CL 510 General Linguistics (3) The study of descriptive linguistics and its relevancy in language learning and Bible translation. May be

CL 897-898 Research Seminar (3, 2) Discussion and application of the central areas of Practical Theology research and related fields of study. Instruction in research methodology, including the identification of a problem, the steps taken to resolve it, and writing the results. Required for the first semester of the Th.M. missions program. Asec­ ond semester may be taken to continue research in the area of interesL History and Theology of Missions HM 540 Principles of Church Planting (3) Astudy of the biblical mandate to estab­ lish local churches among all of the peoples making up mankind. Special emphasis on intercultural church plant­ ing among the unreached peoples of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the eth­ nic minorities of thewestern world. HM 546 The Historical Development of the World Christian Movement (3) The background, origin , development and spread of the Christian faith from the apostolic period until today. Empha­ sis will be given to the modem era, espe­ cially contemporary growth dynamics in Africa, Asia and Latin America. HM 550 Christianity and Culture (3) Anthropological approach to Christian theologizing; interrelationships between supracultural Christian ity and human cultures. Focus on conversion, revela­ tion, communication, transformation, indigeneity and other related topics. HM 555 Introduction to Wortd Missions (3) The nature of Christian outreach; a study of princip les, history, and methodology of worldwide missions.

HM 655 Contemporary Theology of Mission (3) An overview and critique of the differ­ ent theologies of mission advocated by various branches of the Church begin­ ning with Edinburgh 1910 to the lib­ eration theology debate of our day. HM 732 Church Planting Models and Strategies (3) A sun,ey and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of var ious church planting strategies used around the world. Identifies key factors which the church planter can implement in a context specific, phase-out oriented church planting strategy. HM 742 The History of Christianity in Missiological Perspective (3) Areview of missiological li terature that traces the spread and development of Christianity as a wor ld movement , from Pentecost to the modern era. Special attention is give to the kind(s) of Christianity the spread; the process(es) by which it spread; the effect Christianity had on the socio­ cultural/political environment(s); and the effect environment had on Chris­ tianity and is subsequent development. HM 751 Theology of Mission (3) An examination of the theological foundations of mission derived from a study of the history of salvation. This wi ll encompass a study of the mission given to Israel and to the Church including some interaction with con­ temporary theologies of mission. Society, Technology and Missions ST 560 Urban Research and Ministry (3) The use of social science techniques to learn about the people , needs and opportunities for evangelism in the city. ST 562 Culture Change (3) The study of how cultures change, the dynamics and processes of change , the place of change agents and the speed and intensity of change. Impli­ cations of such processes are exam­ ined in social, political , economic and religious aspects of society. ST 563 Sex Roles in Society (3) The dynamics of male and female ro les in Western, non-Western and biblical cultures. Focus on responsi­ bilities, obligations, expectations , leaderships and inter-relationships as they relate to the society as a whole.

ST 570 Introduction to Bible Translation (2-3)

An in troduction to the principles and problems of intercultural communica­ tion with special emphasis on translat­ ing the Bible into indigenous languages. ST 661 Principles of Church Growth (3) A basic understanding of church growth concepts as related both to the local congregations and to the task of worldwide evange li zation, with due emphasis on the church growth school of thought. ST 662 Mission in Political Context (3) Consideration of modern political ide- ologies and movements as they affect the church and its mission in selected national contexts. ST 680 The Local Church and World Missions (3) Designed to integrate principles of cross-cultural communication and the­ ology and strategy of missions within a total conceptual framework to aid the local church in mission involvement. ST 721 Crosscultural Education (3) Exploration of socio-cultural factors that affect teaching and learning strategies in education both here and abroad. ST 722 Spiritual Conflicts in Crosscultural Context (3) Reviews the historical and contemporary worldview beliefs in the existence and activity of spiritual bein~ or forces often encountered by the crosscultural worker. Atheology of spui ts is developed to help establish theoretical and practical guide­ lines for appropriate understanding of and response to spiritual beliefs and potential conflicts encountered in vari­ ous crosscultural setting. ST 765 Crosscultural Leadership (3) Cross-cultura l study of leadership including diverse patterns of amhor­ ity, legitimacy, public support, leader­ ship recruitment, and training as they affect communication, church growth and development worldwide. ST 861 Alternative Delivery Systems in Education (3) Contemporary technologies and travel ease offer new possibilities fo r training nationals. This course wi ll examine such systems as theological education by extension, in-service short courses and distance educati on to evaluate their suitabi li ty and effectiveness. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. lw additional courses see The School of lntercultural Studies.

repeated with different content. CL 511 Language Learning and Linguistics (3)

Applying linguistic techniques to learn how to speak another language. The theory and practice of the LAMP method oflanguage learning. Fee:$125. CL 520 Interpersonal and lntercultural Adjustment (3) Issues relating to intercultural living with focus on personal and interpersonal adjusonent with nationals and other mis­ sionaries; language, value conflicts, sta­ tus and role, culntre shock, stereotypes, cultural limitations and related topics. CL 531 Peoples of Ethnic America (3) A study of non-caucasian ethnic groups in America in the light of their historical and socio-cultural back­ ground. Practical field experience in an ethn ic community. Fee: $35. CL 532 Peoples of the World (3) Specific area studies with emphasis on customs , social structures, religion, arts, history and intercultural commu­ nication. One or more sections offered every year in areas such as: Africa, Asia, Native America, Middle East , South Pacific , Europe. May be repeated with different course content. CL 622 lntercultural Communication (3) Principles and processes of communi­ cating from one culture to another. Focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, non-verbal expres­ sion, language expression and sub­ groups within a culture as they relate

I T-29

Required of M.Div. students. HM 556 World Religions (2-3)

to the media and the message. CL 702 Social Organization (3)

The distinctive features of the histori­ ca l ethnic religions, with special emphasis on their comparison and encounter with Christianity and their bearings upon missionary strategies. HM 565 Personal Leadership Formation (3) The study of the principles and patterns used by God as He raises up leaders for His work. This study will include a dis­ cussion of the vital place of spiritual for­ mation in leadership development HM 640 Applied Anthropology for Christian Workers (3) Study of man , culture, and envi ron­ ment with spec ial emphasis on the manner in which their relationship with one another is affected by change agen ts such as missionaries, educators and development workers.

Crosscu ltural st udy of the basic human groups of family, kin and com­ munity, engaging the student in field methodology and research, and appli­ cation of principles and data of social organization to mission strategy. CL 791-792 Field Internship (2 , 2) Integration of all the disciplines of min istry and seminary education. It provides supervised experience in var­ ious phases of Christian ministry. One hundred hours of field experi­ ence each semester are evaluated in classroom interaction. Required of M.Div. mission students. Prerequi­ sites: PT 602; Completion of 64 hours of the M.Div. mission program for PT 791, PT 792.

Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker