The University of St. Thomas

Christian Faith & ENGR Prof
Title:Christian Faith & ENGR Prof
Course Number:449
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Sain, Barbara K
Time:0955 - 1135
Location:O'Shaughnessy Science Hall St Paul
Room:OSS 328
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 -  T  -   R  - 20 0 20
Course Description:
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