Academic Theology

Theology is the academic study of God, and examines theological questions in light of the still developing Christian theological tradition. Theology considers answers to questions of an ultimate nature from the deep reserves of the Catholic intellectual tradition and in conversation with responses of other Christians and with practitioners of other faiths.

The Bishops at Vatican II lifted up so beautifully questions that theologians continue to explore in light of developments of science, psychology, and history: "What is humankind? What is the meaning, the aim of our life? What is moral good, what is sin? From where does suffering come, and what purpose does it serve? What is the road to true happiness? What are death, judgment and retribution after death? What, finally, is that ultimate inexpressible mystery which encompasses our existence: from where do we come, and to where are we going?" (Vatican II, Notre Aetate, para. 1).

Members of our department specialize in Bible, both in Hebrew scriptures and the Greek New Testament, in order to guide biblical interpretation informed by discoveries related to authorship, original context, and spiritual development. We have world-class historians who ensure that our students understand how the Christian theological tradition developed in each historical period, from the formulations articulated by bishops in the early churches, to medieval developments enunciated especially by monks and friars, to critiques of the tradition communicated under the impulse of the reformers and the emergence of Protestantism, to the spirit of aggiornamento expressed at the Second Vatican Council. Moral theologians are applying the virtues to issues in the contemporary world, including biomedical ethics, mass incarceration, the ecological crisis, and war. And systematicians are interpreting the Catholic theological tradition in a way that engages the modern world, addressing such issues as atheism, religious fundamentalism, evolutionary theory, global warming, globalization, redemptive violence, and dehumanizing degrees of suffering.

St. Anselm once wrote, "[W]e believe that [God is] a being than which nothing greater can be conceived." The department of theology at the University of St. Thomas continues to work in the spirit of the great saint. We endeavor to interpret the faith in light of human advancements in every field of inquiry at the University.

We invite you to explore the courses we offer, to consider a major or minor in theology, and to look into an advanced degree in theology.

The Core Curriculum

The Department of Theology has designed a sequence of courses that acquaint students with questions of a universal nature, and assist them in articulating thoughtful responses formulated in light of the Catholic tradition and Christian faith. These courses contribute to the students’ liberal arts education at the University through the development of writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.

The first course, "The Christian Theological Tradition," introduces students to the theological frameworks that Christians have historically used to address questions of faith and human existence. The core readings for the course are from the Bible and from classic writers within the Christian tradition. The course provides students with an opportunity to reflect critically on the Catholic and Christian traditions within the context of contemporary life. Finally, it provides students with a basic level of theological literacy to prepare them for the second and third-level courses.

The second-level (200-numbered and 300-numbered) courses invite students to practice theology by engaging at a deeper level in the discipline of “faith seeking understanding.” Courses at this level focus on a particular area of the Christian tradition, namely: the Bible, historical theology, systematic theology or moral theology. Students critically examine core elements of the tradition, such as classic texts, concepts, persons, and events while remaining mindful of the contemporary context. Through these courses, students learn the skills and methods of the discipline. These second-level courses then serve as a foundation for the interdisciplinary “Bridge Courses” at the next level.

The "Bridge Course," as the third course in the Faith and the Catholic Tradition sequence (400-numbered), will provide an opportunity for students to draw upon their entire program of studies. Serving as the culminating point for the curriculum, the Bridge Course prepares students to build connections between their studies in the liberal arts and the broader world for which their St. Thomas education has prepared them. A principal concern of the course is to guide students toward experiencing a sense of vocation in their professional, familial, and social lives. Because no single course can be expected to address all such areas, students will be offered three different types of bridge courses exploring different aspects of the broader world they are preparing to serve.

The first type of bridge course will address vocation in careers and in the professions and will be thoroughly interdisciplinary in nature and in many cases will be team-taught. These courses will develop a theological reflection on a specific profession (for example, medicine, law, management, and education). Other courses of this type will address the intellectual vocation of various academic disciplines, bringing theology into dialogue with academic disciplines such as art history, English, or psychology. Such courses will appeal especially to majors in disciplines that prepare students for a wide variety of careers. We will give priority to developing as many courses of this first type as we can, although we will always be limited by the availability of faculty who are prepared to address the particular concerns of the professions and the particular academic disciplines from a theological perspective.

A second type of bridge course will cultivate in students a sense of vocation to serve the common good by bringing a theological viewpoint to bear upon significant contemporary social issues such as poverty, war and peace, marriage and family, and social issues related to gender. These courses may be team-taught. As involved citizens, all students will have some part to play in addressing such issues. Learning how to focus what they have learned at St. Thomas in a manner that will illuminate such social issues will strengthen their ability to act justly and wisely as they participate in public affairs.

A third type of bridge course will prepare students to understand and address the complex religious issues emerging in the context of contemporary multicultural and global social conditions and interactions. These courses will be taught from a theological perspective and will focus on ecumenical and/or inter-religious study and dialogue (for example, courses in world religions). These courses may be team-taught. Developing a nuanced understanding of such issues is becoming increasingly important in political, professional, and economic areas of life. Enabling students to bring the fruit of their undergraduate study to bear upon such issues will prepare them to meet pressing contemporary needs.

The three levels of courses form an integrated sequence in the Faith and Catholic Tradition core area requirement. The first course introduces the tradition of Christian theological reflection. The second-level courses invite students to "do" theology—that is, to engage in reasoning about faith. In the third-level courses, students bring theological concepts and methods into dialogue with other disciplines.

Study Theology Abroad

Theology majors and minors are encouraged to study abroad. Specific courses taken abroad may substitute for St. Thomas requirements. The exchange with Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia, is particularly suitable. For program options, see the chair of the department, Dr. Bernie Brady, or a study abroad advisor in the International Education Center.

J-term 2016 Course Offerings in Theology

Theology 101 in Rome (UST)
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. Attain a basic understanding of human experience as interpreted by major areas of Christian theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and the Church.

Program Directors: Massimo Faggioli & Gerald Schlabach, University of St. Thomas
Prerequisites: None; incoming 2015 first-year students only.
Fulfills: 1st Theology core

 

John Paul II in his Polish Context (UMAIE)
Examine the life, thought and ongoing significance of Pope John Paul II against the background of the history, culture, and politics of his native Poland. Students attend lectures at the Catholic University of Lublin and visit sites in Lublin, Cracow, Częstochowa, and Wadowice.

Program Directors: Kenneth Kemp & Paul Wojda, University of St. Thomas
Prerequisites: THEO101, THEO 200/300-level; PHIL115
Fulfills: 3rd Theology core, THEO major/minor elective, PHIL major/minor elective, CATH major/minor elective



Pilgrimage in Italy: The Christian Experience from the Early Church to the Catholic Reformation (UST)
This course introduces students to the significance of Christian pilgrimage to Italy and explores each development including the early period, Medieval, Renaissance, and Catholic Reformation time periods.

Program Directors: Fr. Steven McMichael & Sister Joanne Schatzlein, University of St. Thomas
Prerequisites: See program directors for more information
Fulfills: 3rd Theology core, THEO major/minor elective


 

Christianity and World Religions (UST)
Using Christianity as its point of reference, this course focuses upon the religions of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Lectures, site visits, and service-learning assist students in understanding the perspectives, values, experiences, works, and achievements of the Hawaiian people.

Program Directors: Edward Ulrich & Elaine Catherine MacMillan, University of St. Thomas
Prerequisites: THEO101 (or 102/103) and THEO 200/300
Fulfills: 3rd Theology core, Human Diversity core




The Department of Theology regularly offers these courses abroad:

Theo. 101 in Rome
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, a variety of site visits and guided tours, as well as written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experiences as interpreted by major areas of Christian theology (including revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and the Church). Emphasis will be placed on the city of Rome, its role in Christian history, and the cultural expressions of Christianity found in its environments.

Islam in Turkey
It is no mere coincidence that President Obama chose Turkey as the first Muslim country to visit and as a site for an important address to what gets referred to as the Islamic world. As it seeks its soul, its identity, between the European Union and the Islamic world, Turkey is both a battleground and a learning ground. New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer declares that it is poised to be “the most audaciously successful nation of the twenty-first century.” Turkey stands in a pivotal position, with the Bosphorus Bridge its great symbol of the geographical, political, and social spanning of both Europe and Asia. Islam is central to both the political significance and the mystery of Turkey. For centuries visitors have been struck with wonder at its remarkable tauheed, or unity, tolerance and hospitality. This course familiarizes students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in Turkey, including worship, family life and intellectual and artistic traditions. We will perceive Islam from both “insiders’ perspectives” (reading the Quran and works on the Prophet Muhammad and challenges facing Muslims in contemporary Turkey), and from “outsiders’ perspectives” (reading British, American, and secular Turkish writers who are imagining or describing Turkey and Muslims). Site visits include Mosques, churches, madrasas, palaces, museums, ancient towns including the underground city of Kaymakli, volcanic formations, deep valleys and rock dwellings in Cappadocia, Sultanhan Caravanserai, Mevlana Museum, Selimiye Mosque, Aladdin Mosque, Konya Karatay Ince Minare, Karatay Madrasa in Konya. Ephesus in Selcuk. Muradiye, Burda Koza Han, Grand and Green Mosques in Bursa, Bursa center. Edirne Selimiye Mosque, Eski Camii, Beyazit Medrese. The stunning Blue Mosque and historical Eyup Sultan Mosque, the world-famous Byzantine Hagia Sophia, lavish Ottoman Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. To experience Turkish friendship we also engage in interfaith and intercultural dialogue over dinners in the homes of local families.
 
AIDS, Apartheid, and the Arts of Resistance in South Africa
Through analysis of works of artistic resistance, students in this course will examine the interrelationships between two catastrophes of the modern era in South Africa: Apartheid and AIDS. Students will approach works of art with theological lenses to explore such themes as lament, imago Dei, prophecy, theodicy, justice/charity, memory, storytelling, covenant, forgiveness/reconciliation and hope. Artistic examples will be drawn from the visual arts (both "fine-" and "folk-" styles), music, literature (novel and poetry) and film. Students will learn about the arts of resistance through guest presentations and through visits to selected sites in Johannesburg and Cape Town and their surrounding areas. Students will participate in the arts of resistance by service work conducted at the Central Methodist Mission church in Johannesburg and the Scalabrini Center in Cape Town. Students will integrate the dimensions of the course by reflecting on a theological theme by reference to works of visual art, music, literature and film.
 
The Church in Latin America: Guatemala
Study Christian theology and practice in a context of the great struggle for human dignity. From on-location in the Guatemalan highlands, students will study the experiences of Guatemalan churches in the twentieth century. These churches serve as a lens for analyzing the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin American history since the Spanish Conquest.  Students will study the politics, history, culture and economy of Guatemala in order to join with Latin Americans in reflecting theologically on the meaning of the gospel in its historical context. Theological topics explored may include evangelization, Christology, sin, martyrdom, poverty, the nature of the Church, the Eucharist and the Church’s role in Guatemala’s peace process. Practical service activities will be combined with academic study. The class will also follow the VISION Program’s six-point philosophy.
 
Consult the International Education Center's web page for additional information.

Major in Theology

  • THEO 101 The Christian Theological Tradition (4 credits)

Plus:

  • THEO 215 Christian Morality (4 credits)
  • THEO 301 Theological Methods and Resources (4 credits)
  • THEO 391 Seminar for Theology Majors and Minors (4 credits) or THEO 393 Research Thesis for Majors (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Four credits in Old Testament (OT)
  • Four credits in New Testament (NT)

(one course must be THEO 205 or 210)

  • Four credits in systematic theology
  • Four credits in historical theology 

Plus:

  • An additional eight elective credits in THEO courses

Major in Theology with a Ministry Concentration

The Lay Ministry Concentration is a specialization within the undergraduate theology major. It combines academic study (KNOW), observation of working ministers (SEE), and internship opportunities (DO), in order to provide students with the theological foundation, pastoral skills and spiritual formation necessary to assume entry-level positions in lay ecclesial ministry. Opportunities include pastoral ministry, youth ministry, religious education and faith formation, as well as a variety of support services for church and faith-based organizations.

Students who complete the program will have satisfied all of the theological competencies approved by the U.S. Conference of Bishops for lay ministers in the Roman Catholic Church, including the theology of revelation, God, church, sacraments and worship, morality and Catholic social teaching, ecumenism and interfaith relations. Ecumenical in nature and designed in cooperation with ministers from local Protestant churches, the program also welcomes students of other Christian traditions.

  • THEO 101 Christian Theological Tradition (4 credits)
  • THEO 205 Introduction to the Old Testament (4 credits) (or a 300-level course in Old Testament)
  • THEO 210 Introduction to the New Testament (4 credits) (or a 300-level course in New Testament)
  • THEO 215 Christian Morality (4 credits)
  • THEO 323 Church and Sacramentality (4 credits)
  • THEO 405 Spiritual Formation (0 credits)
  • THEO 406 Pastoral Ministry (4 credits)
  • THEO 407 Catechesis and Faith Formation (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • THEO 200 Christian Belief: Ancient and Contemporary (4 credits)
  • THEO 220 Early Christian Theology (4 credits)
  • THEO 373 Person and Mission of Jesus (4 credits)

Plus eight credits from the following:

  • THEO 240 Theology of the Protestant and Catholic Reformation (4 credits)
  • THEO 302 Second Vatican Council (4 credits)
  • THEO 325 Catholic Social Tradition (4 credits)
  • THEO 310 Christian Worship (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • THEO 417 Internship for Ministry (4 credits)
  • THEO 445 Theology and Education (4 credits)

Certificate in Ministry

The Certificate in Ministry will consist of six (6) four-credit undergraduate courses chosen from among the approved courses in the Concentration in Lay Ministry. The specific choice of courses will be done in consultation with an advisor, who may, on occasion, substitute other courses if the person’s previous experience warrants it. Otherwise, courses will be chosen from the following list:

THEO 101 Christian Theological Tradition (4 credits)
THEO 205 Introduction to the Old Testament (4 credits) (or a 300-level course in Old Testament)
THEO 210 Introduction to the New Testament (4 credits) (or a 300-level course in New Testament)
THEO 215 Christian Morality (4 credits)
THEO 323 Church and Sacramentality (4 credits)


Plus four credits from the following:

THEO 200 Christian Belief: Ancient and Contemporary (4 credits)
THEO 220 Early Christian Theology (4 credits)
THEO 240 Theology of the Protestant and Catholic Reformation (4 credits)
THEO 302 Second Vatican Council (4 credits)
THEO 310 Christian Worship (4 credits)
THEO 325 Catholic Social Tradition (4 credits)
THEO 373 Person and Mission of Jesus (4 credits)


All of the courses in the Certificate program are part of the standard offerings of the Theology department, as described in the undergraduate catalogue of the University of St. Thomas. These courses are taught by St. Thomas faculty at the same level and with the same standards as the coursework for major in Theology. Thus, the coursework for the Certificate in Ministry would be applicable toward a Baccalaureate of Arts degree, should the student decide to complete his or her studies at that level. Because they will be applicable toward the Theology major, all program standards will be the same as for the major. This means that students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 within the program. No course can be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. If the department passes any other regulations for the major, these would automatically apply to the certificate program as well.

Because the students for which this program is designed likely will come with very different educational backgrounds and ministerial experiences, an adviser (and/or the Concentration in Ministry director) will work with each individual student to select the coursework that best meets his or her needs. At the same time, insofar as their coursework will be chosen from the approved courses for the Concentration in Ministry, students will attain a common educational experience by the time they have concluded the program.

Applicants for the Ministry Certificate program should have at least 12 months of full-time or part-time professional ministry experience prior to admission. Prospective students will provide official high school transcript(s) or GED and official college transcript(s) (if any). They will also submit a writing sample, in which they reflect on their understanding of the vocation or theology of ministry, and a letter of recommendation from one of their supervisors in ministry. Students can transfer up to three courses approved by the program director.

Minor in Theology

  • THEO 101 The Christian Theological Tradition (4 credits)

Plus:

  • THEO 215 Christian Morality (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Four credits in Sacred Scripture
  • Eight additional credits in theology
  • Four credits in systematic theology or Four credits in historical theology 

Note: At least eight of the credits used to fulfill the minor must be at the 300-level or above. The department recommends either THEO 301 or 393 be chosen as one of the two electives for the minor.

Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in Theology is a research based degree offered by the Department of Theology in conjunction with the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. The degree introduces students to the broad tradition of Catholic theology through core and elective courses, a thesis or research portfolio, language study, and comprehensive examinations. The Master of Arts in Theology might be taken as a terminal degree for those who wish to teach in Catholic schools, in Archdiocesan offices, or in a parish, but it is also intended to prepare students for doctoral work in all fields of Catholic theology. For more information on the degree, please contact the Director of the Master of Arts in Theology, Dr. John W. Martens, by calling 651-962-5316 or email him at: jwmartens@stthomas.edu.

Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

30033 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - 01 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:

30108 (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 - 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:

30034 (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 - W02 New Testament M - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30037 (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 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30106 (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 420 - 01 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

30107 (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 - T - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30418 (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 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

30070 (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)

Fall 2016 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:

42120 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40327 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 03 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

42132 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gina K. Bugliosi

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

40329 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Nathaniel J. Van Yperen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 05 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:

42139 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 06 Christian Theological Trad M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

40333 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 109

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

40330 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

40331 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

40332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Nathaniel J. Van Yperen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

40452 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

40693 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Nathaniel J. Van Yperen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 12 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

40991 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gina K. Bugliosi

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

41031 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 14 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

41615 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gina K. Bugliosi

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 111

Course Registration Number:

40352 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

40518 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 17 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

42133 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 20 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

42135 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 21 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

40353 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 22 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

43154 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 23 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

42827 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John W. Martens

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

40453 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L02 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

40454 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

40336 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - W01 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

41030 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief Ancient/Cont M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

40340 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joseph C. Hurtuk

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 M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 235

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 235

Course Registration Number:

40341 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joseph C. Hurtuk

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 - 03 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

40420 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

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 - 04 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

42140 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

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 - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 112

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

40344 (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 - L02 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

41755 (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 - L03 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 110

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 110

Course Registration Number:

40342 (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 - L04 Old Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 327

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

40343 (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 210 - 01 New Testament - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

40345 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

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 - 02 New Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

40346 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

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 - L01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

42177 (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 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

42852 (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 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

42136 (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 - 02 Christian Morality - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

40347 (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 MCH 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 110

Course Registration Number:

40348 (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 - W02 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

41632 (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 251 - W01 Global Christianity - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

42854 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gerald W. Schlabach

The history of Christianity is a history of inculturation in diverse geographical and cultural settings. This course examines both the history and implications of this inculturation in various contexts, and investigates the resources that Christian theology and tradition offer for guiding how Christians live out their faith across cultures. Specific topics may include: the worldwide growth of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity; implications for the ecclesiology of the Roman Catholic and other historic churches; how Christians in different cultures read the Bible; the development of non-Western Christianities until the present day; and the Christian duty of global solidarity and its potential to reshape national, ethnic and class loyalties. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 251 - W02 Global Christianity - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

42855 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gerald W. Schlabach

The history of Christianity is a history of inculturation in diverse geographical and cultural settings. This course examines both the history and implications of this inculturation in various contexts, and investigates the resources that Christian theology and tradition offer for guiding how Christians live out their faith across cultures. Specific topics may include: the worldwide growth of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity; implications for the ecclesiology of the Roman Catholic and other historic churches; how Christians in different cultures read the Bible; the development of non-Western Christianities until the present day; and the Christian duty of global solidarity and its potential to reshape national, ethnic and class loyalties. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 301 - 01 Theological Meths/Resources M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42856 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

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 - 01 Christian Worship M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

41396 (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 314 - 01 Christian Spirituality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS 251

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OWS 251

Course Registration Number:

42857 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

This course explores the diverse expressions of Christian spirituality. Students will discuss the definitions given to the term "spirituality" and consider methodological issues in the academic study of spirituality whether these are historical, anthropological or theological in approach. Emphasis is placed on a wide reading in the Christian tradition of both primary and secondary literature in order to assist the student in grasping the integral link between the lived faith of Christians and the theological articulation of that faith. Spiritualties will be seen in the context of their historical emergence, the unique contributions each makes to Christianity, and the link they demonstrate between spiritual life and theological insight. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 352 - 01 The Pentateuch - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS LL54

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OWS LL54

Course Registration Number:

41616 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

Critical and in-depth investigations of various Pentateuchal traditions: Primeval Stories; Patriarchs; Exodus; Sinai Covenant; Laws; Entry into Canaan. Particular emphasis will be focused on their origin, transmission, mutual relationships and final theological unity. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 380 - 01 Grace, Hope, Eschatology M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

41619 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ry O. Siggelkow

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 394 - 01 Death and the Afterlife - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

42142 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne H. King

This course explores Christian and non-Christian conceptions of death and afterlife. It focuses on Christian theological views, but also considers Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist conceptions. Specific topics addressed will be ideas of judgment, heaven, purgatory, hell, reincarnation, and accounts of near-death experiences. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 394 - 02 Death and the Afterlife - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

42143 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne H. King

This course explores Christian and non-Christian conceptions of death and afterlife. It focuses on Christian theological views, but also considers Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist conceptions. Specific topics addressed will be ideas of judgment, heaven, purgatory, hell, reincarnation, and accounts of near-death experiences. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 411 - 01 Catholicism and Modernity - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

42862 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

The course addresses the development of the Catholic Church and Catholic theology from the medieval age to contemporary times. A key theme in this history is an understanding of the "political culture" of Catholicism, that is to say, its developing theology of government, power, rights, revolution, geopolitics, and globalization. The course relies on history, canon law, and political science as sources of its theological evaluation of the continuing encounter of Catholicism and modernity. Prerequisites: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 01 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

42144 (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 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

42863 (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 - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

40996 (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 - 02 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

41620 (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 421 - L01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

41621 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer

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 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 TMH 351

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

TMH 351

Course Registration Number:

41389 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela M. Senander

What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 422 - L01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

43150 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John F. McVea, Michael J. Naughton

What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. 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 - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 326

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

40997 (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 - 02 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 324

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

40998 (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 M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 211

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

41622 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

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 424 - 02 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

42828 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

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 424 - 03 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

41623 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

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 424 - 04 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

42830 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

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 429 - L01 Women & Christian Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

42866 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

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 432 - 01 Black Religious Experience - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42867 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard V. Brady, Sharon M. Howell

This course explore Black theological development as a cultural, functional and cognitive dimension of traditional Afro-American society, including belief, worship, expression, symbol, spirituality and God. Attention will be given to the meaning and roots of the notions of culture, nationalism and racism as they appear as questions in Black theological though, including African religions, Islam and The Nation of Islam, along with Afro-American Christian theologies. African as well as Afro-American religious experience combined with the affirmation of the Christian creed are identified in order to evaluate the questions of Black Catholic theology in America today. 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 435 - 01 Atheists & Apologists - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42146 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne H. King

This course explores the problem of religious beliefs in a secular society by focusing on the effects of the empirical and human sciences on the classical understanding of God. Considering original thinkers, such as Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, and Freud, the course will explore the emergence of several types of atheism and the intellectual defense of religious belief. Students will do a detailed reading of selected texts, which may include theological, philosophical, scientific, and literary works. 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 M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

42869 (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 464 - 01 Jesus Christ & Intrelg Dialg M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

41626 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

This course will explore the identity and role of Jesus in Christianity in relation to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. It will show the similarities and differences in the various approaches to Jesus in the context of each of these respective religions and of interfaith dialogue. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 490 - L02 Comp Theo/Sex, Gender & Body - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42871 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fred Dominic Longo

Sex, Gender, & the Body - Christian & Islamic Comparative Theology: This course provides an introduction to theological reflection on sex, gender, and the body in the Christian and Islamic traditions. It juxtaposes texts of diverse perspectives from these two religious traditions in order to seek deeper understanding of sex, gender, and the body. This “Bridge course” prompts students to reflect on their vocation as a sexual, gendered, and embodied being, and to do so interreligiously. While the course takes into consideration how theology has collaborated with patriarchal, imperial, ethnic, heteronormative, and socio-economic powers, the central focus is on contemporary feminist, queer, and post-colonial theologies that attempt to undermine oppressive systems in Asian, Latin American, North American, Middle Eastern, and other contexts. Prerequiistes THEO101, THEO2xx or THEO3xx, and PHIL115

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J-Term 2017 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10039 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10166 (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

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10064 (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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10040 (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 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10231 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Levad

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 - 02 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10232 (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 220 - 01 Early Christian Theology - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10167 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

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 220 - 02 Early Christian Theology - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10233 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

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 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10181 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela M. Senander

What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 422 - 02 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10234 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Angela M. Senander

What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. 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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10067 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Hoden

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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10076 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

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 W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10235 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

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 424 - 02 Christianity/World Religion - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10236 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

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 431 - 01 Women in the Early Church - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10220 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

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

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THEO 431 - 02 Women in the Early Church - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

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- T W R F - -

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1300 - 1600

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Course Registration Number:

10221 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

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

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THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

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- T W R F - -

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1300 - 1600

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Course Registration Number:

10125 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

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

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THEO 457 - 01 Theology & Public Discourse - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

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- T W R F - -

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0900 - 1200

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10168 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

This course addresses students as citizen believers, mapping out what role they can play in public life. It first examine the Christian tradition and its teachings on responsible citizenship. It then examines the question using legal and political theory from before our founding as a nation through the debates about the nature of our democracy today. The rest of the course is focused on preparing students as citizen believers to enter the public square with their own theological argument on a contemporary political topic of interest to them, which will make public through varied written formats and class debate. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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