M.Div. with Women’s Studies Within the Seminary’s Master of Divinity program, a woman may concentrate in Women’s Studies in order to prepare for Christian ministries other than the pastorate. This track will prepare women for a wide variety of family, church and mission ministries: (1) in church staff and denominational ministries to women; (2) in evangelistic work; (3) in women’s conference ministries; (4) in advocacy work; (5) in teaching the Bible; (6) in addressing the practical, moral, and spiritual needs of women. The Master of Divinity with Women’s Studies requires the 60-hour M.Div. Foundational Core, 24 hours of Women’s Studies core and selective requirements, and 6 hours of free electives for a total of 90 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. Prior to registration each semester, students should meet with the Director of Women’s Studies to receive counsel and advice on track requirements. The Danvers Statement describes the perspective from which courses in the Women’s Studies track are taught.
Degree Requirements In addition to the M.Div. Core, students specializing in Women’s Studies must complete the following courses:
Women’s Studies Track Core Courses THE6520 Man and Woman in Biblical-Theological Perspective PMN5635 Women’s Ministry in Local Church PRS6200 Women & Communication ETH6550 Marriage & Family: Foundations BCO5501 Counseling Women PMN6590 Supervised Ministry Track Selectives: Select 6 hours from the following courses. BTI5200 Women and Biblical Interpretation PMN5631 Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife HIS6930 Women in Church History MIS6840 Women & Missions EVA6940 Women & Evangelism THE7940 Feminist Theology ETH7695 Ethics & Human Sexuality HIS6931 History of Feminism THE6510 Biblical Theology of Womanhood
24 18 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
The student is free to take any course as electives, but the above track selectives are offered for those with special interest in Women’s Studies.
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