Andover Newton Catalogue and Courses of Instruction
Cultivating Healing Through Joy, Celebration and Play, Summer 2014
Pastoral care has too long been dominated by a focus on the healing of suffering without sufficient attention being given to the power of joy, celebration and play as essential elements of health and wellbeing. Learning how to cultivate these in our practice of pastoral care, how to recognize the times and places where they need to be called forth, and the healing power of positive emotions in human development will guide our study. We will utilize in our study historical sources, liturgical resources, the discipline of positive psychology, the science of resiliency, and the theory and practice of interplay as forms of care and healthy spiritual practice.
Summer - Unit 1, June 2-6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Key to Course Listings
|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" 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
|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.