This Week: Feb. 27 - Mar. 3

Published: February 26, 2012

Registration for the Fall Term 2012 begins shortly after Spring Break. “This Week” will be posting brief descriptions of new courses being planned for the fall term:

  •  “Spirituality and Ministry in Art, Architecture, and Theater”  — Professor Thomas Frank
  • 3 credit hours (note: this course will be offered in three 1-hour modules; students can register for 1, 2, or 3 hours)
  • The purpose of this course is to provoke and explore questions of spirituality and ministry that arise from encounter and engagement with a range of visual, built, and performative arts. The course aims to enrich imaginative resources for deepened spirituality so that students are better prepared for creative and transformative leadership in ministry. The course design includes three modules,each with a different emphasis.
  • Art: Through site visits to the Reynolda House Museum of Art (WFU) and the Elsewhere Interactive Museum (Greensboro), students will encounter and discuss visual arts and explore the process of creativity. Primary reading: Jensen and Vrudny, Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community Through the Arts (Liturgical Press)
  • Architecture: Through site visits to several houses of worship in the Winston-Salem area, students will explore the variety of architecture through which worshipping communities express and practice their faith. Primary reading: Peter W. Williams, Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States (U of Illinois Press)
  • Theater: Through attendance at a stage play and other performances in cooperation with the WFU Theater Department, students will experience the richness of performative arts and probe the significance of drama and performance for ministerial practice.Primary reading: Catherine Bell articles on performance and practice

 Important Dates

Advising for Fall 2012: March 26 – 30, 2012

Registration for Fall 2012: April 2 – 30

 

Blessings on the week ahead,

  Jill Crainshaw
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

 

 

 

Photo Source: Ken Bennett, WFU Photographer