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Institute of Pastoral Studies

IPS Fall 2012 Courses and Calendar

LOCUS: Online Registration

Students taking courses for credit or under the Postgraduate Tuition Reduction Program must have applied for admittance and been accepted into the Institute of Pastoral Studies. To receive information about an IPS degree or certificate programs, please fill out a Request Information form. To learn about the application process, visit our Apply Now page. Registration for courses is done by the student through LOCUS. (Note: when registering for a course, the class number is the 4 digit number listed within the course listing.) 

Calendar, Fall Semester 2012

New student orientation Saturday, August 25, 2012
Last day to register for class without penalty Sunday, August 26, 2012 (midnight)
First day of the semester Monday, August 27, 2012
Labor Day - no classes Monday, September 3, 2012
Fall Break Days Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9, 2012
Homecoming - Celebrating Vatican II, Evelyn and James Whitehead Saturday, October 13, 2012
Registration for Spring 2013 classes begins Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1pm on LOCUS
Thanksgiving Break - no classes Wednesday, November 21; classes resume Monday, November 26
IPS Advent Retreat,  Bill Huebsch Saturday, December 8, 2012
Last Day of Classes, Semester I Saturday, December 8, 2012
Last day to register for Spring 2013 classes without penalty Sunday, January 13, 2013
First Day of Classes, Semester II Monday, January 14, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes Monday, January 21, 2013

Late Payment Fee


Failure to pay on time may result in late payment fees of 1.5%  and the student will be prevented from registering for future terms, requesting transcripts, and receiving their diploma until the account is paid in full. A non-refundable late payment fee may be assessed to the past due balance each month. In some instances, failure to pay will result in withdrawal from your current term.

Late Registration Fee

Adding a class after August 26th  will result in a non-refundable late registration fee of $50.00 assessed by your Dean's Office.

Dropped Class Refund Schedule

When a student drops classes or completely withdraws from the university, his/her tuition and fee charges are based on the withdrawal dates determined by the Office of Registration and Records. To determine how much credit you will receive when you withdraw from a class or from the university, see the table below.

September 9 100%
September 23 50%
September 30 20%
After Sept 30 0%

3 Credit Offerings

1 Credit Offerings

0 Credit Offerings


All students are required to have Internet access.
This schedule is subject to change.

Course Descriptions

Pastoral Studies Courses

Church and Mission

IPS 402-001
Class number 6041
Instructor: William Clark, S.J.
*Required synchronous sessions, Tuesdays, 7:00PM - 8:00PM, Central Standard Time


(2 sections)
IPS 408-001
Class number 6714
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 009
Instructor: Eileen Daily
Wednesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm
IPS 408-002
Class number 6715
Instructor: Eileen Daily
*Required synchronous times, Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Central Standard Time

For IPS 408-001 and -002

Description: The Church changed dramatically, in myriad ways, again and again, from 100 AD to the late 1500s when the impact of the Council of Trent first unfolded.  The world likewise changed dramatically during that time period.  The course will explore the changes of the Church in dialogue with the changes in the world with an eye on the constancy of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  How did people succeed (and sometimes fail) in living out the Gospel?  What internal disputes affected the life and identity of the Church?  What external social, political, or economic factors demanded the Church respond in some way?   Who were the leading lights?  How do the moments when the Church tripped and fell relate to the moments when the Church shone (think Paschal Mystery)?  What can contemporary Christians learn for their own journeys from the hard voyages the Church has already survived?  The course will examine these questions and others through history books and through primary sources such as council proceedings, art, and literature.

Required Text:

Introduction to Theology and Ministry

IPS 570-001
Class number: 3008
Water Tower Campus,
Instructor: Robert O'Gorman
Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
IPS 570-001:
When a student attends a school like IPS, generally they are responding out of a vocation to ministry. The reason for going to a professional school - e.g., medical school, law school, a college of education– is to be prepared with both knowledge and skills, as well as gain vocational/professional development for their occupation. In each of the three examples, these schools have as their purpose to prepare their students to work with "ultimate clients"– people seeking medical assistance, legal aid or advancement in their vocational, intellectual, moral development. And so it is with ministry – the "ultimate client" (sometimes called a parishioner) is a community or person in the long run seeking spiritual development. In a word, the need we address is that of helping people relate to the love God has for us – that's the good news we minister.
What is the composition of an education which prepares a student at the Masters level for this work? What is the curriculum? One way of mapping this curriculum is to focus it on three goals – intellectual, practical and spiritual development. As you engage the IPS curriculum you will find all three of these dimensions present in each course, as well as in specific areas of the entire curriculum. A major quest for a school of ministry like IPS (as with any professional school) is what constitutes the content for the profession –its required intellectual formation; and simultaneously what is the relationship of that material to the practice the student is to engage in with the "ultimate client?"
The nature of this introductory course, IPS 570 – "The Introduction to Theology and Ministry" is then to address several key themes as a student engages the IPS curriculum:

  1. What constitutes the knowledge basefor ministry?
    • How do the different knowledge areas of the curriculum relate to each other?
    • What is the "knowledge" proficiency a student is to achieve at this level of education?
    • What are essential ministry skills?
    • What is the nature of the relationship between the knowledge base(s) and the practice of ministry – often referred to as a relationship between “theory and practice”?
  2. What are the practices the student develops in this Master's level of ministerial formation?
  3. What is the identityof one who becomes a master of ministry?
    • What constitutes the spiritual formation for this identity?
    • What is the history of this identity?

Required Readings:

e-reserve:Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms.

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 570-001

IPS 570-002
Class number: 4653
Instructor: Eileen Daily
*Required Synchronous times. Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Central Standard Time

For IPS 570-002

Description: An introduction for ministry students, this course sets the tone for the interplay between tradition and ministry, theology and practice.  Students focus on method and skills, learning to think critically about the tradition and relate it effectively to ministry contexts today.  The course has three parts: 1) What is theology? 2) Exploring theological reflection, and 3) Theology of ministry.  Students reflect on the importance of critical theory for theology and examine various theological methods, each emphasizing the interplay between experience and tradition.  The major theological shifts introduced by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) lead into the course focus on ministry.  How do we understand the task of ministry today?  Connecting our own charisms with the needs of the faith community in service to the reign of God, ministry is both universal (a mandate given in baptism to all the baptized) and skilled profession. The course concludes with a section on theological reflection and practical theology—how do we think on our feet as pastoral theologians and ministry professionals, relating the tradition to our own experience and to our ministry contexts?

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this course, students will:

  1. Begin to acquire a theological vocabulary, practice using theological language, and learn to write in theological contexts, with attention to differentiating their own voices from the voices of the authors they read.
  2. Begin to develop a practice/habit of using methods of biblical and pastoral theological thinking and interpretation that include critical thinking, attention to context, creativity, hermeneutics, and theological reflection.
  3. Understand theology and ministry in their distinctiveness, symbiotic relationship, and unity, with attention to both the history of ministry and the process nature of theology.
  4. Begin to articulate their relationships to vocation and church, learn how to grow theologically, begin to claim their ministerial authority/voice, locate themselves within a pluralistic church, and begin to think communally (i.e., beyond themselves). 

Required Texts:

Recommended Texts:

*This text is strongly recommended for anyone who has had little or no post-secondary theology.


The Literature of Ancient Israel

IPS 417-001
Class number 3007
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 203
Instructor: Brian Schmisek
Wednesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

This course serves as an introduction to and overview of the history and literature of Ancient Israel. Students explore the origins and development of the Jewish faith from Exodus and the Sinai Covenant up to and including the Second Temple Period just prior to the time of Jesus. We study the Hebrew Bible from both an historical and theological perspective and learn about the evolution of the religious and cultural worlds of Ancient Israel over the centuries. In particular, students will explore the origins of Israel’s faith in the Exodus experience, the conflict between “royal consciousness” and the prophetic communities from David up to the Exile, and the major themes of Jewish understanding in the Second Temple Period.

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 417-001

Required books for Section 417-001

IPS 417-002
Class number 4656
Instructor: Joshua Davis
*Required synchronous times, Mondays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Central Standard Time

Required books for 417-002; Click here for the Fall 2012 online Syllabus


The Social Context

IPS 532-002
Class number: 3006
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, room 403
Instructor: Clinton Stockwell
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

: This class begins the second week of the semester on September 4th. There will be no class August 28th.

Required Books:

Christian Moral Theology and Ethics

IPS 553-001  CLOSED
Class number: 3268
Instructor: Timothy O’Connell
*Required synchronous times, Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Central Standard Time.

IPS 553-002  OPEN
Class number: 6721
Instructor: Jeanine Viau
*Required synchronous times, Wednesdays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Central Standard Time.

IPS 553-001:
This course serves to assist students to:

Required Books:

Click here for the IPS 553-001 syllabus

IPS 553-002:

Required Books:

  • M. Shawn Copeland, Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (2010)
  • Richard M. Gula, Reason Informed by Faith: Foundations in Catholic Morality (1989)
  • Robin W. Lovin, Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide (2000)
  • Susan A. Ross, Anthropology: Seeking Light and Beauty (2012)

* Other required readings will be posted on Blackboard (BB).

Suggested texts:

  • New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible
  • Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2007) 

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 553-02.


The Foundations of Christian Spirituality

(2 sections, on campus and online)
IPS 545-001
Class number: 2058
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 303
Instructor: Stephen Krupa, SJ
Mondays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course should consult Blackboard one week before the start of the course to receive the reading assignment for Week I. You need to check your “luc.edu” account for this purpose.


IPS 545-002
Class number: 3269
Instructor: Stephen Krupa, SJ

NOTE: Scheduled synchronous sessions for this course will be optional sessions. However, students enrolled in this course should consult Blackboard one week before the start of the course to receive the reading assignment for Week I. You need to check your “luc.edu” account for this purpose.

Christian spirituality(i.e., the ‘lived experience of Christian faith’) has as its foundational event the Incarnation, God taking flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. From this event Christian spirituality has evolved over time, with a variety of expressions, in response to specific social and cultural contexts. This course will focus on life in Christ as Christians have lived it over the centuries and as they live it today in our world. Topics include the life and message of Jesus Christ, discipleship in Christ, the ecclesial dimension of Christian spirituality, definitions of spirituality, the relationship of spirituality to theology and its place in the academy, the history of Christian spirituality, and spirituality and social justice. Specific attention will be paid to the variety of expressions and current concerns of Christian spirituality in the United States. What do the present age and the cultural context of America ask of Christians today?

Required Books:

Jesuit Spiritual Direction Practicum I

(1.5 credit hours)
IPS 427-001
Class number 6076
Lake Shore Campus, room tba
Instructors: William Creed, SJ and Stephen Krupa, SJ
9 Fridays, 8:45am – 11:15am on: September 7, 14, and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, and December 14.

This course is for members of the Society of Jesus in their advanced years of study. Special permission is required to enroll in this course.
Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite to taking Jesuit Spiritual Direction Practicum II in spring, 2013.

Introduction To The Praxis of Spiritual Direction

IPS 428-001Class number 1795
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center room 526
Instructor: Anne Luther
Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Prerequisite for Advanced Spiritual Direction, offered Spring, 2013.

This course is required for all students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Spirituality/Spiritual Direction at IPS (i.e., those enrolled in Track I, Track II, or in the Graduate Certificate Program). The focus is on "praxis", that is, how participants negotiate relationship with the Holy, and how that relationship impacts every aspect of our lives. Special emphasis will be placed on the art of communication with significant focus on "engaged presence". We will consider the inner dynamics that are characteristic of spirituality, generally, and the spiritual direction process, specifically, in a variety of contexts. For those discerning the movement into the ministry of spiritual direction IPS 428 will serve as the first foundational course. For all it will provide the opportunity to integrate theory with lived experience, a skill that is basic to any work in spirituality today. The ability to articulate a lived spirituality increases as we become conscious of our underlying assumptions, frames of reference, and biases, key outcomes of this process. The course format will include lecture, personal reflection, class discussion, and interaction in small groups. Participants will be expected to share appropriately from their own experience, do assigned readings, write brief reflection papers and engage fully in this experiential learning experience.

Required Books:

Ignatian Exercises Practicum

IPS 431-001
Class number 6077
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 326
Instructor: Stephen Krupa, SJ and William Creed, SJ
6 Fridays, 8:45am – 11:45am on August 31, September 28, October 12 and 26, November 9, and December 7.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to the Praxis of Spiritual Direction and Advanced Spiritual Direction is required, as well as completion of the Ignatian

Spirituality I and Ignatian Spirituality II courses. In addition, student interns in the IEP Practicum must have made the complete Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola in either the 30-week (19th Annotation) or 30-day format.

This is the first 3 credit hour Practicum in the Ignatian Exercises Program (IEP). Ignatian Exercises Practicum II (also 3 credit hours) will be offered in the spring semester for a total of 6 credit hours over two semesters. The two Ignatian Practicums must be taken in a year when the IEP student intern can complete the entire two-semester practicum in one academic year (fall-spring semesters). In addition to the scheduled group sessions (see the dates above), during the two-semester Practicum Year each IEP intern will direct under supervision two persons in making the 30-week (19th Annotation) version of the Spiritual Exercises and one person in ongoing spiritual direction. The Practicums will include one-on-one supervision with IEP instructors and supervisors.

Spiritual Direction Practicum I

IPS 432-001
Class number 2454
Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, room 605
Instructors: Anne Luther
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm and beginning Intensive Saturday and Sunday, TBA, at Emmaus, South Bend, Indiana. Start Time: 10am Saturday, TBA

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to the Praxis of Spiritual Direction and Advanced Spiritual Direction is required.

Note: This 3 credit hour course is continued in the spring semester as Spiritual Direction Internship Practicum II (also 3 credit hours,) for a total of 6 credit hours over 2 semesters.

The two courses must be taken in succession. In addition to the group sessions, each practicum participant will be expected to see at least two directees and have several one-on-one supervision sessions with instructors. This course is limited to 12 students.

Ignatian Spirituality I: Hearts on Fire - The Spirituality of Ignatius

IPS 435-001
Class number 3806
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 009
Instructor: William Creed, SJ
Tuesday, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

This course will examine how the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola affirm one's deepest desires, uncover liberating possibilities, and offer new perspectives. It will examine why this 450 year old instrument is so effective and popular across many diverse spiritual and religious traditions today.
Specifically, the roots of contemporary spiritual direction will be studied in the Exercises' Rules for Discernment and the Annotations. The centrality and beauty of nature and the gift of one's self as from love, of love, for love will be explored in the Exercises' Principle and Foundation. The call to justice and commitment to the poor will be examined in the First Week, the Two Standards, Three Persons, and Three Modes of Humility of the Exercises. Throughout, the implications of a God Who is “Love Loving” will be explored. The mysticism of everyday life will be found rooted in the Exercises' Examens of awareness. Concrete ways of weighing options and arriving at a decision will be evaluated in the Exercises' Ways for making a choice.

These Spiritual Exercises invite all, in the words of Ignatius, "to find God in all things." Ignatius wrote that the Exercises constituted "the very best of what I am able to think, feel, and understand in this life regarding the ability of all human beings to do things that benefit themselves as well as bear fruit and help and benefit many others." They are for busy people, seekers, those immersed in their church, those at the margins or outside of church life, those looking for meaning in a confusing and challenging world.
This course will study the text and practice of the Exercises, its many contemporary adaptations, and its relevance to contemporary living. It will not offer a “theology” of the Exercises. One can study the Exercises in this course from several perspectives: for one's personal spiritual enrichment; as an aid to presenting retreats, days of reflection, and spiritual direction; to understand their impact on and usability in contemporary education, corporate life, and society.

Required Books:

Click here for the Hearts on Fire syllabus.


Liturgy and the Christian Sacraments

IPS 541-001
Class number: 3820
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 901
Instructor: Heidi Russell
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

"The purpose of the Sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the Body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called 'sacraments of faith.' They do indeed impart faith, but,in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace is a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.
It is therefore of the highest importance that the faithful should readily understand the sacramental signs and should with great eagerness frequent those sacraments that were instituted to nourish the Christian life." (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #59).

This course will examine the seven Catholic Sacraments as specific encounters with the great mystery that is God, whose saving presence and action break into our lives through our experiences of the Pasdhal Mystery of Christ, in the Holy Spirit. As liturgical celebrations of Christ's Body, the Church, the Sacraments not only express our faith in God's love and presence (what we refer to as "grace"), but also, by their very celebration, bring us into an encounter with God's grace and work to form and shape us more and more into the image of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ, an image first bestowed upon us in baptism.
An exploration of the liturgical rites, sacramentalsigns and symbols, and the language of ritual action, movement and gesture will be key to this study.

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 541-001.

Required Books:


Fostering The Faith Growth of Youth: Pastoral Care and Evamgelization and Catechesis

(on site: Romeoville, IL)
IPS 453-001
Class number: 6119
Joliet Pastoral Center*
Instructors: Center for Ministry Development Staff
2 weekends, Saturday, 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m on: September 8 and 9, 2012 and November 3 and 4, 2012
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through PASTORAL CARE (September 8 and 9), Lori Spanbauer, facilitator

Pastoral Care explores the principles and methods of caring for young people from various cultures and for their families. The course develops an understanding of the breadth and depth of pastoral care, of family systems and adolescent development, and of the role that cultural identity plays in the development of adolescents. The goal is two-fold: (a) to promote healthy adolescent development from a pastoral care perspective, and (b) to develop preventative interventions for families with adolescents.
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS (November 3 and 4), Tony Pichler, facilitator
Evangelization and Catechesis develops the foundations and practices for nurturing faith growth and Catholic identity in young and older adolescents through evangelization and catechesis. Participants will explore a variety of ways to learn about and from Jesus and how to promote a living relationship with Jesus in the lives of adolescents. They will examine a contemporary approach to developing Catholic identity and Catholic practices in the lives of adolescents today. Participants will experience and analyze the "postmodern" culture and develop strategies for faith formation with adolescents in a postmodern world. They will learn creative approaches for evangelization and catechesis and develop skills and methods for evangelizing and catechizing adolescents.

*Joliet Pastoral Center
101 W. Airport Road
Romeoville, IL 60446

Books are available the morning of the onset for each course in the classroom. Typically, books fees run an additional $50 to $65 per course (payable by cash or check only).
There is a large (free) parking lot. Housing is available (for a fee) for those who wish it. Contact Mr. Paul Mach at (815) 834-4044 or pmach@dioceseofjoliet.org.

Click here if you wish to sign-up to take the weekend(s) as non-credit certificate only

Spring semester CMD Offerings: Prayer and Worship, March 9 and 10 and Justice and Service, April 6 and 7.

Foundations of Pastoral Care and Counseling

IPS 564-001
Class number: 6511
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, room 334
Instructor: William Schmidt
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Required Books:

Recommended Books:



Pastoral Leadership

IPS 565-001
Class number: 6514
Instructor: Daniel Lunney
*Online synchronous times Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Central Standard Time
NOTE: high speed internet and headset with microphone required

Who is a leader? What is leadership? These contemporary questions creatively haunt every organization and endeavor. Leaders in organizations, parishes and communities find these questions particularly challenging in light of their mission, their membership, and their relationship with the culture, society and church. Ministry leaders bring strategic direction, thinking and guidance as well as a collaborative spirit to the organization to ensure that it is faithful to its purpose, identity and values.
This course examines contemporary leadership, its theories and practices, specifically focusing on leadership in ministry. The relationship between various ecclesiologies and leadership styles will be discussed. Models of leadership will be presented and processed. Distinctions between leadership and management will be explored. Topics will include: formation and education, program development, spirituality of leadership, interdisciplinary teamwork, prophetic leadership, problem analysis, conflict management, group facilitation and characteristics of leaders.

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for Pastoral Leadership.

Required Books:

Health Care Integration Project Portfolio

(0 credit)
IPS 493-001
Class number: 5091
Water Tower Campus
Instructor: Daniel Lunney
Days and times, tba

Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services

(1 credit/7 CEU's/Workshop)
IPS 469-001
Class number: 6517
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 602
Instructor: Daniel Lunney
1 day course, Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm on September 22, 2012

The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) is a guiding document for Catholic health care institutions, those working in Catholic healthcare and Catholics working in healthcare. This workshop will focus on the meaning of the ERDs and how to incorporate the ERDs in one’s ministry. The workshop will also situate the ERDs within the broader context of Catholic teaching. Student will have the option of taking the workshop for CEUs (this counts as a workshop requirement for those in the healthcare ministries concentration) or for 1 credit with the addition of an online component and a paper. The workshop is open to all who are interested. The 1 credit course is for those who need the one credit to supplement their ethics elective.

The instructor, Dan Lunney is a board certified chaplain through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.


Understanding and Working With Dreams

(1 credit/12 CEU's/Workshop)
IPS 466-001Class number: 4673
Water Tower Campus, tba
Instructor: Karol Weigelt
2 Fridays, 9:00am – 4:00pm on: September 7 and 21, 2012

Pastoral Counseling In An Intercultural Context

IPS 472-001
Class number: 2815
Blended – Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 206 and Online*
Instructor: Mary Froehle
*Synchronous times tba
This blended class will meet online (times tba) and 5 Saturdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Water Tower Campus on:
September 15 and 22, October 20, November 10, and December 8, 2012.

Every counseling or pastoral care interaction is an intercultural encounter. Each individual brings to the encounter a unique blend of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, spirituality and religious beliefs, national and regional identity, and life experiences. This course starts from the premise that truly valuing the other in the encounter is the essence of counseling and pastoral care. It is fundamental to the I-Thou relationship, to being in communion with the other. To facilitate this stance, this course will utilize experiential learning, critical reflection, and the diversity represented in the class to encourage a participatory learning environment where students can a) deepen their awareness of their own culture, values, beliefs, biases, and world view; b) study and increase understanding of the histories, experiences, beliefs, and worldviews of other cultures and; and c) consider strategies and interventions that most effectively meet the needs of the other. Throughout the course, we will explore the ways in which differing positions of power can blind us to or distort our perception of other cultures; influence the balance of power in the caring relationship; and affect the personality, life choices and emotional health of individuals at both ends of the power continuum.

Required Books:

Family Therapy and Personal Transformation

IPS 473-001
Class number: 1796
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 009
Instructor: Paul Giblin
Thursdays, 8:45am – 11:15am

Family therapy provides a unique way of working with individuals, couples, and families that is well-suited for those in ministry. This course will examine some of the foundations for family therapy (i.e., why this approach), three major schools of family therapy thinking (structural, intergenerational and internal family system) in both theory and practice. An effort to integrate both psychological and theological dimensions will be made throughout. The course will balance didactic input from the instructor with experiential activities including: constructing one's own family genogram, conducting a well-family interview, doing mapping, sculpting, role-playing, and examining healing prayer in the family.

Human Personal and Psychological Development

(No Pastoral Counseling Students)
IPS 555-001
Class number: 2455
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 009
Instructor: Char Dillon
Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Human beings are created to grow and mature into their full humanity. Every phase of life carries particular psychological and spiritual agenda with which the minister needs to be acquainted. While each person is unique, our developmental story from birth to death is also our universal human story with particular variations, sharpened around gender and cultural differences. We will explore these differences even as we seek to discover reliable markers for ministry to persons throughout the life cycle. The role of the minister in pastoral care situations with persons at different phases of life's journey will be our primary focus.

Click here for the IPS 555 Syllabus with Required readings.

Required Readings:


Human Relations Skills For The Pastoral Counselor

(2 sections)
Water Tower Campus
All sections will meet together for first class in Corboy Law Center, room 301, and thereafter:
IPS 501-001, class number: 1797, Kevin O’Connor, instructor, Corboy Law Center, room 301
IPS 501-003, class number: 2456, Connie Vitale, instructor, Corboy Law Center, room 204
Tuesday, 8:30am – 11:30am
     The skills needed for healthy mutual relationships are the focus of this course. These skills form the foundation for the helping relationship as developed in skills courses to follow. Participants have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills of communicating empathy and challenge to others as well as exploring and disclosing oneself. Learning consists of applying theory to the experience of relationships in small groups.
Required Books:


Group Approaches To Pastoral Counseling

IPS 505-001, class number: 1798
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 525
Mondays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Instructors: Jeanette and Gerard V. Egan

This course is designed to introduce the student to a rich array of group approaches to pastoral counseling. The emphasis will be on structured approaches because they require less advanced leadership training. However, because group transactions even in the most structured groups are shaped by subterranean currents common to all groups and by unconscious dynamics operating among members and between members and the leader of any counseling group, the course will devote some attention to basic understandings of group dynamics and analytic theory of unstructured therapy groups.

The course will familiarize the students with a wide variety of common theme formats and a number of leadership strategies. To make these learning experiences more meaningful, students will be asked to participate in their class group and to bring to their participation some genuine personal issues of their own.
Finally, students will be given the opportunity to lead a group format of their own choosing in a brief session.

Required Books:

Click here for the Group Approaches to Pastoral Counseling Fall 2012 Syllabus

Pastoral, Psychodynamic Assessment and Intervention

IPS 507-001
Class number: 1799
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 326
Instructor: William Schmidt
Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This course must be taken at the same time as IPS 511, Intership Supervision I.

This course offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical insights with the practical issues of assessment, diagnosis and response strategies for individuals and families. Psychodynamic and theological models are used in this effort, as is a strong commitment to naming the pastoral dimension of assessment and response.

Pastoral Counseling Supervised Internship I

(3 sections)
IPS 511-001, class number: 2457, Diane Maloney, instructor, School of Communications, room 011
IPS 511-002, class number: 4466, Patricia Coughlin, instructor, Corboy Law Center, room 526
IPS 511-003, class number: 2638, Catherine Burris-Schnur, instructor, Corboy Law Center, room 425
Water Tower Campus
Tuesday, 8:30am – 11:30am
Please sign up for any section. Actual groups will be constructed by the Instructors.
     This course offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical insights with the practical issues of assessment, diagnosis and response strategies for individuals, couples, and families. Psychodynamic, systems, and theological models are used in this effort, as is a strong commitment to naming the pastoral dimension of assessment and response. Internship Supervision II will be offered in the spring semester.
Required Book:

Crisis Intervention

IPS 516-001
Class number: 1800
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 301
Instructor: Michael Schorin
2 Fridays, 9:00am – 5:00pm on November 2 and 9, 2012

This course is a 0 credit requirement for MA Pastoral Counseling students. A special fee will be assessed.

The management of an acute crisis is an expectable task for the pastoral counselor as people encounter death and loss, substance abuse issues, potential suicide, health concerns, and the like. Persons in serious distress demand a range of skillful responses different from those appropriate in other forms of counseling.
This two day course will familiarize students with some techniques of crisis intervention with an emphasis on finding opportunity and growth in crises. Through work sheets and role play, students will touch base with their own crises and crises in their clients' lives and explore their style for handling these situations.

No textbooks are required or recommended for this course.

Models of Pastoral Counseling, IPS 517

IPS 517-001
Class number: 1801
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 203
Instructor: Paul Giblin
Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Models of counseling act like paradigms that inform therapists about what is important to focus on in their clients and what is healing, restorative, and growth-inducing in therapy. Each model says something about what normal and abnormal functioning looks like and how therapy helps a person move from unhealthy to healthy functioning. Pastoral counseling draws on both psychological and spiritual traditions to create a psychologically informed spirituality and a spiritually based psychology. This survey course will explore representative paradigms from three broad traditions in Western psychology and the spiritual dimensions of these approaches: psychoanalytic (which includes the models of drive, ego, object-relations, and self), behavioral-cognitive, and humanistic-existential-transpersonal. We will also look at multi-cultural, feminist, and integrative counseling approaches. We will reflect on: Who do you think you are (as a pastoral counselor)? What do you think you’re doing? Who do you think you’re doing it with? What makes you think it works? What is pastoral about what you’re doing?

Required Books:


Field Education I

(3 sections)
IPS 580-001**
Class number: 2832
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 204
Instructor: Robert O’Gorman
Wednesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm
NOTE: MDiv and MDiv/MSW students


IPS 580-002**
Class number: 3496
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 326
Instructor: Heidi Russell
Wednesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm
NOTE: MAPS and MRE students

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 580-002.

Required Books:


IPS 580-003**
Class number: 4072
Instructor: Mary Froehle

*Required synchronous online sessions Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Central Standard Time. This course is for distance learning students
**Course prerequisite: Prior approval of Graduate Program Director and completion of Field Education orientation session during semester prior to enrolling in this course.

Required Books (for Section 580-003)

Recommended books (for section 580-003)


Foundations of Social Justice

(2 sections)
IPS 610-001
Class number: 2458
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 525
Instructor: Melissa Browning
Thursdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm


IPS 610-002
Class number: 6098
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 525
Instructor: Melissa Browning
Mondays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

This course explores the philosophical, ethical and theological foundations for social justice with a particular emphasis on Catholic Social Teachings and Catholic social ethics. The gospel call to do justice has inspired Christians to just practices throughout the centuries. Yet popular usage associates justices with the legal system or with due process or with fair treatment in ways that are not helpful to Christian practitioners and ministers of justice. This course addresses the practice of justice with attention to concrete dilemmas which confront Christians in their efforts to do justice. The course looks to the following resources in an effort to develop a comprehensive, faith-based theo-ethic of justice which will contribute to the practice of justice: 1) the experience of faith-based practitioners of justice; 2) the Christian scriptures; 3) Catholic Social Teachings; 4) contemporary, classic authors. On the basis of these resources a working description of justice in its theological, eschatological, sacramental and ethical contexts will be discussed. The resulting understanding of justice as participation in the human community addresses the following dimensions: (justice as) relational, access to resources, structural, procedural, effective action, transformational and accountable agency. The just and inclusive envisioned is one in which all persons count, contribute and participate in building up the City of God.

Learning Outcomes:

1. To develop an in-depth understanding of justice in the Catholic social teachings tradition
2. To develop an in-depth understanding of justice in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.
3. To become familiar with the understandings of justice in contemporary philosophical traditions
4. To become familiar with the theological foundations of justice in other religious traditions
5. To identify and analyze operative understandings of justice in the social context as well as to become skilled building on diverse understandings for collaborative action.

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for Foundations of Social Justice.

Required Books:

Recommended Books:

Social Justice Internship I: Beginning Action-Reflection in Context

(4 sections)
IPS 640-001
Class number: 1807
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 008
Instructor: Andrea Kirksey
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm


IPS 640-002
Class number: 4157
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 525
Instructor:Thomas Drexler
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm


IPS 640-003
Class number: 4670
Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, room 605
Instructor: Megan Barry
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Click here for a copy of the Syllabus for IPS 640-003


IPS 640-004
Class number: 4675
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 523
Instructor: Susan Rans Student Performance Evaluation
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 640-004.

An integral component of the Master's in Social Justice is the Internship. Students apply for placement with an approved internship site in a non-profit, governmental, or corporate location. While service is a component of the students' internship, the primary concern of the internship is the involvement of the student in the work of systemic change, social advocacy, and community organizing. Students will be required to meet once a week in a peer group. This is a two-semester program beginning in the fall semester and continuing in the spring (641 Social Justice Internship II).

Required books:

Principles and Processes of Community Development

IPS 645-002
Class number: 6099
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, room 205
Instructor: Susan Rans
Mondays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This class focuses introductory attention on the topics that will later be expanded in the Community Development concentration. The purpose of the course is to establish the “common language” of community developers, so it will consist of reading the basic texts in the field, and gauging student understanding of them. The class will also examine current issues facing urban communities—housing, economic development and sustainability.

Required Books:

Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 645‌.

Historical Perspectives on Community Development

IPS 646-001
Class number: 6101
Water Tower Campus, Maguie Hall, room 403
Instructor: Stephen Kretzmann
Saturdays, 8:45am – 11:15am

Using Chicago as its primary laboratory, this course examines the history of the theories and realities of community development. “Community development” occurred long before there were academic programs to study its processes. The objective of the course is to develop a systematic understanding of how specific urban systems--such as housing, transportation, education, and employment—were established, how they have changed over time, and what people can do to influence the rate and direction of change. Central to the discussion will be the roles that race, class, ethnicity, and gender play in the functions of urban systems.

Required Book:

Click here for the IPS 646 syllabus.

Ethical Dimensions of Community Development

IPS 647-001
Class number: 4733
Water Tower Campus
Instructor: David Frenchak
Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Required Readings:

Current Housing Issues

IPS 648-001
Class number: 4735
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 009
Instructor: Erica Pascal
Mondays, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Current Housing Issues will include examination of housing policies and issues as they impact low and moderate income communities. The course will include such issues as the foreclosure crisis (how it happened, steps to address it, etc), TIF’s and community development, inclusionary zoning, housing code enforcement, economic development and eminent domain, etc. Course will include dealing with recent housing issues of concern to participants as well. Taught by Erica Pascal, attorney, and long time employee of Hispanic Housing, a major Chicago community based affordable housing organization.

Click here for a copy of the IPS 648 syllabus.

Wholistic Strategies For Faith-Based Community Development

5 day intensive – CCDA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota*
IPS 649-001
Class number: 4736
*On Site
Instructor: Mary Nelson
September 25 – 29, 2012

Participation in the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) Annual Conference in Minneapolis, with workshops, speakers, including shared learning with graduate students from other schools at the event. Significant speakers, practical workshops on the applications of the CCDA holistic strategies. Readings, reflection, interviews, participation in workshops to understand the challenges, be inspired, and identify effective strategies and experiences from people in the movement from all over the country. Could work out shared rides to Minneapolis and cheap housing.

Required Readings:

Each student is expected to read the following books (Toxic Charity before/during class).

Click here for a copy of the IPS 649 syllabus.

Leadership Skills for Social Transformation

IPS 660-001
Class number: 3129
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, room 010
Instructor: Ken Butigan
Thursdays, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

The work of social justice involves the ability to lead people and programs. This course provides content and skills development in theoretical and practical dimensions of leadership. Topics addressed include models of leadership in not-for-profits and social justice organizations; grant-writing; program development including budgets, relationship building, and organization for change; evaluation, supervising, working with volunteers and co-workers; and resources for spiritual growth and theological reflection, and media relations. Course evaluation will be based on an extensive portfolio, discussion of assigned readings, and written assignments.

Learning Objectives:

1. To articulate a vision of a world characterized by social justice
2. To examine models of leadership as well as assess their strengths and weaknesses
3. To develop fundamental leadership skills, including relationship building, program development, funding sources and organizational structure for change for an implementation of the vision of a just world.
4. To practice grant-writing, including budgeting and proposal development
5. To expand a skill base for supervising, evaluating and working with volunteers and co-workers
6. To know available resources for spiritual growth and theological reflection
7. To have an initial design for the development of positive media relationships.

Required books:

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education course offerings in collaboration with IPS.
Contact SCUPE at 200 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 502, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone:312.726-1200. E-mail: urbanmin@scupe.com.
Website: http://www.scupe.org

Eco-Justice: A Vision For A Sustainable City

IPS 450-001/SCUPE S-H 307
Class number: 6530
On Site at SCUPE
Instructors: Clinton Stockwell and Pam and Lan Richert
3 Fridays (1:00pm - 9:00pm) and 3 Saturdays (9:00am - 5:00pm) on October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

The church has a significant role in developing a holistic vision for a sustainable city as an outworking of the concept of shalom, a just peace. The course will evaluate the three components of sustainable community development; the three E's of economics, environment and equity (or social justice). Participants will explore the course topic via readings, panel discussions and site visits. Students will have the option of developing a project or ministry proposal that explores a key issue such as energy policy, food production, environmental justice or pollution, and how these challenges relate to the central course themes. Central to the course is the question, "What does it mean to be a sustainable urban community?"

Public Issues in Urban Ministry

IPS 451-001/SCUPE S-H 303
Class number: 6531
On Site at SCUPE
Instructor: David Frenchak
3 Fridays (1:00pm - 9:00pm) and 3 Saturdays (9:00am - 5:00pm) on November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2012

We will learn public theology by doing theology. Doing theology begins by identifying the theological issues that underlie urban culture, economy, politics and society. The class will practice a process of theological reflection rooted in an interaction of biblical insight, as it relates to Christology, principalities and powers and social justice. Exercising prophetic imagination and using the city of Chicago as a learning laboratory the class will explore what it means to pursue and advance substantive Christian moral values in the midst of systemic injustice and secular society. (RSS Religion in Society Studies)


Pastoral Counseling

IPS 526-001, 002
Class number: 1803 (Morrow)
Class number: 3819 (Gorey)
Water Tower Campus
Counselors: Sheila Morrow and Thomas Gorey

Pastoral Counseling is a process of developing a deeper understanding of self and self-in-relationship to others, to society and to the environment. Particular attention is given to theological and psychological dimensions of personal growth and integration. Pastoral Counseling is a required somponent of M.A. in Pastoral Counseling and Certificate in Pastoral Counseling students every semester they are enrolled in courses at IPS. Individual sessions are for one hour every week.
Note: Pastoral Counseling begins the second week of the semester.

This is a 0 credit course. Fee: $550. (included on tuition bill.)

Sheila Morrow and Tom Gorey will meet students in the IPS Office. Contact Susann Ozuk at sozuk@luc.edu or 312-915-7400 to schedule an appointment.

Spiritual Direction

IPS 527-001
Class #: 6765
Water Tower Campus
Director:  Ron Stua

Spiritual Direction is the process of deepening one's relationship with Gos through the shared discernment process of listening and responding to what God is saying.  Individual sessions will be held for one hour every other week.  Spiritual Direction is open to all IPS students.
Note:  Spiritual Direction begins the second week of the semester.

This is a 0 credit course. Fee: $300. (included on tuition bill.)

Ron Stua will meet students in the IPS Office. Contact Susann Ozuk at sozuk@luc.edu or 312-915-7400 to schedule an appointment.


M.Div Project

IPS 593-001
Class number: 1805
Water Tower Campus
Instructor: Robert O'Gorman
4 Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:30, on September 6 and 27, October 18, and November 15.

This 0 credit hour course for M.Div. students in their last semester of study. A fee of $500. will be one their e-bill.


Bilateral Cross Registration

IPS maintains cross registration agreements with a number of Chicago are theological schools during the fall and spring semesters. Students are able to register through IPS for designated classes offered at the following schools. At this time these schools include: Chicago Theological Seminary, McCormick School of Theology, and Meadville-Lombard Theological School. In order to review courses available to IPS students at these schools, go to www.actschicago.org noting listings for the above 3 schools only. To register for a course please contact Randy Gibbons at rgibbon@luc.edu or call 312/915-7450.

Guided Study

IPS 499
In order to arrange this 1, 2, or 3 semester hour course with and approved by an IPS faculty member, call the IPS office at 312.915.7400 for instructor contact information. Once the student and faculty person have agreed on the Guided Study, a form (click here) must be completed and sent to Randy Gibbons (e-mail: rgibbon@luc.edu ot fax: 312.915.7410.) An individualized guided study will be created through LOCUS. Note: in order to avoid a late registration fee, Guided Study contracts must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester (by August 15, 2012.)

Master's Study

IPS 605-001
Class number: 1806
Graduate students who have not completed their degree are required to be continuously enrolled (fall and spring semesters only) in a course until their degree is completed. This 0 credit hour course fulfills that requirement for those who are finished with their coursework, but not their final projects.
Fee: $500. (inlcuded on tuition bill.)


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