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ID Title Professor
BC 601 DE
Spirituality in the Black Tradition
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Spirituality in the Black Tradition Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to be an exploration into primary and secondary sources in the African American religious experience in an effort to uncover indigenous material that reflects a distinctively African American spiritual formation tradition. In that regard the course will consider specific primary African American spiritual formation genres - slave narratives, conversion narratives, call narratives, prayers, sermons, art - as well as the life and works of selected personalities.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BC 603 DE
Black Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Dorsey
Black Theology Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 25-26; May 9-10.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course examines the form, content and history of black theology within the context of African-American religious experience. As a theology course, it is designed to engage students in an analytical exploration of how African-American religious thought both raises and attempts to answer questions of ultimate meaning and value for people of faith. A historical perspective of the richness of the black theological tradition will also be offered.

Chris Dorsey b.chris.dorsey@gmail.com
CF 502 DE
Developmental Dimensions of Christian Formation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Morton
Developmental Dimensions of Christian Formation Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 25-26; May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

Faith Formation is considered by consulting human developmental theorists and their frameworks (e.g. Erikson, Fowler, Kohlberg, Westerhoff). This review is undertaken so that the Christian leader may consider the implications for discipleship ministry and develop imaginative strategies for Christian formation.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CF 512 DE
Adult Discipleship and Small Group Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Lewis
Adult Discipleship and Small Group Ministry Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12, 25-26; May 9-10.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

Adult Ministry is complex due in part to the evolving, changing nature of the lifespan and its inherent challenges. This course will introduce the foundational concerns of adulthood, and then consider ministry approaches to meet the needs of adults. Special attention will be given to the use of small groups.

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CO 829 DC1
Differential Diagnosis
M: 7:40PM-9:50PM
James
Differential Diagnosis Download Syllabus Monday - 7:40PM-9:50PM
Detroit

Advanced concepts are presented for the proper assessment of different categories of abnormal behavior. Special attention is given to the principles underlying the multiaxial approach of the DSM system. Includes material on conducting the diagnostic interview and the mental status exam.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CO 832 DC1
Group Dynamics III
M: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Harrington
Group Dynamics III Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-7:30PM
Detroit

Interpersonal skills are further developed with additional attention given to leadership styles and individual and group defensiveness. Personal growth goals and process awareness skills continue to be developed.

Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CO 836 DC1
Practicum in Counseling I
W: 8:20PM-9:50PM
McKinstry
Practicum in Counseling I Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:20PM-9:50PM
Detroit

This practicum focuses on the basic counseling skills, providing opportunities for observation and active practice of these behaviors. Constructive feedback is provided by the practicum supervisor through the use of role-playing and structured exercises.

Mashavu McKinstry mmckinst@ashland.edu
CO 847 DC2
Counseling and Consulting Services
M: 6:00PM-8:10PM
Marshall
Counseling and Consulting Services Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-8:10PM
Detroit

This course deals with consultation theory and process as related to agencies and post-secondary educational institutions. Explores roles and functions of counselors and student personnel specialists in program and proposal development, conflict management, organization, administration, evaluation of services, public relations, and knowledge of community resources and referral process. Students will be helped to respond to the cultural context of each group, agency, or organization.

Sharon Marshall smarshal@ashland.edu
CO 852 DC2
Group Counseling III
M: 8:20PM-9:50PM
McKinstry, Harrington
Group Counseling III Download Syllabus Monday - 8:20PM-9:50PM
Detroit

Continues the work of CO 851. Additional attention is given to exercising leadership. Termination issues are explored.

Mashavu McKinstry mmckinst@ashland.edu
Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CO 857 DC2
Advanced Counseling Practicum II
W: 8:20PM-9:50PM
James
Advanced Counseling Practicum II Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:20PM-9:50PM
Detroit

This course serves as a continuation of CO 856 and focuses on the honing of advanced counseling skills, providing opportunities for observation and practice of these behaviors. Constructive feedback is provided by the practicum supervisor through the use of role-playing, verbatim, structured and written exercises.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CO 870 DC1
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
W: 6:00PM-8:10PM
Marshall
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-8:10PM
Detroit

Students will receive an overview of significant professional, legal and ethical considerations applicable to the counseling process. Attention is also give to issues of licensure.

Sharon Marshall smarshal@ashland.edu
CO 891 DC2
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
W: 6:00PM-8:10PM
James, Johnson
Introduction to Research Methods and Design Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-8:10PM
Detroit

Provides the student with a review of the basic concepts and methods of social/behavioral research. Material to be covered includes: questionnaire construction, interview techniques, observational methods and statistical analysis.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
Jerrolynn Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CO 898 DEC
Internship in Counseling III
W: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Johnson
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:30PM
Detroit

This course continues the experience of CO 897 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Jerrolynn Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CT 603 DE
Black Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Dorsey
Black Theology Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29, April 25-26 and May 9-10.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course examines the form, content and history of black theology within the context of African-American religious experience. As a theology course, it is designed to engage students in an analytical exploration of how African-American religious thought both raises and attempts to answer questions of ultimate meaning and value for people of faith. A historical perspective of the richness of the black theological tradition will also be offered.

Chris Dorsey b.chris.dorsey@gmail.com
IT 790 DE
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Pangborn
Senior Seminar Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of April 4-5; May 2-3, 30-31.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

The Senior Seminar is meant to be an interdisciplinary experience in which students conduct research in either a field of their special interest or a general topic selected by faculty leading the seminar. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect upon a topic from a biblical, historical or theological perspective. Students will share the results of their research in a paper presentation in a seminar format.

Pamela Pangborn ppangbor@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
MM 631 MDVDE
Leadership
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Leadership Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5; May 2-3, 30-31.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and individual heritage of the student. This will include both character and competency issues that the leader must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. Leadership is both about being and doing, finding the balance, and knowing that leadership development is a lifelong spiritual journey.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
MS 616 DE
Mission Anthropology and Communication
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Mission Anthropology and Communication Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 25-26; May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

Provides the cross-cultural worker with the insights and tools to successfully communicate the Gospel in another culture. Receptor-oriented communication in missions includes both the anthropological concepts and communication skills required to make the Gospel relevant to non-Western audiences. Relates to multi-ethnic America as well as overseas situations.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NT 502 DE
Greek Exegesis - CANCELED
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Greek Exegesis - CANCELED Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Greek I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will normally be based on a New Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Greek, but also rich in passages that address the matters of core identity in Christ, character, and calling, as well as offer windows into the challenges and stresses of particular pastoral situations (e.g., Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, or James). Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
NT 512 DE
New Testament II
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
New Testament II Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the New Testament epistolary literature, Acts, and Revelation. It includes surveys of interpretive approaches as well as considerations of historical and cultural issues such as Acts and Hellenistic historiography; the new perspective on Paul and its criticisms; historical/pastoral setting of each epistle and Revelation; message of each epistle and Revelation; ancient epistolography and the New Testament; rhetorical criticism; and Revelation as an Apocalypse.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
PM 626 DE
Understanding Social and Cultural Context
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Understanding Social and Cultural Context Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 25-26; May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

The social sciences are applied broadly to presenting the Gospel to secular people who do not yet understand or believe in Jesus Christ as saving Lord. Emphasis will be given to research on attitudes, lifestyles, demographics, communication theory, social and cultural influences, values and worldview, and decision-making processes as they relate to ministry context.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
SF 601 DE
Spirituality in the Black Tradition
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Spirituality in the Black Tradition Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to be an exploration into primary and secondary sources in the African American religious experience in an effort to uncover indigenous material that reflects a distinctively African American spiritual formation tradition. In that regard the course will consider specific primary African American spiritual formation genres - slave narratives, conversion narratives, call narratives, prayers, sermons, art - as well as the life and works of selected personalities.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
SF 630 DE
Human Development and Christian Formation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Morton
Human Development and Christian Formation Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 25-26; May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
4 Credit Hours

A comparative, integrative study of developmental psychology, faith development and spiritual formation.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468