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).

Whereas Catholic Studies is the study of Catholicism, and focuses on reception of the Church's official magisterial teachings and sacramental system, the academic discipline of theology examines the Christian theological tradition, including its magisterial teachings and sacramental system, and seeks to propel the tradition forward by interpreting the Bible and history in light of contemporary issues raised, for example, by advancements in scientific knowledge, neurological understanding, and sociological, economic, and cultural insights. In 2011, America Magazine attempted to help readers understand distinctions between theology and catechesis, as well as the critical role of the theologian in the modern world.

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.

Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 329

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

20465

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 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 329

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

20749

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 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20361

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 - 06 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:

20363

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 - 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:

20928

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 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

20362

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 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

20364

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

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 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

20366

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 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

20365

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 - 12 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

20751

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 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

20918

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

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 - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

20367

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 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

20386

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

20368

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

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 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

20369

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 19 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20531

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 20 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

20370

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 - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20371

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20490

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 23 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20532

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 101 - 25 CTT for International Students - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

21851

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief Ancient Cont M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

20374

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 - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

20695

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ry O. Siggelkow

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 - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 206

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

20373

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ry O. Siggelkow

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - L01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

21824

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

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 - L02 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

21825

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

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 - 01 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

21071

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 - 02 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

20375

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 - L02 Old 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:

21164

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 - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

20377

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John W. Martens

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 M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20399

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - L01 New Testament M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

21375

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 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

21828

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 - 02 Christian Morality - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 112

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

20753

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

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 M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

22664

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas J. Bushlack

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 M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

22665

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas J. Bushlack

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 230 - 01 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

21021

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 230 - 02 Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

22687

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 251 - W01 Global Christianity - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22990

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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22991

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 310 - 01 Christian Worship M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

20754

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thaddeus P. Wojcik

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 310 - 02 Christian Worship M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

22666

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thaddeus P. Wojcik

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 360 - L01 Contemp Cath Theologians - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 325

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 325

Course Registration Number:

21831

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

This course concentrates on the study of two to four influential Catholic systematic theologians of the 20th and 21st centuries within their historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts. The course will alternate between the study of the prominent themes and concerns of the modern and post-modern world, and the theologians' varied responses to these issues through substantial primary text reading and discussion. The Second Vatican Council's impact upon systematic work will be measured as well. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 394 - W01 Death and the Afterlife M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

20724

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

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 - W02 Death and the Afterlife M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

22667

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

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 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

20831

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

An examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and othe 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 theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

20829

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 othe 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 theif 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 M - W - - - - 0915 - 1055 MOH 323

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0915 - 1055

Location:

MOH 323

Course Registration Number:

21256

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 theologcial 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. Prerequsite: 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 - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 55S 207

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

22645

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeanne G. Buckeye, Philip A. Rolnick

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 theologcial 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. Prerequsite: 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 - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 117

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 117

Course Registration Number:

20832

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

20833

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 - 03 Christian Marriage M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22669

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 - 04 Christian Marriage - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

22670

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 423 - 05 Christian Marriage - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

22671

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 M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

21382

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 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

21835

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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

22672

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 04 Christianity/World Religion - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

22673

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 427 - 01 Evil & Suffering - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

22674

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course analyzes some of the most profound evils of the modern era, and attempts to relate them to traditional and contemporary discussions of divine and human responsibility. It is especially concerned with the unique features of modern evils, including their presence in certain social structures, political systems and scientific technologies. Specific subjects for study, which will vary from year to year, may include, the Holocaust; slave trade; genocidal colonization in Africa, Asia, and the Americas; the threat of nuclear annihilation. the course investigates how religious faith might be re-interpreted in light of these evils, and whether the notion of a suffering deity is theologically appropriate for Christian faith. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 429 - 01 Women & Christian Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

22675

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne H. King

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 wmen'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 433 - 01 Theology & Politics M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

22700

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip E. Stoltzfus

A theological investigation of changing relationships between Christianity and the political order, principally in religious terms as understood by Christians themselves but also from the vantage point of government. Emphasis in the first half of the course is on the foundational events of the New Testament and the early Christian era, and in the second half on Christianity's experience with secular and democractic modernity in America. The aim of the course is to measure the effect, in changing historical contexts, of persecution, establishment, and disestablishment, on a religion which professes both to be rooted in transcendent reality, and to have direct implications for life in this world. Primary readings from scripture, ancient and modern theology, speeches, sermons, Supreme Court decisions, and political, sociological and religious reflections on the American experiment with democracy and freedom of religion. 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 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 104

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 104

Course Registration Number:

22676

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 intellecutual 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 435 - 02 Atheists & Apologists - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

22677

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 intellecutual 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 436 - 01 Chrstian Fath & Legal Profes M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 329

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

22678

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

If to work is to share in the creative activity of God, then what specific challenge does the this pose for an attorney given the grinding realities of the legal profession? If to be a professional is to live out a tripartite relationship between self, client, and a higher standard, then how does an attorney determine, much less respond to such a standard? Through a close reading of a variety of theological texts, treaties, case studies and rules of professional conduct, this course will address these questions and, in so doing, attempt to fashion a paradigm for the Christian practice of law. Within this paradigm, emphasis will be placed on the meaning of justice, law, rights and responsibilities. An ethic of care that fosters the development of a compassionate world and a common life will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 437 - 01 Chrstn Faith & Hlth Care Prof. - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 112

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

21464

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

What is a good health care professional? This course pursues this question and possible answers to it, from a historical, moral, and theological point of view. Reading and discussion will be guided by a detailed investigation of the scientific/technological, economic, and cultural forces that are presently complicating our traditional understanding of health care. Emphasis throughout will be on the Christian tradition of moral inquiry as a resource for responding to this question. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 440 - 01 Hinduism & Buddhism M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

22679

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

This course investigates Hinduism and Buddhism, two great Asian religions that have had world-wide impact. We will examine the historical and theological foundations of each religion as well as the plurality of expressions within each. Considerable attention will be paid to classical Hindu and Buddhist texts. This course will also attend to issues of comparative religion and interreligious dialogue, particularly with regard to Christianity. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 440 - 02 Hinduism & Buddhism M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 202

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

22680

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

This course investigates Hinduism and Buddhism, two great Asian religions that have had world-wide impact. We will examine the historical and theological foundations of each religion as well as the plurality of expressions within each. Considerable attention will be paid to classical Hindu and Buddhist texts. This course will also attend to issues of comparative religion and interreligious dialogue, particularly with regard to Christianity. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 452 - 01 Theology & Beauty M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

20835

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

Is beauty "in the eye of the beholder"? Are "beauty" and "prettiness" synonymous? Are "beauty" and "ugliness" opposites? Might beauty still be considered a transcendental aspect of being along with the true and the good? Is it possible that Beauty is a name for God, or a means by which God reveals God's self in the created order? This course examines a variety of theological approaches to these questions, both ancient and modern. It also explores the implications of varying answers to these questions for the arts, and for lives of faith. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 452 - 02 Theology & Beauty M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

22681

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

Is beauty "in the eye of the beholder"? Are "beauty" and "prettiness" synonymous? Are "beauty" and "ugliness" opposites? Might beauty still be considered a transcendental aspect of being along with the true and the good? Is it possible that Beauty is a name for God, or a means by which God reveals God's self in the created order? This course examines a variety of theological approaches to these questions, both ancient and modern. It also explores the implications of varying answers to these questions for the arts, and for lives of faith. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 458 - W01 The Bible/ Multicltr Perspect - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

22682

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Corrine L. Carvalho

This course examines the interaction between biblical interpretation and diverse contemporary cultures. The course defines multiculturalism broadly to include race/ethicity, gender, sexual orientation, class and/or religion. The course has three goals: a reconstruction of the cultural context of the ancient world; an examination of challenges posed by cultural theories; and the impact diverse readings have for contemporary theologies based on the bible. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO courses, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 462 - W01 Theo and Lit - C.S. Lewis - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

21840

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This is a Bridge Course whose readings will focus primarily on C.S. Lewis's literary works, especially, but not exclusively, on his fiction. The course will also include some critical works, both Lewis's as well as others' work about Lewis. In addition, numerous biblical passages will be examined, including the parables of Jesus, which, as a parallel to Lewis's work, can demonstrate the theological possibility of narrative. Class lectures and readings in and about Lewis will explore Christian theology and its interdisciplinary relations to literature, especially myth. Through the lens of Lewis's literature, historical, philosophical, moral, educational, and global issues will be considered. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 462 - W02 Theo and Lit - C.S. Lewis - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

22683

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This is a Bridge Course whose readings will focus primarily on C.S. Lewis's literary works, especially, but not exclusively, on his fiction. The course will also include some critical works, both Lewis's as well as others' work about Lewis. In addition, numerous biblical passages will be examined, including the parables of Jesus, which, as a parallel to Lewis's work, can demonstrate the theological possibility of narrative. Class lectures and readings in and about Lewis will explore Christian theology and its interdisciplinary relations to literature, especially myth. Through the lens of Lewis's literature, historical, philosophical, moral, educational, and global issues will be considered. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 466 - L01 The Qur'an and the Bible - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22684

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David Penchansky

This course will examine the Bible and Qur'an and compare them. Points of comparision might include: competing claims of divine inspiration; creation, Adam and Eve; Joseph; the law; Mary and Jesus; Mohammed and Jesus. This course has three goals. First, to gain an understanding of each broad tradition (Islamic from the Qur'an, and Jewish and Christian from the Bible); second, to develop a method by which to approach sacred texts, a way to see their relevance and power; and third, to appreciate both the differences and similarities in these two sacred texts, bothin their literary features, and in their effect upon society. 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 490 - L01 Theo, Leadership & Common Good - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

22650

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard V. Brady, Teresa J. Rothausen-Vange

Morally responsible business and organizational leaders at all levels of the organization think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully within and across professional boundaries to advance the common good. Leaders need to cultivate self-awareness and self-reflection, collaboration with diverse persons individually and on teams, influence on activities and cultures of organizations, promotion of good within the broader society, and maintenance of their own health and wellness as a whole person as a foundation for their leadership. The purpose of this course is to engage authentic, respectful, interdisciplinary dialogue in order to: encourage the development of each student's personal leadership journey; enhance each student’s skills in interdisciplinary contribution to the common good; reflect on the vital moral questions of decision making, and personal moral development. This course is founded on a model of spiritual leader development that integrates findings from research on leadership and leader development. It provides an opportunity to reflect on learning about leadership across disciplines and to commit to a personal leadership mission.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

30033

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 414

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

30108

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 - W01 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

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 - 01 New Testament M T W R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

30035

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W01 New Testament M T W R - - - 1300 - 1500 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1500

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

30036

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 - W02 New Testament M - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

30037

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

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 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

30107

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 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

30418

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

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 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:

30435

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)

Fall 2016 Courses

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42120

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40327

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42132

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40329

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 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42139

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40333

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40330

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40331

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40332

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40452

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40693

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40991

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41031

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41615

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40352

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40518

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 - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42133

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura J. Stierman

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 - 18 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40629

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 - 19 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42134

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42135

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40353

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 - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42245

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40453

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40454

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 - L03 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40535

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas J. Bushlack

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 - L04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40339

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40336

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

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41030

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40340

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40341

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

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40420

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

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42140

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 - 01 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40342

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 - 02 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40343

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 - L01 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40344

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41755

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 - W01 Old Testament M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42851

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Corrine L. Carvalho

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40345

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40346

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42177

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42852

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42136

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

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40347

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40348

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41632

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 220 - L01 Early Christian Theology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42853

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 251 - W01 Global Christianity - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42854

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

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42855

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42856

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41396

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 310 - 02 Christian Worship M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41397

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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 314 - 01 Christian Spirituality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42857

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. Spiritualities 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

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THEO 373 - 01 Person & Mission of Jesus - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41618

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John M. Byron

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

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THEO 380 - 01 Grace, Hope, Eschatology M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41619

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

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THEO 394 - 01 Death and the Afterlife - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42142

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42143

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42862

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42144

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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 02 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42863

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

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40996

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 othe 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 theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 421 - 02 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41620

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 othe 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 theif 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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41621

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 othe 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 theif views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African Tribal), Islam, and one secular worldview (e.g. Marxism, capitalism, secular humanism). Students are required to investigate one worldview in depth through a semester-long research project. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41389

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 theologcial 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. Prerequsite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40997

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 - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40998

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41622

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42828

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 - 03 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41623

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 - 04 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42830

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 - 05 Christianity/World Religion M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42831

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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 429 - L01 Women & Christian Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42866

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 wmen'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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 431 - 01 Women in the Early Church - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41398

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 heroiness 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 432 - 01 Black Religious Experience - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42867

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

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THEO 435 - 01 Atheists & Apologists - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42146

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 intellecutual 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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 446 - W01 Theology & Psychology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41625

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lauren Braswell, Thomas J. Bushlack

This course will investigate the relationship between psychology and theological approaches to human existence. This course will address interfacing issues such as how the human person is varioulsy conceived, the relationship between human flourishing and spiritual development. There is an inherent, creative tension between the assumptions and methods of both disciplines, one typically seeking adjustment and individuation and the other seeking holiness and realizing the reign of God. Through lecture, critical reading, class discussion, and student research this course shall examine how both academic disciplines inform and challenge each other. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 450 - L01 Theology & Mass Media M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42869

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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 464 - 01 Jesus Christ & Intrelg Dialg M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41626

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

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 490 - L01 Comp Theo/Sex, Gender & Body - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42870

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fred Dominic Longo

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

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

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42871

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fred Dominic Longo

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)