Campus Conduct Hotline

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Style Sheet

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Updated 20 January 2022 to the 2022 Version.

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Academic Calendars

Seminary Catalogs

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Corrected version, 30 October 2023 (fixing the 2024-2025 academic-year calendar).

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Released August 11, 2022, with adjustments to the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry, and Master of Arts degree programs, plus for the "Classic" TEEM program. Includes 2022-2023 tuition and fee updates, and academic calendars for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.

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Interim update version, released 28 April 2022, that redacts some portions of the "Classic TEEM" program (pages 50-54) that no longer apply. This version is otherwise the same as the original release of 10 August 2021, which had further corrections applied 26 August and 28 October.

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Release at the end of July 2020.

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As released 26 November 2019.  Still possibly subject to corrections as needed.

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Last Updated 28 February 2019.

Catalog Supplement - Specifically for New Students Beginning Fall 2019.  This particular version of the supplement may receive further minor edits, although the primary information should not be changing. 

[Current students should continue to refer to the catalog published when they began as students, either the 2017-2019, 2016-2017 Supplement, or 2015-2017 catalogs.]

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

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Student Handbooks & Guidebooks

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Version with up-to-date WAS Bylaws, uploaded 4/4/2024.

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Guidelines for the Master of Arts (MA) degree program, Revised in Spring 2020.

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Registrar Office Forms & Documents

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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.

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For degree students - Used to declare your intent to complete a Concentration in conjunction with your degree program. Secure all needed signatures and return to the Registrar's office. Form last updated 5 January 2024.

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Candidacy

January 2025

The initial January 2025 catalog is now available, with information updated through June 3, 2024.

 

In addition to listing our international cross-cultural travel courses, this version of the catalog adds two domestic cross-cultural opportunities (one a travel trip to Arizona to study the borderlands and one a course in Dubuque and by synchronous Zoom on racism). Plus this catalog lists our domestic travel opportunities in rural ministry and starts to list electives courses.

 

Students: To submit your J-Term course preferences, please use this form - https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

 

If you have questions about specific J-Term courses, please contact the person named as instructor first of all. Questions about J-Term in general can be asked of your faculty advisor. Contact the Registrar for most everything else.

 

Watch for further additions to this catalog throughout the summer and fall of 2024.

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The Tanzania Trip for January 2025 has been CANCELLED.  Announcement sent out by email on May 6, 2024.

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Fall Semester 2024

This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2024 for courses that are primarily taken by first-year MDiv, MA, and MADM students.  Last updated 22 April 2024.

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This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2024 for courses that are primarily taken by second-year (continuing year) MDiv, MA, and MADM students.  Last updated 15 May 2024.

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Draft schedule of courses that are normally taken by Year 3 MDiv CL students only. Last updated 22 April 2024. Still subject to change if needed.

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This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2024 for courses that are primarily taken by Final-Year (Year 4) MDiv students.  Last updated 22 April 2024.

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Block schedule pulling together in one place all the courses for Fall Semester 2024 that are considered "elective" or meet other degree distributional requirements.  Last updated 15 May 2024. Still subject to change if needed.

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Spring Semester 2024

Revised version, 12 February 2024, correcting or moving more classrooms.

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Revised version, 12 February 2024, correcting or moving more classrooms.

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As of 17 November 2023 (after correcting the worship elective course number).

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January Interim 2024

A revised edition of the January 2024 catalog of offerings is now available, updated with known details as of 17 October 2023.

 

This version adds the 2024 information for the Pine Ridge/Indigenous Peoples J-Term, raises the enrollment limit for the Ministry in a Digital World course, announces a new asynchronous course (on Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianities in a Global Perspective), reports two FULL courses (Iceland/Norway and Tanzania),  the (unexpected) CANCELLATION of the Disability/MOSAIC course,  and a January Rural Ministry Option (in addition to the May Hungary option), plus now also provides details on the just-announced Hispanic J-Term online course (through the HSP consortium, who external application process opened October 15).

 

Students: To submit your J-Term course preferences, please use this form - https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

 

If you have questions about specific J-Term courses, please contact the person named as instructor first of all. Questions about J-Term in general can be asked of your faculty advisor. Contact the Registrar for most everything else.

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Fall Semester 2023

Revised version, 25 September 2023.  With more room changes, but no actual schedule change.

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Revised version, 25 September 2023.  With more room changes, but no actual schedule change.

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This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2023 for courses that are primarily taken by first-year MDiv, MA, and MADM students.  Last updated 19 April 2023.

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This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2023 for courses that are primarily taken by second-year (continuing year) MDiv, MA, and MADM students.  Last updated 19 April 2023.

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Draft schedule of courses that are normally taken by Year 3 MDiv CL students only. Last updated 19 April 2023. Still subject to change if needed.

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This is a work in progress, but is the current draft scheduled planned for Fall 2023 for courses that are primarily taken by Final-Year (Year 4) MDiv students.  Last updated 25 April 2023.

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Block schedule pulling together in one place all the courses for Fall Semester 2023 that are considered "elective" or meet other degree distributional requirements.  Last updated 19 April 2023. Still subject to change if needed.

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This is a work in progress, but as of 25 April 2023 is currently what is known to be planned for Fall 2023 courses.

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Spring Semester 2023

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND STILL VERY MUCH SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Last updated 10 November 2022.  Schedules are projected to appear during the week of November 14-18.

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January Interim 2023

A complete J-Term Catalog for the January 2023 Interim is now available, updated as of 15 November 2022, including a new course added (!) and update on space availability (with essentially all courses and trips now closed/full except for Pine Ridge/Indigenous Peoples Immersion, Geneva/Taize/Strasbourg, and the new course). 

Students: To submit your J-Term course preferences, please use this form - https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

If you have questions about specific J-Term courses, please contact the person named as instructor first of all. Questions about J-Term in general can be asked of your faculty advisor. Contact the Registrar for most everything else.

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Fall Semester 2022

Revised 18 July 2022, implementing the mid-May adopted faculty change to the MDiv degree, changing the fieldwork requirement, removing IN 171W and IN 271W from the fall schedule.  See other notifications or instructions being sent out to the affected students by the Registrar.

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Revised 18 July 2022, implementing the mid-May adopted faculty change to the MDiv degree, changing the fieldwork requirement, removing IN 171W and IN 271W from the fall schedule.  See other notifications or instructions being sent out to the affected students by the Registrar.

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Corrected version, as of 15 September 2022 (fixing the final-year Advanced Bible - HB to the correct time on Monday afternoons). Still subject to change.

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Initial listing of possible courses for Fall 2022, as of 11 April 2022.

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Spring Semester 2022

As of 1 February 2022, most recently fixing the MN 306 Monday scheduled time.

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Revised 2 December 2021 to hopefully remove the confusion that MADM students are experiencing about whether MN 270W pastoral care is required of them or not.

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Proposed as of 19 November 2021.  NOTE: The schedule for the MN 230W Preaching course is very much subject to change, depending on who ultimately will be the instructor(s) for the course, and their particular expectations and availability for teaching. The proposed scheduled given here presumes the chosen instructor(s) can fit into the pattern and mode of teaching that we have used in previous years, which formed the basis for this tentative spring schedule. The reality has yet to unfold on whether this presumption is correct or not. Therefore, students expecting to be in MN 230W Preaching will also need to remain flexible and be prepared for possible adjustments being necessary in the schedule that might also not appear to be ideal to your short-term liking. Best to keep your eye focused on the final goal, which is the completion of this necessary requirement in order to proceed on to such requirements as your internship and other future courses. May this disclaimer on the matter be all that needs to be said the Registrar, and hopefully instead everything works out as needed.

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Revised as of 2 December 2021 (fixing the instructions on MN 270 as to who needs to take the course).

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January Interim 2022

This is the updated 2022 J-Term catalog, as of 19 November 2021, with now adding an asynchronous course option, and three course options from LSTC and four from PLTS, plus a non-ELCA Hispanic Summer Program course in January. The previous most recent changes were the cancellation (postponement to 2023) of the Holy Land trip, that the Eco-justice J-Term is now Synchronous-Zoom only, with no travel to Arizona, plus updates on enrollment openings.

All offerings, but particularly all courses that involve travel, are still subject to change or cancellation between now and January 2022, pending ongoing pandemic or conditions of world conflict. Continue to monitor for updates.

Contact the named instructor for each course for further details on any of our J-Term course offerings.

To submit your J-term Preferences, use this form:
https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

You must have a valid WTS e-mail address to use the form on the MyWTS web portal.

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BI - Fall 2024 - Biblical Studies

HT - Fall 2024 - History/Theology

MN - Fall 2024 - Ministry

IN - Fall 2024 - Interdisciplinary/Integrative

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BI - Spring 2024 - Biblical Studies

HT - Spring 2024 - History/Theology

MN - Spring 2024 - Ministry

IN - Spring 2024 - Integrative/Interdisciplinary

BI - Fall 2023 - Biblical Studies

HT - Fall 2023 - History/Theology

MN - Fall 2023 - Ministry

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Primarily for MDiv Collaborative Learning (CL) students, although others are welcome. Cannot have already taken MN 230W Preaching.

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Primarily for MA in Diaconal Ministry students, although others are welcome. Cannot have already taken MN 230W Preaching.

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IN - Fall 2023 - Interdisciplinary/Integrative

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For students completing the MDiv thesis, or for others completing a major research paper.

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BI - Spring 2023 - Biblical Studies

HT - Spring 2023 - History/Theology

MN - Spring 2023 - Ministry

IN - Spring 2023 - Interdisciplinary/Integrative

BI - Fall 2022 - Biblical Studies

HT - Fall 2022 - History/Theology

MN - Fall 2022 - Ministry

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New, added 25 July 2022. Although prioritized for 1st-Year CL students, the course is not necessarily limited to just that group only. Prerequisite: That you have not already taken MN 230W Preaching. Residential and Zoom-Synchronous students only.

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New, added 25 July 2022. Although prioritized for Diaconal Ministry (MADM) students, the course is not necessarily limited to just that group only. Prerequisite: That you have not already taken MN 230W Preaching. Residential and Zoom-Synchronous students only.

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Course taught online from July 11 to August 15 (six weeks), and can be registered for either on its own in the Late Summer Session (for part-time students) or can be registered for as part of the fall semester (for full-time students). Contact the Registrar (Kevin Anderson, registrar@wartburgseminary.edu) on how to register for your situation or if you have questions.

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IN - Fall 2022 - Interdisciplinary/Integrative

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Fall Semester 2024

These instructions are primarily for those students who started mid-year in January or Spring 2024, for which Fall 2024 will be their first Fall Semester in their respective degree program.  These instructions could also possibly apply to those students who started earlier in the year (or slightly before) and have been part-time only.  Consult your faculty advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions on course selections for your particular situation.

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Please consult with your Faculty Advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions about your particular course selections, especially if you are a transfer student or otherwise have advanced standing with second-year requirements (or have possibly recently switched into or away from being a CL student).

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These instructions are for those MDiv students in Year 4 of the curriculum, or who may be completing final-year courses earlier than normal by permission of the faculty (such as before completing a final-year internship).  Please consult with your Faculty Advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions about course selections.  Also please note that enrollment in the two Advanced Bible - Hebrew Bible courses and the two Advanced Theology courses will be "controlled" during the registration process by the Registrar (by request of the instructors through limiting enrollment maximums and raising that number incrementally) in order to divide the final-year MDiv students essentially into equal-sized groups in each option.

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Fall Semester 2023

These instructions are primarily for those students who started mid-year in January or Spring 2023, for which Fall 2023 will be their first Fall Semester in their respective degree program.  These instructions could also possibly apply to those students who started earlier in the year (or slightly before) and have been part-time only.  Consult your faculty advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions on course selections for your particular situation.

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Please consult with your Faculty Advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions about your particular course selections, especially if you are a transfer student or otherwise have advanced standing with second-year requirements (or have possibly recently switched into or away from being a CL student).

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These instructions are for those MDiv students in Year 4 of the curriculum, or who may be completing final-year courses earlier than normal by permission of the faculty (such as before completing a final-year internship).  Please consult with your Faculty Advisor and/or the Registrar if you have questions about course selections.  Also please note that enrollment in the two Advanced Bible - Hebrew Bible courses and the two Advanced Theology courses will be "controlled" during the registration process by the Registrar (by request of the instructors through limiting enrollment maximums and raising that number incrementally) in order to divide the final-year MDiv students essentially into equal-sized groups in each option.

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Revised version, 19 July 2023, correcting the course number of the Diaconal Ministry Foundation course to IN 123W (and not MN 123W as first indicated in error).

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