Course Schedule - Intersession 2014

Below you will find a complete listing of SFTS courses for Intesession 2014. As one of the founding members of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, SFTS is proud to be able to offer our students the opportunity to take GTU classes as well.

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Dates to remember:
  • 13-24 DASD Intensive courses
  • 6-29 SFTS Intensive language courses
  • 6-31 GTU Intersession 2014 (General Registration prior to first day of the course)
  • 10 DASD tuition due
  • 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Academic and Administrative holiday /Library closed
  • 20-31 General Registration for Spring Semester 2014
Courses taught in San Anselmo unless otherwise noted.
Biblical Languages Intensive Courses
   
BS-1003 Basic Greek II (3.0 Units) - The second (intensive) half of a course aimed at enabling students to achieve a basic reading knowledge of biblical Greek. [BS1002 or equivalent] Class meets weekdays, from 8:30am-2:30pm, at SFTS
Professor: Polly Coote
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm
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BS-1121 Basic Hebrew II (3 Units) - The second (intensive) half of a course aimed at enabling students to achieve reading knowledge of biblical Hebrew. Course meets weekdays, 1/6/14-1/31/14, from 8:30am-3:30pm at SFTS. This course is offered by SFTS. [Prerequisite: BS1120 or equivalent]
Professor: Robert Kramish
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Textbooks:

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DASD Intensive Courses
   
SPHS-2000 History of Christian Spirituality (3 Units) - This course is a survey of Christian spirituality through the major periods of Christian history. In each period of history, students will consider the lived experience of the faith in terms of particular phenomena, lifestyles, or events. For example, in the ancient period students will reflect upon the experience of conversion in relation to Christian initiation, the spirituality of martyrdom, and the spirituality of monasticism. In addition to such reflection, participants will examine her/his own spirituality and a spirituality of her/his choice. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, "spiritual exercises," and theĀ  practice of spiritual direction. An integrative research paper is required. [Prior admission to DASD program, completion of SP 2465 and SP 2680 required; Auditors excluded] Class meets M-F, 1/13/14-1/31/14.
Professor: Evan Howard
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm
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SP-2465 Art of Christian Listening (3 Units) - This course will concentrate on the development of contemplative sensibilities and skills necessary for the practice of spiritual direction. Students will explore how one notices and attends to the experience of God's presence within oneself, through others, and in the larger world as revealed in prayer, contemplation of scripture, the witness of tradition, and through a growing awareness of mind, body, feelings, and desire. Lectures, discussion, sharing and contemplative listening groups; spiritual direction practice. Final integrative paper required. [Prior admission to DASD program; Auditors excluded; PIN code required] Class meets M-F, 1/13/14-1/31/14.
Professor: Susan Phillips
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm
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SP-2499 The Art of Discernment (3 Units) - This course treats the theory and practice of spiritual discernment in two of four areas of human experience, namely, the intrapersonal and the interpersonal. It will raise the implications for both individual and group spiritual direction in these arenas. Students will be asked to discern an issue of their own, serve as spiritual directors in the discernment process of others and participate as members of discerning groups. Lecture and discussion, group participation, final paper required. [Prior admission to DASD Program, completion of SP 2465 and SP 2680; PINĀ  code required; Auditors excluded] Class meets
1/13/14-1/31/14.
Professor: Luther Smith
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm
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SP-2680 Fundamentals of Spiritual Direction (3 Units) - This course concentrates on the skills and concepts essential to the practice of spiritual direction. Listening, responding, noticing, assessing, discerning, enlarging, and savoring. Concepts discussed range from initial meetings with directees, psychological issues, ethics and liability, special issues in direction and supervision. Classes will consist of lectures, discussion, demonstration, and spiritual direction practice. Final paper synthesizing readings, lectures, discussion, and experience required. Class meets M-F, 1/13/14-1/31/14. [Prior admission to DASD Program; PIN code required; Auditors excluded]
Professor: Susan Phillips
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
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SP-2470 Spiritual Direction Practicum I (3 Units) - Students enrolled in the SFTS Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program are engaged in the practice of spiritual direction during the time between their January Intersession courses. During Year I, the student is expected to function as a spiritual director for 2-3 persons in an ongoing spiritual direction relationship under appropriate supervision. 10 written reflection forms are the basis for conversation with the supervisor. The student and supervisor provide the program faculty with an evaluation of the student's progress at the end of the year. Credit is received upon satisfactory completion of the work. [Prior admission to DASD program; completion of SP 2465 and SP 2680; PIN code required; Auditors excluded]
Professor: Maria Bowen & Rebecca Langer
Class Schedule: n/a
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SP-2471 Spiritual Direction Practicum II (3 Units) - Students enrolled in the SFTS Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program are engaged in the practice of spiritual direction during the time between their January Intersesssion courses. During Year II, students continue to see 2-3 persons for ongoing spiritual direction. In addition, students are expected to engage in some form of group direction, preferably with a group that meets several times a year. 10 written reflection forms are the basis for conversation with the supervisor. The students and supervisor provide the program faculty with an evaluation of the student's progress at the end of the year. Students register for this course at the end of this year, and credit is received upon completion of the work. [Prior admission to DASD Program; SP 2465 and SP 2680; PIN code required; Auditors excluded]
Professor: Maria Bowen & Rebecca Langer
Class Schedule: n/a
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