I've gone a little out of order, but eventually I'll put the courses in the order of our curriculum. What I'm doing is summarizing the courses of Wesley at IWU's MDIV, and sharing a little of my dreams for some of the things pastors would take from the courses.
Pastor, Church, and World
Cultural Contexts of Ministry
Bible as Scripture
Now, our Introduction to Theology course:
I suppose the main thing I would hope students would take from this course is a knowledge and understanding of the key theological issues of Christian thinking, as well as the principle positions Christians throughout the centuries have taken on those issues. I would hope that any professor would embody someone who has reached Wesleyan-Arminian (in the broader sense) conclusions while being warm hearted toward students from other traditions, presenting other ways of answering questions fairly and in a brainstorming type of way.
Special weight, I personally prefer, would be given to those positions that all Christians have come to hold in common throughout the centuries. But the ability to think logically and coherently about faith in the light of new paradigms is important too. For example, the Trinitarian statements of Nicaea were formulated at a time when understandings of the word "substance" were quite different from today (in the same way that the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation originally rested on an Aristotelian definition of substance). Does this fact mean that we might explore other ways of conceptualizing the unity of the Trinity today?
I thus see theology as a dialog between "the faith once delivered to the saints" (as a product of common Christian reflection on Scripture) and contemporary philosophical issues, and thus a dance of consensual and constructive theology with each other. I think the Wesleyan tradition affords a nice balance between catholic and Protestant. We came through Anglicanism, so we can maintain a strong reverence for the common faith of the ages. But we are also Protestant and thus consider the majority position subject to correction by the Spirit in reflection on Scripture. And we are Wesley-an and thus are open to inputs from philosophy and experience.