Course Memo

The aim of this doctoral seminar is to introduce students to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches within the field of practical theology. Students will be familiarized with the field's foundational and contemporary thinkers and formulate their own working definitions of practical theology. By the end of the course, students will be able to situate their own research interests within the field of practical theology and will practice articulating their own theoretical and methodological approaches. This course is highly recommended for all PhD students with a primary or secondary concentration in practical theology. Advanced MA students are also welcome. As a doctoral seminar, students take the lead in shaping weekly discussions about the reading materials. Evaluation methods will include written reading responses, discussion outlines and leadership, journal dive, and the final project and presentation. [Auditors With Faculty Permission]