity and Culture from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. in Religion from Amherst College. Her scholarship focuses on religious liberalism in the late nineteenth century and emphasizes issues of practice, ritual, gender, and pluralism. Mace’s dissertation explored how radical religious liberals sought to embody an eclectic cosmopolitanism in their religious practices. Previously she has taught UU History and UU Congregational Polity for Starr King, and she is looking forward to teaching this new course that emerges out of her main areas of research.
HRHM-8420          3 Units       
Minimum 5       Limit 20             Pin Required: Yes
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Next Registration Period: Aug. 20 - 31, 2012


SKSM and Institute of Buddhist Studies: Our Co-Sponsored Courses
During Fall 2012, the Institute of Buddhist Studies will offer the following courses. Please note ~ we participate in the same GTU registration periods, so General Registration for Fall '12 is Aug. 20 - Aug. 31, 2012. To register for an IBS course, follow the same instructions as registering for a Starr King course. See How to Register. Most, but not all, IBS courses do not require a PIN so pay close attention to IBS Fall 2012 Online Course Listings here.

  • Readings in Early Buddhist Texts, Gil Fronsdal/Nona Olivia
  • Buddhism in the West, Scott Mitchell
  • Topics in Buddhist Thought: Women, Family, Dharma, Lisa Grumbach
  • Critical Historiography of Buddhism, Galen Amstutz
  • Buddhist Japanese III, Yufuko Kurioka
  • Works of Shinran I, David Matsumoto [HRPH-1614 or Faculty permission required]

Starr King School for the Ministry does not accept auditors. However, some IBS courses do allow auditors, so although sponsored by SKSM, as IBS courses, they follow IBS rules.

 

 

Online | Immersion | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday |
Friday | Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

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Immersion Courses Fall 2012

Unitarian Universalist Identity in History, Boston Immersion
9:00am - 5:00pm, October 26-29, 2012

Susan Ritchie

The Boston immersion courses will include the traditional content of UU history classes in a dynamic setting. We will explore the Unitarian engagement with the Civil War alongside a trip to the Shaw memorial on Boston Common; discuss Emerson’s Divinity School Address from the very hall in which it was delivered. We will grapple with the profound issues of the Black Empowerment movement from the floor of the Arlington Street Church, where the delegates disappointed by the actions of that General Assembly gathered. Our ambivalence regarding formal association will be discussed from within the offices of the UUA itself and with UUA officials; as we learn of our complicated relationship to class, we will explore the Beacon Hill neighborhood. We can accompany our discussion of the reinvention of 20th century Universalism with a trip to the Charles Street Meeting House. Touring the Athenaeum, we both encounter and discuss the Unitarian transformation of 19th century literature. Students will be given the opportunity, if desired, to room at Pickett & Eliot House, the bed and breakfast facility of the UUA. Intensive, Oct., 26-29, 2012.

FTHS 4078    1.5 Units
Minimum 5  Limit 15      PIN Required: Yes
Boston, MA


Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

Residential Courses

Monday 

~NEW COURSE~
Between Sundays: Parish Life

9:30am-12:30pm., Mondays
Michelle Favreault
This course will introduce students to the rich tapestry of Unitarian Universalist parish life and leadership. Participants will consider the joys and challenges of the day to day work that supports worship each week.  From the personal power and authority of the pastor to the governance and organizational dynamics of community life, we will explore roles and relationships in the complex system of parish ministries.  Through case studies, interviews and site visits, students will gain insight into the administrative and spiritual work that happens between Sundays.

FT 4062   3 Units
Minimum 5   Limit 14   Pin Required: Yes
Fireside Room

~CANCELED for Fall: Course will be taught in Spring 2013~
Teacher and Prophet  
9:40am - 12:30pm, Mondays
Michelle Favreault

The role of teaching in congregational and community settings is one of prophetic possibility and power. We will explore the art of teaching as a religious leader and experiment with forms, content and group process techniques.  The class will consider a postmodern critique of "small group work" or "student centered learning/teaching."  We will learn about and through multiple intelligences for learners of all ages. This will be a dynamic classroom that combines lectures, guided discussion, mentoring, apprenticeship and judiciously teaching one another. We will draw, eat, talk, write, take walks, watch films, take self-created impromptu field trips, sing, argue and move.

ED 4056   3 Units
Minimum 5   Limit 14  PIN Required: Yes
Fireside Room
~CANCELED~

~ NEW COURSE~
Rumi & deVitray-Meyerovitch

9:40am - 12:30pm, Mondays
Ibrahim Farajaje and co-taught by PhD student
Cassie Lipowitz with a
Newhall Award
This course will examine the Sufi poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi's greatest text, the Masnavi. The Masnavi's key themes and ideas, including love and the spiritual evolution of the human being, the role of the Saykh or spiritual teacher, and the struggle to control (or "tame") the unruly lower self, the nafs, will be explored. Another aspect of the course will focus on the work of the French scholar Eva deVitray-Meyerovitch, who dedicated her life to the study of Rumi and Mevlevi culture. Using counter-oppressive and multireligious perspectives, this course will study Mevlana by moving beyond colonialist Orientalist constructions of "Sufism." Some reading knowledge of French would be helpful, but is not required for this course. Seminar; reflection papers and a 15-20 page research paper. Intended audience: MA, MDiv, PhD/ThD.

HR-4811     3 Units
Minimum 5  Limit 15   PIN Required: No
Room: TBD

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

Tuesday 

Dr. Howard Thurman
2:10pm - 5:00pm, Tuesdays
Dorsey Blake


Considered a 20th Century prophet by historian Lerone Bennett, Dr. Howard Thurman created a body of spiritual insights exploring between mysticism and social action. This course will focus on comprehending the ideal of community as expressed through the thought and ministry of Dr. Howard Thurman. A goal of this course will be the discernment of evidence of oneness across racial, sexual, cultural, religious, and national boundaries. A crucial objective will be the embracing of spiritual discipline as an essential method for engaging the search for common ground in the 21st Century.

RSSP 4568     3 Units
Minimum 5 Limit 20             PIN Required: Yes
Fireside Room

Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

 
Wednesday 

Quranic Studies II: Major Themes and Narratives
2:10pm - 5:00pm, Wednesdays
Ghazala Anwar


In this course, in conjunction with scholarship on the major themes and narrative of the Quran, the students will also be reading the text of the Quran directly (through translations) and enacting some of the narratives for an embodied understanding of the texts.  Gender analysis will be one of the ways that the Quranic stories will be read.  The critical methods applied to the study of the narratives will include gender analysis.  The course will taught within an Islamic context simulated through the sound of the Azhan (call to prayer) and exposure to Islamic art. PhD students will be required to write a 5,000 word research paper on a topic chosen by individual students and approved by the instructor.

HRBS 4828     3 Units
Minimum 5 Limit 15             PIN Required: Yes
Fireside Room

Advanced Prophetic Preaching: This Global Moment
~ NOTE: meeting day moved to Wednesday ~
7:10pm - 9:40pm, Wednesdays
Kurt Kuhwald


(Student must have taken at least one preaching course, or document significant preaching experience in congregational settings.)  Course is for students wanting to equip themselves to address the critical issues of our time.  It will focus on the prophetic sermon within liberal religious contexts.  The content of student sermons will concentrate on our current global unraveling/revolution.  Realistic assessment of the cascading crises and active hope grounded in sustaining and resilient theology-cosmology will be our guiding ethos. Readings on the multiple dimensions of global unraveling/revolution, as well on preaching as will form the textual base of study.

HM-4081    3 Units
Minimum 5   Limit 14             PIN Required: Yes
Fireside Room

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

 
Thursday 

~CANCELED for Fall: Course will be taught in Spring 2013~
The “Allergy to the Other”
9:40am - 12:30pm, Thursdays
Gabriella Lettini

This advanced seminar will explore the claim that Western culture is characterized by an inability to think of the other as other, a tendency to erase otherness either by assimilation or by annihilation, which Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas—referring to the Western philosophical tradition—aptly defined as “allergy to the other.”  This course will discuss  how Western modern theo/alogies and ethical approaches have reinforced or challenged the “allergy to the other.”  The authors analyzed are chosen for the prominence that issues surrounding otherness have in their work and represent a variety of perspectives, addressing issues such as race, class, gender, sexuality, abilities, species-ism and religious, cultural and ethnic diversity.  Selected philosophical writings will be engaged, as patterns of identity construction and paradigms for non-hegemonic attitudes to otherness are explored.  Cinematic representations of the “other” and discussions on current events will also enrich our work. Please write to instructor to describe your interest in the class and ask for the PIN. 

CERA 4138    3 Units
Minimum 8 Limit 15             PIN Required: Yes
Fireside Room
~CANCELED~

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

 
Friday 

No courses scheduled to meet on Fridays.

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

 
Saturday 

No Saturday courses are scheduled for this semester.

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

Community and Parish Fieldwork 

Congregational Fieldwork Fall
Kurt Kuhwald


Fieldwork in Unitarian Universalist congregations includes teaching a religious education class for children or adults, working with a youth group, participating in a stewardship campaign and more. Please arrange with the professor.

FE 4050     1 to 5 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: Yes

Parish Internship Fall
Kurt Kuhwald


This is a 6-10 month full-time or part-time experience in a teaching congregation under the supervision of a Minister in final Fellowship, an intern committee, and a professor at the school.  Those who register for this course must also register for Parish Intern Reflection Spring.

FE 4210     5 to 10 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: Yes

Parish Intern Reflection Fall
Kurt Kuhwald


All Starr King students working as interns in Unitarian Universalist congregations are expected to participate in this time of reflection on their ministerial work. All participants will be expected to attend the Starr King Intern Gathering for two days TBD in January, 2013.

FE 4212     2 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: Yes

Community Fieldwork Fall
Gabriella Lettini


Field work describes an involvement in community work for up to 15 hours a week with the ongoing support of a mentor. Community Fieldwork includes work in gender, racial and economic justice, queer activism, disability advocacy, immigration issues, environmental responsibility, civil liberties protection, HIV response, youth at risk, peace building, participating in a fundraising campaign for a non for profit or grassroots organization, chaplaincy, teaching and more. Students should discuss the field work opportunity with their advisor before making  arrangements with the professor.  Student and community mentor should discuss and sign a learning agreement before the official beginning of the field work experience. Midterm and final student and mentor evaluations will also be required by midterm and the last day of SKSM classes. All forms available from the professor at the beginning of the semester and subsequently on the SKSM Student Handbook (student user id and password required to access).

FE 4060     1 to 4 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: Yes

Community Internship Fall
Gabriella Lettini


A Community Internship involves engagement at a field site from 16 to 40 hours a week, under weekly supervision at the site and the support of the SKSM Community Intern Reflection class (an integrative seminar). Community Internships include a variety of settings, such as supervised placements in a non-profit service agency or grassroots organization, hospice work, chaplaincy, teaching and more. Those who register for this course should also register for Community Intern Integrative Reflection Fall. Students should discuss the internship with their advisor before making  arrangements with the professor.  Student and supervisor should discuss and sign a learning agreement before the official beginning of the intersnhip. Midterm and final student and supervisor evaluations will also be required by midterm and the last day of SKSM classes. All forms available from the professor at the beginning of the semester and subsequently on the SKSM Student Handbook (student user id and password required to access).

FE 4220     5 to 10 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: Yes

Community Internship Integrative Reflection Seminar Fall
4:00pm - 5:30pm, Mondays
Dorsey Blake


All SKSM students involved in community internships will meet together for reflection on their work, as it is only through the processes of theological reflection and critical reflection on experience that field work becomes field education. This class includes readings, discussions and writings and is designed to broaden and to deepen students' analytic perspective on their field site contexts and on their roles as religious leaders and professionals. Students will be grow in their ability to think and learn in a praxis oriented way, that is, allowing situations of practice to deepen and challenge their academic knowledge about theo/alogies, and allowing their academic knowledge of theology to deepen and challenge their practice of leadership. In field-based experiences the depth of students’ learning depends entirely upon how well they can implement praxis oriented learning.
Course syllabus.

FE 4222-01     2 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 25             PIN Required: No
Reading Room

MASC Project Fall
Gabriella Lettini


For SKSM Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) students only.  MASC students should sign up for this class during the semesters when they are producing their final project representative of their learning during the program. Projects include research thesis, public presentations, designing and implementation of educational curricula, the organization of conferences and special events, artwork related to justice work and spirituality, workshops and more.  A copy of the project will be placed in a public collection at the school when possible. A total of 3 MASC Project credits are required for graduation. Please discuss with instructor.

MA 5300     1 to 3 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 15             PIN Required: No

Clinical Pastoral Education Fall
Gabriella Lettini


This is for Starr King Students engaged in part-time or full-time Clinical Pastoral Education.  Participate in ministry to persons, and in individual group reflection upon that ministry. Theoretical material from theology, the behavioral sciences, and pastoral care.  Integrates theological understanding and knowledge of behavioral science into pastoral functioning.  Upon completion, a written evaluation from the program supervisor will be placed into the student's permanent files.  Discuss first with your advisor and then faculty. Final evaluation from CPE supervisor needs to be sent to faculty by the last day of the semester to receive credit. Every year SKSM offers an orientation to CPE and to the application process; students are responsible for applying and securing a place in a CPE program. Check the SKSM Student Handbook (student user id and password required to access).

FE 4012     4 to 10 Units
Minimum 1 Limit 30             PIN Required: No

In Thesis Fall
TBA

MA 5000     1 to 12 Units

 
Online | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Saturday | Community ⁄ Parish Fieldwork

2012-2013
Fall / Intersession / Spring / Summer

2011-2012 (archived course listings)
Fall / Intersession / Spring / Summer

 

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