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ID Title Professor
BC 520 CL
Ethical Leadership and the Black Church Tradition
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Ethical Leadership and the Black Church Tradition Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
4 Credit Hours

The Black Church has historically been the center of black communal life in America as well as serving as an instrument for positive social change. This class will focus on the religious and ethical teachings of the Black Church. Various ethical stances will be discussed: nonviolent resistance, gradualism, social protest and liberation. Various ethicists will be examined: Martin Luther King, Jr., James Crone, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
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
BC 635 CL
Dynamics of the Black Church and Family
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Dynamics of the Black Church and Family Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 11-12; May 9-10
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
4 Credit Hours

This course will present an overview of issues, concepts, events, heritage, as well as customs that have evolved to comprise a general African American world view. The course will outline and explore the elements of Black culture that are expressed in the social institutions of Church and Family. The unifying cultural themes will be discussed as functional and central to personal identity and emotional equilibrium. Implications for pastoral care and worship will be discussed.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
CC 809 MWA
Counseling Theories
Th: 10:20AM-12:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Wetherbee
Counseling Theories Download Syllabus Thursday - 10:20AM-12:30PM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
3 Credit Hours

Surveys major concepts and practices of contemporary therapeutic systems. Attention is also given to the integration of biblical principles with sound behavioral science.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 822 MWC
Lifestyle and Career Counseling
T: 8:00AM-10:10AM
Imhoff
Lifestyle and Career Counseling Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:10AM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

Designed to equip the counselor with the concepts and skills necessary to do lifestyle and career assessment and to implement career goals in a plan of action from a Christian viewpoint.

Brad Imhoff, MA, PC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CC 829 MWA
Differential Diagnosis (Category III)
Th: 8:00AM-10:10AM
Reuschling, Davis
Differential Diagnosis (Category III) Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:10AM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
3 Credit Hours

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.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CC 832 MWA
Group Dynamics III
Th: 1:30PM-2:55PM
Johnson
Group Dynamics III Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-2:55PM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

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.

Darrell Johnson djohns30@ashland.edu 419-289-5630
CC 834 MWA
Preparation for Practicum
Th: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Preparation for Practicum Download Syllabus Thursday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

Students will gain the requisite skills for successful participation in their practicum. Students will also be presented with basic information on ethics and professional practice in preparation for their practicum.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CC 836 MWC
Practicum in Counseling I
T: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling I Download Syllabus Tuesday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

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.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CC 837 MWC
Practicum in Counseling II
T: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling II Download Syllabus Tuesday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course continues to build on the basic listening and speaking skills required for effective counseling. Sessions focus on practical role-plays. Feedback from practicum supervisor and peers is used to help in skill development.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CC 838 MWC
Practicum in Counseling III
T: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling III Download Syllabus Tuesday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

Continues the development of basic counseling skills. Students receive feedback on audio and videotaped material of their own counseling activities in field settings.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CC 847 MWC
Counseling and Consulting Services
T: 1:30PM-2:55PM
Johnson
Counseling and Consulting Services Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-2:55PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

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.

Darrell Johnson djohns30@ashland.edu 419-289-5630
CC 851 A
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wetherbee
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a deeper understanding of personality disorders. Attention is given to recognizing and addressing the dynamics the various personality disorders create in the therapeutic process and to adapting treatment plans to address Axis II diagnosis.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 851 A
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wetherbee
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I) Download Syllabus This class meets synchronously with the Ashland section - register for the Ashland course.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a deeper understanding of personality disorders. Attention is given to recognizing and addressing the dynamics the various personality disorders create in the therapeutic process and to adapting treatment plans to address Axis II diagnosis.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 855 A
Special Issues in Counseling Older Adults (Category I)
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Reuschling
Special Issues in Counseling Older Adults (Category I) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

Older adults comprise one of the fastest growing segments of the American population. This course examines normal and abnormal aging with special emphases upon assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment implementation. Ethical issues in working with older adults will also be explored. (Prerequisites; CC 811 and CC829)

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CC 861 COL
Personality Assessment (Category II) - CLOSED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Donofrio
Personality Assessment (Category II) - CLOSED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts are presented for the assessment of personality using objective (i.e. non-projective) assessment instruments. Special attention will be given to the development, nature (structure), administration, and interpretation of objective personality instruments. Both scientific and practical aspects of these inventories will be addressed.

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
CC 881 COL
Advanced Marital Counseling (Category IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:30AM-1:00PM
Kelso
Advanced Marital Counseling (Category IV) Download Syllabus Class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 11-12, 25-26 and May 2-3.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-1:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

This class is to help the students gain a deeper understanding of theory, as it applies to clinical application. Specific techniques will be learned to help the student intervene in difficult patterns and situations.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CC 884 A
Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Kelso
Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This course investigates major issues pertinent to counseling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Major theoretical approaches, stages of treatment, therapeutic interventions, and professional issues are explored.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CC 891 MWC
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
T: 10:20AM-12:30PM
Donofrio
Introduction to Research Methods and Design Download Syllabus Tuesday - 10:20AM-12:30PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

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.

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
CC 893 COL
Supervision in Counseling (Category IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:30AM-1:00PM
Mann
Supervision in Counseling (Category IV) Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of May 9-10 and 16-17.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-1:00PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the supervisory processes and procedures in the field of clinical counseling. Students will gain an understanding of various models of supervision, the supervisor-supervisee relationship, supervisory contracts, evaluation procedures, legal and ethical issues in supervision, documentation, and individual and cultural differences in supervision.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CC 895 A
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (Category V)
M: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Imhoff
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (Category V) Download Syllabus Monday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course will examine the value of treatment planning within the therapeutic endeavor, general guiding principles for treatment planning, and well-researched, effective treatment protocols for dealing with specific DSM-IV diagnoses. (A basic understanding of DSM-IV diagnostics, counseling theory, and mental health treatment is required for this course.)

Brad Imhoff, MA, PC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CC 896 A
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 896 MWC
Internship in Counseling I
T: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Tuesday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 897 A
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CC 896 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 897 MWC
Internship in Counseling II
T: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Tuesday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CC 896 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 898 A
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland

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

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CF 501 A
Forming the People of God
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course will consider the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian formation in the church in order that the principles and processes that undergird the church's ministry of making disciples may be identified and utilized. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be an impactful force for Christian formation in the community of faith and the function of teaching in the church.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CF 502 DL
Developmental Dimensions of Christian Formation
Jacques
Developmental Dimensions of Christian Formation Download Syllabus Online 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.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
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 503 A
Disciple-making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Thompson
Disciple-making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course seeks to give grounding to the work of disciple-making by understanding the redemptive purpose and communal nature of the church. Relational practices for making disciples and building community will be emphasized. Additionally, biblical strategies for disciple-making will receive attention.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
CF 512 DL
Adult Discipleship and Small Group Ministry - CANCELED
Morton
Adult Discipleship and Small Group Ministry - CANCELED Download Syllabus Online 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.

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
CF 697 DL
The Ministry of Teaching
Morton
The Ministry of Teaching Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

This course seeks to assist the student in becoming an effective teaching force in the learning space by exploring and utilizing principles, methods, and resources for impactful communication and instruction in the ministry context. Special attention will be given to teaching the Bible in the Church.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CH 500 A
Survey of Church History
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
Survey of Church History Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course on the basic outline of church history from the early church to the present, noting the influence of culture upon the church and the influence of the church upon culture. Attention will be focused upon key events, people, institutions, and ideas that affected the development of the church.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CH 630 A
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Hamsher
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on those individuals and groups, especially Anabaptist, who have contributed to the peace position in the Christian church. Consideration will be given both to the history of and a biblical and theological rationale for the Christian peace witness.

Matthew Hamsher mhamshe2@ashland.edu
CH 632 COL
Historical Theology II - CANCELED
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Stoffer
Historical Theology II - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of Historical Theology I and takes up the development of Christian thought with the Reformation and continues to the modern era. Special consideration is given to major figures, literature and controversies that have influenced the church in a significant way.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CH 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CH 702 A
History of The Brethren Church
T: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
History of The Brethren Church Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course considers the historical development of the Brethren movement from its origins in Anabaptism and Pietism to the present day. Special attention is given to the Brethren Church since the 1880s.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
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
CP 621 A
Christian Ethics
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of Christian ethics. The course will integrate commitments to Christian virtues, discipleship, moral/spiritual formation and Christian ethics, in order to assist students in developing competencies in ethical analysis and moral discernment.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CP 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CT 601 A
Christian Theology I
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Colijn
Christian Theology I Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

This course provides a survey of Christian doctrine in the areas of theological method, Scripture, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Christ. Together with Christian Theology II, this course will encourage students to develop a theology that is faithful to Scripture, conversant with Christian tradition, and relevant to contemporary contexts.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CT 601 DL
Christian Theology I - CLOSED
Bevere
Christian Theology I - CLOSED Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

This course provides a survey of Christian doctrine in the areas of theological method, Scripture, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Christ. Together with Christian Theology II, this course will encourage students to develop a theology that is faithful to Scripture, conversant with Christian tradition, and relevant to contemporary contexts.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CT 602 DL
Christian Theology II
Bevere
Christian Theology II Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

This course provides a survey of Christian doctrine in the areas of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Together with Christian Theology I, this course will encourage students to develop a theology that is faithful to Scripture, conversant with Christian tradition, and relevant to contemporary contexts.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
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
CT 627 A
The Doctrine of the Church - CANCELED
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Bevere
The Doctrine of the Church - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

A study of ecclesiology in the Scriptures, in Christian history and in the church today. Special attention may also be given to models of the church in contemporary theology.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CT 630 A
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Hamsher
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on those individuals and groups, especially Anabaptist, who have contributed to the peace position in the Christian church. Consideration will be given both to the history of and a biblical and theological rationale for the Christian peace witness.

Matthew Hamsher mhamshe2@ashland.edu
CT 632 COL
Historical Theology II - CANCELED
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Stoffer
Historical Theology II - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of Historical Theology I and takes up the development of Christian thought with the Reformation and continues to the modern era. Special consideration is given to major figures, literature and controversies that have influenced the church in a significant way.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CT 647 CL
History of Christian Ethical Thought
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
History of Christian Ethical Thought Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of Christian ethical thought and practices from the early church to today.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
CW 503 DL
Theological Aesthetics
Douglass
Theological Aesthetics Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

This class explores the various dimensions of what has been called theological aesthetics or the "glory of God." It will include the examination of historical and contemporary expressions of this theme and will assess its appropriateness for a theological foundation of worship. In addition, the formative role of aesthetics in the life of the Christian will be explored. In addition to addressing the theological/philosophical aspects of aesthetics, various forms of expressing beauty through art will be examined.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
IT 502 A
Foundations of Bible Study - CANCELED
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Rickett
Foundations of Bible Study - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is an inductive approach to Bible study in which skills in observing, interpreting, and applying Scripture are taught. The main purpose of this course is to assist students to develop skills for the interpretation and application of the Bible. This presupposes a secondary purpose of leading students to understand the character of biblical literature as both ancient and canonical, with the Gospels especially in view. Thus this is a course that combines basic hermeneutical principles with exegetical procedure. A strong emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of necessary attitudes and tools for doing successful Bible study with a view toward ministry.

Dan Rickett drickett@ashland.edu
IT 503 A
Theology of Scripture in Ministry - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Douglass, Walther
Theology of Scripture in Ministry - CANCELED Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding and using Scripture in the context of ministry by integrating Scripture with key areas of our curriculum. Emphasis will be given to three main foci: interpretation of the Bible, theology of Scripture, and the use of Scripture in ministry practices and formation.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
O. Kenneth Walther kwalther@ashland.edu
IT 695 DL
M.Div. Capstone to Field Study (online)
Swope
M.Div. Capstone to Field Study (online) Download Syllabus Online 2 Credit Hours

Offered every Quarter. Students should enroll in IT 695 in the quarter immediately following the quarter in which they conclude their Field Study for IT 694. This is especially important if the student is planning to continue in ministry at the same Field Site. This is an online course, but includes one meeting with the Director of Field Education at the beginning of the course, and one Graduation Interview prior to graduation. The majority of the coursework is 200 hours of field ministry, which may span more than one quarter. IT 695 Capstone includes the compilation of a Capstone Portfolio and Graduation Interview which serves as the culminating experience for all MDiv students. (Prerequisite – IT 694) Theological Field Education is the intentional use of ministry experience as a transforming opportunity aimed at personal and ministry formation. This Distance Learning course is required for MDIV (non-counseling/non-chaplaincy) students and is to be taken during the senior year at Seminary. Each student will continue ministry involvement at a field site working under the supervision of a Field Mentor. The Capstone experience is to be a review and assessment of the student's seminary experience. The course requirements will include a Senior Portfolio for submission to the Seminary, a comprehensive case study based on the student's ministry experience, and an oral presentation at the Graduation Interview.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
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
IT 790 COL
Senior Seminar - CANCELED
Senior Seminar - CANCELED This class has been cancelled. Columbus students needing this for spring quarter graduation are encouraged to join the Ashland class, which meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 30-31.
Columbus
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.

IT 790 A
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Senior Seminar Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 30-31.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
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.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
IT 790 CL
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Senior Seminar Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of March 28-29; April 11-12; May 9-10
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, McCreary Center
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.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
MM 631 MDCOL
Leadership
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Leadership Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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
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
MM 724 COL
Communication and Conflict in the Church - CANCELED
Communication and Conflict in the Church - CANCELED Columbus 4 Credit Hours

This course will provide an overall view of communication and the process of conflict resolution in the administration of the local congregation including committees, boards and staff.

MS 501 CL
Missional Church
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Missional Church Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course equips students to function in the local church with a missionary mindset, presents the missional church as a primary paradigm, and lays a biblical and theological foundation for its conceptualization (missio Dei). The course promotes the ideal of the "apostolic" church. It also exposes students to the worldwide context and encourages them to think and act like global Christians. It explores issues related to world evangelization, contextualization, missionary anthropology, world religions, the global church, and history of missions.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
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
MS 625 A
Church Growth - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Church Growth - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

A study of crucial factors in same cultural and cross-cultural evangelism and church planting leading to growing churches. Explores such expansion dynamics as people movements, webs, redemptive analogies and procedures that stop growth or promote growth. Also applies church growth principles to the local setting with concern for visitation, discipleship, incorporation, and the use of gifts and ministry in the body.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NT 502 A
Greek Exegesis
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
Greek Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
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.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
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 502 COL
Greek Exegesis
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Greek Exegesis Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 512 A
New Testament II
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Byron
New Testament II Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
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.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
NT 512 DL
New Testament II - CLOSED
Mournet
New Testament II - CLOSED Download Syllabus This course will have an optional synchronous 1hr long meeting once a week. It is not required, but it is recommended.
Online
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.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
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
NT 512 COL
New Testament II - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Morton
New Testament II - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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.

Russell Morton rmorton2@ashland.edu
NT 614 A
The Thessalonian Corrrespondences
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
NT 620 CL
Revelation
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Revelation will be read as a sample of apocalyptic literature, a vision which transcends everyday spaces and time in order to motivate specific responses from the intended audience. A close exploration of Revelation's challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussions of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to the churches.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 620 A
Revelation
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

Revelation will be read as a sample of apocalyptic literature, a vision which transcends everyday spaces and time in order to motivate specific responses from the intended audience. A close exploration of Revelation's challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussions of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to the churches.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 637 A
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 637 CL
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 649 A
Archaeology of the Biblical World - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walther
Archaeology of the Biblical World - CANCELED Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

Aspects of the history and archaeology of the Oriental, Greek and Roman culture of the ancient world of the Mediterranean will be illustrated using materials from the Seminary's Pictorial Archives and artifacts from the Smith Collection of Palestinian ceramics. Special attention will be given to the philosophical and religious perspectives of the ancient Gentile and Jewish world which illuminate the history, literature and the theology of early Christianity.

O. Kenneth Walther kwalther@ashland.edu
NT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
NT 708 COL
Exegesis of Galatians
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
NT 714 A
Exegesis of Thessalonian Correspondences
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
NT 720 CL
Revelation (Greek Exegesis)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation (Greek Exegesis) Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 720 A
Revelation (Greek Exegesis)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation (Greek Exegesis) Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 792 A
Jesus, History and the Gospels - CANCELED
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Mournet
OT 502 A
Hebrew Exegesis
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Overland
Hebrew Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Hebrew I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will be based on an Old Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Hebrew, 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. Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 502 CL
Hebrew Exegesis
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Overland
Hebrew Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Hebrew I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will be based on an Old Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Hebrew, 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. Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 512 A
Old Testament II: Prophets
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Overland
Old Testament II: Prophets Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

Introductory issues and the content of the prophetic books will be surveyed with special emphasis upon theological themes. The role of the prophet and the prophetic message will be explored in the context of the religion of Israel and the Ancient Near East.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 512 DL
Old Testament II: Prophets - CLOSED
Baker
Old Testament II: Prophets - CLOSED Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

Introductory issues and the content of the prophetic books will be surveyed with special emphasis upon theological themes. The role of the prophet and the prophetic message will be explored in the context of the religion of Israel and the Ancient Near East.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OT 512 CL
Old Testament II: Prophets
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
Old Testament II: Prophets Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Introductory issues and the content of the prophetic books will be surveyed with special emphasis upon theological themes. The role of the prophet and the prophetic message will be explored in the context of the religion of Israel and the Ancient Near East.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OT 634 CL
Study of Joseph
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Baker
Study of Joseph Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Based in Cleveland, we will broadcast live to other ATS centers and hopefully to those with adequate computer resources at home. For further information, contact Dr. David Baker (dbaker@ashland.edu).


Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OT 637 A
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
OT 637 CL
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
OT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OT 734 CL
Joseph (Hebrew Exegesis)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Baker
Joseph (Hebrew Exegesis) Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Based in Cleveland, we will broadcast live to other ATS centers and hopefully to those with adequate computer resources at home. For further information, contact Dr. David Baker (dbaker@ashland.edu).




Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OT 791 A
Senior Seminar in Biblical Studies
Overland
Senior Seminar in Biblical Studies Download Syllabus By arrangement
Ashland
2 each credits in Fall and Spring Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular exegetical or hermeneutical problem in the interpretation of a text, or another appropriate research topic, in the context either of an advanced-level exegetical course or other biblical studies elective or an independent study project. Students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (BS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
PM 512 MDVCL
Introduction to Christian Worship
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Douglass
Introduction to Christian Worship Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to help church leaders plan services that engage the congregation in active and meaningful worship. Biblical/historical patterns of worship will serve as a basis for the development of a theology of worship. Contemporary models will also be studied.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
PM 514 MDV
Pastoral Care I
T: 8:30AM-4:00PM
McCartney
Pastoral Care I Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the historic practices of pastoral care as set forth both in scripture and in church history. Pastoral care will be viewed as the balance between preacher and shepherd, and the shepherd's role will be viewed as involving three distinct levels of activity: one-on-one interactions; the pastor equipping members of the congregation to care for one another; and the congregation embracing its responsibility to the surrounding community and the wider world.

Rick McCartney rmccartn@ashland.edu
PM 623 A
Principles of American Church Growth - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Principles of American Church Growth - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

An introduction to foundational principles and strategies of the Church Growth Movement, applied to the North American cultural setting, as one approach to fulfilling the Great Commission. Emphasis will be placed on congregational applications.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
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
PM 695 COL
Preaching Practicum
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Preaching Practicum Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 23-24
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

This follow-up course to PM 511 assumes all of the skills and readings that were presented there. The focus in the practicum is to build upon the exegetical, sermon delivery and other skills that students encountered in PM 511.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
PM 702 A
History of The Brethren Church
T: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
History of The Brethren Church Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course considers the historical development of the Brethren movement from its origins in Anabaptism and Pietism to the present day. Special attention is given to the Brethren Church since the 1880s.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
PM 706 A
Person in Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development necessary for effectiveness in pastoral ministry, focusing upon the 4 C's of core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will include in its content discussions of call, the movement toward a Christ-centered life, the place of spiritual formation in personal development, the use of spiritual disciplines, the reality of spiritual warfare, the need for formational prayer, the pastor's commitment to community, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit as it relates to personal growth and development. Various versions of the Person in Ministry course will be provided to address the needs of students in degree programs in addition to the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Practical Theology, including the M.A. (Biblical, Theological, Historical Studies) and Master of Arts (Religion).

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
PM 750 A
Special Issues in Pastoral Care
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ongley
Special Issues in Pastoral Care Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of April 11-12, May 2-3 and May 23-24.

In this class a thorough consideration of God’s design for our sexuality will be followed by a careful discussion of how to minister effectively to the sexually abused, the sexually addicted, the sexually averse and the same-sex attracted. Time will be given to address special concerns which arise when pastoring highly wounded and dysfunctional people.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course exposes students to a broad range of special issues relative to pastoral care/pastoral counseling. Topics will be developed in seminar format and addressed by members of the faculty and practitioners with expertise in the chosen topics. Topics may include: the person of pastoral care/pastoral counseling ministries, conflict resolution, ministry to the grieving, spiritual warfare, formational counseling, group process, spiritual direction, basic marriage and family counseling skills, crisis counseling, pastoral ethics, childhood sexual abuse, etc.

Mark Ongley, Dr. ongley1@yahoo.com 724-944-1616
PM 753 COL
Health and Chronic Illness
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Whiteside, Ramsey
Health and Chronic Illness Download Syllabus This course meets in conjunction with PM 846 Counseling the Dying and Grieving on the weekends of March 28-29, April 25-26 and May 9-10, 2014.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

Every congregation faces challenges and opportunities related to serving people in time of health related crisis. Whether they are emotional or physical, short term or chronic, people experience deep and often debilitating issues that demand appropriate pastoral care and counsel. This course will provide students with the understanding and competency necessary to minister effectively to individuals experiencing these challenges.

Tracy Whiteside twhitesi@ashland.edu
Christine Ramsey
PM 804 MDV
Pastoral Care II
T: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Chafins
Pastoral Care II Download Syllabus This course is part of the M.Div. cohort program.
Tuesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course explores the basic concepts and skills used in pastoral counseling, as well as the relationship between pastoral counseling and the historic ministry of care traditionally located in the local church. Students will be equipped to do preliminary intervention in pastoral counseling, practice basic counseling skills, and mobilize lay people in the local church to engage in a broad range of care giving ministries. Pastoral counseling will be considered from a wounded healer paradigm of pastoral ministry, with attention to the biblical, theological, and psychological principles of care and well-being.

Tim Chafins tchafins@ashland.edu
PM 846 COL
Counseling the Dying and Grieving
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Whiteside, Ramsey
Counseling the Dying and Grieving Download Syllabus This course meets in conjunction with PM 753 Health and Chronic Illness on the weekends of March 28-29, April 25-26 and May 9-10, 2014.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course will assist students in developing an understanding of death and grief based on biblical and historical perspectives which will help facilitate students' endeavors to embrace their own mortality, examine its implications for the way they live their lives, as well as provide practical skills for counseling the terminally ill and those who suffer from grief and loss.

Tracy Whiteside twhitesi@ashland.edu
Christine Ramsey
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 DL
Human Development and Christian Formation
Jacques
Human Development and Christian Formation Download Syllabus Online 4 Credit Hours

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

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
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
SF 710 COL
Spiritual Disciplines - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Disciplines - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
4 Credit Hours

The course will involve study and experience of practices that historically have aided the development of spiritual formation.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SF 790 CL
Life & Thought of Thomas Merton
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Snyder
Life & Thought of Thomas Merton Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26 and May 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
4 Credit Hours

Merton was a pivotal person in 20th century American spirituality & remains a continuing influence through his writings & the witness of his life. The class will include texts by & about this unique monastic figure, & a visit to the Cleveland chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society.

Rev. Thomas A. Snyder, ThM tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397