Seminars
 

Seminars

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Seminar Courses

MAPS 100 (MAPS Seminar 1) (first offered Fall 2012)
Taken during their first fall semester, this course introduces students to the MAPS program.  The student will develop skills in theological reflection that is integrative of ministry setting and classroom settings, including biblical, historical and ethical perspectives and inclusive of issues related to ecclesiology, spiritual formation and multi-cultural concerns.  Additionally, we will explore issues of vocational call and its relationship to their potential project ideas.

MAPS151 (MAPS Seminar A) (through Fall 2011)
Taken during the first fall semester, this course introduces students to the MAPS program. The student will develop skills in theological reflection that is integrative of ministry setting and classroom settings, including biblical, historical and ethical perspectives and inclusive of issues related to ecclesiology, spiritual formation and multi-cultural concerns.

MAPS152 (MAPS Seminar B) (through Spring 2011)
The MAPS B Seminar is intended to help students clarify their call and vocation and understand methods by which they can reflect upon Christian practices and their own practice of ministry. By the conclusion of this course students will develop an initial MAPS Project focus.

MAPS153 (MAPS Seminar C) (through Fall 2011)
MAPS C is the third in a series of courses designed for students in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. MAPS C is designed to assist students in continuing the process of integration and to finalize the development of a project proposal. The proposal, when passed, will become the focus of work for the following semester. As with all MAPS Seminars, central to the course is the ongoing development and integration of critical thinking and theological reflection around course work and practical experience.

MAPS 200 (MAPS Seminar 2) (first offered Spring 2012)
MAPS Seminar 2 is the second required seminar for students in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. MAPS Seminar 2 focuses on practical theological research methods, and assists students in the process of developing a project proposal. Central to the course is the ongoing enhancement and integration of critical thinking and theological reflection upon the practices of faith and ministry in context.

Master of Theological Studies Seminar Courses

MTS151 (MTS Seminar I)
MTS students from all fields of study meet to study theological method an approaches to research, and to present to one another aspects of their work done in courses, or work done in preparation for a thesis.  The Seminar functions to move students toward a thesis proposal.

MTS161 (MTS Seminar II)
This MTS Seminar continues the work of MTS Seminar I by aiming the discussions of method and research at the goal of producing a Thesis Proposal that will be presented to the Masters Committee for approval.

 

 

 

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