Summer 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L01 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

30019 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Frederick W. Nairn

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L01 Old Testament M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30248 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 01 Theology & Biomedical Revol - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30155 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 02 Theology & Biomedical Revol - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30533 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30452 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

30453 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W01 Christian Marriage M T W R - - - 0800 - 1000 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1000

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

30035 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

30157 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 468 - L01 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30522 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will directly engage with the religious diversity of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This course is a community-engagement course requiring a minimum of 15 hours of interreligious community engagement for all students enrolled (NOTE: service hours may contribute toward BUSN 200 requirement when BUSN200 is taken in same semester). Prerequisites: THEO 101, and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 468 - L02 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30534 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will directly engage with the religious diversity of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This course is a community-engagement course requiring a minimum of 15 hours of interreligious community engagement for all students enrolled (NOTE: service hours may contribute toward BUSN 200 requirement when BUSN200 is taken in same semester). Prerequisites: THEO 101, and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

41339 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 03 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 117

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MCH 117

Course Registration Number:

40375 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thaddeus P. Wojcik

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

40271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 117

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 117

Course Registration Number:

41349 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thaddeus P. Wojcik

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 06 Christian Theological Trad M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 117

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 117

Course Registration Number:

40273 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Brian Zuelke

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

41836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

43165 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Richard L. Cogill

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40374 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

41872 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 12 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

40751 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40781 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

43570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 41 HONORS Christian Theo Trad - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

43136 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

42207 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Hoden

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

41863 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Hoden

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

40275 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L06 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

42208 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

42209 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

41553 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

40288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L10 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

41766 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Frederick W. Nairn

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L11 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

41767 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L12 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

41768 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Sanders

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

41769 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L15 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

42228 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L17 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

43717 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joseph C. Hurtuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L42 HONORS Christian Theo Trad - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

43137 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - W01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

40377 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - W04 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

42324 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gerald W. Schlabach

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - W05 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

40270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

40278 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

40279 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - L01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

40344 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L01 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

40282 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L02 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

41242 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L03 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 106

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

40280 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L04 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

40281 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - L01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

40283 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David T. Landry

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - L02 New Testament M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

41360 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David T. Landry

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 211

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

40284 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine A. Cory

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W02 New Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43142 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W03 New Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43143 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W04 New Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

43466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

41160 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - 41 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

43144 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - W01 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

40286 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - W42 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

42210 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 230 - L01 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

41772 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

A study of the development of Christian Theology from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the main themes of the classical Christian views of faith/reason, grace/nature, God/creation in the theologies of such theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. Other themes that may be treated: the role of monasticism and mendicant life; medieval saints such as St. Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, women's spirituality, mysticism, liturgical developments, religious art and architecture, and the interaction of Christians with Jews and Muslims. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 230 - L02 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

41773 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

A study of the development of Christian Theology from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the main themes of the classical Christian views of faith/reason, grace/nature, God/creation in the theologies of such theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. Other themes that may be treated: the role of monasticism and mendicant life; medieval saints such as St. Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, women's spirituality, mysticism, liturgical developments, religious art and architecture, and the interaction of Christians with Jews and Muslims. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 301 - D01 GOD M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

42211 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Richard L. Cogill

This course will explore various contemporary approaches to God and God's relationship to humankind, including perspectives written by people traditionally on the margins of theological research. A central question for this section will be how God, evil, and suffering can co-exist. This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and common human experience in the understanding of religious mystery and the systematic expression of that mystery in the Christian tradition. It examines both ancient and contemporary formulations of theological knowledge, requirements for theological scholarship, and consideration of certain key theological questions. Prerequisite THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 301 - D02 GOD M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

43467 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Richard L. Cogill

This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and common human experience in the understanding of religious mystery and the systematic expression of that mystery in the Christian tradition. It examines both ancient and contemporary formulations of theological knowledge, requirements for theological scholarship, and consideration of certain key theological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 310 - L01 Christian Worship M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

41031 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Hoden

A study of Christian communal worship from historical, social science, and theological perspectives. This course examines worship as the sanctification of time, space, and life. It also includes a comparison and contrast of Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Baptist, Methodist, Quaker, Frontier, Pentecostal) worship practices with those of Roman Catholics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 357 - 01 Sacred Music:Cath Heritage M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

43164 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

James M. Trares

Music both expresses and shapes religious experience. This course explores the practice and theory of music-making in Catholic worship and devotion. Special emphasis will be given to the study of Gregorian chant as foundational for Roman Rite worship music, the historical development of other forms of Catholic church music, and contemporary issues of music, culture and spirituality. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 380 - L01 Grace, Hope, Eschatology M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

43145 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

This course explores the connections among the life of grace, Christian hope and the traditional "last things" - death, judgment and eternal life - using the death-resurrection of Jesus as the foundation and point of departure for study. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 02 Theology & Biomedical Revol M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

41892 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kirk C. Allison

This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

41157 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Frederick W. Nairn

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

40754 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - L01 Christian Marriage - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

41775 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W01 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

41781 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - W02 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

43146 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

42289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Sanders

This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 426 - 01 Islam M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 101

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

43147 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 426 - 02 Islam M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 101

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

43148 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ali Chamseddine

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - 01 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43172 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - 02 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43173 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 429 - L02 Women & Christian Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

43135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

This course explores the ways in which the Judeo-Christian religious tradition has profoundly influenced our society's definition of women. It will focus on what some of the major works of this tradition assert about the nature and place of women in their particular historical communities. Students will also read religious literature by women in order to acquire a sense of women's religious experience both throughout history and in the present day. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 450 - L01 Theology & Mass Media - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

43149 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David T. Landry

This course will analyze and evaluate the coverage of religion and religious issues in the mass media (primarily in newspaper and magazines) and analyze religiously-inspired or religiously-themed media products (primarily in films, radio, television programs, and books). This course attempts to develop skills in detecting the religious thread in the tapestry of modern culture, interpreting the theological content in popular culture, critically analyzing the coverage of religion in the news, and appreciating the ways in which the finest examples of religiously-themed popular culture have advanced the theological conversation of which all modern believers are a part. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 453 - W01 Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

43150 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 467 - 01 Muslim & Christian Dialogue - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

43151 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

This course will explore what Christianity and Islam have in common, where they differ, and what are the most fruitful points of dialogue between the two religions. We will examine both Muslim and Christian perspectives on a range of topics, including God, revelation/prophecy, Jesus, Muhammad, scripture, human nature, women and marriage, morality, peace and war, religion and politics, salvation, and eschatology. We will also consider some ongoing examples of Muslim-Christian dialogue, as well as papal statements concerning Islam and Muslim responses to those statements. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 490 - D1 City of God: History, Politics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

43152 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

In August, 410AD, the unthinkable happened. The ancient city of Rome, historic capital of the Roman empire, was sacked by barbarian troops. Many pagans blamed Christians for the catastrophe, on the grounds that the recently empowered Church encouraged the legal prohibition of public worship of the gods who traditionally had protected Rome from just such a disaster. In response to this charge, St. Augustine of Hippo took up his pen and, over a thirteen year time-span, composed what would become, after the Bible itself, one of the most important books in the history of the Christian theological tradition: The City of God Against the Pagans. By the time he finished writing, Augustine’s “great and arduous work” had grown into a comprehensive assault on the entirety of pagan Roman thought and culture, and a timeless work of Christian apologetics, masterfully interweaving Scripture and Platonic philosophy. This course will guide students through the entirety of this classic text, with special attention given to the historical, political, and theological questions that the City of God continues to provoke today, almost 1600 years after it was written.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - L01 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

10027 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Frederick W. Nairn

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L02 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

10323 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

10104 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

10135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L01 Old Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

10042 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10116 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 220 - L01 Early Christian Theology - T W R F - - 0800 - 1200 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

10175 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

A theological and historical introduction to the origins and development of the Christian church from the first to the fifth centuries. Special attention will be given to the historical emergence of Christian doctrines, creeds and canon; the formation of Christian understandings of the human person; the development of liturgical and sacramental traditions; and the interaction of Christianity with other ancient cultures. Contemporary approaches to the study of Christian origins will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 373 - L01 Person & Mission of Jesus - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

10324 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Joseph C. Hurtuk

This course explores New Testament understandings of some of the titles of Jesus, such as Christ, Lord, and Savior, and investigates the development of Christological doctrine in the early centuries of Christianity. Consideration will also be given to some modern Christological questions. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 403 - W01 Theology and Genetics - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10325 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

In the half-century since Watson and Crick first deduced the structure of DNA (1953), our knowledge of the fundamental properties of organic life has grown exponentially. So too has our ability to manipulate those properties for the relief of suffering and the improvement of human life. Our continued pursuit of genetic knowledge and the application of that knowledge to human life have sparked vigorous debate on a variety of distinct but related levels of inquiry: scientific, practical, moral, political, philosophical, and theological. This course aims to introduce students to a representative sampling of these debates. It emphasizes the inescapably theological dimension underlying them all. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - L01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

10157 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - L01 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10044 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10140 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 426 - 01 Islam - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10326 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - 01 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10198 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - L02 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10199 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

David Penchansky

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 431 - L01 Women in the Early Church - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

10327 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroines and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

10201 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

This course studies both Catholic and Protestant Christianity in Germany from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The basic theme is Christianity's relationship with its host culture, and the ways in which the churches, both theologians and lay people, understood that relationship, especially in its political dimension, amidst the crises that convulsed Germany in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Attention is given both to cases that demonstrate the conflict between Christianity and culture, and to cases in which the conflict was not acknowledged, whether through defects of character, theological blind spots, or political miscalculations. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

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THEO 459 - L01 Theology & Environment - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

10176 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 468 - L01 Interreligious Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10328 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will directly engage with the religious diversity of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This course is a community-engagement course requiring a minimum of 15 hours of interreligious community engagement for all students enrolled. Prerequisites: THEO 101, and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115.

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THEO 490 - 01 Topics: Deadly Medicine - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10329 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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