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[EL] PSYH 643J

Ministry to Seniors, Summer 2014

J. Earl Thompson Jr.

This course will explore what it means to grow old. What is the significance of spiritual fulfillment for the elderly? What does the Bible teach about growing old? In addition, we will evaluate critically cultural myths of aging which imprison and impoverish them and also the challenges that the elderly have to negotiate. We will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of retirement. Finally, developing our own theology of aging, we will learn modes of ministry to the elderly including those struggling with disability, dementia, terminal illness, and death. This course meets the Pastoral Care distributional requirement in the M.Div. curriculum. Limit: 25.

Syllabus

Summer - E-Learning, May 27-July 4


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.