Integrations in the Humanities

Liberal arts education takes knowledge to be intrinsically valuable and liberating. It produces understanding that illumines and ennobles. The humanities disciplines are traditionally a subset of the disciplines in the liberal arts. The humanities focus on documenting and understanding the human experience; they help students perceive value, discover and construct meaning, and synthesize various sources of knowledge. Without such synthesis, it is impossible to develop an informed view of the whole.

Courses in the area of "Integrations in the Humanities" show how methods of the humanities help integrate ideas and perspectives across disciplines or across communities.

Integration is a goal of humanistic studies generally and a goal also of a Catholic university. As Ex Corde Ecclesiae says: “A University, and especially a Catholic University, ‘has to be a “living union” of individual organisms dedicated to the search for truth … It is necessary to work toward a higher synthesis of knowledge, in which alone lies the possibility of satisfying that thirst for truth which is profoundly inscribed on the heart of the human person’.” [Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 16]

A student may elect both of the required IH courses from IH-designated offerings within a single major only if the student has more than one major.

See Summary of Core Requirements section for detail regarding potential overlap with Integrations in the Humanities and core flagged requirements.

Students must take eight credits.

  • ARTH 202: History of Street Art
  • ARTH 204: Typography and Visual Culture
  • ARTH 250: Museum Studies: Exhibitions, Collections, Structures
  • ARTH 251: Museum Studies: Trends, Practices, Visitors
  • ARTH 260: Women in Ancient Art and Culture
  • ARTH 265: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Mesoamerica
  • ARTH 270: Arts of the Pacific Islands
  • ARTH 330: Churches and Mosques in the First Millennium
  • ARTH 275: Buddhist Art
  • ARTH 282: History of American Architecture
  • ARTH 304: Typeface Design
  • ARTH 305: Greek Art and Archaeology
  • ARTH 310: Roman Art and Archaeology
  • ARTH 328: Chinese Sculpture and Architecture
  • ARTH 329: Chinese Painting
  • ARTH 351: Romanticism to Impressionism
  • ARTH 352: Art in the United States
  • ARTH 356: Modernism in European Art
  • BETH 390: Technology, Society and the Human Person
  • ENGL 215: American Authors II
  • CATH 205: Crisis and Development in the Catholic Church
  • CATH 301: The Catholic Vision
  • CATH 308: Woman and Man
  • CATH 340: Church and Culture: The Social Dimension of Catholicism
  • CATH 355: Catholic Studies in Rome
  • CATH 405: John Henry Newman
  • CATH 406: The Many Worlds of G. K. Chesterton (2 credits)
  • CATH 407: The Many Worlds of G. K. Chesterton (4 credits)
  • CLAS 225: The Classical Hero, Epic and Film
  • CLAS 245: Classical Mythology
  • COMM 370: Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL 201: Texts in Conversation: Perspectives on Genre and Craft
  • ENGL 202: Texts in Conversation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • ENGL 203: Texts in Conversation: Thematic and Intertextual Perspectives
  • ENGL 204: Texts in Conversation: Perspectives on Language, Culture, and Literacy
  • ENGL 211: British Authors I
  • ENGL 212: British Authors II
  • ENGL 214: American Authors I
  • ENGL 217: Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL 218: Literature by Women: Critical History
  • ENGL 220: The Classical Tradition
  • ENGL 341: Literature by Women: Critical Questions
  • ENGL 221: The Modern Tradition
  • ENGL 297: Modernist Europe
  • ENGL 297: Contemporary Fantasy Literature
  • ENGL 297: Mad Scientists
  • ENGL 298: Topics: Introduction to Italian Cinema
  • ENGL 315: Comics & Social Justice in Professional Writing
  • ENGL 324: Genre Studies: The Healing Art of Drama
  • ENGL 325: Writers Grappling with God: Theology and Literature
  • ENGL 360: Chaucer & Medieval Period
  • ENGL 362: Early British Literature: Contexts and Conversations
  • ENGL 364: Eighteenth Century British Literature
  • ENGL 364: Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 366: Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 371: Nineteenth Century American Literature
  • ENGL 390: The Erdrichs: Native American Literature
  • FILM 298: Film Business: Producing Films
  • FILM 300: World Cinema
  • FILM 335: Film Theory and Criticism
  • HIST 211: Women and Families in the Americas
  • HIST 226: Modern Europe Since 1914
  • HIST 227: Global History of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 228: Environmental History
  • HIST 349: History of Ottoman Empire
  • HIST 375: Non‐State Actors: Insurgents and NGOs in the Islamic World
  • HONR 480: Art for Just Water
  • HONR 480: The Scientific Revolution: When Modern Science Was Born?
  • HONR 480: At the Heart of Time
  • HONR 480: Improvisation as Equipment for Living
  • HONR 480: Matrix of Connectivity: How We Bridge the Gaps
  • HONR 480: Seeking Meaning and Money in Life’s Work
  • HONR 481: Honors Seminar
  • JOUR 372: Environmental Journalism
  • JPST 275: Qualitative Methods: Research for Social Justice
  • JPST 280: Active Nonviolence
  • PHIL 218/219: Philosophy of Sport
  • PHIL 220: Logic
  • PHIL 221: Critical Thinking and Inductive Reasoning
  • PHIL 230: Disability and Human Dignity
  • PHIL 235: Philosophy of Art and Beauty
  • PHIL 240: Faith and Doubt
  • PHIL 241: History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • PHIL 245: Politics, Law, and the Common Good
  • PHIL 250: Christian Mysteries from a Philosophical Viewpoint
  • PHIL 254: Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 255: Technology and Ethics
  • PHIL 258: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 260: Global Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 265: Minds, Brains, and Computers
  • PHIL 272: Evolution and Creation
  • PHIL 330: Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 357: Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 359: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 385: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 460: Philosophy of God
  • SPAN 220: Spanish for Health Care Professions
  • SPAN 315: Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 320: Business Spanish
  • SPAN 335: Introduction to Spanish Literature
  • STCM 244: Research, Evaluation and Measurement
  • THEO 221: Bible: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 222: History: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 223: Belief: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 224: Bridges: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 225: Faith & Ethics: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 226: Spirituality: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 227: Contexts: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 228: Comparative: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 229: Professions: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]
  • THEO 300: Signature Work: [Instructor-Chosen Subtitle]

Fall 2022 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 202 - L01 History of Street Art See Details * *

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43087 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Heather M. Shirey

Street art—including graffiti, murals, and other installations in public space—provides expressive avenues for marginalized voices, shapes urban space, and promotes competing visions of community development. In contrast to art that is created for museums or the commercial art market, street art is uniquely positioned to engage with social issues from a critical perspective. This class will involve an analysis of street art projects from the United States, situated in comparison with projects from around the world. Topics to explored include the history of street art over time (from its origins in graffiti to contemporary mural festivals); the impetus for street art in communities in the USA and globally; models for creating, preserving, and presenting street art; the institutionalization of street art; street art as it relates to diversity and inclusion; and, ultimately, the potential for street art to play a role in social change.

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OEC 4141330-1510- T - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - R - - -
ARTH 206 - L01 Cultural History Photography See Details * *

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43046 (View in ClassFinder)

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Heather M. Shirey

The invention of photography and its dissemination throughout the world coincided with an explosive time in the development of American culture and identity. Probing the medium of photography as it relates to structures of power, constructs of race, and issues of social justice, this course surveys the cultural history of photography with a special emphasis on photography in the United States. This course does not have any prerequisites and it provides an overview of the development of photographic techniques and applications from the origins of photography in the 1830s to the present as well as a critical focus on photography and issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice from an art historical perspective.

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OEC 2030955-1135- T - - - - -
VSP -- - - R - - -
ARTH 250 - L01 Museum Studies: Collections - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 206

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- T - R - - -

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1525 - 1700

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OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

41704 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Amy M. Mickelson

In this course, museum successes and failures will be examined in relation to the broad topics of exhibition design, collecting, politics, tourism, museum organizational structures, architecture, and education. The course combines thematic and theoretical classroom discussions with practical and experiential museum components. This course will provide an opportunity for discussions with museum professionals. Partnerships with regional museums will provide hands-on project opportunities during the semester.

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ARTH 270 - 01 Pacific Art M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 203

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1215 - 1320

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OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

43047 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Gretchen M. Burau

This course covers traditional as well as contemporary sculpture, painting, architecture, and body arts of Melanesia, Island Southeast Asia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Students will learn how material culture, along with the concepts of mana and tapu sustained highly stratified cultures in places such as Hawaii and New Zealand . They will also study more egalitarian societies in which cultures maintained a balanced relationship with their environment through beliefs and social practices. Examples of such societies include the Asmat, Komoro, and culture groups that inhabit the Geelvink Bay region. Students will have the opportunity to work with objects from the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas (AMAA@UST).

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ARTH 282 - L01 History of Amer Architecture See Details * *

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43213 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Victoria M. Young

A survey of high style and vernacular architecture in the United States from the Native Americans to the present day. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the major themes and styles in American architecture; recognize major monuments and their designers; and understand how an American identity was projected in architecture. This includes understanding American architecture and its relationship to corresponding developments in art, landscape, and the urban fabric. Emphasis will be placed on structures in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

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VSP 1-- T - - - - -
OEC 4141525-1700- - - R - - -
ARTH 282 - L41 HONORS Hist of Amer Arch See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

43548 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Victoria M. Young

A survey of high style and vernacular architecture in the United States from the Native Americans to the present day. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the major themes and styles in American architecture; recognize major monuments and their designers; and understand how an American identity was projected in architecture. This includes understanding American architecture and its relationship to corresponding developments in art, landscape, and the urban fabric. Emphasis will be placed on structures in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

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VSP 1-- T - - - - -
OEC 4141330-1510- - - R - - -
BETH 390 - 01 Tech, Society & Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 230

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- T - R - - -

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1330 - 1510

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MCH 230

Course Registration Number:

43263 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kerry T. Ketcher

This course explores whether or not traditional concepts associated with the human person, business, and law are capable of addressing changes introduced by technology and its rapid evolution.  In particular, students will be asked to consider whether concepts associated with property, privacy, rights, justice, and the good can accommodate technological innovations such as automation, decision-making by algorithms, big data, and the "de-skilling" of work.  What might this mean for "meaningful work" in the future?  What might it mean for education and culture?  Will technology create an electronic Panopticon, substituting a world governed by big data and a lack of privacy for Weber’s “iron cage?"  In the process, students should ask whether or not technological innovation is outpacing the ability of traditional concepts in business, the law, and philosophy to properly address deeper questions associated with promoting the human good.

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CATH 205 - 01 Crisis and Development - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207

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- T - R - - -

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1330 - 1510

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55S 207

Course Registration Number:

41772 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert G. Kennedy

This course explores from an interdisciplinary perspective the history of the Catholic Church as it interacts with the secular world and is shaped by its dominant personalities and events. No other institution in history has survived, and flourished, for so long and in the face of so many challenges. This course will critically reflect upon the history of the Church, from its origins in the Apostolic Age to the modern period, as a series of cycles with a common pattern of creativity, achievement, and retreat. Students may expect to complete the course with an awareness and understanding of the major personalities and events, secular and ecclesial, that have shaped the life of the Church.

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CATH 301 - 01 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 308

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M - W - F - -

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0935 - 1040

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OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

41206 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David N. Foote

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CATH 301 - 02 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 55S B10

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M - W - F - -

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0935 - 1040

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55S B10

Course Registration Number:

43214 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David N. Foote

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CATH 308 - 01 Sex, Gender, and Catholicism - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S 207

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- T - R - - -

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0955 - 1135

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55S 207

Course Registration Number:

41120 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Junker

This course examines the topics of sex, gender, and Catholicism at various points of intersection. Drawing on a variety of Catholic and non-Catholic historical, philosophical, and literary lenses on these topics, this course gives special attention to under-represented voices, as well as to the teachings, practices, and institutional reality of the Catholic Church. Readings may cover topics such as friendship, sexuality, priestly ordination, marriage, erotic desire, parenthood, and more. Readings offer an opportunity to examine preconceptions, stereotypes, and assumptions surrounding these topics. Attention is also given to the exercise of power (including institutional power, and power based on gender), both historically and in contemporary culture. This course aims to deepen, diversify, and inform students’ imaginations on these topics and their connection to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Prerequiste: CATH 101.

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CATH 340 - 03 Vocation of the Entrepreneur - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 55S 207

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- T - R - - -

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1525 - 1700

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

42127 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Martin W. Schlag, Michael J. Sarafolean

This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science.

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CATH 405 - 01 John Henry Newman - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

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- T - R - - -

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1525 - 1700

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OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42952 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jared M. Litke

John Henry Newman has been called, somewhat misleadingly, the father of the Second Vatican Council. According to Jarsoslav Pelikan, "(n)ot only to his latter day disciples, ...but to many of those who have drawn other conclusions from his insights, John Henry Newman has become the most important theological thinker of modern times." T.S. Eliot had insisted that he is one of the two most eloquent sermon writers in the English language. Pope Benedict XVI stressed his importance as the theologian of conscience when he presided at his beatification in England. In this course we will examine not only Cardinal Newman's most important theological works focusing on the development of doctrine and the role of conscience in relation to Church authority, but also his philosophical works addressing the relations of faith and reason, his work on university education and selected poetry, meditations and devotions, and sermons.

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CLAS 225 - L01 Classical Hero & Film M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

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M - W - - - -

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1335 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

40271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lorina N. Quartarone

This Course focuses on analyzing and understanding Classical epic poetry, the ancient presentation of heroic figures and heroic exploits, and recognizing the influence of epic/heroic literature on the modern storytelling device of film. While the genre of epic is central to the course, other genres (both literary and cinematic) which present he-roic figures, e.g., tragedy, history, comedy, action, fantasy, will also be explored. Analyzing the works read or viewed via writing and class discussion will constitute the primary course activities; students will engage in reading, viewing and writing outside of class, while class time will include some writing, viewing and discussion. In order to allow am-ple time for discussion and analysis, the majority of films in their entirety will be viewed outside of class. The course grade will be based substantially on written analysis (i.e., essays, papers) of the texts and films studied. ENGL 203 may also be substituted for this course.

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CLAS 245 - L01 Classical Mythology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 310

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M - W - F - -

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1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42601 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth Z. Hepner

Mythology is the embodiment and encoding of the beliefs, principles, and aspirations of ancient cultures. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to mythology as an introduction and foundation to Classical civilization. Both Greek and Roman myths will be examined from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including aetioligical, structuralist, and psychological theories. Consideration will also be given to the study of literature in translation, art history, religion, and history. The course grade will be principally based on writing assignments and class discussions. ENGL 203 may also be substituted for this course.

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COMM 370 - 01 Intercultural Communication See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

41838 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Audra K. Nuru

This course examines the influence of culture on our own and others’ communication. Students will be introduced to different aspects and levels of culture, including basic principles and theories that explain cultural differences on the group level, and challenges in intercultural communication, such as stereotypes, ethnocentrism, conflicting ethical standards, and racial disparities. Through lectures, discussions and first-hand practice, students are expected to form global perspectives and become more competent in intercultural communication. Students are advised to take the course either during or after the sophomore year.

Schedule Details

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OEC 3021330-1510- - - R - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
COMM 370 - 02 Intercultural Communication - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 208

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

43885 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

This course examines the influence of culture on our own and others’ communication. Students will be introduced to different aspects and levels of culture, including basic principles and theories that explain cultural differences on the group level, and challenges in intercultural communication, such as stereotypes, ethnocentrism, conflicting ethical standards, and racial disparities. Through lectures, discussions and first-hand practice, students are expected to form global perspectives and become more competent in intercultural communication. Students are advised to take the course either during or after the sophomore year.

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ENGL 202 - W01 Reading Black Resistance M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 227

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

42924 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David C. Williard, David T. Lawrence

This course, team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, focuses on the long struggle of African Americans for justice and equality in the U.S. Analyzing literary and historical texts, students in this course will learn about and engage in research on African American history and culture. Utilizing historical, literary, and cultural approaches, this interdisciplinary course will immerse students into an exploration of the African American experience from multiple perspectives using dual disciplinary frameworks. For example, students may study Richard Wright’s NATIVE SON, but would read the text within the historical and cultural framework of the Great Migration, connecting Wright’s text not just to other literary texts, but situating it within an historical and cultural context vital to the novel’s creation and essential for its interpretation. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W02 Literature of Mind and Brain See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

42926 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily M. James

This course explores literature’s relationship to the brain, the mind, and cognition. We will consider how writers and artists have registered, challenged, and even shaped developments in neuroscience and cognitive science across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics may include sensation and perception, neurodiversity and neuroatypicality, affect theory, machine learning, neural networks, language acquisition, theory of mind, metaphor, and memory. Writers may include Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Oliver Sacks, Jorge Luis Borges, Ian McEwan, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, David Mitchell, Teju Cole, Ali Smith, Michael Davidson, and Naoki Higashida. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

Schedule Details

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JRC 2271330-1510- - - R - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
ENGL 202 - W03 Literature of Mind and Brain See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

42927 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily M. James

This course explores literature’s relationship to the brain, the mind, and cognition. We will consider how writers and artists have registered, challenged, and even shaped developments in neuroscience and cognitive science across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics may include sensation and perception, neurodiversity and neuroatypicality, affect theory, machine learning, neural networks, language acquisition, theory of mind, metaphor, and memory. Writers may include Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Oliver Sacks, Jorge Luis Borges, Ian McEwan, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, David Mitchell, Teju Cole, Ali Smith, Michael Davidson, and Naoki Higashida. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

Schedule Details

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JRC 2271525-1700- - - R - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
ENGL 202 - W04 Behind Bars: Prison Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 202

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

43131 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Lucy A. Saliger

The difficult contradictions in our criminal legal system – which purportedly aims to reduce violence, addictions, and crime, to keep us safe, and promote justice – hide in plain sight. Thus we simultaneously recognize and do not recognize these contradictory realities: the violence and injustices that often occur in our jails and prisons, profound disparities in legal representation and sentencing bound up with race, class, and nationality, and a host of tangled methods and aims often in conflict with one another. While "crime" news reports, movies, and series keep certain stories ever present in our societal imagination, they tend to obscure deeper stories. In this class, we'll attempt to enter into and understand those deeper stories using both media and texts; writers may include Michelle Alexander, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Brittany Barnett, Johann Hari, Martin Luther King, and Bryan Stevenson. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 203 - W01 Final Frontier: Mars & Beyond M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 227

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

43134 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher J. Hassel

How do global politics influence our desire to explore space? How does space exploration impact our theological viewpoints of the universe? What roles might nation-states and corporations play in future space endeavors? Focusing on the human yearning to explore space, as well as current efforts to put humans on Mars in the near future, this class will attempt to answer these questions by examining a variety of literary forms including fiction, science fiction, poetry, nonfiction prose, and biography. Likely works to be studied include Tracy K. Smith’s LIFE ON MARS, Mary Doria Russell’s THE SPARROW, and Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 203 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 202, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 203 - W02 Literary Villains M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 118

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

43133 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel G. Jones

In most cultures, readers tend to identify with heroes and hope that their goodness will triumph over the evil antagonist. However, every now and then, readers find the villain of the text far more appealing than its hero or heroine – the villain could be more intriguing than a hero, feature more human, relatable characteristics, could provide a reader with an opportunity to live vicariously through them, or a number of other reasons. Throughout the semester, we’ll read texts that future both classic and contemporary texts that are well-known for their villains, such as Iago (William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO), Tom Ripley (Patricia Highsmith’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY), Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON), and Anton Chigurh (Cormac McCarthy’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), examine the cultural context for each text and villain, and analyze what it is about these characters that makes readers want to root for them. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 203 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 202, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 203 - W03 Noir in Film and Literature M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

43136 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shannon F. Scott

This course explores the genre of noir in both film and literature, looking back at detective fiction of the 1930s, German Expressionist film in pre-war Berlin, America during World War II, and blacklisting in Hollywood during the Cold War. Also investigated will be “neo-noir” films and literary texts, noting how the genre has transformed over time, as well as how stories and screenplays are adapted for the screen. We will read works by Raymond Chandler, Dorothy Hughes, Janet Fitch, Naomi Hirahara, Marcie Rendon and Walter Mosley. In addition, films will be screened by directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Billy Wilder, and Joel and Ethan Coen. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. It also satisfies a History and Analysis requirement for the Film Studies major and minor. Please note that ENGL 203 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 202, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 203 - W06 Horrors of the Haunted Summer - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43139 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gordon D. Grice

1816: Famous writers and their friends gather at Lake Geneva for history’s most fruitful writing workshop. Results: vampires, the Frankenstein Monster, and a legacy of fear. In this class we’ll read what Lord Byron and the Shelley’s read, what they wrote—and what they inspired. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 203 - W07 Horrors of the Haunted Summer - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43140 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gordon D. Grice

1816: Famous writers and their friends gather at Lake Geneva for history’s most fruitful writing workshop. Results: vampires, the Frankenstein Monster, and a legacy of fear. In this class we’ll read what Lord Byron and the Shelley’s read, what they wrote—and what they inspired. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 214 - L01 American Authors I See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42915 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Andrew J. Scheiber

Where does the popular perception of America as the “New World” come from? How could slavery flourish in a land idealizing freedom? Why were immigrants so feared and reviled? Why did expansionism push out some and make millionaires of others? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings from the beginnings of the American literary tradition to the turn of the twentieth century. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as religious identity, political reform, race, slavery, war, gender, and industrialization. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or 190. 

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SCB 1401055-1200M - - - - - -
VSP 11055-1200- - W - F - -
ENGL 218 - L01 Lit by Women:Critical Hist See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42920 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

From Sappho to Austen to Woolf to Morrison – women have been rendering the world into exquisite words for centuries. But how has the writing of women served as a critique of patriarchy? What impact has women’s writing had on important cultural and political movements such as abolition, suffrage, and environmentalism? In what ways has the writing of women been more radical than polite, more aggressive than demure, more confrontational than deferential? How have women consistently defied the limiting expectations of them through the creation of some of the most experimental, risky, and defiant works of literature in existence? These questions and more will be explored in this course, which focuses on the history of literature by women. While it will concentrate mainly on British and American women writers, the course will also address the work of non-western writers. Ultimately, this course will examine gender and its role in both the composition and reading of literary texts. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or 190. 

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MHC 2090935-1040M - - - F - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
FILM 298 - D01 Film Business: Producing Films M - W - - - - 1540 - 1715 BEC LL19

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1540 - 1715

Location:

BEC LL19

Course Registration Number:

42980 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

Film Business and Producing is an introduction to the business side of the film and advertising industries and what it means to act as a producer on a creative audiovisual project. The course will focus on what a producer does in different contexts of filmmaking and advertising: project management, pre-production, logistics in the field, and promoting a project for film festivals and distribution outlets. Students will learn to create and manage film and advertising projects, understand how to collaborate with a team of technicians and artist, recognize the importance of clients and executives in the creative process, and learn efficiencies to assist projects from concept to completion.

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FILM 300 - L01 World Cinema - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42977 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juli A. Kroll

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

Schedule Details

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FILM 300 - L02 World Cinema - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42978 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juli A. Kroll

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

Schedule Details

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FILM 300 - L03 World Cinema - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43838 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 211 - 01 Women/Families in the Americas - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

43508 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

This course examines how seemingly impersonal forces are historically associated with personal changes for women and the family across the Americas. We will analyze how women and the family intersected with the economy, politics, and society. A comparative approach allows for consideration of national circumstances and social norms regarding race, ethnicity, and class. Examining the history or women and the family throughout the Americas also highlights similarities and differences within the reciprocal relationship between private lives and public policy. Topics include working women and the family economy, slavery, political rights and protective legislature, social movements, youth culture and immigration. Understanding the history of women and the family helps explain current contentions over women’s roles and modern family structure.

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HONR 481 - 04 HONORS Praxis of Race - - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

43148 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan, David T. Lawrence

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

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HONR 481 - L02 HONORS Emerging Issues in Law M - - - - - - 1730 - 1910 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1910

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

43093 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

David M. Bateson, Stephen J. Laumakis

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

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JPST 275 - W01 Qualitative Methods M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 308

Course Registration Number:

40332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael C. Klein

This course introduces students to qualitative research theories, methods, and techniques focused on representing voices of women, people of color, people in poverty and others that are marginalized or excluded from dominant culture. Specifically, students will gain familiarity with the qualitative social science methods of interviews, ethnography, documentary research, and focus groups. Throughout the course, students will be guided through the process of designing and conducting their own unique research projects meanwhile learning from ongoing research with their instructors and partner organizations. In addition to training in data collection techniques, analysis, and varied epistemologies, the course thoroughly explores the ethics of research with marginalized communities and the ways in which research can and does relate to social change. Together, participants in this course will co-create a teaching/learning community wherein we all critically analyze and respectfully value each person’s individual and particular contributions as well as our diverse understandings of social reality and how we position ourselves in the multiple worlds in which we live and work.

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JPST 280 - W01 Active Nonviolence - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 305

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

41054 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy C. Finnegan

Active nonviolence as a means for societal defense and social transformation analyzed through case studies of actual nonviolent movements, examining their political philosophy and how this philosophy is reflected in their methods and strategies. Examples of possible case studies include: Mahatma Gandhi's movement for a free India, Danish resistance to Nazi occupation, the struggle for interracial justice in the United State, an integrated Canada-to-Cuba peace-and-freedom walk, the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC), fair trade movements, and the Honeywell Project. The course emphasizes the theory and active practice of nonviolence as well as oral histories of successful nonviolent movements. Usually offered every semester.

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PHIL 218 - 01 Philosophy of Sport M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42969 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Laumakis

An in-depth philosophical examination of conceptual, moral, cultural, and legal issues surrounding regulating, watching, and participating in sports. Possible topics include: the definition of sport; the nature of competition; sportsmanship; being a fan; performance-enhancing drugs; gender; race; and the relationships among athletics, moral education, the law, and social responsibility in high school, collegiate, and professional sports. The course will integrate various disciplinary perspectives on the nature and practice of sport, especially perspectives from philosophical ethics, law, and sociology. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 218 and the less in-depth 2-credit version of the course, PHIL 219. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

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PHIL 220 - 01 Logic M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 305K

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 305K

Course Registration Number:

40930 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, and first-order predicate calculus - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

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PHIL 230 - 01 Disability and Human Dignity See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42963 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off, or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
VSP -M - W - - - -
JRC 2460935-1040- - - - F - -
PHIL 230 - 02 Disability and Human Dignity See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42964 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off, or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
VSP -M - W - - - -
JRC 2461215-1320- - - - F - -
PHIL 230 - 03 Disability and Human Dignity See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42965 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off, or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

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VSP -M - W - - - -
JRC 2461335-1440- - - - F - -
PHIL 235 - 40 HNR:Politics, Law, Common Good M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 305H

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 305H

Course Registration Number:

41827 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher H. Toner

A philosophical examination into the origin, nature, purpose, and legitimacy of government and law, especially as these relate to the good of individuals and the common good. Possible questions include: Are human beings by nature political animals? What justifies political and legal authority? What sorts of political regimes can be just and legitimate? Is there a best type of government? Are there universal human rights and, if so, where do they come from? What are the respective roles of legislator, executive, and judge? Can civil disobedience ever be justified? Can violent revolution? Should government and law take stands on questions of morality, religion, and the meaning of life or try to remain neutral in these matters? The course will consider both classical and contemporary reflection on such topics, including from authors within Catholic intellectual tradition in conversation with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisite: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197; and Honors

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PHIL 240 - 01 Faith and Doubt - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

40298 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

Many religions, including Christianity, ask people to have faith that God exists and has acted in human history. Yet it often seems more reasonable to doubt that religious claims are true. In this course, we will consider whether it can be reasonable to have faith in religious claims and how doubt can help a person come to a more mature faith. We will first consider the nature of faith, especially in the contemporary world where many religions are rapidly changing, and new forms of religious commitment are emerging. We will then consider two significant challenges to religious faith. First, in light of modern scientific findings (especially the theory of evolution), can it be reasonable to believe that God exists, created the world, and has intervened in history? Second, in the face of widespread horrendous suffering and moral evil, can it be reasonable to believe that a good God exists and cares for human beings? Special attention will be paid to the suffering that results from the experience of finding the world to be ultimately meaningless. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

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PHIL 254 - 01 Biomedical Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

42971 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

Explore and analyze ethical issues related to clinical and social aspects of medicine—both from the perspective of Catholic intellectual tradition and from other philosophical perspectives. For example, what is the primary role of a medical practitioner: to give the “customer” what s/he wants, or to promote a more objective standard of health? Under what conditions should a physician or nurse be allowed to opt out of doing work that violates his or her conscience? Is euthanasia ethically acceptable, and should it be legally permitted? And (how) should we provide medical care to those who cannot afford to pay for it? Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

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PHIL 255 - 01 Technology and Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42972 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Winter

An application of concepts and principles in philosophical ethics to issues raised by modern technology. Technologies whose ethical use may be considered include: Information Technologies, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Genomics and Artificial Life, Reproductive Technologies, Biomedical and Therapeutic Technologies, Human Enhancement Technologies, Agricultural Technologies, and Environmental Technologies. Special attention will be paid to the application of moral concepts and principles from Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

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PHIL 255 - 02 Technology and Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

42973 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Winter

An application of concepts and principles in philosophical ethics to issues raised by modern technology. Technologies whose ethical use may be considered include: Information Technologies, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Genomics and Artificial Life, Reproductive Technologies, Biomedical and Therapeutic Technologies, Human Enhancement Technologies, Agricultural Technologies, and Environmental Technologies. Special attention will be paid to the application of moral concepts and principles from Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

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PHIL 265 - 01 Minds, Brains, and Computers M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

41828 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jonathan E. Stoltz

A philosophical examination of the mind from both classical and contemporary perspectives. Content that may be covered includes: the relation between the mind and the body/brain, theories of the soul and how it relates to mind and brain, theories of personal identity over time, free will, mental causation, functionalist theories of intelligence, computer/artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness. The course considers reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives, and engages contemporary philosophical work informed by brain and computer science. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 265 - 02 Minds, Brains, and Computers M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

42966 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jonathan E. Stoltz

A philosophical examination of the mind from both classical and contemporary perspectives. Content that may be covered includes: the relation between the mind and the body/brain, theories of the soul and how it relates to mind and brain, theories of personal identity over time, free will, mental causation, functionalist theories of intelligence, computer/artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness. The course considers reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives, and engages contemporary philosophical work informed by brain and computer science. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197

Schedule Details

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PHIL 357 - 01 Political Philosophy M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 319

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

42968 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Rose M. Lemmons

This course does a deep dive into the competing philosophies that drive political polarization, generate clashing laws, and divide countries. Is there a way to heal these divisions? Our investigation proceeds historically so that we can evaluate those arguments that have shaped and continue to shape American and European societies. Particular attention will be paid to the philosophical tensions between communism, liberalism, and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Key questions include whether contemporary social justice issues both within America and across the globe require the development of a new political philosophy and whether a healthy political philosophy necessarily embraces democracy, limitation of government power, belief in God, living wages, a participatory common good, and individual rights. Main texts: Princeton Readings in Political Thought: Essential Texts since Plato, 2nd Edition, edited by Cohen and Fermon; Essential Works of Marxism edited by Arthur P. Mendel; The Social and Political Philosophy of Jacques Maritain and Reflections on America by Jacques Maritain; Multiculturalism and “The Politics of Recognition” by Charles Taylor; and a Course Packet. Prerequisites: PHIL 110, PHIL 115, or PHIL 197; and one other PHIL course

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SPAN 335 - D01 Intro to Spanish Literature M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 231

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

41660 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jane D. Tar

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American narrative, drama and poetry. Strongly recommended for students who minor in Spanish. The course is designed to teach students the skills of critical reading and literary analysis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalent with a C- or better in each course.

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STCM 244 - W01 Research, Measurement, & Eval - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

40333 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

This course introduces students with foundational research skills essential to strategic communication. Students will learn how to locate research, interpret research findings, and translate results into actionable strategy. Students will learn about different research methods and how to measure and evaluate public relations and advertising campaign effectiveness. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course after STCM111 and STCM234, or in the same semester of taking STCM234.

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THEO 221 - 02 Bible: Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

43816 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves the student in 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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 221 - L01 Bible: New Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41875 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 221 - L02 Bible: New Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

43864 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Commodore M. Combs

This course involves the student in a literary, historical, and theological reading of major portions of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) or New Testament. All sections explore the Bible as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern), examining to varying degrees how the texts have been used in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles. The course also examines elements of power and privilege, both with respect to the social and political positions of the authors and the settings in which the texts were written, and also with respect to how the biblical texts have been appropriated in different time periods and by different communities (in history and today), and used as vehicles of both oppression and liberation. The course investigates the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context, or in their Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts, applying modern methods of biblical interpretation. Students may examine a specialized biblical topic of the instructor’s choosing such as the Pentateuch, historical literature, wisdom literature, prophetic literature, or apocalyptic literature in the Hebrew Bible; or the Gospels, the Letters of Paul, or apocalyptic literature in the New Testament. Courses might focus on a particular theme, such as justice in the Bible, or how Jesus approached forgiveness or nonviolence.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 222 - L01 History: Early Christian Theo See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42312 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1081055-1200- - W - - - -
VMP 1-- - - - - - -
THEO 223 - A03 Belief: Christ in Rome - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43959 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David C. Dawson Vasquez

This course either introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian teachings relate to each other and to other beliefs about the world, or it focuses on a particular teaching of the Church, such as Christ, salvation, or death and the afterlife. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant teachings in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. Special emphasis is given to the role of grace in history and human experience. All sections explore the ways in which Christian doctrine has influenced and been influenced by the culture in which it is lived, and the role that Christian teachings play in responding to social need.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 224 - L03 Bridges: Theology & Technology See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

43815 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines how technology shapes our identities and our relationships with nature, other people, and the transcendent. Does technology bring us closer to the natural world or make it harder to experience it? Does it help or hinder our relationships with other people and with God? We’ll look at historical examples, such as the impact of electric lights, and current technologies, like virtual reality and prosthetic enhancements of the body. The course readings will include a range of voices from Christian theology, from ancient to modern times, that offer insight on sharing a meaningful human life with others and discerning the presence of the divine in work, leisure, silence, and the natural world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 2081730-1930- - W - - - -
-- - - - - - -
THEO 224 - L05 Bridges: Theology & Technology See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

43823 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines how technology shapes our identities and our relationships with nature, other people, and the transcendent. Does technology bring us closer to the natural world or make it harder to experience it? Does it help or hinder our relationships with other people and with God? We’ll look at historical examples, such as the impact of electric lights, and current technologies, like virtual reality and prosthetic enhancements of the body. The course readings will include a range of voices from Christian theology, from ancient to modern times, that offer insight on sharing a meaningful human life with others and discerning the presence of the divine in work, leisure, silence, and the natural world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 2091730-1930M - - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
THEO 224 - W01 Bridges: Theology & C.S. Lewis - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 227

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

40350 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 224 - W02 Bridges: Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42045 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 224 - W04 Bridges: Theology & Art M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43820 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. This section will examine not only Christian theology and art, but also consider the arts in Judaism, Islam, Asian and African traditions. Prerequisite: one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 225 - 06 Faith & Ethics: Love & Justice - T - - - - - 1800 - 2130 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

41996 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christine M. Luna Munger

This course explores principles, methods, and topics of Christian theological ethics. It addresses the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to understanding the human person; the significance of love, justice, and commitment to the common good in Christian moral life; and the role of the believing community in its relation to culture. Topics might include sex, marriage, and family; crime, justice, and forgiveness; war, peace, and revolution; immigration; environmental sustainability and animal rights; poverty and economic justice, among others.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 225 - W01 Faith & Ethics: Social Thought M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 305H

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 305H

Course Registration Number:

40353 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course considers the development and contemporary significance of Christian and Catholic social thought. Students study how Christian convictions have led to historic advances in the development of health care, social safety nets, just wages, labor unions, cooperatives, and environmental policy. Students bring Christian social thought into dialogue with a spectrum of historic social systems, from communitarian models to individualistic capitalism, and consider resources and challenges from the Christian tradition in creating a just social order.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - L01 Spirituality:ChristianMarriage - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

43821 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - L03 Spirituality: Christ Marriage M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

42043 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - L42 HNRS Spiritual:Christ Marriage - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 233

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

41990 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - W02 Spirituality:ChristianMarriage - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

43822 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - W04 Spirituality:ChristianMarriage - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43215 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - W05 Spirituality: Internship - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44015 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fuad S. Naeem

This course either introduces diverse expressions of Christian spirituality or focuses on topics within a distinctly Christian spirituality according to the discretion of the instructor such as Christian styles of worship, Christian understandings of sacramentality (especially Christian marriage), or stages of spiritual formation. Students will consider methodological issues in the academic study of spirituality. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - L02 Contexts: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42048 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - L03 Contexts: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42051 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - L04 Contexts: Nazism & Apartheid - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40401 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

In this course, students will explore approaches to theology that emerge out of diverse cultural contexts. Sections may focus on biblical interpretation, dynamics of church life, mission work, or transnational solidarity through the eyes of the marginalized, or they may focus on efforts to articulate and bear witness to the gospel amid new cultures and historical challenges, according to the instructor’s discretion. Sections may focus on experiences of marginalization and oppression as a source for theological reflection for women (giving rise to feminist/womanist/mujerista theologies, for example), or for people of color or indigenous peoples (giving rise to Latin American, African-American, Minjung, and South African liberation theologies, for example), or for economically exploited classes (also giving rise to liberation theologies). This course will thus provide an opportunity to learn how the global Christian community is gaining fresh insights into the gospel that were missed when the dominant perspective on theology reflected primarily the experience of European men, or to learn how claims by Christians have at various times served both to challenge and to reinforce systems of power and privilege.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - W01 Contexts: God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 308

Course Registration Number:

42007 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course will explore various approaches to God and God's relationship to humankind, including perspectives written by people traditionally on the margins of theological research. A central question for this section will be how God responds to injustice. This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and experience in the understanding of God. It examines both old and new theologies, asking key theological questions such as, “What difference does it make how people picture God?” “How could a good God create a world where evil and suffering are possible?” or “If God has a plan for the world, are we free to make our own choices?”

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - W05 Contexts: Beloved Community M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 232

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 232

Course Registration Number:

43791 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course introduces students to central aspects of Christian history, thought, and action concerning ethnicity and race and provides resources to build up what Martin Luther King, Jr., called the “Beloved Community.” The course helps students develop ethical reasoning skills through consideration of various historical and contemporary Christian encounters across lines of racial difference, including examples from monastic communities, papal documents, missionary endeavors, North American churches, and saints from the Catholic tradition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L02 Comparative: World Religions - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

40359 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary E. Elmstrand

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course attempts to offer a brief introduction to the fields of comparative theology and religious studies by studying various approaches to and conceptions of religion. At the end of the course, it will be important for students to have a grasp on the historical timeline, key figures, common texts and practices of each of the traditions covered throughout the semester. The main concern of the course is for students to develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for how religion is embedded in all dimensions of human experience, meaning that religion, despite the emphasis in the West, is not simply a matter of private beliefs, but has implications for our public life together. We will engage both historical and contemporary events as we attempt to understand how religion both shapes and is shaped by the political, cultural and social dimensions of our world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L03 Comparative: World Religions See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

40360 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 3080800-0940- - - R - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
THEO 228 - L06 Comparative: Interrel Encountr - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41982 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will spend significant time outside the classroom directly engaging religious diversity. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L08 Comparative: World Religions - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

43824 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary E. Elmstrand

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course attempts to offer a brief introduction to the fields of comparative theology and religious studies by studying various approaches to and conceptions of religion. At the end of the course, it will be important for students to have a grasp on the historical timeline, key figures, common texts and practices of each of the traditions covered throughout the semester. The main concern of the course is for students to develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for how religion is embedded in all dimensions of human experience, meaning that religion, despite the emphasis in the West, is not simply a matter of private beliefs, but has implications for our public life together. We will engage both historical and contemporary events as we attempt to understand how religion both shapes and is shaped by the political, cultural and social dimensions of our world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - W01 Comparative: Lived Religion See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

41883 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course explores diverse global religious and spiritual traditions and practices as they are locally practiced and expressed by ordinary people in their everyday lives – both within religious spaces and nonreligious spaces.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
0815-0920- - W - - - -
-- - - - - - -
THEO 228 - W05 Comparative: Judaism M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43208 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section offers an examination of Judaism in comparison to Christianity: its history, literature, religious concepts, practices and personalities.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - W09 Comparative: Judaism See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

43825 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section offers an examination of Judaism in comparison to Christianity: its history, literature, religious concepts, practices and personalities.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1091055-1200M - W - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
THEO 228 - W10 Comparative: Islam M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 120

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 120

Course Registration Number:

43826 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fuad S. Naeem

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section is an introduction to the beliefs, practices, and diverse expressions of the religion and traditions of Islam. We will closely study the foundational sources of the Islamic tradition, the Qur’an and the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, and trace the development of Islamic law, theology, spirituality, literature, and art. We will situate Islam as an Abrahamic religion and examine its commonalities, differences, and historical interactions with Christianity and Judaism. Finally, we will analyze contemporary topics such as Muslim responses to the challenges of modernity, Islam in America, and Islam in geopolitics.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 229 - 03 Professions: Entrepreneurship - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 55S 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

43789 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Martin W. Schlag, Michael J. Sarafolean

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - D02 SignatureWork:Nazism&Apartheid - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43192 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section will focus on patterns that emerged in both contexts—Germany under Hitler; South Africa under apartheid: economic anxiety; the rise of nationalism; the election of a tyrant; theological rationales for tyranny, torture, and even genocide; theological and artistic resistance; the complicated role of Catholicism; and legal processes in the aftermath.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - L05 Signature Work:Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43212 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - W01 Signature Work: God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 308

Course Registration Number:

42062 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course will explore various approaches to God and God's relationship to humankind, including perspectives written by people traditionally on the margins of theological research. A central question for this section will be how God responds to injustice. This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and experience in the understanding of God. It examines both old and new theologies, asking key theological questions such as, “What difference does it make how people picture God?” “How could a good God create a world where evil and suffering are possible?” or “If God has a plan for the world, are we free to make our own choices?”

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - W03 Signature Work: Theology & Art M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

43209 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. This section will examine not only Christian theology and art, but also consider the arts in Judaism, Islam, Asian and African traditions.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - W04 Signature Work: Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

43210 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Eugenia O. Gavrilyuk

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-term 2023 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CATH 340 - 01 Chrch&Cltr:Anglo/Latino Encoun See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

10268 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Naughton, Nancy A. Sannerud

This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
55S 2070900-140003 Jan '23
55S 2070900-140004 Jan '23
55S 2070900-120005 Jan '23
55S 2070900-120006 Jan '23
55S 2071100-160008 Jan '23
0900-120018 Jan '23
ENGL 217 - L01 Multicultural Literature - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10095 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

What does it mean to be labeled an African American dramatist? A Latino/a poet? A transgender novelist? An Asian American essayist? A Native American environmental writer? How do the varied experiences and backgrounds of authors writing from diverse subject positions inform, mark, and/or transform their writing? How do the works of these writers fit into, conflict with, actively resist, or even redefine the American Literary canon as it has been traditionally understood? These questions and more will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive reading of literature from: a) American communities of color; b) postcolonial peoples; c) immigrant and/or diasporic peoples; or d) LGBTQ communities. This course will focus on the literary and cultural texts of one or more of these groups with an emphasis on the cultural, political, and historical contexts that surround them. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or 190. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 217 - L02 Multicultural Literature - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Melissa J. Hendrickx

What does it mean to be labeled an African American dramatist? A Latino/a poet? A transgender novelist? An Asian American essayist? A Native American environmental writer? How do the varied experiences and backgrounds of authors writing from diverse subject positions inform, mark, and/or transform their writing? How do the works of these writers fit into, conflict with, actively resist, or even redefine the American Literary canon as it has been traditionally understood? These questions and more will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive reading of literature from: a) American communities of color; b) postcolonial peoples; c) immigrant and/or diasporic peoples; or d) LGBTQ communities. This course will focus on the literary and cultural texts of one or more of these groups with an emphasis on the cultural, political, and historical contexts that surround them. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or 190. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HONR 481 - 04 HONORS Art of Thinking - T - R - - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

10270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Susan M. Shields

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 230 - 01 Disability and Human Dignity - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10308 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability.  Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability.  This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course.   Some of the central questions examined in the course include:  What is disability?  Is disability merely a medical condition?  In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources?  Does disability itself make a person worse off or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse?  How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US?  What is the basis for human dignity?  What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities?  Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisite: PHIL 110

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 240 - 01 Faith and Doubt - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10212 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mathew Lu

This course examines philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God and for the claim that the Christian faith, in particular, has been revealed by God; it also considers how faith, reason, and doubt are related. Possible questions include: Are there any good arguments for God’s existence? Does the evil in the world make it unlikely there is a God? Are faith and reason (including the findings of science) compatible? Could it be reasonable to believe in certain foundational Christian claims such as that Jesus is divine, that Jesus founded and gave authority to the church, and that the Bible is the word of God? Does the plurality of religions undermine the particular claims of any one of them? Can one make religious commitments in a state of doubt about the evidence? Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 221 - L01 Bible: New Testament See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

10126 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
0900-1200- T W - - - -
-- - - - - - -
THEO 221 - L02 Bible: Old Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

10127 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves the student in 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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 221 - L03 Bible: Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10276 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves the student in 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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 222 - L01 History: Early Christian Theo - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10278 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 224 - W01 Bridges: Theology & Art - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10132 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. This section will examine not only Christian theology and art, but also consider the arts in Judaism, Islam, Asian and African traditions. Prerequisite: one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - L02 Spirituality:Christian Marriag - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 226 - W01 Spirituality:Christian Marriag - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10137 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - L01 Contexts: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10138 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 227 - L02 Contexts:Women & Hebrew Bible - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10140 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David Penchansky

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves the student in 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L02 Comparative: World Religions - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10142 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L03 Comparative:InterRel Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10144 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will spend significant time outside the classroom directly engaging religious diversity. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - L04 Comparative:Embodied Practices See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

10225 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary E. Elmstrand

This course invites students to explore Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Indigenous worldviews, or other traditions, in relation to Christianity. They may also examine distinctions within a single religious tradition (between Sunni and Shia sects within Islam, for example). Classes may focus on lived practice, modes of inter- and intrareligious dialogue, theologies of religious pluralism, or sacred texts. Students will critically and creatively reflect on the theological opportunities and challenges posed by the reality of religious pluralism in our contemporary world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T W R - - -
-- - - - - - -
THEO 228 - W01 Comparative: World Religions - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

10141 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines the theological themes of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Lakota traditions. These themes will be studied alongside Christianity, clarifying similarities and differences.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - D01 Signature: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10312 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - D02 Signature: Theology & Art - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10313 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. This section will examine not only Christian theology and art, but also consider the arts in Judaism, Islam, Asian and African traditions. Prerequisite: one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2023 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 202 - L01 History of Street Art See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21913 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Heather M. Shirey

Street art—including graffiti, murals, and other installations in public space—provides expressive avenues for marginalized voices, shapes urban space, and promotes competing visions of community development. In contrast to art that is created for museums or the commercial art market, street art is uniquely positioned to engage with social issues from a critical perspective. This class will involve an analysis of street art projects from the United States, situated in comparison with projects from around the world. Topics to explored include the history of street art over time (from its origins in graffiti to contemporary mural festivals); the impetus for street art in communities in the USA and globally; models for creating, preserving, and presenting street art; the institutionalization of street art; street art as it relates to diversity and inclusion; and, ultimately, the potential for street art to play a role in social change.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
0955-1135- T - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - R - - -
ARTH 202 - L02 History of Street Art See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21914 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Heather M. Shirey

Street art—including graffiti, murals, and other installations in public space—provides expressive avenues for marginalized voices, shapes urban space, and promotes competing visions of community development. In contrast to art that is created for museums or the commercial art market, street art is uniquely positioned to engage with social issues from a critical perspective. This class will involve an analysis of street art projects from the United States, situated in comparison with projects from around the world. Topics to explored include the history of street art over time (from its origins in graffiti to contemporary mural festivals); the impetus for street art in communities in the USA and globally; models for creating, preserving, and presenting street art; the institutionalization of street art; street art as it relates to diversity and inclusion; and, ultimately, the potential for street art to play a role in social change.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1330-1510- T - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - R - - -
ARTH 204 - L01 Typography and Visual Culture M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22445 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Craig D. Eliason

An investigation of the history of typography and type design from the earliest developments of movable type to the global digital typography of the present day. We will look at what needs typography served in the broader culture, and how the forms of letters and their arrangements reflected those needs. We will learn about the changing technologies of type-founding and printing, and how they shaped the designs of letterforms and pages. Throughout the course we will contextualize typeforms within their contemporary visual culture, drawing relationships to fine arts, popular arts, and the broader design world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 251 - L01 Museum Studies: Practices - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21240 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Mickelson

This course provides an investigation of the critical issues facing museums in the 21st century. Museum missions, practices, and resources will be interwoven with a discussion of audience, communication, and collaboration. This course will provide an opportunity for discussions with museum professionals. Partnerships with regional museums will provide hands-on project opportunities during the semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 265 - L01 Ancient Mesoamerica - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22444 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

William L. Barnes

ARTH 265 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Mesoamerica: This course introduces students to the art, architecture, and archaeology of the Aztecs, Maya, Olmec, Zapotecs, and their contemporaries in Pre-Columbian America. Participants will explore the rich cultural history of this region (that includes parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador), and investigate how the art, architecture, and archeological remains of Mesoamerican peoples can be used to expand our knowledge of their religious practices, ideology, and societal institutions

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 310 - L01 Roman Art and Archaeology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22446 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Vanessa A. Rousseau

A survey of the art of the Roman Republic and Empire to the emperor Constantine in the early fourth century C.E. Issues include the use of art and architecture as an expression of imperial political programs, the creation of urban architecture and the everyday environment of the Romans, and Rome's relationship to Greece and the Near East.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CATH 205 - 01 Crisis and Development - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

20905 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert G. Kennedy

This course explores from an interdisciplinary perspective the history of the Catholic Church as it interacts with the secular world and is shaped by its dominant personalities and events. No other institution in history has survived, and flourished, for so long and in the face of so many challenges. This course will critically reflect upon the history of the Church, from its origins in the Apostolic Age to the modern period, as a series of cycles with a common pattern of creativity, achievement, and retreat. Students may expect to complete the course with an awareness and understanding of the major personalities and events, secular and ecclesial, that have shaped the life of the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CATH 301 - 01 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20011 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CATH 301 - 02 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21953 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CATH 301 - 03 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 55S B10

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

55S B10

Course Registration Number:

22294 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CATH 301 - 04 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 55S B10

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

55S B10

Course Registration Number:

22295 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CATH 340 - 01 Church&Culture:Soc Dim of Cath - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 55S 207

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

21166 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert G. Kennedy

This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science.

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CLAS 245 - W01 Classical Mythology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20997 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth Z. Hepner

Mythology is the embodiment and encoding of the beliefs, principles, and aspirations of ancient cultures. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to mythology as an introduction and foundation to Classical civilization. Both Greek and Roman myths will be examined from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including aetioligical, structuralist, and psychological theories. Consideration will also be given to the study of literature in translation, art history, religion, and history. The course grade will be principally based on writing assignments and class discussions. ENGL 203 may also be substituted for this course.

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COMM 370 - 01 Intercultural Communication M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21180 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Xiaowen Guan

This course examines the influence of culture on our own and others’ communication. Students will be introduced to different aspects and levels of culture, including basic principles and theories that explain cultural differences on the group level, and challenges in intercultural communication, such as stereotypes, ethnocentrism, conflicting ethical standards, and racial disparities. Through lectures, discussions and first-hand practice, students are expected to form global perspectives and become more competent in intercultural communication. Students are advised to take the course either during or after the sophomore year.

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ENGL 201 - W01 Horror Literature and Film See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22495 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shannon F. Scott

Many fans, critics, and creators agree that we are living in a Golden Age of Horror. From new fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, and Tiphanie Yanique, to new films such as GET OUT (Jordan Peele 2017) and HEREDITARY (Aster 2018), the genre is proving to be finely crafted, highly literary and character driven. In other words, horror in the twenty-first century is much more than slasher films, body gore, splatterpunk, and jump scares. The horror genre explores the human condition through the emotion of fear—fear of pain, disease, isolation, of being lost, consumed, or prey to supernatural forces. However, horror also teaches us how to handle those fears. According to writer Ruthanna Emrys, “Horror as a genre is built around one truth: that the world is full of fearful things. But the best horror tells us more. It tells us how to live with being afraid.” This course explores horror from early tales like Bluebeard, to Gothic classics by Poe, Stoker, and Stevenson in the nineteenth century, to American cinema’s Universal Studios monster films, to contemporary works by Paul Tremblay, Gwendolyn Kiste and others. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 201 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 202, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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0935-1040M - W - - - -
0935-1040- - - - F - -
ENGL 201 - W02 The American Short Story See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21964 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and speak to our future. In keeping with our diverse American heritage, stories have been chosen from a broad cross-section of literary and cultural traditions. Alongside canonical authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ernest Hemingway, we read the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Louise Erdrich, Kate Chopin, and others, examining how these diverse voices diverge from, resist, and transform the traditional American short story canon. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement, an Integration in the Humanities requirement, and is currently under review to fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement. Please note that ENGL 201 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 202, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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0800-0940- T - - - - -
-- - - - - - -
ENGL 201 - W03 The American Short Story See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21965 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and speak to our future. In keeping with our diverse American heritage, stories have been chosen from a broad cross-section of literary and cultural traditions. Alongside canonical authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ernest Hemingway, we read the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Louise Erdrich, Kate Chopin, and others, examining how these diverse voices diverge from, resist, and transform the traditional American short story canon. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement, an Integration in the Humanities requirement, and is currently under review to fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement. Please note that ENGL 201 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 202, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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0955-1135- T - - - - -
-- - - - - - -
ENGL 202 - W01 Narrative Medicine See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21967 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

Increasingly, education for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals includes the practices of reading literature, writing reflectively, and engaging in role-play to learn how to care for patients (and for themselves). This is sometimes called narrative medicine. By focusing on stories (of the patient, the healthcare professional, and the cultures and systems in which both live) and therefore humanizing the often-impersonal world of the healthcare system, it improves the quality of care for patients and reduces burnout among healthcare professionals. In this course we will read and write about literature as a means of understanding ourselves and others. The texts we’ll read illuminate questions about pain and illness, empathy and the training of healthcare professionals, the health implications of racial and economic injustice, and the need for reformation of the healthcare system. (This course can be used as a first step to a minor in Narrative Medicine) The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190

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1055-1200M - W - - - -
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ENGL 202 - W02 Business & American Identity M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 227

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

22521 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel G. Jones

This course will examine literary texts which feature the connection between the world of business and American culture. Work has always been an integral part of American society, and individuals often identify themselves with the work that they do. Students will closely read a handful of texts--Willa Cather's A LOST LADY, Solomon Northup’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and Colson Whitehead’s APEX HIDES THE HURT--to explore how the dominant cultural narratives behind common perceptions of American business (such as the American Dream and the self-made person) shift from the pre-Civil War era through the early twenty-first century. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement; an Integration in the Humanities requirement; and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W03 Sports and Social Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21971 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth L. Wilkinson

What is any sports event but a story--multiple stories--playing out before our eyes? Sports by definition involve drama: conflicts in decision making, in relationships, with nature, and, if we believe it possible, conflicts with the supernatural. It's not an accident that some of our greatest metaphors come from the arena of athletics. Through sports we have a way to look at human values--at the best we have to offer and sometimes the worst. We’ll use sports literature to investigate what is just… and what is unjust… and how we discern which is which. In this class, we will read fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Books may include GIRL RUNNER, BIG SMOKE, TAKE ME OUT, and a BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING anthology. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement; an Integration in the Humanities requirement; and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W04 Sports and Social Justice - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21972 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth L. Wilkinson

What is any sports event but a story--multiple stories--playing out before our eyes? Sports by definition involve drama: conflicts in decision making, in relationships, with nature, and, if we believe it possible, conflicts with the supernatural. It's not an accident that some of our greatest metaphors come from the arena of athletics. Through sports we have a way to look at human values--at the best we have to offer and sometimes the worst. We’ll use sports literature to investigate what is just… and what is unjust… and how we discern which is which. In this class, we will read fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Books may include GIRL RUNNER, BIG SMOKE, TAKE ME OUT, and a BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING anthology. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement; an Integration in the Humanities requirement; and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W05 Literature and Photography - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21973 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily M. James

This course examines intersections between image and text across the twentieth century. Working from theoretical and critical sources on visual culture, we will apply certain key terms and concepts—from ekphrasis to punctum—to photo-essays, graphic novels, and fiction about visual artists. Writers may include Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, W. G. Sebald, John Berger, Claudia Rankine, Teju Cole, and Solmaz Sharif. This course may involve visits to local museums, galleries, and exhibits. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W06 Literature and Photography - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21974 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Emily M. James

This course examines intersections between image and text across the twentieth century. Working from theoretical and critical sources on visual culture, we will apply certain key terms and concepts—from ekphrasis to punctum—to photo-essays, graphic novels, and fiction about visual artists. Writers may include Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, W. G. Sebald, John Berger, Claudia Rankine, Teju Cole, and Solmaz Sharif. This course may involve visits to local museums, galleries, and exhibits. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 202 - W07 Wild Writing:Lit of Natural Wr - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22496 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gordon D. Grice

Since the days of Leonardo da Vinci, writers of natural history have straddled science and literature in their attempts to understand the world. We'll read and analyze the works of great naturalists and incorporate some of their strategies--empirical observation, reporting, academic research, memoir--into our own writing. Authors may include Italian biologist Francesco Redi, French naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre, U.S. poet Robert Frost, and others. The writing load for this fully online asynchronous course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 202 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 203, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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ENGL 203 - W01 Surviving Adolescence See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21976 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

British poet William Wordsworth wrote, "the Child is father of the Man"; what he meant, and explored thoughtfully in his writing, was that the experiences of childhood and adolescence serve as the foundation for the adult self a person will become. Wordsworth was clear: both joyful and painful adolescent experiences shape our characters. We will read both young adult and classic literature that focuses on the process of "surviving adolescence"--books in which writers reflect on how they or their characters navigate that challenging transition between childhood and adulthood. Possible texts may include William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, Corinne Duyvis's ON THE EDGE OF GONE, and one Harry Potter text by J.K. Rowling. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 203 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 202, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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1055-1200M - - - F - -
-- - - - - - -
ENGL 203 - W02 Storm: Disasters in Lit & Film See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22497 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Matthew B. Harrison

When a disaster happens, it can overwhelm our sense of reason and justice, test our capacity for empathy, and force into debate our assumptions regarding social order. Writing about disaster is an acrobatic act of reflection, mourning, coping, and investigation, but to what end? To establish blame? To preach or to rebuild character? To prepare better for the next disaster? Whatever the case, tales about disasters tend to blend strategies of personal narrative, myth, and history to bring the tragedies of titanic events back to the scale of human understanding. This course explores novels and films that depict various catastrophic “storms” in an effort to document, heal, warn, and find meaning in the apparently meaningless. Possible readings will include Daniel Defoe’s A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, Jesmyn Ward’s SALVAGE THE BONES; Paolo Bacigalupi’s THE WATER KNIFE Dimitry Elias Léger’s GOD LOVES HAITI; and Joshua Mehigan’s book of poetry, ACCEPTING THE DISASTER. Possible films will include CONTAGION (Soderbergh, 2011), BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Zeitlin, 2012), clips from THE DUST BOWL (Burns, 2012), and THE IMPOSSIBLE (Bayona, 2013). Students will write weekly short papers on guided topics, a final research essay, and also work in groups throughout the semester to develop a disaster prevention or survival guide. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies both a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement. Please note that ENGL 203 is non-repeatable; students wishing to take a second 200-level Texts in Conversation course will need to register for ENGL 201, 202, or 204. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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1215-1320M - - - F - -
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ENGL 215 - L01 American Authors II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Andrew J. Scheiber

How did the modern warfare of World War I change those who fought and those who stayed at home? Why did so many of the best American artists flee to Paris? How did the traditionalism and stability of the 1950s lead to the radicalism and rebellion of the 60s? How has technology, from the typewriter to the internet, reshaped literature? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework though extensive readings in American literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as progress and innovation, war, the “lost generation,” the New Woman, race, and conformity and individuality. In addition to satisfying a core Integrations in the Humanities requirement and a WAC Writing to Learn requirement, this course also fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement for English and English with Creative Writing majors, a literature requirement for English with Professional Writing majors, and a requirement for English with Secondary Education majors.. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190. 

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ENGL 221 - L01 The Modern Tradition M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21968 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Doug P. Phillips

What might it mean to speak of “the modern tradition”? What does that include and exclude? And how does it matter to us today? How does the modern tradition help us understand about concepts such as authorship, originality, literacy, and literary excellence? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings of representative texts of Western literature in translation from the seventeenth century through the present, including some interactions of the European traditions with modern African, Latin American, or Asian literatures. Authors may include Racine, Goethe, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Rilke, Solzhenitsyn, Duras, Lispector, and Achebe. In addition to satisfying a core Integrations in the Humanities requirement and a WAC Writing to Learn requirement, application has been made to have this course also satisfy the core Global Perspectives requirement (approval not guaranteed), This course also fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement for English and English with Creative Writing majors, a literature requirement for English with Professional Writing majors, and a requirement for English with Secondary Education majors.. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190. 

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ENGL 341 - L01 Women, Sport, & the Body - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 227

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 227

Course Registration Number:

21970 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth L. Wilkinson

This course uses literature to investigate how female athletes use their sport and their bodies to fight for women's rights and to change our world. In 1894-1895, Annie Londonderry biked around the world and spoke out for equality. Frances Willard advocated for the eight-hour workday, equal pay for women, and suffrage, then learned to ride a bike at age 53, and wrote about the freedom biking gave to women. In the winter of 1912 in New York, women walked 170 miles in Suffrage Hikes advocating for their right to vote. These women paved the way for athlete-authors such as Lynne Cox (who held the world record for swimming the English Channel) and Maxine Kumin (who, along with being U.S. Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner, was a collegiate swimmer and rower). These and other great women writers explore their sports and their bodies in ways that both reflect and contest societal restrictions and expectations. This course will use their texts and other essays, articles, short stories, novels, and poetry from the late 1800s to today to explore the intersections of women, sport, and the body in literature. This course is ideal for students studying literature, gender, and various facets of physical education, sport, health, and human development. Texts may include: A WHOLE OTHER BALL GAME: WOMEN'S LITERATURE ON WOMEN'S SPORT, AROUND THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS, WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL, SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA, CARRIE SOTO IS BACK, and GIRL RUNNER. Additionally, we will venture out of the classroom for some women's sports...maybe even play a little ourselves... and invite pro and semi-pro athletes in as guest speakers. This course satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement as well as an Integration in the Humanities requirement; the Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice requirement; and a Women, Gender, & Society major and minor requirement. This course also satisfies the Diversity Literature requirement for English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190.

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FILM 300 - 01 World Cinema - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20562 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Valentin A. Solachau-Chamutouski

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

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FILM 300 - 02 World Cinema - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21676 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Valentin A. Solachau-Chamutouski

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

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FILM 300 - L03 World Cinema M - W - - - - 1540 - 1715

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1540 - 1715

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22602 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

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FILM 300 - W04 World Cinema - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22603 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

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HIST 226 - 01 Modern Europe since 1914 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

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Course Registration Number:

22647 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Zsolt Nagy

This course is a close examination of twentieth century European history or, as some historians refer to it, the "short twentieth century" of the "dark continent." It follows the cultural, social, economic, and political development of Europe through wars and reconstruction. Topics include, but are not limited to, imperial and national rivalry, WW I and its aftermath, Russian Revolution, Fascism and Nazism, WW II and its aftermath, Cold War and the division of Europe, 1989, and the emergence of the European Union.

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HIST 228 - 01 Environmental History M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22648 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen R. Hausmann

Humans are part of nature, and yet they have always changed and manipulated it. This course examines the entangled story of human/nature interactions, from the early history of our species up into the twenty-first century. Doing this draws on a range of methods, tools, and skills, including archaeology and anthropology, physical sciences like geology and biology, and the close reading of texts and objects as developed in humanistic disciplines like English, philosophy, and history. Key topics may include the co-evolution of people and other species; the ways that world religions have understood nature; the global mingling of people, plants, animals, and microbes after 1492; responses to pollution and toxicity in the modern world; and the development and politicization of climate science in the 20th-21st centuries.

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HONR 481 - 01 HONORS Who Belongs? - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

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Course Registration Number:

22366 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Ashley N. Shams, Renee L. Buhr

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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HONR 481 - 03 HONORS Art for Social Justice - - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

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Course Registration Number:

22368 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Michael C. Klein

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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Location Time Day(s)
HONR 481 - L02 HONORS At the Heart of Time - - - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

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Course Registration Number:

22367 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin, Stephen J. Laumakis

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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JOUR 372 - W01 Environmental Journalism - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

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Course Registration Number:

22426 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This course focuses on mediated information about the environment, the environmental movement and its issues. Students will examine what makes (and what has made) the environmental journalism of today, beginning with early journalistic influences such as found in ancient texts to more current writing about agriculture, nature, science, outdoor adventures, and journalism from points of view.

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JPST 280 - 01 Active Nonviolence - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22678 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Active nonviolence as a means for societal defense and social transformation analyzed through case studies of actual nonviolent movements, examining their political philosophy and how this philosophy is reflected in their methods and strategies. Examples of possible case studies include: Mahatma Gandhi's movement for a free India, Danish resistance to Nazi occupation, the struggle for interracial justice in the United State, an integrated Canada-to-Cuba peace-and-freedom walk, the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC), fair trade movements, and the Honeywell Project. The course emphasizes the theory and active practice of nonviolence as well as oral histories of successful nonviolent movements. Usually offered every semester.

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JPST 280 - W01 Active Nonviolence M - W - - - - 0955 - 1135

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20245 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Obasesam Okoi

Active nonviolence as a means for societal defense and social transformation analyzed through case studies of actual nonviolent movements, examining their political philosophy and how this philosophy is reflected in their methods and strategies. Examples of possible case studies include: Mahatma Gandhi's movement for a free India, Danish resistance to Nazi occupation, the struggle for interracial justice in the United State, an integrated Canada-to-Cuba peace-and-freedom walk, the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC), fair trade movements, and the Honeywell Project. The course emphasizes the theory and active practice of nonviolence as well as oral histories of successful nonviolent movements. Usually offered every semester.

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PHIL 220 - 01 Logic - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20166 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sandra L. Menssen

This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 221 - 01 Critical & Inductive Reasoning M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21991 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jonathan E. Stoltz

Drawing on insights from philosophy as well as research from cognitive science, psychology, and behavioral economics, this course aims to help students learn to reason better. Emphasis is on inductive and probabilistic reasoning rather than on deductive logic (which is the focus in PHIL 220). Possible topics covered include cognitive biases to which humans are naturally subject, intellectual virtues that promote the attainment of truth, the nature of evidence, the assessment of the quality of an information source, inference to the best explanation, probabilistic reasoning, and decision-making under uncertainty and risk. Prerequisite: PHIL 110

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PHIL 230 - 01 Disability and Human Dignity See Details * *

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See Details

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Course Registration Number:

21562 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability.  Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability.  This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course.   Some of the central questions examined in the course include:  What is disability?  Is disability merely a medical condition?  In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources?  Does disability itself make a person worse off or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse?  How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US?  What is the basis for human dignity?  What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities?  Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisite: PHIL 110

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VSP -- T - - - - -
0955-1135- - - R - - -
PHIL 235 - 01 Politics Law & Common Good - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21219 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Heaney

A philosophical examination into the origin, nature, purpose, and legitimacy of government and law, especially as these relate to the good of individuals and the common good. Possible questions include: Are human beings by nature political animals? What justifies political and legal authority? What sorts of political regimes can be just and legitimate? Is there a best type of government? Are there universal human rights and, if so, where do they come from? What are the respective roles of legislator, executive, and judge? Can civil disobedience ever be justified? Can violent revolution? Should government and law take stands on questions of morality, religion, and the meaning of life or try to remain neutral in these matters? The course will consider both classical and contemporary reflection on such topics, including from authors within Catholic intellectual tradition in conversation with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 241 - 01 Hist. & Philosophy of Medicine M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21220 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

This course presents an integrated, interdisciplinary examination of philosophical developments in the history of medical science and health care. Students will develop a critical and creative perspective on medicine and health care through philosophical exploration of their history, foundations, and purposes. Students will study important episodes and developments in the history of the theory and practice of medicine and explore philosophical analyses of and arguments about the nature of medical knowledge, health, disease and health care. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 245 - 01 Philosophy of Art and Beauty - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21503 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

An enquiry into philosophical questions having to do with art, beauty, and other aesthetic qualities. Possible topics include: the nature of beauty, the nature and purpose of art, the role of beauty and art in a well-lived life, the relationship of art to insight and emotion, aesthetic qualities other than beauty, the role of art in the formation of culture and social consciousness, the role of beauty and other aesthetic qualities in nature, and the connection of art and beauty to God. The course pays special attention to reflection on these issues within Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Case studies of artworks and other aesthetic objects are considered throughout the course. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 258 - 01 Environmental Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20950 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

A consideration of the ethical dimensions of human interaction with the environment, including inquiry into the scope and justification of our obligations concerning the environment. Possible topics include: the question of who all (or what all) count as the proper objects of moral consideration, animal welfare, species preservation, conservation, climate change, environmental racism, population pressure, sustainability, and what it means to say that human beings are charged with the care of Creation. Special attention will be given to reflection on these topics from within Catholic intellectual tradition, in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 260 - 40 HONR: Global Phil of Religion M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21996 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John D. Kronen

An investigation into Western and non-Western philosophical arguments concerning the nature and justifying bases of religious belief, with special attention to philosophical implications of religious pluralism. Possible questions include: Are there good arguments for the existence of God, of a higher power, of something Ultimate? If so, what is its nature and relationship to the world? What is the purpose of religious devotion or practice? What is the nature of religious experience? Is there such a thing as religious knowledge? Is religiosity compatible with reason? What is evil, and how does it fit into a religious viewpoint? This course considers philosophical reflection on such questions from within the Christian tradition as well as some other religious traditions, such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. It seeks to foster dialogue among religious philosophies. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 272 - 01 Evolution and Creation M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21993 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

A philosophical examination of the relation between the doctrine of creation and theories in the evolutionary sciences. The course aims to help integrate insights from science, religion, and philosophy in a constructive and responsible manner. It also introduces students to broader issues in philosophy of science, philosophy of nature, and philosophy of religion as they apply to evolution and creation. Prerequisite: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115.

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PHIL 301 - 01 Sig.Wk:Disability&HumanDignity See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22438 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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VSP -- T - - - - -
0955-1135- - - R - - -
PHIL 301 - 02 Sig.Wk:Politics Law CommonGood - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22584 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Heaney

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - 03 Sig.Wk: PhilosophyArt & Beauty - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22440 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - 04 Sig.Wk.: Technology & Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22442 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Winter

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - 05 Sig.Wk.: Environmental Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22439 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - 06 Sig.Wk:Evolution and Creation M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22441 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - D7 Sig.Wk.: Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22585 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - D8 Sig.Wk.: Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22586 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael W. Rota

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 460 - D1 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21986 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 365.

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PHIL 460 - D2 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21987 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael W. Rota

Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 365.

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SPAN 315 - L01 Hispanic Linguistics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20585 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel G. Tight

An introduction to both contemporary and historical Hispanic linguistics. Descriptive Spanish phonetics and phonology. History of the Spanish language with emphasis on historical sound-change phenomena. Systematic study of dialectal variation in both Spain and Spanish America. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 301 and 305 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course, (may be taken simultaneously with SPAN 305).

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STCM 250 - 01 Science, Media & Social Impact M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22427 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

April A. Eichmeier

This course will introduce students to foundational concepts in science and its social impacts through discussion of the scientific method, boundaries of science, media construction of science, and the contribution of science in trust building and decision-making in various contexts. The course is designed to help students gain understanding and knowledge of contextual factors that shaped science and the even impacts on traditionally marginalized groups. Coursework will help students develop diverse and critical perspectives of communication about science concerning marginalized communities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing 

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THEO 221 - 04 Bible: New Testament M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21373 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David T. Landry

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

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THEO 221 - 05 Bible: Prophets & Common Good M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22401 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel D. Pioske

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course examines the prophetic writings in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible by situating them in the historical settings in which they were written, being attentive to how these texts addressed issues of the common good in antiquity. This course then applies these insights to contemporary concerns of the common good today, asking where instances of prophetic activity, as understood in our course, may be currently present in our world, or where, perhaps, it is needed.

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THEO 221 - 06 Bible: Prophets & Common Good M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22402 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Daniel D. Pioske

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course examines the prophetic writings in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible by situating them in the historical settings in which they were written, being attentive to how these texts addressed issues of the common good in antiquity. This course then applies these insights to contemporary concerns of the common good today, asking where instances of prophetic activity, as understood in our course, may be currently present in our world, or where, perhaps, it is needed.

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THEO 221 - L02 Bible: Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21385 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves the student in 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

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THEO 221 - W03 Bible: Genesis & Human Nature M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21386 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ryan S. Dulkin

This course involves the student in a literary, historical, and theological reading of major portions of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) or New Testament. All sections explore the Bible as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern), examining to varying degrees how the texts have been used in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles. The course also examines elements of power and privilege, both with respect to the social and political positions of the authors and the settings in which the texts were written, and also with respect to how the biblical texts have been appropriated in different time periods and by different communities (in history and today), and used as vehicles of both oppression and liberation. The course investigates the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context, or in their Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts, applying modern methods of biblical interpretation. Students may examine a specialized biblical topic of the instructor’s choosing such as the Pentateuch, historical literature, wisdom literature, prophetic literature, or apocalyptic literature in the Hebrew Bible; or the Gospels, the Letters of Paul, or apocalyptic literature in the New Testament. Courses might focus on a particular theme, such as justice in the Bible, or how Jesus approached forgiveness or nonviolence.

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THEO 222 - L02 History: Medieval Theology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

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Course Registration Number:

21391 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven J. McMichael

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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.

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THEO 223 - L02 Belief: Ancient & Contemporary - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21399 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course either introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian teachings relate to each other and to other beliefs about the world, or it focuses on a particular teaching of the Church, such as Christ, salvation, or death and the afterlife. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant teachings in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. Special emphasis is given to the role of grace in history and human experience. All sections explore the ways in which Christian doctrine has influenced and been influenced by the culture in which it is lived, and the role that Christian teachings play in responding to social need.

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THEO 223 - L04 Belief: Ancient & Contemporary - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21456 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Deborah A. Organ

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course either introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian teachings relate to each other and to other beliefs about the world, or it focuses on a particular teaching of the Church, such as Christ, salvation, or death and the afterlife. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant teachings in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. Special emphasis is given to the role of grace in history and human experience. All sections explore the ways in which Christian doctrine has influenced and been influenced by the culture in which it is lived, and the role that Christian teachings play in responding to social need.

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THEO 224 - L03 Bridges: Theo& Technology See Details * *

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See Details

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*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21819 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Barbara K. Sain

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines how technology shapes our identities and our relationships with nature, other people, and the transcendent. Does technology bring us closer to the natural world or make it harder to experience it? Does it help or hinder our relationships with other people and with God? We’ll look at historical examples, such as the impact of electric lights, and current technologies, like virtual reality and prosthetic enhancements of the body. The course readings will include a range of voices from Christian theology, from ancient to modern times, that offer insight on sharing a meaningful human life with others and discerning the presence of the divine in work, leisure, silence, and the natural world.

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1730-1930M - - - - - -
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THEO 224 - L41 HNRS Bridges: Theology&Beauty - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21814 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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. 

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THEO 225 - 03 Faith & Ethics: Social Thought - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21412 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard V. Brady

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section is for a cohort of students entering the Common Good Scholars program. Students will focus on theology's role in the formation of a social consciousness through class discussion and community engagement.

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THEO 225 - W01 Faith & Ethics: Social Thought M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21821 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course considers the development and contemporary significance of Christian and Catholic social thought. Students study how Christian convictions have led to historic advances in the development of health care, social safety nets, just wages, labor unions, cooperatives, and environmental policy. Students bring Christian social thought into dialogue with a spectrum of historic social systems, from communitarian models to individualistic capitalism, and consider resources and challenges from the Christian tradition in creating a just social order.

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THEO 226 - W01 Spirituality: Mysticism - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21473 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Fuad S. Naeem

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This course will examine mysticism and its meanings in various religious and spiritual traditions, focusing on Islam and Christianity. We look at both the philosophical and practical dimensions of mystical traditions, discussing questions about the nature of reality, God, the universe, and the human self, as well as contemplative practices and spiritual experiences.

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THEO 226 - W03 Spirituality:ChristianMarriage - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21817 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

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THEO 227 - L02 Contexts: Justice & Peace - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21422 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carissa S. Wyant

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section involves an examination of the views of various religions and ideologies on issues of justice and peace, with special attention to the Catholic and other Christian teachings on such issues as war and peace, violence, economic justice, the environment, criminal justice, and social justice. Special attention is given to how fundamental presuppositions and principles of each group studied affect their views on justice and peace, and contribute to or hinder dialogue and peaceful interaction with other groups. In addition to Christianity, students will study (at least) one far eastern worldview (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism), one tribal religion (Native American, African), 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.

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THEO 227 - L05 Contexts: Women & Early Church - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21417 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroines and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context.

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THEO 228 - L04 Comparative: World Religions See Details * *

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See Details

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*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21425 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

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0955-1135- - - R - - -
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THEO 228 - L05 Comparative:InterRel Encounter - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21426 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Hans S. Gustafson

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. In the last half century religious diversity in the West has rapidly increased, bringing people from different religious traditions into daily contact. This has resulted in new conflicts, sometimes in violence, but also in new collaborations and friendships. Drawing on several approaches to interreligious conflict and relations, this course will examine the dynamic encounters that take place between and among people of different religious identities and ask students to reflect on their own role in religiously complex situations. Students will consider this interreligious reality and their role in it against the backdrop of their own individual relationship to spirituality, faith, and theology. To foster interreligious understanding beyond the classroom, students in this course will spend significant time outside the classroom directly engaging religious diversity. 

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THEO 228 - L06 Comparative: World Religions See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21816 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elaine C. MacMillan

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section 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.

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0800-0940- - - R - - -
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THEO 228 - W01 Comparative: World Religions M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21370 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines the theological themes of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Lakota traditions. These themes will be studied alongside Christianity, clarifying similarities and differences.

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THEO 228 - W02 Comparative: Judaism M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21371 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cynthia D. Sautter

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section will compare how Jews, Christians, and Muslims think about major themes, such as God, Jesus, creation, revelation, and the human being. It will treat how the Abrahamic traditions are sources for determining the common good especially as it relates to respect for our world, the human community, and the dignity of each human being. 

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 228 - W03 Comparative: Hinduism&Buddhism M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21372 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Edward T. Ulrich

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section examines the theological themes of Hinduism and Buddhism, studying them alongside Christianity, clarifying similarities and differences.

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Location Time Day(s)
THEO 229 - L03 Professions: Faith & Law M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22405 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If to work is to share in the creative activity of God, then what specific challenge does 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - D03 Signature: Faith & Law M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21470 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If to work is to share in the creative activity of God, then what specific challenge does 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.

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THEO 300 - L04 Signature: Nazism & Apartheid - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21469 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. This section will focus on the patterns that emerged in both contexts—Germany under Hitler; South Africa under apartheid: economic anxiety; the rise of nationalism; the election of a tyrant; theological rationales for tyranny, torture, and even genocide; theological and artistic resistance; the complicated role of Catholicism in each setting; and legal processes in the aftermath.

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THEO 300 - L41 HNRS Signature: Theo & Beauty - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

Theology courses numbered 221-229+300 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. 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. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)