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Hartford International University
for Religion and Peace

School

Hartford International

HI-532-1

Contemporary World Christianity

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA23

Over the last century, Christianity has undergone great change. There has been a recognition that the geography of Christianity has shifted. Christian practice plummeted in Europe, but has grown rapidly in Asia, Latin America, Oceania, and sub-Saharan Africa. Christians have emigrated from the Middle East, the ancestral home of the faith, at dramatic rates. Christians are found nearly everywhere on earth, saying their prayers in myriad languages, and practicing their faith in vastly varied cultures. In this course we will encounter Christians in their global diversity, seeing their faces, hearing their voices, and exploring the ways in which they practice their faith. We will gain perspective on the recent history and current state of the exciting field of World Christianity. We will inquire as to who gets to define what is truly orthodox Christianity. This course is suitable as an appropriate starting point for those beginning their study of Christianity, but it also provides students with more background in Christianity a global perspective on the faith.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Allison Norton

W

7:00-9:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

HI-625-1

Modern Muslim Histories

BTI Category

Semester

Islamic Studies

FA23

This course offers an in-depth introduction to modern Muslim histories from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Utilizing a variety of sources, from primary to secondary and fiction, it engages big questions modernity, Muslim World, colonialism, nationalism, globalization, diversity, memory, and religion through case studies centered in and across sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/Europe, south and southeast Asia, and North America.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Timur Yuskaev

W

4:00-6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

LG-561-1

Intro to New Test. Greek Pt. 1

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA23

The focus of this introductory course, which assumes no prior knowledge of the Greek language, is on the basic grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will begin reading selected passages of the New Testament. This course will include a separate tutorial section.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Edward Duffy

MW

4:00-6:00PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

LG-661-1

Readings in New Testament Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA23

This intermediate level course is designed to enable students to read the New Testament in Greek, concentrating on grammar and vocabulary building. Students will be introduced to the wide variety of Greek styles present in the New Testament writings. Prerequisite: LG-562 Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part II or permission of the instructor.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Edward Duffy

TR

4:00-6:00PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

PREREQ: LG-562 Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part II or permission of the instructor.

School

Hartford International

SC-531

New Testament Survey

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA23

This course invites students to intimately engage the text of the New Testament, while becoming familiar with critical issues surrounding its composition, authorship, and reception. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following: acute engagement with the New Testament as both an ancient text and a contemporary religious text; familiarity and facility with appropriate secondary literature; ability to articulate various viewpoints other than one's own. Issues that will be covered in this course include the study of the historical Jesus, the canonicity of the New Testament, past and present interpretive strategies, and various issues involving the New Testament and race, sexuality, slavery, and gender.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TBD

MW

4:00-6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

SC-634-2

Major Themes of the Bible and Qur'an

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA23

This course will study the worldviews of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Testament and the Qur'an through an examination of a number of common and divergent themes among the three scriptures: Monotheism, Creation, Revelation, Prophecy, Ethics, Sin and Punishment, Love, Repentance, Worship, Judgment, and Salvation. The term will begin with an examination of what scripture is, how it can be read, and some implications of intertextuality. Each unit will include a number of specific, relevant scriptural passages. A term paper will allow students to explore themes not included in the syllabus, as well as religious personages that appear in more than one of the three Abrahamic religions.

Professor

Class Day & Time

David Grafton

R

4:00-6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

AM-550

Quran Recitation/Tajweed

BTI Category

Semester

Islamic Studies

FA23

This course is designed for Muslim leaders and chaplains and anyone who is interested in learning and improving their Quranic recitation. Students will gain important knowledge on recitation of the Quran. In this course, the instructor will focus on correct pronunciation of Arabic letters and words with consistent application of tajweed rules.

Class time will be divided between teaching a tajweed lesson and group Tilawah, an exercise during which the teacher reads aloud and the students repeat after the teacher. There will be time for listening to the students' recitations, as well.

Once each student understands and is comfortable with the application of the tajweed rules, s/he can complete recitation of the entire mushaf at a better and faster pace and more independently, in sha Allah.

This course may be accompanied by the spring semester course AM-551: Quran Recitation/Tajweed II.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Okan Dogan

W

7 - 9:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

AM-625-2

The Art of Preaching

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA23

Combining the substance of an introduction with the intimacy of a workshop, this course will explore theological and rhetorical foundations for preaching and provide practical experience in delivery and critique. Noting variety among denominational, theological and cultural traditions, the course will take an ecumenical approach rooted by an affirmation of the hermeneutic centrality of Scripture and the liturgical significance of preaching. Students will complete written assignments and special exercises, preach, and offer constructive critiques of sermons.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Benjamin Watts

T

4 - 6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

ET-550-2

Eco-Care: Chaplaincy in a More-than-Human World

BTI Category

Semester

Ethics (all traditions)

FA23

This course invites students into the emerging field of eco-care:, the practice of chaplaincy in relation to ecology and the human relationship to place, other creatures, the more-than-human world, and the ecological threats endangering our shared future. This course will include attention to ecological literacy, climate change, climate- and eco-grief, eco-psychology, Nature Deficit Disorder, place-based forms of soul work and healing practices, wilderness rites of passage and other forms of ritual, human environmental and climate justice, and interspecies relationships. Student projects will center in one's own place and its creatures and needs and/or in some aspect of human need in relation to these daunting challenges.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Lisa Dahill

R

4 - 6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

HI-532-2

Contemporary World Christianity

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA23

Over the last century, Christianity has undergone great change. There has been a recognition that the geography of Christianity has shifted. Christian practice plummeted in Europe, but has grown rapidly in Asia, Latin America, Oceania, and sub-Saharan Afr

Professor

Class Day & Time

Allison Norton

W

7:00-9:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

HI-625-2

Modern Muslim Histories

BTI Category

Semester

Islamic Studies

FA23

This course offers an in-depth introduction to modern Muslim histories from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Utilizing a variety of sources, from primary to secondary and fiction, it engages big questions modernity, Muslim World, colonialism, nationalism, globalization, diversity, memory, and religion through case studies centered in and across sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/Europe, south and southeast Asia, and North America.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Timur Yuskaev

W

4:00-6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

LG-561-2

Intro to New Test. Greek Pt. 1

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA23

The focus of this introductory course, which assumes no prior knowledge of the Greek language, is on the basic grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will begin reading selected passages of the New Testament. This course will include a separate tutorial section.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Edward Duffy

MW

4:00-6:00PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

LG-661-2

Readings in New Testament Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA23

This intermediate level course is designed to enable students to read the New Testament in Greek, concentrating on grammar and vocabulary building. Students will be introduced to the wide variety of Greek styles present in the New Testament writings. Prerequisite: LG-562 Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part II or permission of the instructor.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Edward Duffy

TR

4:00-6:00PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

PREREQ: LG-562 Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part II or permission of the instructor.

School

Hartford International

SC-634-1

Major Themes of the Bible and Qur'an

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA23

This course will study the worldviews of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Testament and the Qur'an through an examination of a number of common and divergent themes among the three scriptures: Monotheism, Creation, Revelation, Prophecy, Ethics, Sin and Punishment, Love, Repentance, Worship, Judgment, and Salvation. The term will begin with an examination of what scripture is, how it can be read, and some implications of intertextuality. Each unit will include a number of specific, relevant scriptural passages. A term paper will allow students to explore themes not included in the syllabus, as well as religious personages that appear in more than one of the three Abrahamic religions.

Professor

Class Day & Time

David Grafton

R

4:00-6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

TH-605

Contextual Theologies

BTI Category

Semester

Systematic Theology & Philosophy (Western)

FA23

Theology often defined as "faith seeking understanding" is always informed by context: the particularities of the setting in which such understanding is sought. This course foregrounds situatedness as it facilitates exploration of multiple perspectives on Christianity's core doctrines and its traditions of belief and practice. Students will be introduced to a spectrum of models and methods of contextual theologizing as they read and discuss classical and contemporary Christian discourse from various parts of the world. In the process, they will progress in their ability to explain how factors such as geographic location, race, ethnicity, gender, intersectionality, environment, socio-economic-political situation, or experience of colonialism bear on understandings of Christian faith and have influenced the development and interpretation of Christian theological concepts.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Lucinda Mosher

R

7:00-9:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

AM-625-1

The Art of Preaching

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA23

Combining the substance of an introduction with the intimacy of a workshop, this course will explore theological and rhetorical foundations for preaching and provide practical experience in delivery and critique. Noting variety among denominational, theological and cultural traditions, the course will take an ecumenical approach rooted by an affirmation of the hermeneutic centrality of Scripture and the liturgical significance of preaching. Students will complete written assignments and special exercises, preach, and offer constructive critiques of sermons.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Benjamin Watts

T

4 - 6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

ET-550-1

Eco-Care: Chaplaincy in a More-than-Human World

BTI Category

Semester

Ethics (all traditions)

FA23

This course invites students into the emerging field of eco-care:, the practice of chaplaincy in relation to ecology and the human relationship to place, other creatures, the more-than-human world, and the ecological threats endangering our shared future. This course will include attention to ecological literacy, climate change, climate- and eco-grief, eco-psychology, Nature Deficit Disorder, place-based forms of soul work and healing practices, wilderness rites of passage and other forms of ritual, human environmental and climate justice, and interspecies relationships. Student projects will center in one's own place and its creatures and needs and/or in some aspect of human need in relation to these daunting challenges.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Lisa Dahill

R

4 - 6:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Hartford International

ET-640

Introduction to Islamic Law

BTI Category

Semester

Islamic Studies

FA23

This course will provide a critical overview of the history and practice of Islamic law. We begin by examining the origins of Islamic law, the development of the classical schools of jurisprudence and the nature of pre-modern legal institutions, especially the courts and madrasa education. In following classes, we will explore the substance of classical Islamic law, especially in the areas of family, finance and international relations. Next, we will discuss the impact of colonialism and modernity on Islamic legal discourses and institutions and finish with a discussion of the way in which Islamic law is observed in contemporary America.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Suheil Laher

M

7 - 9:50PM

Grading Option

Letter;P/F

Credits

3

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Online?

Y

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

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