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EM 590, 690 Studies in Educational Ministry These course numbers are reserved for courses of special or one-time interest that do not otherwise appear in the catalog. Two or three hours. EM 591, 691 Individualized Study in Educational Ministry These course numbers are reserved for courses that are designed to free the student for independent investigation in educational ministry under the guidance of a professor. One to three hours. GENERAL STUDIES GS 589 Academic Resources and Research Prepares students in MA programs, other than counseling, for research in their disciplines. Students work with their academic department to receive discipline-specific education in research and writing in addition to the more general content of the first portion of the course. The course helps prepare students to develop a project or thesis proposal. Offered online, fall, spring, summer. One hour. GS 597 International Student Orientation International students learn about American culture and about being a student at Denver Seminary. Required of international students in the first semester. No credit. GS 697 International Student Reentry International students discuss issues regarding returning to their home countries. Required of international students in the final semester. No credit. INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY Jesus commanded his followers to make disciples of all nations. Courses in this program facilitate the accomplishment of this vital task. This program (1) enables those who intend to remain in North America to become more culturally sensitive and to minister with competence among people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity; (2) equips both prospective and experienced overseas missionaries for effective intercultural ministry; and (3) gives nationals from other countries skills to help them minister more effectively in their own contexts. IM 501 Introduction to Ministry in Intercultural Contexts In this survey of the church's missionary task, students are introduced to the biblical foundations of mission, its historical development, its socio-cultural context, and its methodological implementation, both overseas and in North America. Also considered are the elements of an effective missions program in the local church. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours. IM 511 Introduction to Missiology Designed to help students examine changing paradigms in missions, consideration is given to questions concerning missionary philosophy and strategy from biblical, historical, contemporary, and international perspectives. Offered spring semesters, even years. Two hours. 97

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