Date Course Code Course Name Professor Syllabus
2017/Feb-May UM7033 / UM9034 Theology of Work Natalie Chan Download
2017/05/29-06/02 WR9014 Research Bridge Otto Lui Download
2017/06/05-09 UM7173/UM9174 Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace Paul Stevens, Alvin Ung Download
2017/10/09-20 UM9328 Lab II: Advance City Studies - India Ray Bakke ---
2018/Jan-May UM 9xx4/7xxx3 (TBC) Transformative Learning: Individual, Organization and Society Kee Chi Hing ---
2018/04/03-14 UM9318 Lab I:  Foundation City Studies - Xian and Lanzhou Otto Lui ---
2018/06/4-8 WR9014 Research Bridge Otto Lui ---
2018/08/13-17 TH6163-3/UM7223/UM9224 Christian Ethics: Choosing the Good in a Complex World Richard Higginson ---
2018/11/27-12/08 UM9328 Lab II: Advance City Studies - Washington DC and NYC Ray Bakke/Mac Pier ---

The above may be subject to change without prior notice.

Feb-May, 2017
UM7033 /UM9034

Theology of Work
This course explores the meaning and ministry of work which engages people for most of their waking hours. The approach taken is biblical and theological. Issues will also be studied from a contextual perspective, and with an integrative framework. Having a theology of work is critical for both lay Christians at work and pastors. The challenges of equipping the saints include empowering people for service at where they are called.

May29-Jun2, 2017
WR9014

Research Bridge
This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposal for doctoral programs. Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced for their preparation of dissertation. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study.

Jun 5-9, 2017
UM7173 / UM9174

Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace
This course will explore the integration of spirituality and work (including business, trades, professional work, volunteer services and public services). It draws a contrast with the dualistic approach (where the upper level is for the contemplative and the lower level for people engaging in a societal occupation) and the compartmentalization of Sunday from Monday. Therefore, a fully biblical spiritual theology will be discovered as both applied and practical.

Oct 9-20, 2017
UM9328

Lab II: Advance City Studies - India
This course is the second core course for the doctoral program. It explores leadership opportunities and challenges of global urban ministry in a highly dynamic context. Students will interact with Christian leaders, and engage in a dialogue with leaders with differing perspectives on contemporary issues.

Jan-May, 2018
UM 9xx4/7xxx3 (TBC)

Transformative Learning: Individual, Organization and Society
The course starts with introduction to the latest transformative learning theories from scholars including Jack Mezirow, Robert Kegan, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan. Then the biblical cases on individual transformation such as the prophets and societal transformation level such as the exile, and the Jesus movement are analyzed through the lens of the theoretical framework of transformative learning. Finally, contemporary local cases of transformation by Christians in individual, organization and society level are reviewed and reflected.

Apr3-14,2018
UM9328

Lab I:  Foundation City Studies-Xian and Lanzhou
This course is compulsory for the doctoral program. It focuses on perspective shifts of leadership, character development of leaders and the creation of culture and ethos. The curriculum includes case studies, an international learning experience, daily and on-site observation of urban ministry models and integrated debriefings incorporated in cities. Students will learn to identify issues (urbs, anima, civitas), historical influences, and to reflect on the construction of networks and associations within a city, as well as ethnic and class issues.

Jun4-8,2018
WR9014

Research Bridge
This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposal for doctoral programs. Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced for their preparation of dissertation. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study.

Aug13-17,2018
TH6163-3 / UM7223 / UM9224

Christian Ethics: Choosing the Good in a Complex World
This course integrates the theory and practice of Christian ethics. The course ends with a session considering effective ways of preaching on ethics. The course aims to develop in students mature and well-informed habits in moral thinking, appreciation and judgment, and equips them for teaching, pastoral ministry and Christian living.

Nov27-Dec8,2018
UM9328

Lab II: Advance City Studies - Washington DC and NYC
This course is the second core course for the doctoral program. It explores leadership opportunities and challenges of global urban ministry in a highly dynamic context. Students will interact with Christian leaders, and engage in a dialogue with leaders with differing perspectives on contemporary issues.