This course is a peer group seminar for interns doing fieldwork in community field sites. It offers thexlogical reflection, linking the experience in the internship to the student’s broad educational and vocational goals (praxis). The class is designed for students to assess their personal progress, gather support from peers and the instructor, integrate their internship experience into their degree program, and deepen thexlogical practices to sustain religious leadership in community ministry. Students gather multi-religious sources of wisdom and inspiration, which serve as touchstones for group spiritual reflection. The course includes a required live web-based video seminar approximately twice a month, as well as weekly online discussion postings that orient the seminar sessions. This online course is synchronous on Zoom; students must have consistent internet access to relevant technology. Specific meeting times for the term can be confirmed in the first two synchronous sessions, depending on the needs and schedules of the group. Evaluation is based on participation, depth of engagement with peers and resources, as well as written self-evaluations. Required for MDiv/ MASC students enrolled in credit for community internship during the same semester. Fulfills thresholds based on personal learning goals.
PREREQUISITES: SIMULTANEOUS ENROLLMENT IN COMMUNITY INTERNSHIP CREDITS FOR THE SEMESTER. FULL AND COMPLETE APPROVAL OF THE INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR OF CONTEXTUAL EDUCATION, SITE SUPERVISOR AND FACULTY ADVISOR. STUDENT MUST SUBMIT DESCRIPTION OF APPROVED INTERNSHIP AND COPY OF AGREEMENT TO INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO FIRST SESSION. ECO CORE INTENSIVE PREREQUISITE. [6 max enrollment]