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THL-100 Biblical Heritage of Christian

An investigation of the sacred literature and basic theological expressions of the Christian tradition. The course emphasizes the covenant dealings of God with His people and the completion of the old covenant in God's new covenant in Jesus Christ. Students will read selected portions from each major division of the Old and New Testaments and will explore themes taken up by the ecumenical creeds. This course fulfills the introductory general education requirement for Theology and counts toward

THL-101 Themes in Christian Thought

Students are introduced to the life of Christ and the impact of His life on the Early Church through the reading of Luke/Acts and Romans. Students examine major themes of Christianity, and how these themes play out in culture, artwork, books, movies, and Christian service addressing human need.

THL-203 Old Testament Narrative

A survey of the narrative of the Torah, the Former Prophets, and the Writings. Special attention is paid to the concepts of promise, law, covenant, grace, and the presence of God in the story of God's people. The course concludes with a survey of the intertestamental period and the Old Testament apocryphal literature. This course is required for the minor in Confessional Lutheranism. It is not a general education course.

THL-205 Hist & Lit of the Old Testamnt

An introduction to the historical context and literature of the Old Testament. Special attention is paid to the concepts of promise, law, covenant, grace, and the presence of God in the narratives of the Pentateuch and the Former Prophets. The course also examines the nature of prophecy and the psalm and wisdom resources in the Prophets and Writings. Students begin to use the tools of Biblical interpretation and practice reading texts in their historical and literary contexts.

THL-206 New Testament

An introduction to the historical context and literature of the New Testament. Students master the stories and teachings of early Christianity, practice the use of the tools of biblical interpretation, and grow in their ability to read texts of the Bible in their historical and literary contexts. This course fulfills the introductory general education requirement for Theology, counts toward the minor in Religion, and is required for the minor in Confessional Lutheranism.

THL-215 Hist & Lit of the New Testamnt

An introduction to the historical context and literature of the New Testament. Students master the stories and teachings of early Christianity, practice the use of the tools of biblical interpretation, and grow in their ability to read texts of the Bible in their historical and literary contexts.

THL-241 Church History

A panoramic survey of Christian history and thought from the apostolic age to the present. As such, the course traces the church's institutional history, its theology, its worship life, and the history of its missionary expansion against the larger political, intellectual, and socio-cultural back drop. This course is required for the minor in Confessional Lutheranism. It is not a general education course.

THL242 THL242 On Being a Christian

The question, What is Christianity?" will be explored in light of American culture

THL-250 Religions of the World

Major religions are surveyed in terms of artifacts, behaviors, emotions, beliefs, values, world views, and histories. Surveys will be done of the religions in the Far East, Animism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the cults. This course fulfills the general education Global Studies requirement. It does not fulfill the general education requirement for Theology. It is required for the minor in Religion.

THL-270 Our Living Faith

A study of the content and effective application of the Christian understanding of creation, redemption, and sanctification; with an exploration of the biblical basis, the conceptual framework and the contemporary significance of the historic doctrines of the church. This course is required for the minor in Confessional Lutheranism. (Prerequisite THL205, THL215)

THL-303 Old Testament II

A study of the major and minor prophets; Psalms and wisdom literature; and apocalyptic literature. The course will examine the nature of prophecy, and the nature of worship and response to God's gifts and struggles in life. The overarching framework is God's covenant promise to be with His people and an analysis of how the people responded. (Prerequisite: THL203, Old Testament Narrative; THL206, New Testament)

THL305 THL305 Port. of Jesus: Gospels, Gnost

Beginning with the four distinct presentations of Jesus in the Gospels of the New Testament, students also explore the portrayal of Jesus in classical writings, Jewish writings, the Nag Hammadi literature, the Christian apocrypha and Islamic literature. Students will gain skill and confidence in reading ancient texts and understanding the historical, social, and religious trends that shaped the ancient world.

THL-310 Archaeology and the Bible

Archaeology has become an indispensable source for the reconstruction of past cultures and therefore is of direct importance for Biblical studies. The course aims at giving students insight into the material culture of societies in the ancient Levant from the Bronze and Iron ages down to the material context of Early Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine periods. Students will be introduced to basic methods of archaeological work and to important archaeological regions, periods and types of

THL-320 Global Christianity

The question �What is Christianity?� will be explored from a global perspective. After surveying the state of Christianity, its teachings, and practices, students will wrestle with basic questions of life and Christian vocation in the third millennium. A major component of the course will be study of worship practices of area churches representing diverse cultural and immigrant groups. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement for Theology. (Prerequisite THL100 or

THL-325 Goodness, Justice & Christ Fth

In this course, students will examine the ways in which both philosophical and theological frameworks change how we live our individual lives and shape the future of our families, friendships, sports teams, businesses, and political societies. In particular, the course invites students to relate these frameworks to their own thinking about sex and family, war and peace, work and the use of its financial fruits�and more generally, to the moral and political action to which they believe they are

THL-330 Our Living Faith

A study of the content and effective application of the Christian understanding of creation, redemption, and sanctification; with an exploration of the biblical basis, the conceptual framework and the contemporary significance of the historic doctrines of the church. This course is required for the minor in Confessional Lutheranism. (Prerequisite THL203 Old Testament, THL206 New Testament)

THL-331 Seminar in Theology

A study of the nature, tasks and methods of Christian theology on the basis of primary sources from the Old and New Testaments, the Lutheran Confessions and representative writings from the classical Christian tradition. Students' readings and subsequent discussions will explore the variety of questions addressed in selected periods of Christian history, paying special attention to how the gospel is implicitly or explicitly an issue in these theological debates.

THL-334 Love and Hate

These two words bring forth a wide variety of actions, emotions, mind�sets, and frameworks for life. Students will spend a significant amount of time examining texts that speak of love and hate in the Bible. But the course will range widely to evaluate concepts of love and hate during various eras, in such diverse areas such as psychology, philosophy, history, literature, politics, and as conveyed in various media. The goal will be to understand various ways of addressing the subject of love

THL-335 God, Death and Destiny

An exploration of the diverse interpretations of death and ultimate human destiny in the major world religions, with particular attention to how these topics are addressed in the Christian Bible (the Old and New Testaments) and in the Christian tradition.(Prerequisite THL100 Biblical Heritage of Christianity or THL206 New Testament)

THL-336 The Problem of Evil

The problem of evil has led human beings to ask difficult questions about God. If God is both all-powerful and completely good (as many religious traditions claim), then why does God allow evil? Or, does evil demonstrate that in fact, there is no God? In this course, students will grapple with classic philosophical, Christian, and other religious approaches to these questions. They also will examine how these different approaches lead to different practical responses to evil in our personal

THL-341 Lutheran Confessional Writings

A survey and analysis of the gospel-centered doctrinal content of the Book of Concord in its 16th century historical and theological context. The eleven confessional documents are studied and interpreted as the church's normative exposition of Holy Scripture, to which exposition the evangelical Lutheran church is committed in terms of both theological method and doctrinal substance.

THL-342 Athens and Jerusalem

A selective historical survey of the principal areas of inquiry, key figures, major issues, and central themes commonly addressed by western philosophy and Christian theology during the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary periods. Among the topics that may be considered are the relationship of faith and reason; truth; nature and grace; the classical arguments for the existence of God; evil; the philosophical and theological virtues; and religious language. The course is based on

THL-344 Martin Luther: Saint & Sinner

This course examines the life and theology of the Martin Luther, instigator of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. A prolific writer and bold thinker, Luther appears today on many top ten lists of most influential people in the last millennium. By studying Luther in his medieval context and by reviewing the influence of his thought since the 16th century, the course will explore the relevance of his theology for the 21st century. This course fulfills the intermediate general

THL-350 Religions of the World

Major religions are surveyed in terms of artifacts, behaviors, emotions, beliefs, values, world views, and histories. Surveys will be done of the religions in the Far East, Animism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the cults. This course fulfills the general education Global Studies requirement. It does not fulfill the general education requirement for Theology. It is required for the minor in Religion.

THL-351 Jesus and Muhammad

This course explores the lives, contributions, teachings, and significance of Jesus and Muhammad through selected reading of the Christian Scriptures, pagan and Jewish sources, the Qur�an, Ibn Hishan, Al-Waqidi, and some later writers. Students will gain skill and confidence in reading ancient texts and understanding the historical, social, and religious trends that shaped the ancient world. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement for Theology. (Prerequisite: THL100

THL-352 Is God Green?

Drawing on the resources of Christianity and other religions, this course examines issues of ecology, sustainability and human health (broadly conceived). Students will explore the significance of Biblical themes of creation and new creation as they consider 21st century ethical choices for the care of the cosmos and the human community. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement for Theology.(Prerequisite: THL100 or THL215)

THL-356 One Nation under God?

The claim that the United States is a Christian nation will be examined from the Puritan settlers through the rise of the religious right in the late twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the notion of covenant and the influence of Christian leaders in various reform movements (abolitionist, temperance, women�s suffrage, civil rights). The question of �one nation under God� will be tested against the Lutheran doctrine of the two kingdoms. This course fulfills the intermediate general

THL-357 Christianity & the Media

Christianity has an unmistakable interplay with various forms of the media. This course explores subtle and overt Christian themes in movies, music, magazines/newspapers, theater, the World Wide Web, and television. Students locate, watch, and critically analyze numerous media resources and discuss them in correlation to Christian themes in the Bible. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement for Theology. (Prerequisite: THL100 or THL215)

THL-371 Mission of God

This course traces the mission of God through the Old and New Testaments. It explores God's intent for his mission people in the past, present and future and discloses that intent in biblical narratives and texts and in Lutheran theology and Lutheran confessions. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement for Theology. (Prerequisite: THL100 or THL215)

THL-403 Old Testament II

A study of the major and minor prophets; Psalms and wisdom literature; and apocalyptic literature. The course will examine the nature of prophecy, and the nature of worship and response to God's gifts and struggles in life. The overarching framework is God's covenant promise to be with His people and an analysis of how the people responded. (Pre-req. THL 203, THL 206).

THL-409 Studies in Biblical Theology

An exploration of sections, books, or major topics of the Old and New Testaments, as determined by the instructor and announced by the division. This course is recommended for the major in theology. It does not fulfill the general education requirement for Theology. (Prerequisite: THL203, Old Testament Narrative; THL206, New Testament)

THL-422 Christian Ministry & Practice

The concepts of call, vocation, ministry and team ministry are studied in relation to the worship, witness, teaching, service and fellowship of the church. Students will develop an awareness of the oneness of the church as the body of Christ gathered around Word and Sacrament. The nature of the ministry as servant hood is explored in the context of the life of local churches. Students spend time off campus in local congregations observing and participating in the life of the church.

THL-439 Studies in Christian Hst & Thg

An exploration of key periods, important individuals, or significant theological issues or movements in the history of Christianity from the end of the New Testament period to the present. Topics are determined by the instructor and announced by the department.

THL-441 Lutheran Confessional Writings

A survey and analysis of the gospel-centered doctrinal content of the Book of Concord in its 16th century historical and theological context. The eleven confessional documents are studied and interpreted as the church's normative exposition of Holy Scripture, to which exposition the evangelical Lutheran church is committed in terms of both theological method and doctrinal substance.

THL-459 Studies in Religion & Society

A study of the interaction between the essential tenets of Lutheran Christianity and the structures of democratic society. Among the topics considered are Christian vocation, the nature of culture and the ways Christianity has historically related to culture (with a special emphasis on the interplay of religion, church and race in North American cultural experience), the functions of Law and Gospel, the Lutheran understanding of the two governments, and the role of Christians in society at

THL-460 Worship for Lutherans

A study of the interaction between the essential tenets of Lutheran Christianity and the structures of democratic society. Among the topics considered are Christian vocation, the nature of culture and the ways Christianity has historically related to culture (with a special emphasis on the interplay of religion, church and race in North American cultural experience), the functions of Law and Gospel, the Lutheran understanding of the two governments, and the role of Christians in society at

THL-482 Christian Ministry & Practice

The concepts of call, vocation, ministry and team ministry are studied in relation to the worship, witness, teaching, service and fellowship of the church. Students will develop an awareness of the oneness of the church as the body of Christ gathered around Word and Sacrament. The nature of the ministry as servant hood is explored in the context of the life of local churches. Students spend time off campus in local congregations observing and participating in the life of the church.

THL-488 Independent Study

Independent study offers students an opportunity to do research and complete a major project in an area of religion of their own choosing. This course is an elective for the major in theology. It does not fulfill the general education requirement for Theology.

THL495 THL495 Within the Context of Gospel

Under the guidance of the course mentor, students review their Concordia University, St. Paul experience and reflect on its theological dimensions. They discuss the implications of the Christian faith for other areas of academic inquiry. Students assess the achievement of the mission statement of the university in their own academic experience. [As capstone experience for majors in theology or outreach, it is understood that students will take this course after or at least concurrent with their

THL-496 Senior Thesis

The Senior Thesis is the culminating work of a student majoring in Theology. The purpose of the thesis is to utilize the perspective, understanding, research skills, and writing abilities students have developed in their studies to investigate a substantial topic. The goal is for students to produce a paper of high quality and distinction. The work is normally done in one semester in the senior year under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The paper will be read by a second faculty member

THL-498 Internship

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THR-101 Introduction to The Theatre

This course introduces the student to basic history, theory, production and performance elements of theatre arts. Students learn about theatre from many perspectives. In addition to studying primary and secondary materials, taking quizzes and/or tests, students participate in end of term individual or group projects. Attendance at area theatre productions required.

THR102 THR102 Acting for Non-Actors

This introductory acting class is designed for non-majors. Students will be introduced to principles of acting through improvisational exercises and development of short scenes. Helpful for anyone wishing to communicate effectively in a variety of situations including classroom, parish, and business.

THR-111 Theatre in Practice I

Concordia's theatre department, in service to campus and community, offers opportunities for involvement in major theatre productions, workshop dramas, and various experimental undertakings during the school year. Auditions for all productions are open to all Concordia students. This course can include work on theatrical productions as actors and/or crews.

THR-112 Theatre in Practice II

Credit is given for major involvement in theatre productions, workshops, and other approved situations. Major involvement is defined as activities such as stage managing, assistant directing, designing, and directing projects. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor)

THR114 THR114 Drama Ministry

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THR11X THR11X Introduction to Theater Arts

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THR-131 Improvisation

This course will provide basic instruction in performance improvisational techniques for the theatre.

THR-160 Introduction to Dance

This course will examine the fundamental principles, practices, and vocabulary of the basic movement skills of dance, introducing it as both an art form and exercise activity. The basics of modern, ballet, and jazz dance movement will be incorporated to provide a wide overview of dance history and practical technique through readings and studio movement participation. Students will be introduced to each dance style with a focus on body awareness and alignment. Warm ups and across the floor

THR-201 Dance for Musical Theatre

Through the study and practice of the various styles of dance used on the musical theatre stage, such as ballet, modern, jazz, and tap, this course will focus on dance technique, character development through movement, and performance skills. Execution and exploration of choreographed pieces from musical theatre repertoire will be taught and performed in a final Student Showcase. Students will be introduced to a wide dance vocabulary as well as to the major contributors/choreographers of

THR202 THR202 Dance Group II

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THR-203 Creative Dramatics

Students enrolled in this course study and practice methods and activities in creative dramatics for the classroom, parish, business, and family. Special emphasis is placed on activities designed to help students to express their own natural creativity and for these students, as future leaders of groups, to help others to express their own natural creativity as well.

THR-221 Acting I

Through improvisation, monologue, and scene work, students learn and develop the basic techniques for approaching the acting process. These include relaxation, imagination, spontaneity, concentration, character analysis, and using the voice, face, and body to assist in creating a complete and complex character.

THR224 THR224 Shakespeare in Performance

This course is for theatre and non-theatre students who have an interest in exploring a sampling of Shakespeare�s plays in production. The class will examine elements of production and visioning the plays through watching videos, reading plays, attending live performance, and working in small groups with selected scenes from acting, directing, and design perspectives. No prerequisite.

THR226 THR226 Voice & Diction

This course is suitable for students who wish to increase their proficiency in spoken Standard American English for personal or professional reasons. Foundations of a healthy vocal technique based on breath, relaxation of the body and proper support are established. Students learn elementary physiology of the vocal mechanism leading to sound production. Creation of consonants and vowels is undertaken with the purpose of proper production, placement and clarity.

THR-241 Script Analysis

Students will analyze a variety of performance texts from differing perspectives. A traditional approach incorporating literary analysis to understand the internal workings of the text on paper, will be combined with an examination of the text as it may be translated into performance, from the perspectives of the designer, director and actor.

THR-251 Stagecraft

The course provides an introduction to the scope, tools, materials and practices of stagecraft and technical management in the theatre today. The course utilizes formal lectures, group discussion, outside projects, attendance at outside theatre productions and practical lab sessions to cover the material presented.

THR-253 Makeup for the Stage

Fundamentals of two and three-dimensional stage make-up through character analysis, design and application. Extensive practical experience through laboratory and possible crew work on departmental productions. Each student will be required to purchase his or her own makeup materials.

THR254 THR254 Mask Work for the Stage

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THR-255 Stage Management

This course is an introduction to the concepts, principles, and practices of stage management in the contemporary theatre. Students will receive classroom instruction on the theory and practice of stage management, participate in workshop application of stage management techniques, and participate in departmental productions. Students will study a major text in stage management as well as develop a stage manager's portfolio.

THR-262 Modern Dance Technique I

Students will be introduced to the basic movements, concepts, and technique of modern dance with a focus on breath, strength, alignment, and flexibility. Students will learn about the pioneers of modern dance (Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham) as well as the current contributors to the dance form, regarding their stylistic contributions and differences. Reading assignments and quizzes will be given in addition to the technique class. Students will

THR-263 Jazz Dance Technique

This course will introduce and practice the basic movement, dance terminology, and style of jazz dance technique, focusing on stretch, strength, body awareness, rhythmic ability, and coordination. An appreciation and study of the origins and evolution of jazz dance, along with its major contributors, will be emphasized. The technique class will focus on jazz dance vocabulary and steps, isolations, center combinations, and across the floor patterns. Students will learn a choreographed jazz

THR267 THR267 Ballet Technique I

This course will introduce the basics of classical ballet. Students will learn the basic positions of the feet and arms, fundamental ballet steps, and French terminology, through barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor patterns. This class will also emphasize ballet vocabulary and style, proper body alignment, strength, flexibility, and musicality. Students will learn a choreographed ballet piece and perform in the final Student Showcase.

THR270 THR270 Computer Graphics for the Arts

This course introduces the use of computers and computer software in the arts. The use of the personal computer in the production process as it relates to design and technical production is explored.

THR-291 Topics in Theatre

This course offers in-depth analysis of a selected topic in theatre such as film, children's theatre, drama in worship, stage management, or theatre management in a seminar setting. The needs of students and interest of theatre faculty determine content.

THR-301 New York Theatre Tour

Faculty will lead a one-week exploration of contemporary theatre in New York City. Participants will attend several productions and will participate in discussions following each performance. Tour is scheduled during the second week of January even numbered years. Additional fee for housing and transportation. A reaction paper is required at the conclusion of the tour.

THR-302 London Theatre Tour

Faculty will lead an exploration of theatre in London. Participants will attend several productions and visit historic literary sites. Students will participate in 3-4 days of seminars at the Shakespearian Globe Theatre. Participants will need to prepare at least one Shakespeare monologue to use as part of the seminar training at the Globe. Duration of the tour will be approximately 8 days. Tour is scheduled during the second week of January odd numbered years. Additional fee for housing and

THR-321 Acting II

Further principles in developing a character are learned through more monologue and scene work. Advanced techniques of breathing, rhythm, focus and facial mask are taught to help the student explore the field of potential and lead the actor out of the known and into the unknown. (Offered every other year. Prerequisite: THR221 or consent of instructor)

THR-324 Voice and Movement for Actors

During the first 7 weeks of the course, students will explore the mechanics and elements of movement, including an examination of non-verbal communication, neutral and character mask work, and the creation of physical characterizations. During the last 7 weeks of the course, students establish the foundations of a healthy vocal technique based on breath, relaxation of the body, and proper vocal support. (Prerequisite:THR221 or consent of instructor)

THR-326 Voice,Diction & Dialects

Students learn production and placement of sound through various exercises, leading to character development. Students also are introduced to techniques for learning a foreign dialect.

THR328 THR328 Acting for the Camera

The purpose of this course is to increase the camera acting skills of the student by raising the actor�s ability to understand, negotiate, and use the video production process. Students will demonstrate growth in camera acting skills measured by rehearsal and video taped performance. (Prerequisite: THR221 Acting I)

THR-355 Scenic Design

This course is an introduction to the theory and techniques of scenery design. Three subject areas are combined to formulate the scope of the course: literature analysis, aesthetic design techniques and materials, pragmatic design production, and organization. Attendance at area theatre productions is required. Laboratory hours required. (Prerequisite: THR251 or consent of instructor)

THR-356 Costume Design

This course will be an introduction to the art and practice of costume design. Emphasis will be on analysis of the costume design process and organization from script to design concept to the workable costume for the actor. Attendance at area theatre productions is required. Laboratory hours required. (Prerequisite: THR251 or consent of instructor)

THR-357 Lighting & Sound

This course is an introduction to the theory and the techniques of lighting and sound design for the stage. Three subject areas in both aspects of theatre will be discussed in this course: basic understanding and connection of the equipment, basic design, and a basic understanding of the aesthetics of sound and lighting design. Laboratory hours required. (Prerequisite: THR251 or consent of instructor)

THR-364 Tap Dance Technique I

This course is an introduction to the fundamental vocabulary and technique of tap dance, its history as an art form, and its major contributors to the style. Students learn a basic technical foundation, with an emphasis on the building block steps (spank, shuffle, flap, cramp roll, Shim Sham, Maxie Ford) while also concentrating on proper articulation and execution of movement. Students work on a choreographed routine and perform in a final student showcase.

THR-365 Dance History

A survey of dance history from origins in ancient civilizations up to the twentieth century, this course will examine the function of dance in a social, political, religious, and cultural context. Through text reading, research projects, and viewing, students will analyze the development of dance, its significance and role in history.

THR-366 Choreography/Composition

This course will explore the process of dance making, by studying the principles of composition and the thematic development and organization of movement material. Students will work on and study basic choreographic elements and principles (rhythm, space, time, dynamics) using movement exploration, improvisation, and other creative skills to develop compositions, with a concentration on solo or small group dances, which will be performed in a final student showcase.

THR-367 Ballet Technique

This course will introduce the basics of classical ballet. Students will learn the basic positions of the feet and arms, fundamental ballet steps, and French terminology, through barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor patterns. This class will also emphasize ballet vocabulary and style, proper body alignment, strength, flexibility, and musicality. Students will learn a choreographed ballet piece and perform in the final Student Showcase.

THR428 THR428 Tech for the Singer/Actor

This course is designed for actors who sing and singers who act and the directors who direct them. The core of the course focuses on techniques to release tensions and habits that limit the body, face, and voice and the ways in which these elements work together when the performer is singing. These techniques extend the range of a performer and enrich, expand, and set free the total performance that lies within the singer. (Prerequisite: THR221 or consent of instructor)

THR-445 Theatre Hist, Theory & Lit I

A survey course covering the history, theory and literature of theatre from the beginnings of performance up to the early Renaissance in the west. Readings of primary sources are combined with secondary sources such as criticism, videos, and attendance at live theatre events to form a theoretical and historical context for specific periods of development and specific dramatic works.

THR-446 Thtre Hist, Theory & Lit II

A survey course covering the history, theory and literature of theatre starting from the Renaissance in the west up to modern theatre of �performance� in the variety of contexts we may study today. Readings of primary sources is combined with secondary sources such as criticism, video, and attendance at live theatre events to form a theoretical and historical context for specific periods of development and specific dramatic works.

THR-462 Modern Dance Technique II

This course is a continuation of the study of movement skills taught in THR 262, with an emphasis on further developing strength, flexibility, and vocabulary of principles of modern dance. Students will work on more complex combinations, increased technical skills, and refined movement phrasing. Along with increased technical articulation and clarity of movement, students will work to develop artistic expression, stylization, musicality, and performance skills. A choreographed modern piece is

THR-463 Jazz Technique II

This course is a further study of the movement skills, vocabulary, and principles of jazz dance style taught in THR 263. Students will work on more advanced rhythms, combinations, individual expression and artistry through choreographed pieces that are performed in a final student showcase. Special emphasis will be put on increased strength, flexibility, increased technical skills, and performance ability.

THR464 THR464 Tap Dance Technique II

A continuation of the study of tap technique taught in THR 364, this course will build on that basic foundation and focuses on more complex steps (time step combinations, pull backs, turns), various rhythms, and advanced combinations. Students will work to increase articulation, clarity, speed, vocabulary of steps, and performance skills through technique class and through learning choreography that is performed in the final Student Showcase. This course is a general elective.

THR-465 Dance History II

This course will examine some of the influential choreographers and works of the 20th Century from the early pioneers of modern dance such as Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Doris Humphrey, through post modernism and the works of major contributors such as George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and others. Areas of study, through viewing, reading, lecture and discussion, and research projects will include dance criticism,

THR-466 Choreography/Composition II

This course is a further study and practice of the dance composition techniques. The class will investigate areas of the creative process, methods of dance-making, exploration of new movement material, and compositional tools, implementing music and dance, dance criticism, and aspects of contemporary dance history. Through lectures, viewing, reading and research projects, students will analyze choreography and apply various components to developing their own studies in solo, duet, and trio

THR-467 Ballet Technique II

This course will be a further study and practice of classical ballet technique and expands students work upon material taught in THR 367. With a focus on body alignment, increased strength and flexibility, and technical accuracy and proficiency, this class will concentrate on more complex movement variations, increased ballet vocabulary, individual expression, artistry in execution of movement, and performance quality. Along with a complete barre and technique class, students will work on

THR468 THR468 Special Topics in Dance

This course is designed to explore other topics and dance techniques in this discipline. The student may seek to develop to develop skills learned in previous courses or the student may choose a completely different area of dance as desired. This will be offered by the instructor on an �as needed� basis. The instructor will establish learning outcomes, teaching techniques, and assessment according to the students� needs.

THR-478 Directing

Studio course focusing on the basic fundamentals of stage direction. Script analysis and directorial concepts are executed throughout the semester in preparation for a final prepared performance in the form of a one act play or excerpt from a full-length play. As directing requires knowledge of many aspects of the theatrical art, this course is seen as a culminating activity taken after a solid foundation of other theatre course work. Attendance at area productions is required. (Prerequisite:

THR479 THR479 Advanced Directing

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THR-488 Theatre Independent Study

Independent study offers students an opportunity to investigate and study an area of theatre of their own choosing.

THR492 THR492 Drama in Life of the Church

A comprehensive survey of the methods of incorporating drama in the life of the church. Students will be given a brief overview of the history and theory of drama in the church. The main thrust of the course will be dedicated to the writing, designing, building, acting, directing and producing original Christian dramas by the students to be incorporated into their specific area of church work (Director of Christian Outreach, Director of Christian Education, Pastor, Layperson). Rehearsal outside

THR-498 Theatre Internship

Students participate in a first-hand theatre experience at a local professional or semi-professional theatre. The student, through observation and/or direct involvement, learns practical application of drama theories and theatrical principles. The student and internship advisor select an appropriate internship site that meets the needs and interests of the student. (Prerequisite: Consent of advisor and department chair)

THY200 THY200 Major Biblical Teachings

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THY201 THY201 New Testament Survey

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THY202 THY202 Old Testament Survey

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THY203 THY203 Church as Lrng Organization

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THY280 THY280 Personal Witnessing

This practical course equips students to share the Gospel in the context of a growing friendship with others. It includes skill development in building relationships, recognizing opportunities, dealing with fears, listening, communicating the basic Christian message briefly or in-depth, and applying the message to the needs of the hearer.

THY281 THY281 Princ for Christian Outreach

This course is an overview of outreach principles and strategies. Specific attention will be given to those factors in the life and activity of the church which hinder or enhance its growth. Included in the overview will be an analysis of the life and activity of a Christian congregation, steps toward mobilizing the laity, the development of a church growth consciousness, basic planning procedures for church growth, church planting theory and strategies, and basic cross-cultural insights.

THY330 THY330 Our Living Faith

A study of the content and effective application of the Christian understanding of creation, redemption, and sanctification; with an exploration of the biblical basis, the conceptual framework, and the contempoarary significance of the historic doctrines of the church.

THY331 THY331 Seminar inTheology

A study of the nature, tasks and methods of Christian theology on the basis of primary sources from the Old and New Testaments, the Lutheran Confessions and representative writings from the classical Christian tradition. Students� readings and subsequent discussions will explore the variety of questions addressed in selected periods of Christian history, paying special attention to how the gospel is implicitly or explicitly an issue in these theological debates. (Prerequisites: RLG101, RLG201,

THY340 THY340 Lutheran Confessional Heritage

The course traces the theological movement that constitutes the Lutheran Reformation against the political, social-economic and intellectual trends in Europe from 1450 to 1648. The particular focus is on the Reformation in Germany and on the works of Martin Luther and his followers. Extensive readings from the Book of Concord are included.

THY341 THY341 Lutheran Confessional Writings

A survey and analysis of the gospel-centered doctrinal content of the Book of Concord in its 16th-century historical and theological context. The eleven confessional documents are studied and interpreted as the church's normative exposition of Holy Scripture, to which exposition the evangelical Lutheran church is committed in terms of both theological method and doctrinal substance.

THY366 THY366 Outreach Practicum-Parish

Through assigned readings, field experience, personal reflection, and classroom discussion, students will grow in the knowledge, attitude, and skills associated with an outreach professional in a local congregation. They will begin to understand the unique challenges and joys of congregational outreach ministry. Students will observe congregational ministry in general and participate in outreach leadership and ministry.

THY367 THY367 Outreach Practicum-Cross Cult

Through assigned readings, field experience, personal reflection, and classroom discussion, students will grow in their understanding of the unique challenges and joys of ministry in a cross-cultural setting. They will begin to understand the unique challenges and joys of cross-cultural ministry. Students will observe cross-cultural ministry in general and participate in outreach leadership and ministry.

THY371 THY371 Mission of God

This course traces the mission of God through the Old and New Testaments. It explores God�s intent for his mission people in the past, present and future and discovers that intent in biblical narratives and texts and in Lutheran theology and confessions.

THY372 THY372 Life & Work on Mission Field

This course surveys the challenges, problems and joys peculiar to missionary life and work in a different culture. Topics include missionary preparation; the call into missionary work and the assignment; relating to a mission board; living in and appreciating another culture; relating to national Christians; maintaining one�s spiritual, physical and emotional health; marriage/family concerns; children and education; furlough; deputation; continuing education; relating to the church at home;

THY373 THY373 Campus Ministry

This course studies campus ministry�from both domestic and international student perspectives. It begins with understanding the Biblical/theological basis for campus ministry and moves into the practical application of that Biblical understanding. Topics covered include: very brief historical overview of LCMS campus ministry; importance of campus mission; importance of a mission plan; current environments and models; faculty, staff, and community issues; relationship to youth ministry; the

THY374 THY374 Outreach Ldrshp Institute

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THY377 THY377 End of Life Issues/Scripture

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THY381 THY381 Congregational Outreach

A critical theological and practical evaluation of evangelism methodologies and strategies. These are evaluated on the basis of Scripture, Lutheran theology, and potential effectiveness. A major component of this task is to construct appropriate apologetic responses for people living in contemporary contexts different than the student�s own. By means of readings, field experiences and class discussions, students will design, select and redesign a variety of programs suitable for use in specific

THY382 THY382 Assimilation Ministries

This course has a dual focus: (a) principles and strategies of assimilating new members and inactive members into a local church and (b) a practical and theological understanding of ministry to people who have withdrawn from the worship and work of the church. Through reading, field experience and reflective discussion, students develop a theology and methodology for congregational ministry in both of these vital areas.

THY401 THY401 Intrpt. & Appl. Biblical Text

Students consolidate their understanding and practice of Lutheran principles of biblical interpretation through an examination of the history of biblical interpretation, in-depth study of selected biblical materials, and a project by which they demonstrate competency in applying biblical texts in a contemporary context.

THY409 THY409 Studies in Biblical Theology

An exploration of sections, books, or major topics of the Old and New Testaments, as determined by the instructor and announced by the division. (Prerequisites: RLG101, RLG201)

THY420 THY420 Church and Ministry

The concepts of the call, vocation, ministry and team ministry will be studied in relation to the worship, witness, teaching, service and fellowship of the church. Students will develop an awareness of the oneness of the church as the body of Christ gathered around Word and Sacrament. The nature of ministry as servant hood is explored in the context of the life of local churches. Significant time is spent off campus in local congregations observing and participating in the life of the church.

THY421 THY421 Church and Ministry (Colloquy)

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THY422 THY422 Christian Ministry & Practice

The concepts of call, vocation, ministry, and team ministry are studied in relation to the worship, witness, teaching, service, and fellowship of the church. Students will develop an awareness of the oneness of the church as the body of Christ gathered around Word and Sacrament. The nature of the ministry as servanthood is explored in the context of the life of local churches. Students spend time off campus in local congregations observing and participating in the life of the church.

THY439 THY439 Study Christian Hist & Thought

An exploration of key periods, important individuals, or significant theological issues or movements in the history of Christianity from the end of the New Testament period to the present. Topics are determined by the instructor and announced by the department. (Prerequisites: RLG101, RLG201, THY340)

THY460 THY460 Worship for Lutherans

Exploring early church experience and Reformation teaching, the student uncovers the meaning of worship. Critical evaluation of contemporary practice and recent developments in worship make the student better able to provide leadership in congregational worship life.

THY461 THY461 Worship and Witness

Building on the Lutheran understanding of worship, students will survey and evaluate worship forms and practices in use in varied cultural settings. They will be guided as they wrestle with contemporary cultural contexts and assist in the design of worship services that communicate Law and Gospel effectively to both the churched and unchurched while remaining faithful to a Lutheran liturgical heritage.

THY473 THY473 Cross-Cultural Outreach

Students are introduced to the world of cross-cultural mission work in foreign fields and in the United States. The course provides theories and strategies for effectively proclaiming the Gospel to peoples of different cultures. The course will address cross-cultural insights in foreign, ethnic and social-economic contexts and includes field trips to government-funded and private organizations working in cross-cultural contexts, language learning insights and an African feast.

THY480 THY480 Rural,Suburban&Urban Outreach

This course focuses on the distinctive outreach ministries found within the rural, suburban, and urban contexts. A theological perspective identifying the needs of the city as well as a perceived neglect of the rural setting will be addressed. A focus on congregationally-based outreach ministries will propel the student into a theological discussion related to human care and evangelistic ministries. A demographic study of both congregation and community will be incorporated into the course.

THY481 THY481 Christian Resp World Religions

In this course, the student will learn to listen sympathetically, analyze critically and respond appropriately to selected religions and their world views from a Lutheran theological perspective. (Prerequisite: RLG350)

THY488 THY488 Theology Independent Study

Independent Study offers students an opportunity to do research and complete a major project in an area of theology of their own choosing.

THY495 THY495 Within Context of Gospel

Under the guidance of the course mentor, students review their Concordia University, St. Paul experience and reflect on its theological dimensions. They discuss the implications of the Christian faith for other areas of academic inquiry. Students assess the achievement of the mission statement of the university in their own academic experience. [As capstone experience for majors in theology or outreach, it is understood that students will take this course after or at least concurrent with their

THY496 THY496 Theology Internship

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THY498 THY498 Outreach Internship

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THY-521 Spiritual & Ethical Leadership Available online

Foundational for Christian leadership, this course equips spiritual leaders to identify means of spiritual and ethical leadership development and to utilize these means for their own and others� growth. These means include regular study of the Scriptures as well as use of the sacraments, prayer, meditation, service to others and mentoring. A theological understanding of leadership formation is presented, as are approaches for designing programs for developing spiritual leaders.

THY-522 Care for the Whole Person

An individually tailored experience arranged by the student to practice skills and theories related to caregiving in the congregation and community. Students will learn principles of diagnosis and personal care for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs of people especially in the times of crisis, grief, and loss. A final paper describes and evaluates the experience.

THY-531 Worldview's Impact Outreach Ld Available online

Students will develop an appropriate Biblical and contemporary apologetic for their ministry context. This will be done by examining historical and contemporary methods used in rational and experiential defense of the Christian faith against unbelief, the use of categories of thought foreign to biblical thinking and Christian responses to worldviews hostile to Christianity.

THY-541 Missional Ldrs through History Available online

Through study of the historical expansion of the Christian Church and its impact on community and society, students will identify their own leadership style and understand how God�s hand works through the variety of gifts to move His kingdom forward in world history.

THY-551 Social Issues in Mission Available online

This course encourages students to consider economic and political challenges in establishing social justice for people in given societies. Students will design appropriate strategies for addressing social issues in mission contexts.

THY561 THY561 Outreach/Evalgelism/Worship

An individually tailored experience arranged by the student to practice skills and theories related to reaching those who do not know Christ through evangelism and worship. The practicum will focus on researching, developing, and using evangelism strategies for reaching the lost. Students will describe and evaluate the experiences in a final paper.

THY-562 Writing Evang/Ldrshp Materials

Students will write or translate evangelism and leadership development materials that reach the unchurched and equip the saved. Outreach materials should be related to worship, catechesis, assimilation, and outreach programs in the church and/or for the community.

THY-572 Missio Dei Available online

Based on Jesus� announcement of the Good News of the Kingdom of God, this course develops a Lutheran theology of mission intended to motivate God�s people to proclaim the kingdom. It builds an understanding of mission among the lost and the hurting. Resources include the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions and missiological texts.

THY-573 Outreach Ldrshp in Ministry I Available online

Students will learn the process of understanding another culture, how to adapt, and how to make sound value judgments within it. Results from anthropological and sociological research as well as current communication theory will inform this endeavor. Case studies from a variety of cultures will be utilized.

THY-574 Missiological Res Design

This course provides an understanding of the function and scope of research science in the area of missiology so that the missiological perspective can be analyzed, discussed, and evaluated. Students begin to develop their thesis/project proposals.

THY-575 Missiological Research Design

This course provides an understanding of the function and scope of research science in the area of missiology so that the missiological perspective can be analyzed, discussed, and evaluated. Students begin to develop their thesis/project proposals.

THY-576 Missiological Research Design

This course provides an understanding of the function and scope of research science in the area of missiology so that the missiological perspective can be analyzed, discussed, and evaluated. Students begin to develop their thesis/project proposals.

THY-577 Mission Design Outreach Ldrs Available online

In this course students will identify their focus of studies for the program, choose their capstone style, involve themselves in a literature search of their topic, and design an approach to a field learning project which they will seek to follow through the course of the program

THY-578 eFolio Design II

This course is the second of a three-part series that builds toward a holistic understanding of the function and scope of missiology. Such understanding happens through integration of the student's real-life ministry experience with the learning that takes place during the entire MACO Program. This course is structured to allow students to give initial expression to their missiological understanding and their professional philosophy.

THY-579 eFolio Design III

This course is the third of a three-part series that builds toward a holistic understanding of the function and scope of missiology. Such understanding happens through integration of the student's real-life ministry experience with the learning that takes place during the entire MACO Program. This course is structured to allow students to demonstrate growth and integration in both their self-understanding of missiology as a discipline as well as their professional philosophy.

THY-581 Outreach Ldrshp II: Strategies Available online

This course focuses on outreach ministry both overseas and in North America. It shares distinct strategies for reaching people in the variety of contexts to be found in multicultural urban centers. It also examines the changing dynamics of rural culture, the exploding outer rings of major cities, and inner ring suburbs struggling to revitalize. A theological understanding of human care and evangelistic ministries will be developed for these multiple settings.

THY-582 Congregational Outreach Ldrsh Available online

This course focuses on reaching those who do not know Christ and integrating them into the body of Christ. Consideration is given to the worldview of the unchurched and the structure of the post-church society. A key emphasis is on each believer�s role as a witness, as well as the church worker�s role in equipping them to respond to everyday opportunities.

THY-583 Planting the Worship Community

An individually tailored experience arranged by the student to practice skills and theories related to church planting/beginning small groups. Students will be asked to plan and implement a church plant/small group ministry. A final paper will describe and evaluate the experience.

THY-584 Outreach Urban,Suburban,Rural

An individually tailored experience arranged by the student to practice skills and theories related to working in the urban, suburban, or rural center. Students will be asked to develop a plan for reaching urban, suburban, or rural unchurched people, immerse themselves in the particular context of ministry, and describe and evaluate the experiences in a final paper.

THY-591 Field Learning Seminar Available online

This course will enable students to process what they are experiencing through their Field Learning. This will happen through reflection on those experiences, sharing results of their journaling, and reporting in seminar fashion to the remaining students in the cohort. Instructor will provide some input, but the focus will be on student interaction and evaluation.

THY-592 Capstone Sem: Thesis, Project Available online

Students will typically complete an eFolio (electronic portfolio) as their final project. This eFolio will be developed bit by bit through the course of the program. In some instances, students may opt for completion through a project or thesis method; eFolio development will be modified appropriately in those instances. Faculty approval (of topic and finished product) is required for graduation.

THY-599 Practicum

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