Fall 2016 Course Registration
Use this form to register for courses for the Fall 2016 term, September 6th - December 16th.
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TH 501a: THEOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR CHRISTIAN THOUGHT & PRACTICE (PART I) (4 Credits)
Instructor: Sam Adams
Day/Time: Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The first module in a two-part course which is designed to introduce the classical topics in systematic theology as they provide the proper context in which to understand a uniquely Christian account of social justice. In the first part attention will be given to the nature of justice and its relationship to theology. This will be followed by lectures on theological sources of knowledge, the development of Christology in the early Christological controversies, and the subsequent emergence of the doctrine of the Trinity. Finally these doctrines will be related to the doctrine of reconciliation, forming the context in which to discuss the Christian mission of reconciliation as it relates to issues of social justice.

TH 602: RELIGIOUS CULTURES OF THE WORLD (3 Credits)
Instructor: Mike Caba
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 9am - 11:30am
This course presents an overview of major world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese & Japanese beliefs, Native American religions, Mormonism and others. The history, beliefs and practices of these major faiths are examined with an emphasis on the sacred texts and contemporary expressions of the various belief systems.

SJ 511: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF JUSTICE IN THE MODERN ERA (3 Credits)
Instructor: Ken Wytsma & Jer Swigart
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 1 - 4pm
The course will look at the topics of justice, injustice, human rights, politics and society from historical, theological and philosophical perspectives. This course will also pay special attention to developments in the modern era and the viewpoint of disenfranchised or oppressed peoples.

TH 510: THEOLOGY OF CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
Instructor: Ken Wytsma
Day/Time: Mondays, 9am - 11:30am
This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of creativity via a theology of creativity and demonstrate how that shapes an innovative and progressive leadership mentality. This course will be a hands on and exciting course infused with art, theology, philosophy and contemporary analysis of innovative corporations and leaders.

IL 512: CHARACTER, VIRTUE & WISDOM IN LEADERSHIP (3 credits)
Instructor: A.J. Swoboda
Day/Time: available to all students via distance learning format
This course looks at the heart of leadership. Character, Virtue and Wisdom has long been seen as necessary foundations for lasting and effective leadership. Students will be exposed to historic and philosophical thinking on the connections between virtue and leadership as well as explore the deep biblical connections between character and leadership. This course is also designed for self-exploration and assessment whereby students can identify and focus on areas of strength and weakness in their own leadership styles.

TC 603: ART AS PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION (3 credits)
Instructor: Marie Tielhard
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:30pm - 9pm
The course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the nature of art, beauty, and the creative process; and how various worldviews shape the artistic endeavor. The course will equip, challenge, and inspire students to interpret and engage with artistic expressions through the critical lenses of philosophy and religion. Students will journey through Western art history to Modern and Contemporary art movements that reflect the theological, philosophical, and political  issues of their time. The course will include an exploration of the intersection and integration of visual, music, architecture, and digital art forms as social commentary.

SJ 552: SOUTH AFRICA LEARNING TRIP (3 Credits)
Instructor: Leroy Barber
Nov. 28th - Dec. 5th
Details: See Informational Flyer here: http://www.kilnscollege.org/pdf/SAfrica_Trip.pdf

RE 698 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3 credits)
In this course, students will be able to take advantage of self directed study to pursue research and learning topics in unique fields or according to student passion and goals. Students will present and gain approval of their proposed research topic or area of study and together with the professor will create a plan for required reading, research and writing throughout the semester to achieve the satisfactory and desired research objectives. 

You will be able to select which instructor you would like to oversee your independent study (if no preference is given, one will be assigned to you)

Mike Caba / Ken Wytsma / Jer Swigart / Leroy Barber

RE 599b: RESEARCH PRACTICUM/THESIS (Prerequisite: RE599a) (4 Credits)
The MA in Social Justice program builds up to this final creative research project. Students will be assigned a faculty advisor and together plan a project that combines the unique interests of the individual student with the theoretical and practical work needed to bring it to successful completion. The result will be a masters thesis aimed at contributing original and creative thinking toward understanding and, in some cases, solving contemporary social justice problems.

*Please select your advisor in the space provided below. Fall 2016 advisors include Mike Caba / Sam Adams / Ken Wytsma / Jer Swigart / Leroy Barber

SJ 560: THAILAND LEARNING TRIP: DIRECTED RESEARCH (3 credits)
Dates: January 10-16, 2017
Students will learn about the history of trafficking and sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia as well as develop a working knowledge of the religious, cultural and economic factors contributing to sexual exploitation in Thailand. Students will also learn firsthand the role and philosophy of prevention work in helping poor and vulnerable communities. This course couples on the ground experience in Thailand with background reading on the subject and region and course research project. More information here: http://www.kilnscollege.org/pdf/Thailand2016.pdf

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