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The Graduate School Madonna University
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MAPM Pastoral Ministry | Bereavement Cognate | Chaplaincy Cognate | Criminal Justice Cognate | Hospice Cognate | Pastoral Ministry Cognate | Prerequisite Sequence
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MAPM Pastoral Ministry    
   Program Requirements (34 cr. to be chosen)    
      Pastoral Ministry Core (12 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 5000   The Prophetic Literature 2 cr.  A survey of the work of the Old Testament prophets, their calling, ministry, and impact as witnesses to God’s word in human history. Includes literary, historical, spiritual, and social dimensions of the prophets’ role, and ongoing relevance of their message. 
         MPM 5050   The Gospels 2 cr.  Examination of the life and ministry of Jesus as presented in the four canonical Gospels, including the background, context, concerns, and theology of each. 
         MPM 5100   Ministerial Identity and Pastoral Skills 3 cr.  Introduction to the vocation of ministry, its challenges, and required qualifications, including: requirements for effective leadership; development of effective communication skills; personal integrity; psychological preparation; respect for diversity; responding to needs of special groups; team approaches to community dilemmas; collaboration with other professions to support pastoral care. 
         MPM 5225   Franciscan Themes: Justice, Peace & Christian Conscience 2 cr.  Based on the life, legacy, and ideals of Francis of Assisi, a study of the foundations for social justice, of major social issues (e.g., poverty, violence, war, racism, unjust social structures, environmental destruction, etc.), of the response of the informed Christian conscience, and of the relevant responsibilities of those called to ministry. 
         MPM 6950   Pastoral Ministry Praxis 3 cr.  The capstone course, centered on a mentored onsite praxis (140 hours) in one’s chosen field of ministry. The praxis may span the final one or two semester of one’s program and concludes with an in-depth report and reflection on the praxis experience, including: detailed analysis of the field work, incorporating research and application of appropriate pastoral practices; examination of the learning gained; demonstration of competence in the theological and professional pastoral foundations for this service. 
      Core Ethics Course (2 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 6010   Bioethics and Sexuality 2 cr.  Contemporary issues in bioethics and human sexuality, including health care dilemmas, the beginning and end of life, genetics, human experimentation, artificial reproduction, etc., examined in the light of ethical principles, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic/Christian teachings. 
         MPM 6020   Public Issues and Christian Morality 2 cr.  Study of the relationship between Christian ethics and daily life, following a review of major ethical themes: e.g., conscience, sin, Scripture and the moral life, natural law, authority, and fidelity. 
      Cognate Option (20 cr. to be chosen)    
Bereavement Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 5210   Trauma, Loss and Grief: Helping Families Heal 3 cr.  In-depth analysis of family dynamics following normative loss, traumatic loss or other life transition events. Theoretical foundations include family systems theory, family developmental/lifespan theories, crisis and communication theory, attachment theory, and grief theories that promote adaptation and transformation through the grieving process. The social context of grief is explored at the individual, familial and societal levels of intervention as they impact family structure and cohesiveness. Students explore their own family-of-origin loss experiences through analysis of case studies, popular cultural portrayal of loss in videos and music, and selected experiential activities such as relaxation, meditation, and writing/journaling. 
      HSP 5310   Evolving Trends in Trauma, Loss, and Bereavement 3 cr.  Examine the historical context of trauma, loss, and bereavement including traditional medical model practices and application of emerging knowledge in neurophysiology and the biopsychosocial-spiritual models to promote deeper awareness of the intricacies involved in quality of life and healing following loss and traumatic life events. Selected emerging theories in health care and mental health fields are reviewed including an overview of the application of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-V (DSM-V) in treatment and intervention of specific conditions/disorders related to the grieving process. 
      HSP 5410   Integrative Treatment Modalities in Trauma, Loss and Grief 3 cr.  Examination of the wide range of community services available to the bereaved, including those with normative life losses and those affected by traumatic loss or persistent complex bereavement disorder. Identification and appraisal of existing trauma and grief counseling approaches, support groups, prevention, educational and intervention models. Application and hands-on practice with emerging integrative treatment modalities and how they facilitate healing across health care, human service and hospice/palliative/EOL care settings. Secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as they occur in professional practice with clients will be explored with recommended prevention and coping strategies for care providers. 
      HSP Graduate Electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         HSP 5005   History and Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care (HSP*/NUR) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Examination of historical, religious, social, and cultural perspectives of serious illness and end of life care. Emphasis is on the evolution of the hospice and palliative care philosophy and how it is incorporated across the life cycle in various settings. Nursing students in AP Hospice and Palliative Care tracks register for 2 cr. All others register for 3 cr. Prerequisite or corequisite for nursing students: NUR 5010. 
         HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and Practice 3 cr.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5005. 
         HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
         HSP 5800   Current Trends & Topics in Hospice 3 cr.  Study of current topics, issues, and trends relevant to hospice leaders and professionals. Courses may be offered in a workshop, seminar, or independent research format. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5005. 
         HSP 6000   Advanced Holistic Palliative Care 3 cr.  Focus on comprehensive holistic palliative care for the terminally ill and their families. Examination of the interrelatedness between the various types of pain experienced by the dying patient and the impact on the family and hospice staff. Multidimensional aspects of pain are discussed in theoretical and practical perspectives. A research-based approach is used to synthesize palliative care within the hospice care delivery system. Prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 5005. 
         HSP 6010   Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care. 
         HSP 6020   Practicum I 4 cr.  Concurrent seminar and practicum experience involving the synthesis of hospice concepts and theories related to selected roles and functions as performed by the interdisciplinary team in end-of-life care delivery. Students gain practice skills and competencies needed to contribute to high quality end-of-life care through a supervised practicum within a hospice and palliative care setting. Prerequisites: HSP 5005, HSP 5010, HSP 6000, HSP 6010. 
      MPM Electives (2 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 5025   Contemporary Prophets: Their Lives and Their Message 2 cr.  Exploration, based on contemporary examples, of the conviction that men and women continue through time to witness to God’s word in human history and to call their societies to justice. Students examine their own particular calls to witness and justice in light of today’s challenges. 
         MPM 5060   The Pauline Letters 2 cr.  Examination of the thought of Paul and of the formative influence of the Pauline Letters upon the Christian tradition. A critical study of major themes in the Letters, especially as relevant to the understanding of discipleship, church, and ministry. 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5140   Christian Spiritualities 2 cr.  A study of the rich and diverse traditions of Christian spirituality; past and contemporary Christians whose lives have served to inspire and direct others to a greater love of God and neighbor. 
         MPM 5150   Leadership in Prayer and Worship 2 cr.  An overview of various forms of prayer and worship services as carried out in diverse settings and denominational/faith traditions. Knowledge and skills for preaching upon biblical texts and spiritual issues in appropriate contexts. Emphasis upon the practical skills needed for conducting services in pastoral situations as called for by one's ministry. 
         MPM 5440   Grief Ministry 2 cr.  Exploration of the role of those called to minister in various situations of loss and diminishment (illness, death, domestic/personal violation, relational or financial loss, criminal behavior, etc.) and in situations that involve cooperative collaboration with health care and law enforcement agencies. 
         MPM 5470   Sacraments 2 cr.  Overview of the sacraments, with an emphasis on contemporary sacramental theology. Focus on the pastoral and canonical aspects of the celebration of the sacraments, and on interdenominational differences in the above areas. 
         HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
         MPM 5510   Women and Ministry 2 cr.  The impact of women like Francis Cabrini, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Edith Stein, Teresa of Calcutta, Cicely Saunders, et. al. who by their commitment to others lived the mandate of love. Application of their contributions to contemporary challenges faced in ministry. 
         MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
         MPM 5750   Special Topics 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  Focus on specialized topics in pastoral ministry. Topics vary; may be repeated for credit with a new topic. 
         MPM 6010   Bioethics and Sexuality 2 cr.  Contemporary issues in bioethics and human sexuality, including health care dilemmas, the beginning and end of life, genetics, human experimentation, artificial reproduction, etc., examined in the light of ethical principles, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic/Christian teachings. 
         MPM 6020   Public Issues and Christian Morality 2 cr.  Study of the relationship between Christian ethics and daily life, following a review of major ethical themes: e.g., conscience, sin, Scripture and the moral life, natural law, authority, and fidelity. 
         MPM 6040   Ministerial Leadership 2 cr.  A study of diverse occasions and contexts in which one is called to minister to life’s journeys and passages: initiation, conscience formation, reconciliation, counseling/direction, and other forms of spiritual mentoring, to persons of all ages and backgrounds, including the disenfranchised, the incarcerated, and the alienated. 
         MPM 6100   Theological Reflection 1 cr.  To be taken simultaneously with one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Reflection upon the field experience in a seminar setting, analysis of how one is affected by and responds personally to its challenges, leading to deepened self-knowledge and discernment of the chaplaincy vocation. Prerequisites: admission to the Chaplaincy cognate and to a recognized CPE program; permission of the program director. 
         MPM 6160   Ecclesiology 3 cr.  Examination of the theology of church: its nature, founding, authority, scriptural foundations and background, its communal structure, sacramental nature, salvific purpose, relation to the Incarnation, Mary, and the Eucharist, and the role of the laity. Attention to the particular calling and responsibilities of those who minister in the church's name as members of the laity. 
         MPM 6240   Christology 3 cr.  An exploration of the person of Christ and his salvific mission, tracing the development of christological thought over the centuries, through the biblical materials, the work of theologians, conciliar decisions, modern and contemporary discussions, and ecumenical dialogue. 
         MPM 6550   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  An exploration of spiritual-psychological foundations of pastoral counseling and of the distinctive skills and techniques required for it. Analysis of issues typically encountered in pastoral ministry and of selected case studies. 
Chaplaincy Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
      MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
      MPM 5150   Leadership in Prayer and Worship 2 cr.  An overview of various forms of prayer and worship services as carried out in diverse settings and denominational/faith traditions. Knowledge and skills for preaching upon biblical texts and spiritual issues in appropriate contexts. Emphasis upon the practical skills needed for conducting services in pastoral situations as called for by one's ministry. 
      MPM 5440   Grief Ministry 2 cr.  Exploration of the role of those called to minister in various situations of loss and diminishment (illness, death, domestic/personal violation, relational or financial loss, criminal behavior, etc.) and in situations that involve cooperative collaboration with health care and law enforcement agencies. 
      MPM 5470   Sacraments 2 cr.  Overview of the sacraments, with an emphasis on contemporary sacramental theology. Focus on the pastoral and canonical aspects of the celebration of the sacraments, and on interdenominational differences in the above areas. 
      MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
      MPM 6040   Ministerial Leadership 2 cr.  A study of diverse occasions and contexts in which one is called to minister to life’s journeys and passages: initiation, conscience formation, reconciliation, counseling/direction, and other forms of spiritual mentoring, to persons of all ages and backgrounds, including the disenfranchised, the incarcerated, and the alienated. 
      MPM 6100   Theological Reflection 1 cr.  To be taken simultaneously with one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Reflection upon the field experience in a seminar setting, analysis of how one is affected by and responds personally to its challenges, leading to deepened self-knowledge and discernment of the chaplaincy vocation. Prerequisites: admission to the Chaplaincy cognate and to a recognized CPE program; permission of the program director. 
      MPM 6160   Ecclesiology 3 cr.  Examination of the theology of church: its nature, founding, authority, scriptural foundations and background, its communal structure, sacramental nature, salvific purpose, relation to the Incarnation, Mary, and the Eucharist, and the role of the laity. Attention to the particular calling and responsibilities of those who minister in the church's name as members of the laity. 
      MPM 6240   Christology 3 cr.  An exploration of the person of Christ and his salvific mission, tracing the development of christological thought over the centuries, through the biblical materials, the work of theologians, conciliar decisions, modern and contemporary discussions, and ecumenical dialogue. 
      MPM 6550   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  An exploration of spiritual-psychological foundations of pastoral counseling and of the distinctive skills and techniques required for it. Analysis of issues typically encountered in pastoral ministry and of selected case studies. 
Criminal Justice Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  5010   Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3 cr.  The organization and management of the various criminal justice agencies throughout the United States. Includes systems of management, substance abuse as a management problem, and systems analyses and their relationships. 
      CJ  5020   The Criminal Justice System 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include the history of law enforcement, the political, sociological, and philosophical background of police functions, and the courts and corrections system. Constitutional problems as they relate to the police function are surveyed, and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. Each student conducts a seminar on an issue related to our changing criminal justice system as a result of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and follow-up legislation. 
      CJ  5210   Corrections Process 3 cr.  Examination of the adult corrections component of the criminal justice system, its history, philosophy and practice at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Discussion of alternatives to incarceration, such as parole, probation, and community corrections. A research project is assigned and the student must lead a class discussion related to the issues researched. 
      CJ  5230   Juvenile Justice 3 cr.  Study of the legal and philosophical basis of the juvenile justice process, along with a review of the juvenile court procedures in Michigan and an examination of theories related to juvenile delinquency. A field assignment within the juvenile justice system is required, and students must document their experiences and share them with fellow students in an oral presentation. 
      MPM Electives (8 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 5025   Contemporary Prophets: Their Lives and Their Message 2 cr.  Exploration, based on contemporary examples, of the conviction that men and women continue through time to witness to God’s word in human history and to call their societies to justice. Students examine their own particular calls to witness and justice in light of today’s challenges. 
         MPM 5060   The Pauline Letters 2 cr.  Examination of the thought of Paul and of the formative influence of the Pauline Letters upon the Christian tradition. A critical study of major themes in the Letters, especially as relevant to the understanding of discipleship, church, and ministry. 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5140   Christian Spiritualities 2 cr.  A study of the rich and diverse traditions of Christian spirituality; past and contemporary Christians whose lives have served to inspire and direct others to a greater love of God and neighbor. 
         MPM 5150   Leadership in Prayer and Worship 2 cr.  An overview of various forms of prayer and worship services as carried out in diverse settings and denominational/faith traditions. Knowledge and skills for preaching upon biblical texts and spiritual issues in appropriate contexts. Emphasis upon the practical skills needed for conducting services in pastoral situations as called for by one's ministry. 
         MPM 5440   Grief Ministry 2 cr.  Exploration of the role of those called to minister in various situations of loss and diminishment (illness, death, domestic/personal violation, relational or financial loss, criminal behavior, etc.) and in situations that involve cooperative collaboration with health care and law enforcement agencies. 
         MPM 5470   Sacraments 2 cr.  Overview of the sacraments, with an emphasis on contemporary sacramental theology. Focus on the pastoral and canonical aspects of the celebration of the sacraments, and on interdenominational differences in the above areas. 
         HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
         MPM 5510   Women and Ministry 2 cr.  The impact of women like Francis Cabrini, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Edith Stein, Teresa of Calcutta, Cicely Saunders, et. al. who by their commitment to others lived the mandate of love. Application of their contributions to contemporary challenges faced in ministry. 
         MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
         MPM 5750   Special Topics 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  Focus on specialized topics in pastoral ministry. Topics vary; may be repeated for credit with a new topic. 
         MPM 6010   Bioethics and Sexuality 2 cr.  Contemporary issues in bioethics and human sexuality, including health care dilemmas, the beginning and end of life, genetics, human experimentation, artificial reproduction, etc., examined in the light of ethical principles, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic/Christian teachings. 
         MPM 6020   Public Issues and Christian Morality 2 cr.  Study of the relationship between Christian ethics and daily life, following a review of major ethical themes: e.g., conscience, sin, Scripture and the moral life, natural law, authority, and fidelity. 
         MPM 6040   Ministerial Leadership 2 cr.  A study of diverse occasions and contexts in which one is called to minister to life’s journeys and passages: initiation, conscience formation, reconciliation, counseling/direction, and other forms of spiritual mentoring, to persons of all ages and backgrounds, including the disenfranchised, the incarcerated, and the alienated. 
         MPM 6100   Theological Reflection 1 cr.  To be taken simultaneously with one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Reflection upon the field experience in a seminar setting, analysis of how one is affected by and responds personally to its challenges, leading to deepened self-knowledge and discernment of the chaplaincy vocation. Prerequisites: admission to the Chaplaincy cognate and to a recognized CPE program; permission of the program director. 
         MPM 6160   Ecclesiology 3 cr.  Examination of the theology of church: its nature, founding, authority, scriptural foundations and background, its communal structure, sacramental nature, salvific purpose, relation to the Incarnation, Mary, and the Eucharist, and the role of the laity. Attention to the particular calling and responsibilities of those who minister in the church's name as members of the laity. 
         MPM 6240   Christology 3 cr.  An exploration of the person of Christ and his salvific mission, tracing the development of christological thought over the centuries, through the biblical materials, the work of theologians, conciliar decisions, modern and contemporary discussions, and ecumenical dialogue. 
         MPM 6550   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  An exploration of spiritual-psychological foundations of pastoral counseling and of the distinctive skills and techniques required for it. Analysis of issues typically encountered in pastoral ministry and of selected case studies. 
Hospice Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 5005   History and Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care (HSP*/NUR) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Examination of historical, religious, social, and cultural perspectives of serious illness and end of life care. Emphasis is on the evolution of the hospice and palliative care philosophy and how it is incorporated across the life cycle in various settings. Nursing students in AP Hospice and Palliative Care tracks register for 2 cr. All others register for 3 cr. Prerequisite or corequisite for nursing students: NUR 5010. 
      HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and Practice 3 cr.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5005. 
      HSP 6000   Advanced Holistic Palliative Care 3 cr.  Focus on comprehensive holistic palliative care for the terminally ill and their families. Examination of the interrelatedness between the various types of pain experienced by the dying patient and the impact on the family and hospice staff. Multidimensional aspects of pain are discussed in theoretical and practical perspectives. A research-based approach is used to synthesize palliative care within the hospice care delivery system. Prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 5005. 
      HSP 6010   Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care. 
      MPM Electives (8 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 5025   Contemporary Prophets: Their Lives and Their Message 2 cr.  Exploration, based on contemporary examples, of the conviction that men and women continue through time to witness to God’s word in human history and to call their societies to justice. Students examine their own particular calls to witness and justice in light of today’s challenges. 
         MPM 5060   The Pauline Letters 2 cr.  Examination of the thought of Paul and of the formative influence of the Pauline Letters upon the Christian tradition. A critical study of major themes in the Letters, especially as relevant to the understanding of discipleship, church, and ministry. 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5140   Christian Spiritualities 2 cr.  A study of the rich and diverse traditions of Christian spirituality; past and contemporary Christians whose lives have served to inspire and direct others to a greater love of God and neighbor. 
         MPM 5150   Leadership in Prayer and Worship 2 cr.  An overview of various forms of prayer and worship services as carried out in diverse settings and denominational/faith traditions. Knowledge and skills for preaching upon biblical texts and spiritual issues in appropriate contexts. Emphasis upon the practical skills needed for conducting services in pastoral situations as called for by one's ministry. 
         MPM 5440   Grief Ministry 2 cr.  Exploration of the role of those called to minister in various situations of loss and diminishment (illness, death, domestic/personal violation, relational or financial loss, criminal behavior, etc.) and in situations that involve cooperative collaboration with health care and law enforcement agencies. 
         MPM 5470   Sacraments 2 cr.  Overview of the sacraments, with an emphasis on contemporary sacramental theology. Focus on the pastoral and canonical aspects of the celebration of the sacraments, and on interdenominational differences in the above areas. 
         HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
         MPM 5510   Women and Ministry 2 cr.  The impact of women like Francis Cabrini, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Edith Stein, Teresa of Calcutta, Cicely Saunders, et. al. who by their commitment to others lived the mandate of love. Application of their contributions to contemporary challenges faced in ministry. 
         MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
         MPM 5750   Special Topics 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  Focus on specialized topics in pastoral ministry. Topics vary; may be repeated for credit with a new topic. 
         MPM 6010   Bioethics and Sexuality 2 cr.  Contemporary issues in bioethics and human sexuality, including health care dilemmas, the beginning and end of life, genetics, human experimentation, artificial reproduction, etc., examined in the light of ethical principles, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic/Christian teachings. 
         MPM 6020   Public Issues and Christian Morality 2 cr.  Study of the relationship between Christian ethics and daily life, following a review of major ethical themes: e.g., conscience, sin, Scripture and the moral life, natural law, authority, and fidelity. 
         MPM 6040   Ministerial Leadership 2 cr.  A study of diverse occasions and contexts in which one is called to minister to life’s journeys and passages: initiation, conscience formation, reconciliation, counseling/direction, and other forms of spiritual mentoring, to persons of all ages and backgrounds, including the disenfranchised, the incarcerated, and the alienated. 
         MPM 6100   Theological Reflection 1 cr.  To be taken simultaneously with one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Reflection upon the field experience in a seminar setting, analysis of how one is affected by and responds personally to its challenges, leading to deepened self-knowledge and discernment of the chaplaincy vocation. Prerequisites: admission to the Chaplaincy cognate and to a recognized CPE program; permission of the program director. 
         MPM 6160   Ecclesiology 3 cr.  Examination of the theology of church: its nature, founding, authority, scriptural foundations and background, its communal structure, sacramental nature, salvific purpose, relation to the Incarnation, Mary, and the Eucharist, and the role of the laity. Attention to the particular calling and responsibilities of those who minister in the church's name as members of the laity. 
         MPM 6240   Christology 3 cr.  An exploration of the person of Christ and his salvific mission, tracing the development of christological thought over the centuries, through the biblical materials, the work of theologians, conciliar decisions, modern and contemporary discussions, and ecumenical dialogue. 
         MPM 6550   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  An exploration of spiritual-psychological foundations of pastoral counseling and of the distinctive skills and techniques required for it. Analysis of issues typically encountered in pastoral ministry and of selected case studies. 
Pastoral Ministry Cognate    
   Cognate Requirements (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      MPM 5440   Grief Ministry 2 cr.  Exploration of the role of those called to minister in various situations of loss and diminishment (illness, death, domestic/personal violation, relational or financial loss, criminal behavior, etc.) and in situations that involve cooperative collaboration with health care and law enforcement agencies. 
      MPM Electives (18 cr. to be chosen)    
         MPM 5025   Contemporary Prophets: Their Lives and Their Message 2 cr.  Exploration, based on contemporary examples, of the conviction that men and women continue through time to witness to God’s word in human history and to call their societies to justice. Students examine their own particular calls to witness and justice in light of today’s challenges. 
         MPM 5060   The Pauline Letters 2 cr.  Examination of the thought of Paul and of the formative influence of the Pauline Letters upon the Christian tradition. A critical study of major themes in the Letters, especially as relevant to the understanding of discipleship, church, and ministry. 
         MPM 5125   Spirituality and Faith Development 2 cr.  Focus on the need for ongoing faith development throughout life; its importance in ministry. Study of practical examples of types of cross-cultural ministerial service through teaching, counseling, empathetic listening, liturgy, and prayer. 
         MPM 5140   Christian Spiritualities 2 cr.  A study of the rich and diverse traditions of Christian spirituality; past and contemporary Christians whose lives have served to inspire and direct others to a greater love of God and neighbor. 
         MPM 5150   Leadership in Prayer and Worship 2 cr.  An overview of various forms of prayer and worship services as carried out in diverse settings and denominational/faith traditions. Knowledge and skills for preaching upon biblical texts and spiritual issues in appropriate contexts. Emphasis upon the practical skills needed for conducting services in pastoral situations as called for by one's ministry. 
         MPM 5470   Sacraments 2 cr.  Overview of the sacraments, with an emphasis on contemporary sacramental theology. Focus on the pastoral and canonical aspects of the celebration of the sacraments, and on interdenominational differences in the above areas. 
         HSP 5500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Issues affecting delivery of appropriate pastoral care in Palliative/EOL situations. 
         MPM 5510   Women and Ministry 2 cr.  The impact of women like Francis Cabrini, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Edith Stein, Teresa of Calcutta, Cicely Saunders, et. al. who by their commitment to others lived the mandate of love. Application of their contributions to contemporary challenges faced in ministry. 
         MPM 5560   Pastoral Care Across Cultures 2 cr.  Practical preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Study of the impact of: culture and tradition on religious practices; language; the role of the sick/elderly and disenfranchised; gender, education, and economics. 
         MPM 5750   Special Topics 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  Focus on specialized topics in pastoral ministry. Topics vary; may be repeated for credit with a new topic. 
         MPM 6010   Bioethics and Sexuality 2 cr.  Contemporary issues in bioethics and human sexuality, including health care dilemmas, the beginning and end of life, genetics, human experimentation, artificial reproduction, etc., examined in the light of ethical principles, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic/Christian teachings. 
         MPM 6020   Public Issues and Christian Morality 2 cr.  Study of the relationship between Christian ethics and daily life, following a review of major ethical themes: e.g., conscience, sin, Scripture and the moral life, natural law, authority, and fidelity. 
         MPM 6040   Ministerial Leadership 2 cr.  A study of diverse occasions and contexts in which one is called to minister to life’s journeys and passages: initiation, conscience formation, reconciliation, counseling/direction, and other forms of spiritual mentoring, to persons of all ages and backgrounds, including the disenfranchised, the incarcerated, and the alienated. 
         MPM 6100   Theological Reflection 1 cr.  To be taken simultaneously with one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Reflection upon the field experience in a seminar setting, analysis of how one is affected by and responds personally to its challenges, leading to deepened self-knowledge and discernment of the chaplaincy vocation. Prerequisites: admission to the Chaplaincy cognate and to a recognized CPE program; permission of the program director. 
         MPM 6160   Ecclesiology 3 cr.  Examination of the theology of church: its nature, founding, authority, scriptural foundations and background, its communal structure, sacramental nature, salvific purpose, relation to the Incarnation, Mary, and the Eucharist, and the role of the laity. Attention to the particular calling and responsibilities of those who minister in the church's name as members of the laity. 
         MPM 6240   Christology 3 cr.  An exploration of the person of Christ and his salvific mission, tracing the development of christological thought over the centuries, through the biblical materials, the work of theologians, conciliar decisions, modern and contemporary discussions, and ecumenical dialogue. 
         MPM 6550   Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  An exploration of spiritual-psychological foundations of pastoral counseling and of the distinctive skills and techniques required for it. Analysis of issues typically encountered in pastoral ministry and of selected case studies. 
Prerequisite Sequence    
   Prerequisite Requirements    
      PHL 1010   Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr.  A study of the meaning of philosophy, basic philosophical concepts, terminology, methods, problems, systems, and schools. Core requirement for Pastoral Ministry majors and minors. Requirement for Religious Studies majors and minors. 
      RST 1500   Catholicism 3 cr.  Study of the doctrines, practices, and persons formed by and reflective of the Catholic tradition in history and the Vatican II ecumenical experience. 
      RST 2560/2570 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         RST 2560   Old Testament:Torah & Historical Writings 3 cr.  An in-depth study of the Hebrew Scriptures, from the Pentateuch to the historical writings, with special focus on major historical events that form the foundation of Judaism, and Old Testament theological themes of creation, election, exodus, covenant, exile, monotheism, and fidelity. 
         RST 2570   Old Testament: Prophets and Wisdom Literature 3 cr.  A study of the Books of the Prophets and the Wisdom and Deuterocanonical Literature, with an emphasis on their historical background, role in the development of Judaism, and theological significance. Particular focus on Old Testament themes of election, covenant, exile, monotheism, faithfulness, and justice. 
      RST 2580/2590 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         RST 2580   New Testament: The Four Gospels 3 cr.  A study of the historical development and foundations of the four Gospels, with special focus on themes and theological perspectives unique to each and on the distinctive approaches of the four evangelists to the life, message, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
         RST 2590   New Testament: Acts, Epistles & Revelation 3 cr.  A study of the development of the Christian Church in the first century A.D., of the epistles that reflect its unique concerns, and of the historical background, symbolism, and theology of the Book of Revelation. 
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