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Spring 2013 Courses and Calendar

IPS Spring 2013 Courses and Calendar

Registration begins online in LOCUS Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:00p.m.

Please click on the following links for information:

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, Spring Semester 2013

Online New Student Orientation


Last day to register without late fee

Sunday, January 13, 2013

First Day of Class

Monday, January 14, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no classes

Monday, January 21, 2013

Summer Registration begins on LOCUS

February 11

Spring Break Week

Monday – Saturday, March 4 - 9

Easter Break

Thursday, March 28th at 4:15pm;
Classes resume Monday, April 1, at 4:15p.m.

Hallett Lecture

April 3 or 4

Register for Fall 2013 classes on LOCUS

Monday, April 15

Last Day of Class

Saturday, April 27

Commissioning Ritual and Party

Wednesday, May 8


Thursday, May 9, Lake Shore Campus

Fall 2013 Classes begin

Monday, August 26

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 January 13th will result in a non-refundable late registration fee of $50.00 assessed by the Bursar’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.




January 27





Feb 10




Feb 17



Feb 18



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

Pastoral Theology

Church and Mission

(IPS 402-001)
Class #2657
Water Tower Campus
Maguire Hall, Room 403
Instructor: William Clark, SJ
Mondays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.

Theology of Suffering

(IPS 404-001)
Class #2999
Instructor:  Daniel Lunney
*NOTE:  Required online synchronous times, Wednesdays, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. Central Standard Time.  A previous course in theology is strongly recommended (i.e., Introduction to Theology and Ministry).

Required Books:

Recommended Books:

Christian Doctrine and Its History: Grace, Christ, and the Spirit

(2 sections)
(IPS 531-001)
Class #3006
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 13
Instructor:  Joshua Davis
Wednesdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.
(IPS 531-002)
Class #4325
Instructor:  Robert Ludwig
*NOTE: Required online weekly synchronous sessions are held Tuesdays, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Central Standard Time
     Today many Christians have little or no understanding of how the New Testament experience became translated into Christian doctrine; many have little or no insight into how Christian theology today understands the dynamics of sin and grace, the notion of salvation, the role of Jesus Christ as understood by Christian faith.  This course is an overview of fundamental Christian theology, as it developed through history, focused on the core doctrines of grace, Christ, and Trinity.  In this course, students will pursue an understanding of the Catholic core: how God has been wedded to humanity and creation in Jesus Christ and how we are called to participate in this divine-human communion in and through incarnation and grace.  We will explore the experiential foundations of Christian doctrine and see the evolution of interpretation from early centuries to the present.  Much of the course will explore contemporary, pastoral understandings of Christian doctrine: How might we understand and explain the Catholic core in our ministries on the ground today?  We will move between experience and doctrine and back to experience, helping students gain insight into both as they come to understand the dynamic process that leads from experience to doctrine—and, in theology, back again to experience and to ministry.
Spring 2013 online Christian Doctrine and Its History.

Required Books for Section 001

Required Books for Section 002


Christian Origins and The New Testament

(2 sections)
(IPS 416-001)
Class #2658
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 14
Instructor:  Robert Ludwig
Wednesdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.
(IPS 416-002)
Class #4326
Instructor:  Robert Ludwig
*NOTE:  Required online synchronous times, Thursdays, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. Central Standard Time.
     This course serves as an introduction to and overview of the history and theology of the New Testament.  Students explore the world of Jesus and his interpreters from both an historical and a hermeneutical perspective, learn about the religious and cultural world of Palestinian Judaism during the Roman occupation and the Christian mission as it evolved over the first century.  The course considers the life and teachings of Jesus in Galilee in the twenties; the beginnings of the Christian movement in the revelatory experience of Christ risen and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the preaching of the gospel focused on his life, death, and resurrection; the missionary movement of the Church into the Greco-Roman world (the life and writings of the apostle Paul); and the development of the four canonical gospels, each with their unique portrait of Jesus Christ and the path of discipleship. Throughout the course, students make connections between then and now, Christian origins and our world of faith, practice, and ministry today.  The purpose of the course is developing this “back and forth” movement between then and now—between the world of Christian origins and our world, the patterns of faith’s meaning then and the challenges of authentic faith today.
Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 416-001 (on campus course)
Click here for a copy of the syllabus for IPS 416-002 (online course)

Required Books for Sections 001 and 002:

Justice and Ethics

Christian Moral Theology and Ethics

(IPS 553-001)
Class #3915
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, Room 403
Instructor:  Eileen Daily
Tuesdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.

Required Books

The Social Context

(IPS 532-001)  CLOSED
Class # 6161
Instructor:  Mary Froehle
*Note: Synchronized times Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Central Standard Time
Permission required to enroll in this course.  Please contact the IPS office for assistance.

Required Books


Advanced Spiritual Direction

(IPS 429-001)
Class #1481
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, Room 334
Instructor:  Anne Luther
Tuesdays: 1:00p.m. – 3:30pm
Prerequisite:  Students must have successfully completed Introduction to the Praxis of Spiritual Direction before taking this course.

Spiritual Direction Internship II

(IPS 430-001)
Class #2024
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 008
Instructor:  Anne Luther
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 6:45p.m.
PREREQUISITE:  Students must have successfully completed Spiritual Direction Practicum I before taking this course.

Nurturing the Healing Emotions

(IPS 431-001)
Class #3728
Instructors:  Evelyn and James Whitehead
*NOTE:  There are no synchronous times required for this course.

Required Books:

Recommended Books:.


Jesuit Spiritual Direction Practicum II

(1.5 credit hours)
(IPS 432-001)
Class #1917
Lake Shore Campus, Mundelein Center, Room 617
Instructors:  William Creed, S.J. and Stephen Krupa, S.J.
NOTE: This course takes place over 5 Fridays on:  January 18, February 1 and 15, March 1 and 15, 2013, from 8:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.
PREREQUISITE:  This course is primarily for Jesuit scholastics.  Permission is required to register for this course.

Ignatian Spirituality II: Discernment, Ignatian, Prayer and Social Justice

(IPS 433-001)
Class #4327
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 326
Instructor:  Stephen Krupa, S.J.
Thursdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.

  [Prerequisite NoteAny IPS student can enroll in this course.  However, a prerequisite exists for students enrolled in the Ignatian Exercises Program (IEP), namely, IPS 435 Ignatian Spirituality I: Hearts on Fire]

NOTE: All students enrolled in this course should consult Blackboard one week before the start of the course to receive the reading assignment for Week I.  Always check your “luc.edu” account for Announcements about this course.

Desire is often presented as a rival to holiness.  Strange, since when we look at Jesus we see a person of great desires, passions, and motives, and the great choices and actions that flowed from them.  Great desires and the choices and actions that flow from them are the substance of discernment.  People in our time are thrown by their desires, or are stymied by a collision of good and worthy intentions.  These desires beg for order.  How do I order my loves?  How do I become intelligent and wise in my loving?  How do I come to know and choose not only the good, but the better, “the more,” and thus flourish both as a human being and a disciple of Christ?  In this course we will study and engage in discernment in the tradition of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.  For Ignatius discernment is more than just decisions and decision-making.  Christian discernment is a way of life.  A “discerning way of life” for a disciple of Jesus means a praxis, or ongoing habit, of self-knowledge and knowledge of God.  Such knowledge for Ignatius is grounded in a personal relationship with Christ, an intimacy that grounds life and action in the world.  Ignatius’ “Rules for Discernment” will be the focus of the course, as well as the forms of Christian prayer that emerge from the Spiritual Exercises (i.e., the Examen, meditation, Ignatian imaginative contemplation, application of the senses, the colloquy, ‘consolation with and without cause’, and contemplation).  Such discernment and prayer propel and sustain life and inform human choices and action in our time, a time of great potential and grace, but also of great human contradiction; a world begging for the justice of Jesus Christ.  Note: Despite its Ignatian focus, the course will offer guidance for practicing discernment across Christian denominations.

Required Books:

Ignatian Exercises Practicum II

(IPS 435-001)
Class #6079
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 425
Instructor: Stephen Krupa, S.J. and William Creed, S.J.
NOTE: This course takes place over 6 Fridays on:  January 25, February 8 and 22, March 22, April 5 and 19, 2013, from 8:45a.m. – 11:45a.m.
PREREQUISITE:  Ignatian Exercises Practicum I

PREREQUISITE: Ignatian Exercises Practicum I, and the following IEP (Ignatian Exercises Program) requirements:

Introduction to the Praxis of Spiritual Direction (428), Advanced Spiritual Direction (429) as well as Ignatian Spirituality I and Ignatian Spirituality II.  In addition, student interns in the IEP Ignatian Exercises Practicum II 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 second 3 credit hour Practicum in the Ignatian Exercises Program (IEP). Ignatian Exercises Practicum I (also 3 credit hours) is offered in each fall semester for a total of 6 credit hours of Ignatian Practicum 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 include one-on-one supervision with IEP instructors and supervisors.

Ethics in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction

(IPS 512-001)
Class # 1487
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, Room 324
Instructor:  Timothy E. O’Connell
Tuesdays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Required Books:

Course Syllabus: Ethics in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction Syllabus


Liturgy and the Christian Sacraments

(IPS 541-001)
Class #2315
Instructor:  Robert O’Gorman
*NOTE:  Required weekly synchronous times are Tuesdays, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Central Standard Time.
     Sacraments are rituals that act in profound and mysterious ways. They are doorways to sacred communal memory--important links in “remembering” sacred relationships. These exist here and now—a relationship to deeper parts of self, a relationship to one another as the human family and ultimately a relationship to God.  
     The course proposes that sacraments are vital to the developmental life of the person and that the Catholic Church’s seven sacraments are linked to seven key points of human development, that the sacraments provide us daily experiences of development as human persons and thus the development of human community (ritually celebrated  at communal times). Sacraments infuse the human journey with the sacred and impart the gifts needed to live a life based in spiritual principles of sacramental relationship. They provide bodily experiences of divine presence in the here and now and ultimately guide us in authentic spiritual expression. It is through awakened sacramental awareness that we become mediators of grace – sacraments – in the world.
     Our two fold aim in this course is to re-conceive person’s participation in sacraments from passive events that are solely experienced in formal liturgy to daily experiences that guide the spiritual life; and to develop practical strategies to effect a vital sacramental life for the church.
     This course’s broader significance then is twofold: 1) to revisit the transcendent/imminent character of our relationship with the Divine and 2) to put the experience of the sacraments in the hands of the people of God for their everyday practice of the spiritual life.
     Our course will look at the seven Catholic sacraments from three perspectives: 1) what is a sacrament, 2) what is the place of sacraments in our life and in the human story, and 3) how do we live them.  The class will include both theoretical and experiential learning. We will draw from students’ ministerial experiences, assigned readings and observations, and lecture.

     To get at a vital notion of the sacraments and liturgy, we will work with four five (5) texts. The core text, Anatomy of the Spirit, lays down a human development understanding of the seven sacraments. This text is bolstered by a look at ritual and the brain - Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past: Story, Ritual, and the Human Brain. Doors to the Sacred provides the theological and historical basis for the sacraments and Sacraments and Sacramentality addresses the pastoral dimensions of the practice of the sacraments and finally Eric Erickson’s Identity in the Lifecycle provides a psychological approach to human development.

Required Books


Canon Law for the Pastoral Minister

(IPS 467-001)
Class # 6106
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 013
Instructor:  Rev. Daniel Smilanic
Mondays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Required Books:


Pastoral Leadership

(IPS 565-001)
Class #: 6572
Hybrid Class:  on site at Water Tower Campus and Online*
Corboy Law Center, Room 205
Instructor:  Peter Gilmour
*Class schedule:
Classrom sessions, Wednesdays, 1 - 3:30pm on:
     February 5, 13, 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 17, 24;
On-Line Sessions:
     January 16, 23, 30, February 20, March 20, April 3
     Who is a leader?  What is leadership?  These contemporary questions creatively haunt every organization and endeavor.  Church, parish, and other structures of religion and spirituality find these questions particularly challenging in light of their mission, their membership, and their relationship with the culture.
     This course examines contemporary leadership, its theories and practices, specifically focusing on pastoral contexts.  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.  The role of the congregation in pastoral leadership will be highlighted.
     Course expectations include an analysis of a specific pastoral leadership situation of the student’s choice.
Required Texts:
-----Clark, William A.  A Voice of their Own: the Authority of the Local Parish.
-----Hopewell, James.  Congregation.
-----Rost, Joseph. Leadership for the 21st Century.
-----Wheatley, Margaret.  Leadership and the New Science.


Digital Media in Ministry

(IPS 470-001)
Class #6107
Instructor:  Eileen Daily
*NOTE:  Required online synchronous sessions held Wednesdays, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., Central Standard Time.

Required Books

Behavior and Development

The Pastoral Care and Counseling of Men

(IPS 483-001)
Class #2313
*Online or at Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, room 630
Instructor:  Paul R. Giblin
*NOTE:  Students may take this class on campus or online.  Required online synchronous sessions will be Mondays, 1:00p.m. tp 2:00p.m.  The on campus class takes place from 1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.
     This graduate course will provide a conscious-raising, reflective, and interactive experience of what it means to be male  in this culture and time.  Through reading, reflection, small and whole group interaction we will explore a series of themes including men and:  culture, the Male Code, development, relationship with mother and father,  emotions (especially anger, grief and shame), sexuality and the body, intimacy and friendship, communication and conflict management, power and privilege, poetry and the arts,  and their inner lives and spirituality.  We will explore individual and group, clinical and preventive approaches to working with men. Students will interview a man for five sessions using a structured interview format.  The course is open to clinicians, male and female.
Required Texts:
-----Golden, T.  Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing
Gaithersburg, MD: Golden Press, 2011.
-----Hollis, J.  Under Saturn’s shadow: The wounding and healing of men. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1994.
-----Rabinowitz, F. and S. Cochran.  Deepening Psychotherapy with Men.  Washington, DC: APA Press, 2002.
-----Rohr, R.  Adam’s return: Five promises of male initiation. NY: Crossroad, 2004.
Journal articles:  PDFs of book chapters, journal articles and handouts will be emailed to all.
Videos:  Participants will view several videos in class, online, or through their local library.

The Human Person and Psychological Development

(IPS 555-001)

Class #1482
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall, Room 360
Instructor: Char Dillon
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Note: This class is for Pastoral Counseling students only.

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 person 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.

Required Books

Click here herefor a syllabus of Char Dillon's Human Person and Psychological Development

(IPS 555-002) 
Class # 6206

Instructor:  William Schmidt
*NOTE:  Online required synchronous sessions will be held Thursdays, 4:00p.m. – 5p.m., Central Standard Time.

Required Books

Religious Education

Religious Education, Evangelization, and Culture (2 sections)

Course #6113
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 326
Instructor:  Eileen Daily
Thursdays, 7:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.


(485-002) Class #6114

Instructor:  Eileen Daily
*NOTE:  Required online synchronous sessions are Thursdays, 7:15p.m. – 8:15p.m., Central Standard Time

Required Books (for both sections)

Health Care

Health Care Integration Project Portfolio (0 credit hours)

(IPS 493-001)
Class #4992
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  Daniel Lunney
Meeting times to be set individually with instructor.

Pastoral Counseling

Theology of the Developing Person

(IPS 502-001)
Class #1480
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 009
Instructor:  William Schmidt
Thursdays, 8:45a.m. – 11:15a.m.

Required Books:

Fundamentals of Pastoral Counseling

(IPS 503-001)
Class #1483
Water Tower Campus
Instructors:  Jeanette Egan and Gerard Egan
Thursdays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Required Books

Identity-Integration Process (2 sections; 0 credit hours)

(IPS 506-001) 
Class #1485
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 525
Instructor: Constance Vitale
*Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45p.m.
(IPS 506-002) 
Class #3280
Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, Room 605
Instructor:  Nicole Chmela
*Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45p.m.
NOTE:  These classes begin the 2nd week of classes on January 22, 2013.


(IPS 509-001)
Class #1486
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 303
Instructor:  Michael Bland
Tuesdays, 8:45a.m. – 11:15a.m.

Required Books

Recommended Books:

Ethics in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction

(IPS 512-001)
Class # 1487
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  Timothy E. O’Connell
Tuesdays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Internship Supervision II (3 sections)

IPS 513-001, Class # 2025, Instructor:  Paul R. Giblin, School of Communications, Room 011
IPS 513-002, Class #1488, Instructor:  Diane Maloney, Lewis Towers, Room 605
IPS 513-003, Class # 2312, Instructor:  William Schmidt, Corboy Law Center, School of Communications, Room 008
Water Tower Campus
Tuesdays, 8:45a.m. – 11:15a.m.

Career Counseling for the Pastoral Counselor (2 weekend intensive)

(IPS 518-001) 
Class #2317
Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan 203
Instructor:  Cam Helkowski
NOTE:  This class will meet on the Lake Shore Campus:  Friday, January 25 and February 22, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 and February 23 and 24, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Required Books

Mindfulness and the Pastoral Counselor (1 credit hour course)

(IPS 480-001)
Class #6334
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 205
Instructor:  Lorena Gorey and Thomas Gorey
2 Fridays:  February 8 and 22, 2013, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

     In recent years, the practice of mindfulness has assumed an increasingly significant role in various models of counseling and psychotherapy, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In this two-session workshop, we will examine the follow topics:

     The class will consist of readings, lecture, experiential mindfulness practice, and personal sharing. Instruction and practice in various forms of meditation will be provided, and the application of these techniques to pastoral counseling will be explored.  Students will learn how to practice mindfulness themselves, how to integrate mindfulness into their pastoral counseling approach, and how to help their clients cultivate a mindfulness practice. Students will be expected to commit themselves to regular meditation practice between the two workshop sessions.
Required Readings:

Field Education

Field Education I

(IPS 580-001) 
Class #3008
Instructor:  Mary Froehle
*NOTE:  Required synchronous times tba

Field Education II

(IPS 581-001)
Class #1489
Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, Room 630
Instructor:  Robert O’Gorman
Wednesday, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.

Master of Divinity

MDiv Project

(IPS 593-001)
Class # 1490
Water Tower Campus, IPS Conference Room, LT 630
Instructor:  Robert O’Gorman
4 Fridays, 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. on:
January 25, February 8, March 15, and April 12, 2013.

Social Justice and Community Development

Building Sustainable Communities

(IPS 611-001)
Class #3740
Water Tower Campus, Maguire Hall Room 401
Instructor:  Susan Rans
Thursdays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Required Books:

Applied Research Methods

(IPS 612-001)
Class #4339
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 426
Instructor:  Melissa Browning
Schedule: (mandatory)
January 17, 24, 31: Thursdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.
February 2:  Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
February 14, 28, March 14, April 4, 18, and 25: Thursdays, 4:15p.m. - 6:15p.m.
Required Books

Faith, Justice, and Public Policy

(IPS 613-001)
Class #3730
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 014
Instructor:  Mary Nelson
The class takes place over 5 Fridays, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. on:
     January 18, February 1, March 1, 15, and 22, 2013.
     Using the lens of Biblical justice, the course examines the relationship between community development and public policy, acquaints students with examples of practitioners of faith centered justice work, and looks at the elements of successful public policy impact.  The class will examine one or two current justice issues, seek to understand the various positions, identify the current efforts to impact public policies, and experience some action.  The course will identify some tools for helping engage others in the justice issues as well. Outside guests will speak, and course readings will enhance the understanding.  Students will choose a public policy (maybe in formation) to examine in more depth, reflect and understand, and identify courses of action.
Required Texts:
-----Alexander, Michele.  The New Jim Crow. The New Press, 2010.
-----McClaren, Brian.  The Justice Project. Baker Books, 2009.
-----Stafford, Tim.  Shaking the System. Intervarsity Press,  2007.
-----Taylor, Adam.  Mobilizing Hope.  Intervarsity Press, 2010.
-----Wallis, Jim.  God’s Politics.  Harper, 2005. OR
-----Campollo, Tony, Shane Claiborne and Thomas Nelson. Red Letter Revolution.
Click here for a copy of this syllabus.

Diversity and Equity

(IPS 620-001)
Class #6104
Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 426
Instructor:  Melissa Browning
Mondays, 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Required Books

Community Organizing and Community Development

(IPS 635-001)
Class #2153
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  tba
Mondays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.

Social Justice Internship II (2 sections)

(IPS 641-001)
Class #4336
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 11
Instructor:  Andrea Kirksey
Tuesdays, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m.


(IPS 641-002)
Class #4337
Water Tower Campus, Lewis Towers, Lewis Towers, Room 605
Instructor:  Megan Barry
Tuesdays, 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Social Justice Final Project

(IPS 671)
Class #4338
Water Tower Campus, School of Communication, Room 008
Instructor:  Susan Rans
4 Wednesdays throughout semester, 4:15p.m. – 6:45p.m., dates tba.

Personal and Spiritual Growth (0 credit hours)

Individual sessions begin the second week of class.

Personal Growth and Development in Ministry (2 sections)

(IPS 526-001)
Class #1491
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  Sheila Morrow


(IPS 526-002)
Class #3729
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  Thomas Gorey

Spiritual Growth and Development in Ministry

(IPS 527-001)
Class #6116
Water Tower Campus
Instructor:  Ronald Stua


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 January 1, 2013.)

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.

Master's Study

(IPS 605-001)
Class number: 2660
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. (included on tuition bill.)


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