J-Term 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 203
CRN: 10092 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Frederick W. Nairn This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 201
CRN: 10052 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark J. McInroy This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 233
CRN: 10088 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 108
CRN: 10053 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 106
CRN: 10089 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 246
CRN: 10235 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 MHC 203
CRN: 10093 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 118
CRN: 10253 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 397 - A01 AIDS, Apartheid & Art of Resis - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10034 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 202
CRN: 10094 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Philip A. Rolnick This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 109
CRN: 10107 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 110
CRN: 10237 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 436 - 01 Chrstian Fath & Legal Profes - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 111
CRN: 10238 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 115
CRN: 10239 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Hollerich This course studies both Catholic and Protestant Christianity in Germany from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The basic theme is Christianity's relationship with its host culture, and the ways in which the churches, both theologians and lay people, understood that relationship, especially in its political dimension, amidst the crises that convulsed Germany in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Attention is given both to cases that demonstrate the conflict between Christianity and culture, and to cases in which the conflict was not acknowledged, whether through defects of character, theological blind spots, or political miscalculations. Prerequisite:THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 455 - 01 Church in Latin America M T W - - - - 0900 - 1600 MCH 117
CRN: 10241 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gerald W. Schlabach In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 458 - 01 The Bible/ Multicltr Perspect - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 230
CRN: 10240 4 Credit Hours 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO courses, and PHIL 115

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Spring 2015 Courses

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THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20503 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 02 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20518 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 03 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21007 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20811 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 05 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20394 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 06 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20396 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21016 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 08 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20395 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 09 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20397 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 10 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20399 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 11 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20398 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 12 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20813 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 13 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21006 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 14 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20400 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 15 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20420 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20401 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 17 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20402 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 18 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20527 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 19 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20572 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 20 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20403 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 21 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20404 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 22 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20529 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 23 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20573 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 24 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21212 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 25 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20405 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 26 Christian Theo Tradition - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21752 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 101 - 41 Honors Christian Theo Trad - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20406 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. NOTE: Students who receive credit for THEO 101 may not receive credit for THEO 102 or 103.

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THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20435 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief Ancient Cont - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20408 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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THEO 200 - 03 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20750 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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THEO 200 - 04 Christian Belief Ancient Cont - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20407 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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THEO 205 - 01 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21214 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 02 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20409 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 03 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20410 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 04 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21357 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 05 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21756 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 205 - 06 Old Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21757 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 01 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20411 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 02 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20434 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 210 - 03 New Testament - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21758 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 01 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20814 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 02 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20815 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 03 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20412 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 215 - 04 Christian Morality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21240 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 220 - 01 Early Christian Theology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20778 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 220 - 02 Early Christian Theology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21213 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 230 - 01 Medieval Theology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21132 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 240 - 01 Prot & Catholic Reformation - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21382 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff An investigation of the origins of the Protestant tradition through the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Radical reformers, among others. This course also examines the Roman Catholic response, especially as articulated by Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the Council of Trent. Attention will be given to the theological issues which emerged, as well as views on marriage and family life, religious and political authority, and the status of women. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 240 - 02 Prot & Catholic Reformation - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21760 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff An investigation of the origins of the Protestant tradition through the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Radical reformers, among others. This course also examines the Roman Catholic response, especially as articulated by Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the Council of Trent. Attention will be given to the theological issues which emerged, as well as views on marriage and family life, religious and political authority, and the status of women. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 302 - 01 Second Vatican Council - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21535 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course examines the roots of Vatican II in the unfinished work of the First Vatican Council, together with the movements and events in the period between the councils. In addition, it analyzes major documents of the Second Vatican Council with special attention to the dogmatic and pastoral constitutions of the Church. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 302 - 02 Second Vatican Council - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21536 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course examines the roots of Vatican II in the unfinished work of the First Vatican Council, together with the movements and events in the period between the councils. In addition, it analyzes major documents of the Second Vatican Council with special attention to the dogmatic and pastoral constitutions of the Church. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 310 - 01 Christian Worship - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20816 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 310 - 02 Christian Worship - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21353 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 314 - 01 Christian Spirituality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21761 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 314 - 02 Christian Spirituality - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21762 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 391 - 01 Resurrection (Maj/Min only) - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20897 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff A capstone experience for theology majors and minors. The subject matter of this course, announced in the annual Class Schedule, will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate already existing theology courses. Students explore, in seminar format, a particular theological theme or issue form the perspective of at least three of the four sub-disciplines of theology (biblical, systematic, historical, moral). Under the guidance of the instructor, students will complete a major research project. Prerequisite: a minimum of sixteen credits in theology, including THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 394 - 01 Death and the Afterlife - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20779 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 394 - 02 Death and the Afterlife - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20780 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103)

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THEO 417 - 01 Internship in Ministry - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20531 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This internship complements the student's academic work by providing a supervised ministerial experience. Working with an on-site ministry staff person, the student will apply their academic training to their chosen area of ministry. A minimum of 10 hours per week at the selected agency or church is required, as well as a weekly seminar session led by a UST Theology faculty member. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits in theology, including THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and 215

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THEO 420 - 01 Christian Bioethics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21763 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 01 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20901 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 02 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20898 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 03 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20899 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 421 - 04 Theologies of Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20900 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21451 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 422 - 02 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21764 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 01 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20902 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 02 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20903 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 03 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20904 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 04 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20905 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 423 - 05 Christian Marriage - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20906 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to acquaint students with the theology of Christian marriage, understood as covenant relationship and as sacrament, that is, an effective sign of God's love in our world. Primary though not exclusive emphasis will be on the Roman Catholic tradition. Students will also examine contemporary cultural attitudes toward sexuality, marriage, and the family in the light of Christian theology. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 424 - 01 Christianity/World Religion - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21783 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is a comparison of the teachings and practices of Christianity with the teachings and practices of selected non-Christian religions, for example, American Indian (Lakota), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The aim of the course will be to clarify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions, to reflect on the problem posed by religious pluralism in modern culture, and to develop a Christian theology of world religions. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 426 - 01 Islam - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20907 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam in its diverse cultural expressions worldwide, including worship, family life, and intellectual and artistic traditions. Through a close reading of Qur'anic and biblical texts, students will consider how Islam is both similar to and different from the other two major monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Finally, the course will examine how both Islam and Christianity are meeting the challenges of modern culture. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 427 - 02 Evil & Suffering - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21765 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 431 - 01 Women in the Early Church - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21766 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 433 - 01 Theology & Politics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21533 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 433 - 02 Theology & Politics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21534 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 435 - 01 Atheists & Apologists - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21767 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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THEO 437 - 01 Chrstn Faith & Hlth Care Prof. - T - R - - - 1525 - 1710
CRN: 22168 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Lesley M. Scibora 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 449 - 01 Christian Faith & ENGR Prof - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21768 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course explores the relation of theology and engineering, focusing on how the two disciplines come together in the contemporary profession of engineering. Study of theological topics, such as the nature of the created world, the dignity and vocation of the human person, and a theological understanding of work, provides a foundational Christian vision. Extensive case study analysis assists the integrated comprehension of that vision and its application to the social, moral, and professional obligations of engineers. Emphasis is given to issues encountered by mechanical and electrical engineers, such as product impact on the environment, the social implications of engineering, and engineering for the military. Prerequiste: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one engineering course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 452 - 01 Theology & Beauty - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20908 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 455 - 01 Church in Latin America - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 22166 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Kari E. Zimmerman In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 455 - 02 Church in Latin America - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510
CRN: 22167 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela M. Senander, Kari E. Zimmerman In this course we will study Christian theology and practice in a context of great suffering and struggle. We analyze the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin America from the period of the Spanish Conquest to the present. We will study the history of the Church in Latin America, but more importantly we will examine the theological issues raised in each era to see how Christians have lived their faith under different circumstances. As we examine the complex interplay of Church, poverty, and power in Latin American history, we will examine theologies and spiritualities of evangelization, liberation, martyrdom, poverty, and the Church. We will also study and critique specifically Latin American methods and approaches to the theological task itself. Finally, we will examine the coming of the Latin American Church to the United States through immigration. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 459 - 01 Theology & Environment - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20909 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course examines Christian theological and moral reflection on the relation between human activity and the natural environment. It will address environmental issues that are of mutual concern to theologians and the natural or social sciences; thus it will study scientific analysis along with theological perspectives. The course will also review contemporary practices and/or policies that address environmental problems. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 463 - 01 The Bible & American Politics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 20910 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This course examines the use and miuse of the Bible and its political teachings in American political history. Readings and discussions will address the political message of the Bible, the question of whether the Bible played any substantial role in the creation of the American polity, and the way in which particular biblical passages, themes, and schools of interpretation have functioned in American political discourse and have influenced the development of American history. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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THEO 464 - 01 Jesus Christ & Intrelg Dialg - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21769 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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