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Academic Calendars
2016-2017 Revised Academic Calendar (.pdf, 28K)
2017-2019 Academic Calendar (.pdf, 17K)
Seminary Catalogs
2016-2017 Catalog Supplement (.pdf, 187K)

Describing the revised Master of Divinity and MA in Diaconal Ministry degree programs for new students starting Fall 2016.

2015-2017 Seminary Catalog (.pdf, 1008K)
2013-2015 Seminary Catalog (.pdf, 1735K)
2012-2013 Seminary Catalog Update (.pdf, 7217K)
2010-2013 Seminary Catalog (Published as 2011-2013) (.pdf, 925K)
Student Handbooks
Student and Community Life Handbook 2016-2017 (.pdf, 1449K)
TEEM Handbook (.pdf, 1081K)
Registrar Office Forms
Independent Study Contract Form (.pdf, 42K)
Course Extension/Withdrawal Form (.pdf, 36K)

Use this form after registration has closed (for example, at the end of the semester) to request a course extension or for a late course withdrawal.  There is a separate, simpler form to drop courses before the add/drop date.

MA Major Project Contract Form (.pdf, 23K)
MDiv Thesis Contract Form (.pdf, 10K)
Registrar's Student Information Release Form (.pdf, 9K)

The Registrar normally collects this form from students in February. It is primarily used to get prior permission to automatically send transcripts to ELCA candidacy committees in September each year, although the form also gives the faculty and administration some other permissions regarding discussion of student records.

Seminary Withdrawal Form (.pdf, 7K)

Use this form if you are withdrawing completely from seminary.

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Spring Semester 2018
DRAFT - Day-by-Day, Hour-by-Hour Schedule (.pdf, 58K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

DRAFT - Numerically Sorted Schedule (.pdf, 169K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

DRAFT - Academic Schedule for Intensive/Prolog Week, Feb. 5-9 (.pdf, 76K)
DRAFT - Block Schedule - First-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 190K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

DRAFT - Block Schedule - Second-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 140K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

DRAFT - Block Schedule - Final-Year MDiv Courses (.pdf, 183K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

DRAFT - Block Schedule - Electives/Distributional Requirements (.pdf, 190K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

Expected Course Offerings - Spring 2018 (.pdf, 91K)

Revised version uploaded November 21.

January Interim ("J-Term") 2018
Catalog, J-Term 2018 (.pdf, 632K)

Last updated 27 September 2017 to now also include a cross-registration opportunity provided by nearby University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for up to two (2) WTS students. This catalog will continue to be updated as more information about each trip or course becomes available.

J-Term Preference Form (.pdf, 205K)

This is a "fillable" Adobe PDF form. Students use this to file their preferences for their J-Term course(s) with the Registrar.

Fall Semester 2017
Day-by-Day, Hour-by-Hour Schedule (.pdf, 63K)

Last updated 11 September 2017.

Numerically Sorted Schedule (.pdf, 156K)

Last updated 11 September 2017.

REVISED Schedule for Intensive/Prolog Week, Sept. 4-8 (.pdf, 250K)

Last updated 30 August 2017.

Block Schedule - First-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 32K)
Block Schedule - Second-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 13K)
Block Schedule - Final-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 17K)
Block Schedule - Electives/Distributional Requirements (.pdf, 16K)
Spring Semester 2017
REVISED Day-By-Day, Hour-by-Hour Schedule (.pdf, 59K)
REVISED Numerically Sorted Schedule (.pdf, 26K)
REVISED Academic Schedule for Intensive/Prolog Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 3 (.pdf, 12K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - First-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 13K)
REVISED Block Schedule - Second-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 15K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - Final-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 16K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - Electives/Distributional Requirements (.pdf, 16K)
REVISED Expected Courses, Spring 2017 (.pdf, 19K)
UDTS Cross-Registration Schedule, Spring 2017 (.pdf, 115K)
January Interim ("J-Term") 2017
January 2017 Catalog (.pdf, 80K)

Will be updated as new information becomes known.

J-Term Preference Form (.pdf, 169K)

This form is "fillable" and is to be returned to the Registrar to indicate your preferences for preregistration. Due date October 14 or earlier.

Fall Semester 2016
Day-by-Day, Hour-by-Hour Schedule (.pdf, 17K)
Numerically Sorted Schedule (.pdf, 24K)
REVISED- Academic Schedule for Intensive/Prolog Week, Sept. 5-9 (.pdf, 13K)

This is the schedule for primarily the academic courses that meet during Intensive Week/Prolog Week, September 5-9.  This covers the six hours of classroom meeting times for each of the four first-year courses in all Masters programs, plus the BI 244 and MN 380 Prolog Week courses for returning students. There are many other orientation activities and meetings that also take place during this week that have yet to be scheduled by the Department of Vocation and the Academic Dean's offices.  Expect a more extensive schedule with all activities included to be available by September 5.

DRAFT Block Schedule - First-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 39K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - Second-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 20K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - Final-Year MDiv/MA Courses (.pdf, 14K)
DRAFT Block Schedule - Electives/Distributional Requirements (.pdf, 13K)
UDTS Cross-Registration Schedule, Fall 2016 (.pdf, 116K)
Expected Courses, Fall 2016 (.pdf, 20K)

The actual Wartburg Theological Seminary fall schedule is still coming together.

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BI - Fall Semester 2017 - Biblical Studies
BI 190W Engaging the New Testament Narratives (.pdf, 64K)
BI 202W Readings in New Testament Greek (.pdf, 19K)
BI 220W Hebrew Language I (.pdf, 6K)
BI 221W Hebrew Bible 1 (2-credit MA Version) (.pdf, 8K)

This course should only be taken by Master of Arts students and students who began their Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry program prior to Fall 2016.  All others, including Master of Divinity students, should be taking the 3-credit BI 222W version. Even students eligible for BI 221W are encouraged to take BI 222W instead.

BI 222W Hebrew Bible 1 (3-credit version) (.pdf, 9K)

This is the course that Master of Divinity students take, as well as Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry students who began their students in Fall 2016 or later.

BI 306W Advanced Hebrew Language III (.pdf, 12K)
BI 325W Biblical Traditions of Violence (.pdf, 17K)
BI 335W Isaiah (.pdf, 9K)
BI 390W Teaching the Bible (.pdf, 11K)
HT - Fall Semester 2017 - History & Theology
HT 105W Global Church in Motion I (Church History & Mission I) (.pdf, 9K)
HT 212W Lutheran Confessions (.pdf, 57K)
HT 260W American Genocide 1 - American Indian History & Theology (.pdf, 19K)
HT 264W Readings in Theology (.pdf, 17K)
HT 294W Theology of Wartburg Seminary (.pdf, 13K)
HT 350W Person & Work of the Holy Spirit (.pdf, 22K)
HT 396W Contemporary Crisis of Defining & Confessing the Gospel (.pdf, 17K)
MN - Fall Semester 2017 - Ministry
MN 106W Foundations of Christian Worship (.pdf, 10K)
MN 155W MA Colloquium I (.pdf, 7K)
MN 195W Rural Plunge Weekend (.pdf, 15K)
MN 250W Christian Formation : Education, Development & Lived Faith (.pdf, 8K)
MN 264W Readings in YCM: C.S. Lewis - A Pastoral Approach (.pdf, 11K)
MN 294W Topics in Rural Ministry: Leadership in Multi-Point Parishes (.pdf, 11K)
MN 306W Liturgy and Life (.pdf, 17K)
MN 321W Bible, Church, and Film (.pdf, 66K)
MN 350W Church Administration & Mission (.pdf, 14K)
MN 355W The Cultures of Youth and The Question of Identity (.pdf, 11K)
MN 380W Theological Reflection in Ministry (.pdf, 8K)
MN 384W Ministry with those Afflicted With and Affected By Addictions (.pdf, 11K)
IN - Fall 2017 - Interdisciplinary & Integrative
IN 141W Jesus Christ and Plural Worlds (.pdf, 10K)
IN 161W/261W/361W Spiritual Practices 1, 3, 5 (.pdf, 10K)
IN 243W 21st Century Leadership: Public, Connected, and Adaptive (.pdf, 13K)
IN 300W Research Seminar (.pdf, 9K)
BI - Spring Semester 2017 - Biblical Studies
BI 192W Engaging the New Testament Letters (.pdf, 63K)
BI 202W Readings in New Testament Greek (.pdf, 8K)
BI 223E/334E Hebrew Bible 2 [Online - 2 cr. MA (223) or 3 cr. MDiv (224)] (.pdf, 13K)
BI 223W/224W Hebrew Bible 2 [Residential - 2 cr MA (223) or 3 cr MDiv (224)] (.pdf, 13K)
BI 225W Hebrew Language 2 (.pdf, 8K)
BI 229W Job (.pdf, 12K)
BI 294W Dealing With Challenging, Curious Biblical Texts (.pdf, 14K)
BI 306W Advanced Hebrew Language (.pdf, 46K)
BI 390W Teaching the Bible (.pdf, 15K)
BI 395W Biblical Apocalyptic Texts - From Daniel to Revelation (.pdf, 25K)
HT - Spring Semester 2017 - History & Theology
HT 140W Systematic Theology (.pdf, 21K)
HT 261W American Genocide 2 - African American History, Slavery, and Black Theology (.pdf, 14K)
HT 264W Readings in Theology: JDDJ - Eternal Life (.pdf, 13K)
HT 288W Christian Mission in Global Perspective (.pdf, 18K)
HT 303W Christianity in the Modern World (.pdf, 9K)
HT 340W The Trinity: Dogma, Salvation, and Doxology (.pdf, 13K)
HT 355W Luther and the Religions (.pdf, 14K)
MN - Spring Semester 2017 - Ministry
MN 112W Chapel Choir (.pdf, 16K)
MN 113W Applied Organ/Piano Lessons (.pdf, 8K)
MN 131W In Faith, For Faith: Basic Preaching (.pdf, 63K)
MN 156W MA Colloquium II (.pdf, 10K)
MN 161W Congregation & Community (.pdf, 10K)
MN 212W Chanting: Speaking on Tones (.pdf, 9K)
MN 230W/E Preaching (.pdf, 85K)
MN 269W Topics in Youth, Culture, Mission (YCM): Practical Theology (.pdf, 10K)
MN 270W Pastoral Care in Context (.pdf, 12K)
MN 294W Topics in Rural Ministry - Immigrant Realities (.pdf, 13K)
MN 302W Readings in Liturgical Theology: Luther's Liturgical Revolution (.pdf, 17K)
MN 308W Renewing Worship in the Missional Congregation (.pdf, 11K)
MN 330W Lutheran Preaching: History and Practice (.pdf, 48K)
MN 387W Ministry With & Among People with Disabilities (Intensive, Mar. 23-25) (.pdf, 17K)
IN - Spring 2017 - Interdisciplinary & Integrative
IN 131W Introduction to Spanish Language (.pdf, 62K)
IN 135W Spanish Practicum 1 (.pdf, 7K)
IN 142W Formation for Discipleship: Vocation, Witness, and Ministry (.pdf, 29K)
IN 162/262/362W Spiritual Practices 2, 4, & 6 (.pdf, 16K)
IN 172W Fieldwork 2 - Serving the Community - Part 2 (.pdf, 8K)
IN 206W Theology of the Congregation (.pdf, 12K)
IN 232W Spanish Language for Ministry 2 (.pdf, 10K)
IN 236W Spanish Practicum 3 (.pdf, 7K)
IN 242W Stewarding Boundaries (Prolog Week Course) (.pdf, 8K)
IN 323W Diaconal Ministry: Servant Leadership (.pdf, 11K)
IN 342W Evangelizing and Stewardship (Prolog Week Course) (.pdf, 8K)
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2017 Fall Semester
Textbooks for All Masters Courses, Fall 2017 (.pdf, 2112K)

This is now an updated version through September 14, with a recent change to MN 195W Rural Plunge, making the reading choice required. Previously (Sept. 1) MN 350W was changed, plus earlier changes (August 25) to the MN 106W entries (as two of the books are now available in paperback, as opposed to hardcover), as well as now replacement entries for HT 264W, MN 157W, and MN 306W. The rest of the information was originally listed on August 1, 2017.

Textbooks for just the New Incoming Student Courses, Fall 2017 (.pdf, 609K)

This document gives information for the typical first-year, Fall Semester courses that new MDiv, MA, and MA in Diaconal Ministry students usually register for. This is now an updated version (August 25), with changes made to the MN 106W entries (as two of the books are now available in paperback, as opposed to hardcover) and now MN 157W. The rest of the information was originally listed on August 1, 2017.

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