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           Catalog 2018-2019

Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides
© 2018 Unification Theological Seminary

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susceptible, however, to unintended error and subject to changes or deletions without notification. Policies,
rules and regulations of the Seminary are on file in the Administrative offices.

The Unification Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status,
age or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, educational policies,
facilities, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs and
activities which it operates.
CONTENTS
Directory ................................................................................................ 4
Founders ................................................................................................. 5
Board of Trustees ................................................................................... 5
Administrative Staff ............................................................................... 5
President's Message ............................................................................... 5
Faculty ................................................................................................... 6
Profile of UTS ........................................................................................ 6
Mission Statement .................................................................................. 7
Accreditation .......................................................................................... 7
History ................................................................................................... 7
Facilities and Resources ......................................................................... 8
Financial Information ............................................................................. 9
Financial Aid ........................................................................................ 10
Institutes at UTS .................................................................................. 12
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Academic Calendar 2018-2019 ............................................................ 14
Academic Programs ............................................................................. 15
     Master of Religious Education Program ....................................... 15
     Master of Arts In Religious Studies Program ............................... 17
     Master of Divinity Program .......................................................... 18
     Field Education ............................................................................. 19
     Combined Degrees ........................................................................ 19
     Doctor of Ministry Program.......................................................... 20
     Distance Learning ......................................................................... 20
     Certificate Programs ..................................................................... 21
     Continuing Education ................................................................... 21
Admissions ........................................................................................... 21
Admission to the Doctor of Ministry Program..................................... 22
Academic Policies and Procedures ...................................................... 23
Community Life and Spiritual Formation ............................................ 27
Student Services ................................................................................... 29
Course Listings .................................................................................... 30
     Scriptural Studies .......................................................................... 30
     Living Traditions .......................................................................... 31
     Theology and Philosophy ............................................................. 33
     Religious Education ...................................................................... 35
     Ministry......................................................................................... 38
     Doctor of Ministry Courses .......................................................... 41
     Pastoral Ministry ........................................................................... 43
     Management.................................................................................. 45
     Theological Languages ................................................................. 46
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Undergraduate Program Notification ................................................... 48
INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.......................................... 50
Discrimination and Harassment Policy ................................................ 50
UTS FERPA Policy ............................................................................. 51
Social Media and Technology Use Policy ........................................... 53
DIRECTORY                           Academic Dean
                                    Phone: (212) 563-6647 x101
INSTITUTIONAL WEBSITE               Fax: (212) 563-6431
                                    Email: k.noda@uts.edu
www.uts.edu
                                    Vice-President
                                    Phone: (845) 752-3000 x235
UTS Main Campus
                                    Fax: (845) 752-3014
30 Seminary Drive                   Email: mm@uts.edu
Barrytown, NY 12507
                                    Registrar
President                           Phone: (212) 563-6647 x103
Phone: (203) 260-6801               Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (845) 752-3014                 Email: registrar@uts.edu
Email: h.spurgin@uts.edu
                                    Library
Academic Dean                       Phone: (212) 563-6647 x106
Phone: (845) 752-3000 x244          Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (845) 752-3014                 Email: r.wagner@uts.edu
Email: k.noda@uts.edu
                                    Finance Office
Vice-President for Administration   Phone: (212) 563-6647 x109
Phone: (845) 752-3000 x227          Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (845) 758-2156                 Email: finance.office@uts.edu
Email: mm@uts.edu
                                    Admissions and Financial Aid
Finance Office                      Phone: (212) 563-6647 x105
Phone: (845) 752-3000 x250          Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (845) 758-2156                 Email: h.christopher@uts.edu
Email: finance.office@uts.edu
                                    Recruitment
Registrar                           Phone: (718) 690-4988
Phone: (845) 752-3000 x225          Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (845) 752-3014                 Email: j.theriot@uts.edu
Email: registrar@uts.edu
                                    Director of Student Life
Admissions and Financial Aid        Phone: (347) 595-5428
Phone: (212) 563-6647 x105          Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax: (212) 563-6431                 Email : d.kone@uts.edu
Email: h.christopher@uts.edu
                                    Chaplain
Security Office                     Phone: (212) 563-6647 x113
Phone: (845) 594-8964               Fax: (212) 563-6431
Fax : (845) 758-2156                Email : jacobdavid835@yahoo.com
Email: i.tsumagari@uts.edu

                                    Maryland Extension Site
New York City Extension Center
                                    9135 Piscataway Rd. Ste 410
4 West 43rd Street                  Clinton, MD 20735
New York, NY 10036
                                    Director of Maryland Extension Site
President                           Phone: (240) 244-1125
Phone: (203) 260-6801               Fax: (240) 348-7861
Fax: (212) 563-6431                 Email: k.winings@uts.edu
Email: h.spurgin@uts.edu

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FOUNDERS                                    generation who will provide leadership       inter-religious cooperation worldwide
                                            in a troubled world.                         and pass on a legacy of love, peace and
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and                    The value of UTS will be measured         hope to future generations.
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon                         by how effective our seminary has been          We are in the midst of fundamental
                                            in providing tools for your success in       changes in theological education. A
                                            ministry,      professional      life and    seminary no longer consists of hallowed
BOARD OF TRUSTEES                           interpersonal relationships. During your     halls     where      students    separate
                                            studies, you will learn that the path to     themselves from the world, commune
Franco Famularo        Chair
                                            personal integrity consists of practicing    with God, study Holy Scripture, and
Christine Hempowicz Secretary
                                            what the founders of our seminary call       prepare to share our knowledge and
David J. Billings, III
                                            “true love,” which means forming a           insights with congregants.
Richard Buessing                            meaningful relationship with God and            We are called to serve, as well as to
Crescentia deGoede                          all people.                                  pray and study. A UTS education has
Dan Fefferman                                  By manifesting “true love”, we can        been designed to help you apply divine
Michael Jenkins                             help to create mutual respect,               principles in the everyday life of those
Ki Hoon Kim                                 compassion, peace and harmony, so that       around you. UTS has sought to prepare
Ernest Patton                               the world may become “one family             you to address the issues that we face in
Hugh D. Spurgin                             under God.” We hope that our students        the real world.
Thomas Ward                                 will become leaders who will work to            UTS is an interfaith seminary. UTS
                                            bring that ideal into reality.               stands on Judeo-Christian roots ready to
Trustees Emeriti:                              UTS graduates are the light of the        embrace all faiths and all people. The
Mose Durst                                  world. They are the physicians who care      hope is that UTS alumni(ae) will take
                                            for those who are sick – spiritually and     the lead and light the path for your
                                            physically. Through them, God seeks to       fellow human beings. Through them,
ADMINISTRATIVE                              realize His will on earth. UTS               God wants to bless the world as His
                                            alumni(ae) are ready to be the people        dwelling place. They are God’s
STAFF                                       through whom others can know, receive        representatives on earth.
Hugh D. Spurgin   President                 and understand the love, truth and heart        Today’s technology liberates our
Michael Mickler   Vice-President            of God. That is the vision of our            seminary. UTS is an entrepreneurial,
Keisuke Noda      Academic Dean             founders.                                    urban seminary offering courses in New
Robin Graham      Director of                  On July 1, 1977, at the first annual      York City and worldwide through UTS-
                  Advancement and           commencement, our founder the Rev.           Online
                  Enrollment                Moon called it “a day for laying a              There are challenges to this method of
                  Management                momentous milestone in God’s history         education, but distance learning is the
Kathy Winings     Director of Maryland      of restoration.” The mission of our          wave of the future. In the 1990s, our
                  Extension Site            alumni (ae) is to carry on UTS’s             founder indicated that technology has
                  Director of the D. Min.   tradition “to bridge religious and           leveled the playing field of education.
                  Program                   cultural divides.” We are the                The Internet allows young students
Ute Delaney       Registrar                 representatives of God who are destined      worldwide to participate in our rich, on-
Frank Zochol      Director of Finances      to spread the gospel of love, truth and      site learning community here in the
Jacob David       Director of Field         peace to people throughout the world.        world’s greatest city.
                  Education and                After the passing of Rev. Moon, Dr.          We are encouraged by the worldwide
                   Chaplain                 HakJa Han Moon, our co-founder, has          response to UTS Online. We are
Henry Christopher Director of               been providing strong and inspired           inspired that our distance learning
                  Admissions and            leadership. She is asking UTS to raise       courses have resulted in breakthroughs
                  Financial Aid Officer     up a new generation of spiritual leaders     for students worldwide.
Drissa Kone       Director of Student       and to instill in them the motivation and       But we go forward with our eyes
                  Life                      skills to serve God and humanity.            open. The advantages of an online
Robert Pumphrey Director of                    UTS continues on the path of guiding      education are obvious. However, these
                  Information               future leaders in a multi-cultural, multi-   benefits do not instantly make us perfect
                  Technology                faith world. At UTS, we are pursuing         pastors and counselors. To balance high
Robert Wagner     Librarian                 interfaith peacebuilding and education       tech     intoxication,    we    need    a
Carl Verderber    Facilities Supervisor     for students of all faith traditions.        compassionate heart of love for our
                                               The mission of our graduates is to        neighbors and to seek to bring the love
                                            contribute to peace on earth by              of God into the lives of everyone.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE                         educating a new generation of leaders to        May God’s blessing be with you.
                                            be people of high moral character who
  The mission of UTS is to provide a        practice goodwill and service to others.     Hugh D. Spurgin, Ph.D.
quality theological education for a new     The goal is for our alumni to expand         President

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FACULTY                                   M.A., Virginia Commonwealth                 Ministry
                                          University                                  Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Regular Faculty                           M.A., University of Salamanca
                                                                                      Drissa Kone
Jacob David
                                          Chris Antal                                 Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
Assistant Professor of Ministry and
                                          Lecturer in Ministry                        D.Min., Unification Theological
Homiletics
                                          M.A., Yonsei University                     Seminary
Ph.D., Drew University
                                          M.Div., Unification Theological
                                          Seminary                                    Lillian Miles
Michael L. Mickler
Professor of Church History                                                           Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union         Mark P. Barry                               Ministry
                                          Adjunct Assistant Professor of              D.Min., United Theological Seminary
Keisuke Noda                              Management
Professor of Philosophy                   M.A., Georgetown University                 Charles Thomas Phillips
Ph.D., New School for Social Research     Ph.D., University of Virginia               Adjunct Assistant Professor of
                                                                                      Management
Andrew Wilson                             Charles Burt                                Ph.D., Moscow State University
Professor of Scriptural Studies           Adjunct Assistant Professor of
Ph.D., Harvard University                 Management                                  Drew K. Ross
                                          Ed.D., Argosy University                    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology
Kathy Winings                                                                         D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary
Professor of Religious Education and      Victor Cadette
Ministry                                  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry     M. Salih Sayilgan
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia         D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological         Adjunct Assistant Professor of Islamic
University                                Seminary                                    and Interreligious Studies
                                                                                      Ph.D., The Catholic University of
Faculty Emeriti                           Demetrius Carolina                          America
Joseph McMahon                            Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry
Professor of Education and Philosophy,    Ed.D., University of Phoenix                William Selig
Emeritus                                                                              Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral
                                          Charles Chesnavage                          Ministry
Ph.D., St. John's University
                                          Adjunct Assistant Professor of              D.Min., Unification Theological
                                          Religious Education                         Seminary
Affiliate Faculty                         Ph.D., Fordham University
Ronald Brown                                                                          Jennifer Tanabe
Adjunct Associate Professor of World      Betty Clark                                 Adjunct Assistant Professor of
Religions                                 Adjunct Assistant Professor of              Educational Assessment
Ph.D., University of Geneva               Counseling and Ministry                     Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
                                          D.Min. and M.Div., Erskine Theological
Jo Anne Hickman                           Seminary                                    Terrance Tarver
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Church                                                 Adjunct Assistant Professor of African
History                                   Ute Delaney                                 American Studies
D.Min., New York Theological Seminary     Lecturer in New Testament Greek             Ph.D., Howard University
                                          M.R.E., Unification Theological
Luonne Abram Rouse                        Seminary                                    Robert Wagner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry                                               Lecturer in Information Literacy
D.Min., Lutheran Theological Seminary                                                 M.A., SUNY Stony Brook
                                          Tyler O. Hendricks
                                                                                      M.L.S., CUNY Queens College
                                          Adjunct Associate Professor of Ministry
Theodore T. Shimmyo                       Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology                                               Lynn Walsh
Ph.D., Drew University                                                                Lecturer in Family Counseling
                                          John Paul James
                                                                                      M.S.W., Fordham University
                                          Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry
Adjunct Faculty                           D.Min., Unification Theological
                                                                                      Lester Williams
Shair Abdul-Mani                          Seminary
                                                                                      Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religious
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Islamic                                                Education
Studies                                   Frank Kaufmann
                                                                                      D.Min., Drew University
S.T.B., Seminary of the Two Martyrs       Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interfaith

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PROFILE OF UTS                                array of missions around the world in       December 1971, Reverend Moon
                                              the church, as well as careers in           initiated plans for the establishment of
   Founded in 1975 by Reverend and            interfaith organizations, social service    his young church’s first theological
Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, the Unification          agencies,      educational     contexts,    seminary. For this purpose, in 1974 the
Theological Seminary (UTS) offers             journalism, law, medicine, politics and     church purchased the campus of St.
education for ministry and professional       business.                                   Joseph’s Normal Institute, a Christian
life. It confers five accredited graduate                                                 Brothers boarding school located in the
and undergraduate degrees: Doctor of                                                      Hudson Valley that had recently closed.
Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of       MISSION STATEMENT                           Dr. David S. C. Kim was appointed to
Religious Education, Master of Arts in                                                    establish the Seminary and lead it as its
                                                 The      Unification      Theological
Religious Studies, and Bachelor of Arts                                                   first president. President Kim assembled
                                              Seminary offers educational programs
in World Religions and Philosophy. The                                                    a faculty and staff, and on September
Barrytown campus is located 90 miles          in an interfaith context, which cultivate
                                                                                          20, 1975 UTS welcomed the first class
north of New York City on 250 acres of        the heart, mind and spirit; bridge
                                                                                          of 56 students, who enrolled in a two
                                              religious and cultural divides; promote
scenic land overlooking the Hudson                                                        year Religious Education Program. In
                                              leadership, service and engagement with
River. It is a spiritual community with a                                                 1980 the Seminary added a three year
                                              the world; and provide tools for success
strong tradition of piety. Barrytown’s                                                    Divinity Program to better prepare
                                              in ministry and professional life. UTS
extensive grounds are conducive to                                                        students for ministerial leadership.
prayer and reflection.                        is committed to the Unification vision
                                                                                             Over its first years, Reverend Moon
   In addition, UTS serves a broad            of one global family under God.
                                                                                          often visited the campus, sharing with
spectrum of denominations through the                                                     students in the classroom or on long
New York City and Clinton, MD                                                             walks around the 250 acre campus. He
campuses.       Located      in   midtown
                                              ACCREDITATION                               initiated a tradition of fishing in the
Manhattan, the New York City location           The       Unification     Theological     Hudson River, personally showing the
draws students from the New York              Seminary is accredited by the Middle        students how to prepare fishing nets,
metropolitan area including New Jersey        States    Commission      on     Higher     and guided the creation of a soccer field
and Connecticut. The Clinton campus,          Education,     3624     Market    Street,   and scenic pond.
located minutes from the nation’s             Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-              Reflecting       Reverend      Moon’s
capital, draws students from Virginia,        5000) The Middle States Commission          commitment to bring unity to the whole
Maryland and the District of Columbia.        on Higher Education is an institutional     human family, interreligious encounters
   Interreligious and ecumenical fellow-      accrediting agency recognized by the        have been a central component of the
ship has been a central component of          U.S. Secretary of Education and the         school’s history and vision. UTS’s first
the seminary's history and vision.            Council     for    Higher      Education    faculty, rich in its own diversity,
Numerous scholars and religious leaders       Accreditation.                              encompassed the breadth of the Judeo-
from a wide range of religious                  Academic degree programs of the           Christian tradition, hailing from
backgrounds encountered Unification           Seminary are registered by the New          Methodist, Reformed, Roman Catholic,
theology for the first time by participat-    York State Education Department at the      Greek Orthodox and Jewish faiths.
ing in its ecumenical conferences. In         Office of Higher Education and the          Ecumenical conferences, originating in
working with people of all faiths, UTS        Professions Cultural Education Center,      February 1977, attracted scholars and
is able to bridge religious and cultural      Room 5B28, Albany, New York 12230,          religious leaders from a wide range of
divides to promote a sustainable peace        (518) 474-5851:                             denominational backgrounds. Published
based on universal spiritual principles.                                                  transcripts of these conferences offered
   UTS educates men and women of all          Religious Studies -HEGIS 2301.00            insights into the emergence of a new
denominations to be effective leaders                 Certificates in Unification         Christian vision and its encounter with
who live and communicate the love and                 Leadership,       Ecumenical        traditional     churches     and     their
truth of God. Religious education,                    Leadership, and Nonprofit           theologies.
pastoral counseling and internship pro-               Leadership and Grantwriting,           The roster of distinguished scholars
grams provide opportunities for                       M.Div., M.A. and D.Min.;            who visited UTS in the late 1970s and
practical training in skills needed for the   Religious Education - HEGIS 2304.00         early 1980s for programs included:
ministry. The Doctor of Ministry                      M.R.E.;                             Harvey Cox of Harvard University,
Program is a non-residential advanced         Philosophy and Religion - HEGIS             Lonnie Kleiver of Southern Methodist
degree program designed for active            1599.10                                     University, Jewish theologian Richard
ministers, which gives them the                       B.A. in World Religions and         Rubenstein,       Martin     Rumscheidt,
opportunity to reflect on their                       Philosophy.                         President of the Karl Barth Society,
ministries, expand their ministerial                                                      Father John Meehen, President of
skills, and enhance their personal                                                        Maryknoll Seminary, religious educator
theological and spiritual development.        HISTORY                                     James Michael Lee, biblical scholar
   The seminary’s more than sixteen                                                       Simon De Vries of the Methodist
                                                Less than three years after he began
hundred graduates serve in a broad                                                        Theological School, psychologist Albert
                                              his ministry in the United States in

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Ellis, folklorist Morton Smith from        internships, prepared more than thirty     a gift by John D. Rockefeller. At its
Columbia University, Augustine scholar     missionaries for service in South          center stands the Chapel, the center of
Ernest Fortin from Boston College,         America, inaugurated The Journal for       the seminary’s spiritual life. As
Theodor Gaster from Barnard College,       Unification Studies (1997-), and           remodeled by the Christian Brothers in
church historian Robert Handy from         attained regional accreditation            1965, the chapel was cited by The
Union Theological Seminary, National          Dr. Tyler Owen Hendricks, president     Catholic Encyclopedia as a model of
Review editor William Rusher, Buddhist     of the Unification Church of America       post-Vatican II architecture. Today it
scholar David Kalupahana from the          from 1995-2000 and a member of the         houses banners created by artist Norman
University of Hawaii, Islamic scholar      UTS class of 1978, became the school’s     Laliberté that were commissioned for
and martyr Isma’il al-Faruqi from          third president in May of 2000. Under      the 1985 Assembly of the World’s
Temple University, the Hassidic singing    his tenure, UTS gave new emphasis to       Religions.
rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, and many          strengthening professional skills for         The main building houses classrooms,
more.                                      ministry and renewed its commitment to     the library, the dining hall, five large
   Building on these early conferences,    educate students from all churches. To     dormitories and a gymnasium, arranged
interfaith initiatives were organized at   this end, in September 2000 UTS            in four wings around the central Chapel.
UTS, including the Global Congress of      established an Extension Center in New     Also located here are administrative and
the World’s Religions (1977) and the       York City, with an interdenominational     faculty offices, group study areas, the
Youth Seminar on the World’s               faculty and staff serving students of      student lounge, a small chapel,
Religions (1982). The most important of    diverse denominations. UTS obtained        recreation rooms, and rooms for single
these was the New Ecumenical               approval for its Doctor of Ministry        students and staff. There are limited
Research Association (New ERA),            program, inaugurated in 2006, and a        accommodations for married students,
begun in 1979 and guided by then UTS       M.A. in Religious Studies, begun in        staff and guests.
librarian John Maniatis. New ERA           2009.                                         The Barrytown Conference Center
developed as an interfaith community of       In June 2010, Dr. Richard A. Panzer,    occupies the northwest wing of the
theologians, guided by an interfaith       a graduate of the UTS class of 1979,       Main Building. Its facilities include an
board. Its conferences brought together    became the fourth President of UTS.        auditorium which seats over 400, a
hundreds of religious scholars for wide-   Under his leadership, the Seminary         lecture hall which seats over 100, a
ranging discussions and to study           began development of an undergraduate      separate dining area, offices, two dorms
Unification theology. For many, these      program that was approved in 2013 by       and several guestrooms.
conferences were catalysts for their own   NYSED, but is currently not taking
creative advances in ecumenical            applications. UTS began its Applied        Massena House
thinking. Out of New ERA arose several     Unificationism blog in 2013 and a             The Massena House is a historical
independent interfaith organizations       Clinton, Maryland Instructional Site in    landmark. The original building was
based in New York City, among them         2014 focused on expanding ministry         constructed in 1796 by Major John
the Religious Youth Service (1986) and     opportunities through a collaborative      Livingston, a Revolutionary War
the Universal Peace Federation (2001).     relationship with Total You Integrative    officer. Theodore Roosevelt visited in
These organizations continue to play       Medical Center.                            the summer of 1868 as a young boy, and
significant roles in the world as             In May 2015 Dr. Hugh D. Spurgin, a      it was here, hiking about the property,
catalysts for peace and interreligious     graduate of the first class in 1977,       that he began his famous collection of
harmony.                                   became the fifth UTS President. Under      insects and animals that would become
   In 1986 the Seminary received a         his tenure, UTS observed the 40th year     the nucleus of the American Museum of
provisional charter from the State of      from its founding, reaffirmed its          Natural History. After a fire destroyed
New York, and on January 17, 1990 it       regional accreditation by the Middle       the mansion in 1885, the present
was granted its Absolute Charter. On       States     Commission       on   Higher    Massena House was constructed on the
November 21, 1996 the Seminary was         Education, increased enrollment in its     site.
granted initial accreditation by Middle    graduate programs, strengthened its
States     Commission       of    Higher   relationship with its sponsoring church,
                                                                                      Grounds
Education. This accreditation was          placed greater emphasis on its website
reaffirmed in 2003, 2010, and 2016.        and social media, and began an online         UTS sits on 250 bucolic acres over-
   With the retirement of President Kim    learning initiative.                       looking the Hudson River with a view
in May 1994, Dr. Theodore Shimmyo,                                                    of the Catskills. Its grounds include a
Associate Professor of Theology and a                                                 number of smaller houses and out-
graduate of the UTS class of 1977,         FACILITIES AND                             buildings.
became the school’s second president.                                                    Hiking trails wind through forests,
                                           RESOURCES                                  fields, along a pond and down to the
The themes of his administration were
leadership development and the attitude                                               lagoon at the southernmost end of
                                           Barrytown                                  Tivoli Bay, where in 1978 Reverend
of faithful attendance to God. Under his
tenure UTS strengthened its field            The main building for the Barrytown      Moon led the students in memorable
education program by instituting           campus was completed in 1930 through       expeditions fishing for carp.

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An eleven-circuit Labyrinth and           appropriately. Located near the heart of   and staff can access the online services
Peace Garden that is open to the public     the seat of government for the United      and electronic materials of all three
can also be found on the property.          States, also known as “the beltway”, the   New York Public Libraries.
                                            campus is accessible for students living     Patrons can also utilize the full-text,
New York City                               in the Maryland, District of Columbia,     scholarly journals through ProQuest-in-
  Located in the heart of Manhattan, the    and Virginia region. This area is also     Religion, an online database, and
New York City campus was founded as         home to one of the largest UTS alumni      EBSCO ebook collection from their
a commuter-based campus with an             communities.                               personal computers or terminals
ecumenically rich and diverse student          The Maryland campus was developed       available in the library.
body. Representing Lutheran, Catholic,      out of a need for students to enter the      Students have access to online
Evangelical and African-American            ministerial and religious education        bibliographic citations and LibGuide
denominational backgrounds, many of         fields equipped with the necessary         course resources. The UTS Library also
the students already have pastorates and    knowledge and practical experiences        offers individualized research support to
are seeking their academic credentials.     that enable them to provide a more         students. And, to further serve the needs
Others are exploring the possibility of a   holistic ministerial and educational       of our patrons, the UTS Library offers
new career in the ministry. Still others    approach within their churches and faith   extended hours during Exam Weeks.
are looking to enhance their current        communities. The Maryland campus is
vocations with a theological/ spiritual     unique and its program of study            Security
understanding that affirms them             integrates the study of Ministry,             UTS maintains campus security on
personally       and    enriches    them    Religious Education and Theological        the main campus through a schedule of
professionally. The Extension Center        Studies with today's advances in           closing hours and a night patrol. The
offers exciting and enriching field         Neuroscience,      Counseling        and   campus buildings meet local fire-safety
education       opportunities    in   the   Psychology, and Entrepreneurship.          codes, and there are regular fire
international, interfaith, and social       Students also have the opportunity to      inspections and fire drills. No crimes or
ministry arenas. Because of the unique      expand the boundaries of ministry          instances of sexual harassment were
opportunities presented by ministry in      through the inclusion of holistic health   reported on either the Barrytown
the metropolitan area, the Seminary         and healing, nutrition, health IT and      campus or the Extension Center campus
offers a number of courses that are         business and professional certification    in the 2016-17 academic year.
particularly relevant to students in an     options - all of which provide students
urban context.                              with vital additional skills to be
  The Seminary partners with the            effective in today's multidisciplinary     FINANCIAL
American          Clergy      Leadership    workforce.
                                                                                       INFORMATION
Conference (ACLC) to sponsor prayer
breakfasts and other clergy-based           Library
                                                                                       Estimated Expenses
programs. UTS works also with the              The UTS Libraries maintain a
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the             collection of approximately 157,000           To facilitate adjustment to seminary
Baha'i Community, the New Synagogue         titles (57,000 volumes), which include     life, it is recommended that entering
of NYC, and the International Gurukula      books, ebooks audio and video media,       students carefully anticipate tuition,
Community as part of its commitment         and periodicals.                           fees, basic living expenses and moving
to interfaith dialogue and understanding.      The UTS Information Commons is          costs, and make provision in advance
                                            located in the Seminary Library (NYC       for these financial obligations.
Maryland                                    Extension).      Patrons    can   avail       Total cost for students attending the
                                            themselves to computer workstations        Seminary will vary according to
  The Maryland Campus of the                                                           personal needs.
Unification Theological Seminary,           and ChromeBooks to conduct personal
classified as an additional location by     and academic research, engage in group
                                            projects and participate in Information    Cost of Attendance
the Middle States Association of Higher
Education, is situated in the southern      Literacy workshops.                        Doctor of Ministry Program
part of Prince George's County                 Students at the NYC campus are able
                                            to access over 50,000 books at the                      One Semester Full Year
Maryland in Clinton, Maryland. It is                                                   Tuition & Fees* $3,805 ....... $7,610
housed in a Mind/Body Integrative           Barrytown       campus    through    an
                                            interlibrary loan process. New York        Room & Board (off campus)
Medical Arts facility, which provides                                                                     8,615 ....... 17,230
UTS students with a unique and most         City is home to some of the best public
                                            and private libraries in the world. As     Room & Board (on campus)
effective opportunity to learn and gain                                                                     800 ......... 1,600
unique skills for their ministerial and     such, UTS students can utilize the
                                            resources of seminary libraries in the     Books/Supplies       800 ........ 1,600
theological vocations. Students are able                                               Transportation       675 ........ 1,350
to register for internships in holistic     New York area through our membership
                                            in the New York Area Theological           Loan Fees            109 ........... 218
counseling and in helping people learn                                                 Personal/Misc.       875 ........ 1,750
and live more effectively and               Library Association (NYATLA) and
                                            WALDO. Likewise, faculty, students         TOTAL            $15,679 .... $31,358

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*Based on 7 credits per semester @                             Late Registration Fee ................... 70.00       Some local and national churches have
$525 per credit                                                plus $15 per day after the first day of               set up generous scholarship programs
Master Programs                                                classes                                               that completely fund students’ seminary
                                                               Readmission Fee ....................... 70.00         education.
Tuition & Fees** $4,855 .... $9,710                            Replacement of Student ID ............. 5.00            Forms and information are available
Room & Board (off campus)                                                                                            through the Admissions Office.
                   8,615 ..... 17,230                          Room and Board
Books/Supplies      800 ........ 1,600                                                                               Types of Financial Aid
                                                               D.Min. Intensive Meals ............. 360.00
Transportation       675 ....... 1,350                                                                                  Financing a college education is a
                                                               D.Min. Intensive Room, single
Loan Fees            109 .......... 218                                                                              challenge       for     many       families.
Personal/Misc.       875 ........ 1,750                        occupancy .................................. 440.00
                                                               D.Min. Intensive Room, double                         Recognizing the cost of an education,
TOTAL           $15,929 ..... $31,858                                                                                students should consider the total cost
** Based on 9 credits per semester @                           occupancy .................................. 340.00
                                                                                                                     of their education and not just the costs
$525 per credit                                                                                                      of the initial year. Besides the usual
                                                               Deferred Payment Plan
                                                                                                                     sources—family assistance, personal
Tuition and Fees                                                  Students must pay at least 25% of                  savings, and summer earnings—there
                                                               their tuition at registration. All other              exists a variety of ways to pay college
Tuition Graduate and Doctoral                                  Seminary fees must be paid in full at
Programs                                                                                                             costs. These are generally referred to as
                                                               time of registration, including any past              student financial aid. They consist of
Tuition per credit per semester .. $525.00                     due balances. The remaining 67% of                    scholarships, grants, loans, and earnings
(including Dissertation Project credits)                       deferred tuition must be paid in three                from part-time work while in school.
Non-credit continuing education,                               equal installments the 3 months                         Loans and scholarships are available
tuition per class hour ................... 165.00              following the first day of classes. A fee             at UTS. Most of these forms of financial
Audit fee per credit ..................... 125.00              is assessed for choosing this option. A               aid are based on need and are
Continuing Thesis or Project                                   late fee of $35.00 will be assessed per               determined by the FAFSA. The amount
Enrollment, per semester ............ 150.00                   missed installment. Students will not be              of the aid offered is determined by
Continuing Dissertation Enrollment,                            allowed to register if there is a balance             calculations from the Department of
starting with the 5th year of the program,                     on their account.                                     Education. Scholarship monies are
per semester................................. 200.00                                                                 awarded by the graduate Financial Aid
                                                               Refunds                                               Committee.
Tuition for Field Education taken during
the summer or winter breaks will be                              Students officially withdrawing from                Please keep in mind:
allotted according to the term in which                        courses up until the end of the first                 • All Federal financial aid rules and
                                                               week of classes are entitled to a                          regulations are set out by the
it is registered.
                                                               complete refund of tuition. Those                          Department of Education. These
                                                               withdrawing from the second week                           are federal laws and regulations
Registration Fees Graduate and
                                                               through the end of the seventh week of                     that the UTS Office of Financial
Doctoral Programs
                                                               the term may receive a 50 percent                          Aid is required to follow.
Full-time Students (9 or more credits                          refund of tuition. No refund will be                  • UTS does not discriminate on the
Masters, 7 or more credits Doctoral)                           given to students who withdraw after                       basis of race, color, national origin,
Registration ............................ $ 130.00             the end of the seventh week of the term.                   religion, age, or disability.
                                                               A student is responsible to pay whatever
Part-time Students (fewer than 9 credits
                                                               balance remains after withdrawing.                    Scholarships
Masters, fewer than 7 credits Doctoral)
                                                                 All fees are non-refundable.
Registration ............................. $ 105.00                                                                    Different partial tuition scholarships
                                                                                                                     are available to qualified applicants.
Other Fees                                                     FINANCIAL AID                                         Scholarships are reviewed annually.
Student Activity Fee (NY Extension                                                                                   Ecumenical Scholarship
Center students only).................. $ 30.00                   The      Unification    Theological
                                                               Seminary is committed to helping                         This scholarship offers a 25%
Application Fee ............................ 30.00
                                                               eligible students meet their financial                discount of tuition costs for students
Graduation and Binding Fee ..... 100.00
                                                               needs. Through scholarships and grants,               enrolled in any Master’s Program.
Transcript Fee ........................... 10.00
                                                               the Seminary seeks to alleviate the
Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee (Master)                        financial burden of both domestic and                 President’s Scholarship
...................................................... 40.00   international    students.   However,                  This special scholarship is for students
Deferred Payment Plan (full-time)                              funding for these programs is limited,                who cannot access federal financial aid.
..................................................... 150.00   and they provide only partial coverage
Deferred Payment Plan (part-time) 70.00                        of the expenses incurred at UTS.                      Federal Direct Loan Program
Late Payment Fee, per missed                                   Students are therefore encouraged to                    The Federal Direct Loan program
installment ................................... 35.00          seek other sources of funding first.                  assists students who are enrolled at least

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half-time (six credit hours per term) in            on Entrance Counseling and              after the certification process begins.
borrowing directly from the U.S.                    Complete your Master Promissory            Please note, there is a processing
Department of Education. The loans are              Note (MPN). Both are listed on the      time for all funds that come into UTS.
insured by the federal government.                  webpage       after    signing    in.   UTS will have your funds on your
                                                    Returning students: Go to               ledger within 3 days of receiving the
Stafford Direct Loans - Unsubsidized                www.studentloans.gov and check          funds from the DOE. Students will be
Loans                                               to see if your MPN needs to be          notified by the Financial Aid Office
   Graduate students in the UTS                     updated.                                when to come to receive their loan.
programs can apply for the unsubsidized        3. It takes about a week for the
Federal Direct Student Loan program.                information to be sent to the UTS       Satisfactory Academic Progress
These loans have a set low interest rate            Financial Aid Office so that a          for Financial Aid
of 3.76%, they do begin to accrue                   student’s eligibility for a federal        Federal Regulations require all UTS
interest from the day they are released             loan can be determined, and how         students maintain good progress toward
from the lender. The student must select            much you can receive for the new        receiving a degree in order to continue
one of the following two options: to                academic year.                          to have eligibility for Title IV financial
begin making interest payments on the          4. Contact the UTS Financial Aid             aid programs. All semesters will be
loan immediately or to allow the DOE                Office for information about an         counted toward this progress regardless
to capitalize the interest due, resulting in        unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan,       if the student did not receive aid in a
a larger loan repayment                             your eligibility for a loan, and the    prior semester.
                                                    amount you want to borrow.                 According to Federal Regulations
To receive federal aid administered            5. Manhattan: 212-563-6647 ext. 105
through the UTS Office of Financial                                                         there are three main measurements
                                                    Maryland: 240-244-1125                  reviewed at the end of each semester.
Aid, you must:                                      Email: Henry Christopher at             See the UTS Financial Aid Handbook
1. Be admitted to a degree seeking                  h.christopher@uts.edu                   for more detailed information.
    program at UTS.                            6. The Financial Aid Office will then
2. Effective July1, 2012, new students              create an Award Letter for you to       GPA
    who enroll for the first time after             sign, showing the cost of                  Graduate      program     graduation
    July 1, 2012 must have a high                   attendance for the year and the         requires a minimum of a 2.5
    school diploma, GED or equivalent               amount of the loan which you want       cumulative grade point average. To
    to receive federal student aid.                 to borrow.                              continue studies at UTS, graduate
3. Be a citizen, permanent resident of           It generally takes about a week for the    students must maintain a 2.5
    the United States, or other eligible       loan to be processed through the Federal     cumulative grade point average
    non-citizen.                               government. The UTS Bursar will credit       starting at 12 cumulative credit hours.
4. Maintain satisfactory academic              your account with your loan amount,
    progress (SAP) according to SAP            deduct the UTS costs, and issue you a        Pass Rate
    policy for financial aid recipients.       check for any remaining amount.                 Completion Rate: Students must
5. Be in compliance with Selective                                                          complete at least 67% of all credits
    Service Registration to receive            Loan Disbursement and Processing
                                               Policy                                       attempted. Credits attempted include
    federal funded student aid.                                                             transfer credits, withdrawals, “F” and
6. Be enrolled at least half-time (6           1.   FA Solutions Originates and             “I” grades.
    credits) for federal and state funded
                                                    Disburses Funds:
    financial aid programs.                                                                 Maximum Time Frame
7. Resolve any drug conviction issues.            A private company hired by UTS
                                               handles all student Federal loans,              Students need to complete their
8. Not owe a refund to any federal                                                          degree within a maximum timeframe,
    grant or loan or be in default on any      including originating and disbursing
                                               funds from the DOE for each student.         including transfer credits        and
    federal loan.                                                                           attempted credits. This timeframe is
                                               The UTS Financial Aid Office
                                               together with FA Solutions determines        150% of the degree program
Procedure to Apply for Federal                                                              requirements. In other words, 75
Direct Loans                                   when a student has met all eligibility
                                               requirements for the disbursement of         credits for the M.R.E., 72 credits for
                                               financial aid funds.                         the M.A. and 120 credits for the
1.   New students: Fill out your                                                            M.Div. degree. For the D.Min degree
     FAFSA         application    at                                                        the timeframe is 6 years.
                                               2.   UTS Finance Office Disburses
     www.fafsa.gov
     Returning students: Update your                Funds:
                                                                                               Students not in compliance with
     FAFSA record at www.fafsa.gov               All Loan funds will be disbursed via
                                                                                            the minimum GPA, maximum
     This must be done each academic           hard copy check by the UTS Finance
                                                                                            timeframe, and/or completion rate
     year.                                     Office.
                                                                                            requirement will be put on financial
2.   New     students:     Login  at              It often takes several days or
                                                                                            aid probation and may lose their
     www.studentloans.gov and click            longer for UTS to receive the funds
                                                                                            financial aid eligibility.

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Repercussions for not meeting the             INSTITUTES AT UTS
requirements:
   Students who do not meet the above         UTS Institute for True Parents’s
listed requirements will first be placed      Teachings
on Financial Aid Warning / Probation.
                                                 The UTS Institute for True Parents’s
Any student who is placed on Financial
                                              Teachings supports the creation of
Aid Warning will still be eligible for
                                              Unificationist and related texts in
aid for 1 semester in an attempt to repair
                                              exemplary English. Staffed by UTS
their progress.
                                              faculty and utilizing the resources of its
   After the Warning or Probationary
                                              library, the Institute has assisted in
period has ended, if the student still does
                                              translations of the Chambumo Gyeong
not meet all 3 requirements, he/she will
                                              Cheon Seong Gyeong, Pyeonghwa
be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
                                              Gyeong, the Family Pledge, and many
Students that are placed on Financial
                                              of Reverend Moon’s public speeches.
Aid Suspension cannot receive any Title
                                                 Another area of the Institute’s work is
IV Federal (or State) Financial Aid until
                                              to produce Unificationist commentaries
they repair their Satisfactory Academic
                                              on scriptures, notably the joint project
Progress status by enrolling for classes
                                              with the Universal Peace Federation that
at their own expense or successfully
                                              resulted in the publication of World
appealing their probation.
                                              Scripture and the Teachings of Sun
Appeal Process for Students Who Have          Myung Moon (2007).
Failed to Meet Satisfactory Academic
Progress
   Students will be notified by the Office
of Financial Aid that they have lost their
financial aid eligibility.
   Students initiate the process by
requesting a one-time appeal. Such
requests should be forwarded to the
Director for Financial Aid within two
weeks of aid loss notification.
   Possible reasons for appeal: serious
personal problems, family tragedy,
illness, employment and/or difficult
adjustment to school, and other unusual
circumstances that could reasonably
contribute to a lack of academic
progress. Appeals should include
supporting documentation.
   A committee comprised of the
Director for Financial Aid, the
Registrar, and others as needed will
review the appeal request.
   Please note, only one appeal will be
granted, whether based on qualitative
and/or quantitative standards. Students
who are not granted an appeal, or those
who have already used the appeal, but
do not have a cumulative GPA of 2.00
or meet quantitative standards, will
regain eligibility once the cumulative
GPA and quantitative standards are met.

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Unification Theological Seminary

                        Graduate Programs

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018-2019

Fall Semester 2018
July 1                  Start of D.Min. Fall Semester
August 6-17             D.Min. Fall Intensive in session
August 24               Registration Day and Orientation for new students
August 27               First day of classes (Master level programs)
September 3             Labor Day - no classes
September 4             Last day to add/drop classes
October 19              End of D.Min. Fall Semester
October 31              Application Deadline for December Graduation
November 20-23          Thanksgiving recess
December 10             Last day to withdraw from classes
December 14             Last day of regular scheduled classes
December 17-20          Examination Period
December 31             Graduation

Spring Semester 2019
January 1               Start of D.Min. Spring Semester
January 25              Registration Day
January 28              First day of classes
February 4              Last day to add/drop classes
February 25-March 8     D.Min. Spring Intensive in session
April 6                 Application Deadline for May Graduation
April 15-19             Spring Break (Easter)
April 19                End of D.Min. Spring Semester
May 3                   Theses and Projects due for May Graduation
May 10                  Last day to withdraw from classes
May 17                  Last day of regular scheduled classes
May 20-23               Examination Period
May 25                  Graduation Day: 43rd Commencement

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS                             Unification Studies and Theological             conflict resolution, church growth,
                                              Studies. It is also an ideal degree for         character education and management.
                                              those students wishing to pursue either            Field Education is an integral part of
   UTS is an interfaith seminary that         doctoral studies or further study in a          the UTS programs, enabling students to
seeks to serve students from the world’s      specific field of theological inquiry.          integrate theoretical knowledge with
religions as well as students from a wide        The Seminary’s New York location             practical experience in a variety of
range of Christian denominational             affords students from a wide array of           pastoral     and     educational    roles.
families. It offers four graduate degree      Christian      churches       and       faith   Internship placements are in profes-
programs. UTS also offers certificate         communities the opportunity to focus on         sional settings under the supervision of
and continuing education programs.            Biblical Studies, Urban Ministry, Peace         trained supervisors. They may involve
   The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Pro-       and Justice Ministry, Interfaith Studies,       full-time apprenticeship in a church or
gram is a non-residential program aimed       or whatever they need to succeed in             non-profit setting for a period of up to 3
at developing ministerial leadership at       their chosen ministries. The Seminary’s         months. A new feature of the program is
an advanced level. Courses are taught         interdenominational       and     interfaith    Clinical Pastoral Education, where
over four two-week intensives over a          faculty assures a diversity of faith            students fulfill internships as chaplains
two year period. Students then take one       perspectives. UTS students can also             in hospital or prison settings for the
to three years to complete their              prepare for ordination in their respective      purpose of becoming a licensed
dissertation project. Student have a          denominations by taking any courses             chaplain.
choice of two concentrations.                 required by their denominational bodies            Given the powerful influence of the
   The Master of Divinity (M.Div.)            to      complete       their    ordination      American media globally, ministers and
Program is a three-year course of study       requirements.                                   church workers around the world are
to prepare men and women for pastoral            Unificationist students also have the        faced with the task of communicating
leadership.                                   opportunity to select courses designed          the unchanging truth of God in a world
   The Master of Religious Education          for in-depth study of their faith               saturated by American culture. For this
(M.R.E.) Program is a two-year                tradition, including study of Unification       reason, many international students
program with two concentrations—              Theology and Philosophy as well as              come to UTS in order to receive
Religious Education and Interfaith            History and Unification Ministry.               theological education         within an
Peacebuilding and has the flexibility to         Each UTS program strives to balance          American cultural milieu. This adds to
prepare students for a variety of lay         theological instruction with training in        the rich diversity of the UTS
ministries. The Interfaith Peacebuilding      practical skills. Grounding in the basic        community.
concentration develops educators and          theological disciplines of Scriptural              This catalog reflects the schedule of
peace workers who are equipped to             Studies, Living Traditions and Theology         programs at the start of the academic
address all the dimensions of                 is necessary to understand the                  year. Please check with the Registrar’s
peacebuilding: peace within the               complexities and nuances of religious           office for updated information after the
individual, peace in the family, and          discourse, and to develop an empathetic         year begins.
peace among the world’s peoples,              understanding of the beliefs of others.
nations, religions and races. The             One pillar of the bridge to interfaith
curriculum is rooted in the premise that      understanding is thorough grounding in
peacebuilding requires attention first to     one’s own faith; the other pillar is            MASTER OF RELIGIOUS
the spiritual causes of conflict as a basis   familiarity with the other traditions,          EDUCATION PROGRAM
for effective action. The Religious           whether in the Christian family or
Education       concentration     prepares    spanning the world’s religions. The               Religious education - to communicate
students for educational ministries and       theological disciplines address both            ideals, beliefs and practice - is a central
work within their faith community and         pillars.                                        task of religious leadership. The Master
emphasizes       sound     principles    of      Professional courses equip students          of Religious Education Program is a
religious educational programming.            with practical skills for diverse forms of      two-year professional program that
   The Master of Arts in Religious            ministry.     Contemporary         religious    provide students with the skills,
Studies (M.A.) is a basic graduate            leaders must be equipped with a variety         knowledge and methods necessary for
degree that prepares students for diverse     of     skills    necessary     for      their   effective educational and ministries.
positions and ministries as well as for a     multi-faceted role as pastor, teacher,            The program has two concentrations:
strong theological and            practical   counselor and public figure. The                (1) Religious Education
knowledge of religions and their impact       Ministry and Religious Education                (2) Interfaith Peacebuilding.
on today’s society. The M.A. in               curricula include a broad range of
Religious Studies offers students a           courses that develop student abilities
choice of four concentrations that
                                                                                              Graduation Requirements
                                              both theoretically and practically.
address life in today’s intercultural and     through practical experience. Elective            To be awarded the M.R.E. degree,
interreligious global community. The          courses provide opportunities to concen-        students must fulfill the following
concentrations         are       Interfaith   trate in specific areas of interest and         requirements:
Peacebuilding, Non-Profit Leadership,         ministry, including pastoral counseling,        • 50 credit hours

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• A minimum grade point average of               in America                            imparts does more than just promote
  2.50                                         LTR 5311 Parallels of History           tolerance of the other; it contains within
• Mid-Program Review                           LTR 5151 The Unification Movement       it the impulse towards harmony and
                                               LTR 5305 African-American Religious     peace among all members of the human
• A Religious Education Project                                                        family.
                                                 History of Harlem
                                               Any denominational history course          The      curriculum      within    this
Concentration in Religious                                                             concentration includes components,
Education                                    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                       which enable the students to examine
   Religious education is a vital            CURRICULUM                                critical opportunities and challenges,
component of the life of any church or                                                 both generally and within their tradition,
                                             EDU 5101 Foundations of Religious         for     interfaith    encounters.     The
faith community. An effective religious        Education
education program will support the on-                                                 curriculum also includes courses that
going religious development and              EDU 5111 or EDU 5112 Models of            will allow students to recognize the
spiritual growth of its members as well        Teaching                                impact faith communities have had on
as its guests. The concentration in          Two Religious Education electives,        ecumenical and interfaith activities and
Religious Education focuses on this          including but not limited to:             to understand the central principles of
need as it prepares students to be             EDU 5121 Effective Religious            peace building within their own faith
effective religious educators. The                Education for Ministry               tradition and in other traditions in
concentration will allow students to                                                   moving forward in this work. A unique
                                               EDU 5301 Educational Planning and       dynamic of this concentration is that
develop appropriate and effective
                                                  Administration                       students will become literate in a faith
strategies for teaching and designing
                                               EDU 5311 Spiritual Formation            tradition beyond their own. The ability
educational programs that will also take
                                               EDU 5313 Spiritual Mentoring            to communicate and implement
into consideration the diverse contextual
needs of the learners in the                   EDU 5321 Brain Based Teaching and       guidelines for peace and justice will
congregation. Students will also study            Learning                             also be emphasized.
important theological and scriptural           EDU 5411 Children’s Ministry               The following course requirements
concepts together with an appreciation         EDU 5421 Ministry with Youth and        apply to all students taking this
of the leading figures, events and                Adolescents                          concentration. Courses listed are for 3
institutions of the Christian Church. In       EDU 5431 Ministry with Young            credits unless otherwise noted.
addition, students in this concentration          Adults
will also acquire a basic familiarity with     EDU 5511 Ministry for Marriage          THEOLOGICAL CURRICULUM
the practices, texts and beliefs of the           Preparation                          SCR 5151 World Scriptures and World
world’s religions.                             EDU 5512 Marriage and Family               Peace
   The following course requirements              Enrichment                           THE 5132 Theology of Peacebuilding
apply to all students taking this              EDU 5601 Practicum in Teaching
concentration. Courses listed are for 3                                                THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice in the
                                               EDU 5672 Online Ministries
credits unless otherwise noted.                                                           Age of Globalization
                                               MIN 5431 Foundations of Interfaith
                                                  Leadership                           LTR 5141 World Religions
THEOLOGICAL CURRICULUM                         MIN 5722 Cultural Diversity and         LTR 5513 World Religions and Global
Two courses in Scripture / primary texts:         Conflict Transformation                 Conflict
  SCR 5131 Hebrew Bible                        MIN 5724 Interreligious Prayer in       One elective course each in two different
                                                  Ministry                             religious traditions other than the
  SCR 5141 New Testament
                                                                                       student’s own, e.g.:
    Foundations or SCR 5142 New              EDU 5190 Religious Education
                                              Colloquium                                  SCR 5131 Hebrew Bible
    Testament in Context
                                                                                          SCR 5141 New Testament
  THE 5622 Life and Thought of Sun                                                          Foundations
    Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han Moon           FIELD EDUCATION
                                                                                          THE 5131 Systematic Theology
    or THE 5631 Divine Principle in          MIN 5190 Field Education Internship
                                                                                          LTR 5131 Church History I
    Depth                                      (2 credits)
                                                                                          LTR 5402 Jewish-Christian relations
THE 5131 Systematic Theology                                                              LTR 5411 Islam
                                             Concentration in Interfaith
LTR 5131 Church History I                                                                 LTR 5421 Confucianism
                                             Peacebuilding
LTR 5141 World Religions                                                                  LTR 5431 Buddhism
                                                At UTS, peace education in the            LTR 5441 Hinduism
One Church History elective:                 religious   education     context    is      LTR 5151 Unification Movement
  LTR 5132 Church History II                 fundamentally inter-religious, that is,      THE 5631 Divine Principle in Depth
  LTR 5301 American Religious                transcending any single religion, race,
    Experience                               nation or culture. Furthermore, the
  LTR 5302 History of the Black Church       knowledge that the religious educator

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