SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY World Missions
HM 550 Christianity and Culture (3) Anthropology approach to Christian theolo gizing; interrelationships between supracultur al Christianity and human cultures. Focus on conversion, revelation, communication, trans formation, indigeneity and other related topics. HM555 Introduction to World Missions (3) The nature of Christian outreach; a study of principles, history, and methodology ofworld wide missions. Required ofM.Div. students. HM 556 World Religions (2) The distinctive features of the historical ethnic religions, with special emphasis on their comparison and encounter with Christianity and their bearings upon mis sionary strategies.
A Division of The School of Intercultural Studies Chair: Harold Dollar, D.Miss., Ph.D. FACULTY Professors: Cook, Kwast, S. Lingenfelter Associate Professors: Dollar, Douglas, Hayward, Kraft, J. Lingenfelter OBJECTIVES The minister is faced with cross-cultural challenges in the community and congrega tion, is expected to provide a degree of mis sion vision to the congregation, and will likely recruit people for missions. The mis sionary needs cross-cultural training along with theological training. The church needs a true vision for evangelism and worldwide mission. The program of this de partment is designed to provide such train ing based on Biblical principles that have been proven valuable in cross-cultural min istry, missions, and human services. Any Talbot student may take elective courses through the School of Intercultural Studies. Students in the Master of Divinity or Master of Theology programs with a major in missions are required to take CL 520, 702, HM 640, 751, ST 560 and 661. Students in the Master of Divinity program in Urban/Multi-Ethnic Ministries are re quired to take CL 520, 531, 702, and ST 560. Students in the Master of Ministry pro gram with an emphasis in missions, are re quired to take HM 546, 640, 751, ST 560 and 661. Students should plan to take HM 640 as early in their study program as possible. Missions majors should plan to take as many electives as possible from the courses listed below. For a complete list of cow-se descriptions see the School of lntercultural Studies section in the university catalog. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS INTERCULTURAL STUDIES CL 510 General Linguistics (3) The study of descriptive linguistics and its relevancy in language learning and Bible translation. CL 520 Interpersonal and Intercultural Adjustment (3) Issues relating to intercultural living with focus on personal and interpersonal ad justment with nationals and other mission aries; language, value conflicts, status and role, culture shock, stereotypes, cultural limitations and related topics.
CL 531 Peoples ofEthnic America (3) A study of non-caucasian ethnic groups in America in the light of their historical and socio-cultural background. Practical field ex perience in an ethnic community. Fee: $35. CL 533 Ethnic Minorities in Selected Cultures (3) Examines the problems, aspirations, and needs of ethnic minorities in selected cultures, the difficulties of determining basic human rights, and the conflicts associated with the de mands of national governments, culutral and ethnic ties, and religious traditions. CL 622 Intercultural Communication (3) Principles and processes of communicat ing from one culture to another. Focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, val ues, non-verbal expression, language ex pression and sub-groups within a culture as they relate to the media and the message. CL 702 Social Organization (3) Cross-cultural study of the basic human groups of family, kin and community, engag ing the student in field methodology and re search, and application of principles and data of social organization to mission strategy. PR 791-792 Field Practicum (2, 2) A program designed to give experience in various phases of intercultural ministry. Field involvement 100 hours each semester, and regular meeting for reporting and dis cussion. Prerequisite: 64 units of the M.Div. degree program for PR 791 and 80 hours for PR 792. Required of and limited to M.Div. students majoring in missions. CL 897-898 Research Seminar (1-4, 1-4) Supervised research into some problem of special interest to the student approved by the professor. May be taken for one semester or continued throughout the year with the same problem under considera tion. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. HIS1DRYAND THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS HM 546 History of the Expansion ofChristianity (3) The background, origin, development and spread of the Christian faith from the apostolic period until today. Emphasis will be given to the modern era, especially con temporary growth dynamics in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
HM 640 Cultural Anthropology for Missionaries (3)
The nature of man and his culture, spe cial emphasis on intercultural communica tion of the Gospel. HM 655 Contemporary Theology of Mission (3) An overview and critique of the various theologies of mission advocated by various branches of the Church down through the centuries, beginning with Edinburgh 1910 to the liberation theology debate of our day. HM 742 History ofMissions (3) The background, development and spread of Christianity through world mis sions; geographical thrusts, growth dynam ics and church structures. HM 751 Theology ofMission (3) An introduction to theology on the bibli cal basis for mission. This study seeks to examine the motives, aims and methods of mission from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. SOCIE1Y, TECHNOLOGY AND MISSIONS ST 560 Urban Research and Ministry (3) The use of social science techniques to learn about the people, needs and opportu nities 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. Implications of such processes are examined in social, political, economic and religious aspects of society.
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