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Course Catalog - Academic Year 2017-2018

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RELI 1000 - Continuing Education
CEUs: .00 to 12.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Continuing Education
RELI 105 - Old and New Testament
Credits: 3.00
A study of both Old and New Testament as the scriptures of Christianity.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 105H - Old and New Testament
Credits: 3.00
A study of both Old and New Testament as the scriptures of Christianity.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 110 - The Hebrew Bible
Credits: 3.00
Examines the historical, literary and contemporary worlds of the Hebrew Bible.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 110H - HonorsThe Hebrew Bible
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students. See RELI 110 for course description.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 111 - Fem Interpr of Hebrew Bible
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces students to the Hebrew Bible with special attention given to texts dealing with women.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 112 - Ecojustice & the Hebrew Bible
Credits: 3.00
Examines the Hebrew Bible in terms of its literary, historical, and cultural dimensions with special attention to the role Earth and all creation plays in the biblical materials.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 120 - The New Testament
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of the world and environment of the New Testament writers as well as Christianity's roots in the Jewish tradition. A basic introduction to the writings of the New Testament.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 120H - Honors The New Testament
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students. See RELI 120 for course description.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 124 - Gospels:Life/Teachingsof Jesus
Credits: 3.00
Who was Jesus? This course is an academic study of Jesus as he is presented in the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) in the New Testament. Specific attention is given to the unique perspectives of each gospel.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 124H - Gospels:Life/Tch of Jesus Hon
Credits: 3.00
For Honors Students. See RELI 124 for course description.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 190 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 193 - FYS:
Credits: 3.00
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 193H - FYS: Honors
Credits: 3.00
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 200 - Religion and Human Experience
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of some of the basic experiences, concepts, and challenges involved in being religious.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 205 - Hist and Tchg of Christianity
Credits: 3.00
Designed to give students of Christian and non-Christian backgrounds an introductory knowledge of the growth and development of Christianity from its beginnings to the present day.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 205H - Hist and Tchg of Christianity
Credits: 3.00
Designed to give students of Christian and non-Christian backgrounds an introductory knowledge of the growth and development of Christianity from its beginnings to the present day.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190H Minimum Grade: D
RELI 210 - Christian Doctrine
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the academic discipline of Christian theology and the way in which the Christian community makes believing possible and meaningful for contemporary people of faith.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 210H - Honors Christian Doctrine
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students only. See RELI 210 for course description.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 211 - Feminist Christian Doctrine
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the academic discipline of Christian theology and the way in which the Christian community makes believing possible and meaningful for contemporary people of faith. Particular attention is given to the impact of feminist scholarship on the doing of Christian theology.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 212 - Sprituality of Apostle Paul
Credits: 3.00
This course on the spirituality of the apostle Paul explores Paul's personal experience of faith in what he perceives as the cosmos altering significance of the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth on the one hand, and the practical implications of the Christ event for living transformed lives in the setting of communal fellowship, on the other. In this sense, Paul's spirituality offers a window into the ways in which first century Christians navigated the often complex process of translating their faith convictions into patterns of behavior.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 215 - Christian Diversity
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the history, beliefs, and practices of selected denominations within Christianity such as Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Reform, Anabaptist, and others. Students will also examine the impact of culturally diverse expressions of Christianity within a North American context, e.g. African American and Hispanic.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 215H - Honors Christian Diversity
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students only. See RELI 215 for course description
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 220 - Catholicism
Credits: 3.00
Exploration of the identity of the Roman Catholic tradition with emphasis on Catholicism's dialogue with the contemporary world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 220H - Honors Catholicism
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students only. See RELI 220 for course description.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 221 - African Catholicism
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces students to pluralism and diversity within African Catholicism as part of world culture, bearing in mind that the Church is universal and yet local. Accordingly, it examines culturally diverse forms of African Catholicism in six broad geographical locations: North Africa, East Africa, West Africa, South Africa, Central Africa and the Island of the Republic of Madagascar.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 225 - African American Religions
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces you to the variety of African American religions that developed in the Americas during and after the Atlantic slave trade up to today. Within various forms of Christianity, Islam, and even Hip Hop, we will examine the interplay between religion, race, colonialism, and self-determination.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 230 - Contemporary Church
Credits: 3.00
A theological and historical examination of the contemporary church from the perspective of the Second Vatican Council.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 231 - Women and Contemporary Church
Credits: 3.00
The focus of this course is to examine the identity and mission of the church as an institution and a community of faith emerging from Vatican Council II. Feminist theology will provide the lens for examining the role of women in the church in both historical and contemporary situations.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 240 - Seminar: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Topic to be determined by instructor.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 240H - Seminar: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
For Honors students only. Topic to be determined by instructor.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 250 - American Christianities
Credits: 3.00
This course will provide a thematic and chronological framework for understanding the diversity of Christianities in American history and culture. During the course, we will investigate the powerful social, cultural, political, and intellectual role Christianity has played throughout our nation's past.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 270 - Theology in Global Contexts
Credits: 3.00
A course in Christian and Catholic traditions with a Global Studies designation (GS), which investigates opportunities and challenges posed by religious and cultural diversity in our world today. Topics include Theologies of Religion, Culture, World Christianity, and Catholic Social Teaching.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 290 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 305 - Religion and Violence
Credits: 3.00
In today's world of alarming growth in sectarianism, radicalization, and terrorism across many continents, does religion simply give rise to human division or, is it- as some say - peaceful? This course not merely studies religious violence, it responds to it and encourages Gonzaga students to think with and beyond a variety of disciplines to develop their own skills of interpretation.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 310 - Bible &ContempChristian Ethics
Credits: 3.00
Moral and ethical dilemmas confront every society. Biblical texts address multiple moral and ethical issues, often framing such issues as questions of justice or injustice. This course explores four contemporary ethical issues by placing personal narratives into mutually critical dialogue with biblical texts. We will analyze the interplay between the treatment of ethics in biblical texts and contemporary experiences of justice/injustice. This course focuses upon four contemporary issues: wealth/poverty; wary/violence/peace; nationalism/patriotism; and gender/sexuality.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 311 - Bible and Film in Dialogue
Credits: 3.00
This course explores different ways in which religion (and theology) and film can be placed into mutually critical conversation. Specific attention is given to constructing mutually enriching dialogues between recent films (1999-present) and specific biblical texts. How can biblical texts provide new lenses for the viewing of films? In what ways can films enrich the understanding and interpretation of biblical texts?
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 330 - Princ of Christian Morality
Credits: 3.00
How are Christians to fashion moral choices, character, and communities? What are the sources, tools, and rules of Christian ethics? What kind of justice does our faith demand?
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 331 - Christian Sexual Morality
Credits: 3.00
A Christian perspective on the ethical dimensions of human sexuality and issues of gender.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 332 - Christian Marriage
Credits: 3.00
Christian and Catholic teachings on marriage and family life in light of contemporary challenges.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 333 - Christian Medical Ethics
Credits: 3.00
How should Christians judge and respond to the technologies and dilemmas of modern medicine? What Christian principles should guide our medical and health care decisions and policies?
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 334 - Healing & Wholeness
Credits: 3.00
A Christ-centered model and method for healing, transforming, transcending physical challenges, psychological wounds, addictive, tendencies and for ongoing transfiguration of the whole person.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 335 - Faith, Justice, and The Church
Credits: 3.00
What does our Christian faith have to say about our economic, political, social and cultural structures and practices. An examination of the ways our Church calls us to practice a 'faith that does justice.'
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 335A - Christianity & Human Rights
Credits: 3.00
This course focuses on human rights in order to address the general issue of how religion and politics might honestly mix. Can Christian thought contribute to grounding a critical cross-cultural conversation? Issues include the use and abuse of religious traditions, conflicts between human rights and religion, the notion of universal human rights, the Asian values debate, human rights in contemporary American society, human rights in the church, globalization, unity and diversity, relativism, Christian resources and the formulation of a political theology.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 336 - Christian Ethics of Eating
Credits: 3.00
Why biblical and Christian morality demands just and sustainable agricultural systems that feed the hungry, compensate and protect workers, and treat animals humanely.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 337 - Vietnam:War-Christian Morality
Credits: 3.00
An analysis of Christian moral teachings on war with a specific focus on the Vietnam War. Topics include peace, justice, killing, revolution, and protest.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 343 - Christian Leadership
Credits: 3.00
The scriptural and traditional foundations for religious leadership; contemporary leadership theories; the development and role of Christian leaders in the Church and world today.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 350 - Interreligious Dialogue
Credits: 3.00
Investigates the imperative of Christianity and other world religions to engage in respectful dialogue and mutual understanding, exposes pressing practical issues such as religious violence and divisive ideologies, and proposes a comparative theological perspective highlighting spiritual engagement, moral responsibility and reconciliation.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 351 - Religions of Asia
Credits: 3.00
The diverse non-Western religious beliefs and practices and various religious perspectives regarding world brotherhood and sisterhood. Includes an introduction to the religions of the world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 352 - Judaism
Credits: 3.00
Judaism as a living religion and a diverse religio-cultural phenomenon; Judaism's history and a survey of contemporary Jewish religious practices.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 353 - Buddhism
Credits: 3.00
Surveys Buddhism as an Asian spirituality and world religion with a focus on skillful reading of primary source materials. We will examine the Buddha's life, teachings, diagnosis of the human condition and path toward a wakening, the expansion and development of those teachings in Buddhist communities and apply Buddhist thought to moral issues in contemporary experience ('Socially Engaged Buddhism').
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 354 - Islamic Civilization
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to the history of Islamic civilization centering on the relationship of religion to society and culture; the origins of Islam; Islamic belief and practice; Islam, politics, and society; fine arts and intellectual developments; and Islam in the modern world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 355 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to the foundations and milestones of Hinduism and the importance of Hindu mythology in shaping Indian culture and rituals.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 356 - Native American Religions
Credits: 3.00
Traditional Native cultures and contributions along with the cultural stereotypes that distort their reality. Includes the role of Christian missions in forming contemporary Native realities and studies the revitalization movements among North American tribes.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 360 - Liturgy
Credits: 3.00
A general survey of liturgy; the roots and contemporary manifestations of celebration, ritual, and symbol.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 361 - Wrshp in West Christianity
Credits: 3.00
The historical evolution of worship in western Christianity to the twentieth century and how it has been understood theologically; contemporary Catholic and Protestant traditions of worship.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 370 - Christian Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
The sources, nature, and forms of Christian spirituality historically and within the contemporary context.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 371 - Women and Christ Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of the themes, questions, and foundations of Christian spirituality with special focus on the experience of women.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 381 - Ignatian Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
The personal spirituality and legacy of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 385 - Feminist Theologies
Credits: 3.00
Examines the tasks of feminist theologians and surveys the challenges and unique contributions they make to the integrity and vitality of contemporary Christianity.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 390 - Applied Theology:Special Topic
Credits: 3.00 or 4.00
Lecture: 3.00 or 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 391 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 399 - Junior Seminar
Credits: 3.00
As preparation for the senior thesis and for the advanced study of religion and theology, this course will review the various critical-methodological approaches used in the discipline. In addition to entering the academic conversation, students will learn techniques for accessing, evaluating, and presenting research. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Religious Studies
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
RELI 401 - Pentateuch
Credits: 3.00
An historical-critical and theological study of the documents which constituted Israel's understanding of covenant with God.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 402 - Genesis
Credits: 3.00
The focus of this course is two-fold: 1) to engage in a detailed literary and historical critical analysis of these stories, and 2) to examine how these stories continue to be discussed and debated in the twenty-first century. Some topics for consideration will be: 1) science and Genesis (Evolution, Genetic Engineering), 2) race and Genesis, 3) gender and Genesis, 4) Jewish/Christian/Muslim relations and Genesis.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 403 - Greek Gods and Heroes
Credits: 3.00
A study of Greek mythology that uses texts (in translation), architecture and archaeology to explore the most important characters and stories of Greek mythology that have become part of the art, literature and imagination of western civilization. This course gives students insight into approaches toward the understanding of myth, especially classical myth that are helpful for their own studies and interests.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 404 - Psalms Literature
Credits: 3.00
An examination of Israel’s Psalms that explores their poetic and theological elements, their history of interpretation in Judaism and Christianity, and their use in contemporary worship.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 405 - Wisdom Literature
Credits: 3.00
A study of the literary, theological, and historical dimensions of the books of Proverbs, Job Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom of Solomon and their place in the development of Hebrew thought.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 406 - Prophets of Israel
Credits: 3.00
A survey of prophecy in ancient Israel that focuses on the nature of prophecy, the role and message of the prophets, and the parameters of contemporary prophetic ministry.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 408 - Women and the Bible
Credits: 3.00
Examines women's depiction in Old Testament narratives, ancient Israel's patriarchal culture, and the Old Testaments role in supporting modern women's full humanity. Engages feminist hermeneutics and scholarship.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 409 - Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.00
Surveys the history of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the contents of the Scrolls, and the archeology of the Qumran community. Explores the relationship between the Scrolls and early Judaism, the development of the Old Testament, and the development of early Christianity. Asks what the scrolls can reveal about our own understanding of God, Jesus, and Christian Faith.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 410 - Hebrew Scriptures:Spec Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 411 - Synoptic Gospel
Credits: 3.00
Matthew, Mark, and Luke in their interrelationship and their independent development.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 412 - Johannine Literature
Credits: 3.00
The Gospel of John and the Johannine letters.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 413 - Paul: Apostle & Letter Writer
Credits: 3.00
Paul’s life and theology as reflected in his letters.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 414 - Revelation & General Epistles
Credits: 3.00
How to interpret the Book of Revelation and the Epistles of James, Hebrews, Jude, and 1st and 2nd Peter.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 417 - Christians, Romans & Jews
Credits: 3.00
Origin, character, and development of Christianity in first-century Rome as revealed in the New Testament.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 418 - Apocalyptic Literature
Credits: 3.00
How to interpret the various books of apocalyptic literature in the Old and New Testaments.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 419 - New Testament: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 420 - Contemp Trends in Theology
Credits: 3.00
A selective engagement of current themes and authors who are setting the course for theology in the 21st century.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 421 - Trinity, Creation, Eschatology
Credits: 3.00
The manifestation of God's purposes for human existence and the Christian's relationship with the Triune God.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 422 - Christology
Credits: 3.00
The key movements in Christology today in the light of scriptural and conciliar teachings on Christ.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 424 - Suffering God
Credits: 3.00
Can we really honor the reality of God and the concrete fact of human suffering at the same time? What is the relationship between suffering and God? The course investigates this ambiguous but classic religious experience as articulated in political and liberation theologies.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 425 - Political Theology
Credits: 3.00
The critical relationship of religious and political values as foundational; memory, narrative, and solidarity as theological categories. Special emphasis on the work of Johann Baptist Metz with some attention to J. Moltmann and D. Soelle.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 426 - Glblztn, Rel & Human Rights
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the notion of universal human rights with special attention to the role of religion in the debate. The contribution of recent Christian theology to this conversation. Issues include the clash of cultures, cultural relativity and universal truths, the possibility of a global ethic, the use and abuse of religious language, and theological contributions to international political dialogue.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 429 - Systematic Theology:Spec Topic
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 430 - Theological Ethics
Credits: 3.00
How does theological ethics inform a Christian understanding of our practical moral life? This course will examine the fundamental concepts of Christian theological ethics and study their application to specific ethical issues and problems.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 431 - Christian Sexual Morality
Credits: 3.00
Fundamental Christian moral principles and their application to the expression of human sexuality and issues of gender.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 432 - CIS:
Credits: 3.00
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 435 - Church and Social Justice
Credits: 3.00
The issues of justice from a Church perspective as they affect society locally, nationally, and internationally.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 437 - The Ethics of Nonviolence
Credits: 3.00
An examination, through the writings of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., of the sources, presuppositions, and goals of nonviolence as both a personal ethic and a movement for social change.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 438 - Death and Dying
Credits: 3.00
Study of the ethical issues that death and dying raise for human existence. Topics include definitions of death, truth-telling, termination of treatment, God and death, and war and death.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 439 - Ethics: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 440 - Ecclesiology
Credits: 3.00
Study of the Church's ecumenical self-understanding of its nature and function in the contemporary world as reflected in official documents and theological writings.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 443 - The Early Church
Credits: 3.00
An examination of the central social, theological and institutional developments in the church from its origin to the fourth century. Emphasis is placed on the rise of Christianity in the religious pluralism of late antiquity, and the way in which the early Christians, as citizens of a non-Christian culture, defined themselves, the church, and their place in society.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 444 - Women in Ministry
Credits: 3.00
Women's participation in the Church's mission as expressed in scripture, history, tradition, and the contemporary life of the Church. Special emphasis on the development of skills which will enable a positive contribution to the issues.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 445 - Church Hist to the Reformation
Credits: 3.00
The historical origins of Christianity and its development to the Reformation.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 446 - The Reformation
Credits: 3.00
The figures, ideas, and events that produced the religious challenge to medieval Christendom in the sixteenth century.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 447 - American Religious History
Credits: 3.00
The role of religion in the development of American culture from the colonial period to the present.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 448 - Church History: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 449 - Ecclesiology: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 450 - Theology of Ministry
Credits: 3.00
Theological foundations for ministry in the church including historical roots and contemporary experience. Attention will be given to both the theory and practice of ministry. Skills of theological reflection will provide the method if inquiry and direction for collaborative pastoral response.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 451 - Pastoral Counseling
Credits: 3.00
Foundations of theological models, methodology, and practice crucial to pastoral counseling. Special attention to counseling theory and related pastoral issues with emphasis on theological reflection and evaluative methods.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 452 - Spiritual Direction
Credits: 3.00
A holistic approach to the history, theological, and psychological foundations and methods of spiritual direction. Personality types and prayer forms are also studied within the context of the director-directee relationship.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 453 - Prog & Admin in Ministry
Credits: 3.00
Practical skills in church administration and collaborative ministerial leadership: skills for developing and administering ministry programs.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 455 - Sharing Faith
Credits: 3.00
This course proposes foundations for a participatory and empowering approach to religious education and pastoral ministry. The curriculum is focused around five generative themes: the who, what, why, where, and how of Christian religious education. Within these themes the course examines particular topics and correlates with other issues in ministry.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 457 - Supervised Ministry
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Ministerial experience under supervision and assistance in theological reflection. Permission from department required.
Other: 1.00 to 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: RELI 450 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 458 - Practicum
Credits: 3.00
Field based experience involving demonstrated competence in ministry.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: RELI 450 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 459 - Ministry: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 460 - Community Outreach
Credits: 3.00
A course on volunteer work with both classroom and volunteer fieldwork components.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 461 - Sacraments
Credits: 3.00
Theological study of the scriptural, doctrinal, and systematic presentation of sacramental life and worship.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 463 - Sacraments of Initiation
Credits: 3.00
Christians are made, not born; a study of how this has been and is done sacramentally through baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 465 - Eucharist
Credits: 3.00
Study of its Jewish origins, New Testament foundations and Catholic theology, including real presence, sacrifice, and ministry. The Eucharist as prayer and the Eucharist in ecumenical perspective.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 469 - Liturgy-Sacraments:Spec Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 471 - New Testament Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
The nature of biblical spirituality and a consideration of the spiritual teachings of the gospel writers.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 472 - Christian Spiritual Traditions
Credits: 3.00
A study of themes, issues, and selected classic texts in the history of Christian spirituality.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 473 - Contemp Christian Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
A contemporary exploration of human relationships: self, community, world, and God through the lens of Christian spirituality.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 474 - Understanding Christian Mystic
Credits: 3.00
The lives of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross; their works and relevance for today.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 475 - Spirituality & Social Justice
Credits: 3.00
Explores the interconnectedness of the Christian experience of God and the commitment to justice in society; the dialectic of the mystical and prophetic dimensions of Christian existence.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 476 - Prayer and Discernment
Credits: 3.00
Practical spiritual and personal development: contemplative prayer, discernment, spiritual direction, healing ministry.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 479 - Spirituality: Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 480 - Spirituality and Ministry
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of spirituality as formative and foundational to contemporary ministry.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 482 - Spirituality &Adult Life Cycle
Credits: 3.00
The dynamics of Christian growth in connection with contemporary life-cycle research.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 485 - Feminism and Christianity
Credits: 3.00
An investigation and critique of the dialogue between feminist theory and Christian theology. Specific issues and persons are selected for consideration.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 486 - Women and Spiritual Journey
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of the impact of the women's movement on the understanding and experience of spirituality. Issues include God-imagery, scriptural approaches, expressions of prayer and ritual.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 490 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
Permission from Department required.
Other: 1.00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 491 - God and Philosophy
Credits: 3.00
Philosophical views about God and our knowledge of God.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 492B - Holocaust
Credits: 3.00
Hitler's war and the history of Christian anti-Semitism; impact of Christianity's supercessionist theology, the role of the language of dehumanization, and the use of Christian language in nationalist and racist rhetoric.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 493 - Sociology of Religion
Credits: 3.00
Studies works of classical and contemporary sociologists on the social and cultural aspects of religion. Examines how religion is influenced by social conditions and often plays an important role in shaping society.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 495 - Religion Theology and Science
Credits: 3.00
A survey of various theological mediations of science, society, and religion. What challenges and opportunities does contemporary science offer to contemporary Christianity? How might one speak of Christian belief, scientific method, and religious experience in the modern world?
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 496A - Classical Hebrew I
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 496B - Classical Hebrew II
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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RELI 497 - Internship
Credits: .00 to 6.00
Provides undergraduate majors and minors in Religious Studies with valuable professional experience in non-profit, faith based, ecclesial, or governmental organizations, while creating opportunity to explore potential career paths.
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 497A - Elementary Biblical Greek I
Credits: 4.00
A beginner's course in New Testament Greek: grammar, composition, and easy prose selections. Fall, alternate years.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 497B - Elementary Biblical Greek II
Credits: 4.00
Continuation of RELI 497A and more advanced grammar, composition and readings. Spring, alternate years.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: RELI 497A Minimum Grade: D or GREK 151 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 498 - Practicum
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 499 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Taken in the Spring semester of the senior year this course will examine contemporary topics in Theological Ethics. Students will analyze the theological and ethical dimensions of the topic. The class is conducted in a seminar discussion format and will culminate in a major research paper. Required of all Religious Studies majors.
Lecture: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: RELI 399 Minimum Grade: D
RELI 500 - Resrch Mthds-Religious Studies
Credits: .00
An orientation to techniques and resources for research and writing in religious studies. Taken on a pass/fail basis.
Lecture: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 505 - Intro to Christian Leadership
Credits: 3.00
Taken during summer orientation at the beginning of the student's entry into the program, this course provides an introduction to foundational theological questions related to Christian leadership and organizational theory. Summer.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 506 - Sys Theol I:God, Hmnty, Christ
Credits: 3.00
The first of a two course sequence, this course explores systematic questions regarding the nature of God, God's relationship with humanity, and the person and mission of Christ. Beginning with a consideration of theological method, the course introduces students to both classical texts and contemporary approaches to theological reflection, with a special emphasis on theologies of liberation and social justice. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 507 - Sys TheoII:Spirit,Church,World
Credits: 3.00
The second in a two course sequence, this course explores systematic questions regarding the mission of the Spirit in the church and the world, including theologies of history and eschatology, but with special attention to the liturgical life of the church. The course provides a foundation for further studies in ecclesiology, liturgical theology, and ministry through an examination of classical and contemporary texts, paying particular attention to theological methods. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
Pre-requisites: RELI 506 Minimum Grade: C
RELI 509 - Foundn Theology-Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 510 - Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament
Credits: 3.00
Examines the theological issues, major themes and development of the Hebrew scriptures.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 514 - Hebrew Scriptures Special Topc
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 519 - New Testament-Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 520 - Trends in Contempry Theology
Credits: 3.00
A selective engagement of current themes and authors who are setting the course for theology in the 21st century.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 526 - Comparative Theologies
Credits: 3.00
This course explores comparative theologies as 'faith seeking understanding' in the context and presence of the persons, texts and wisdom of one or more other religious traditions, with the aims of enacting solidarity with others and encountering fresh theological insights. The course rehearses the history of Christian views of other traditions (Theologies of Religions) and promptly moves forward with concrete experiments in comparison. Possible dialogue partners include Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim texts and persons.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 529 - Systemic Theology Specl Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 530 - Christian Moral Theology
Credits: 3.00
How does theological ethics inform a Christian understanding of our practical moral life? This course will examine the fundamental concepts of Christian theological ethics and study their application to specific ethical issues and problems.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 539 - Contemporary Ethical Issues
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 545 - Church History
Credits: 3.00
The historical origins of Christianity and its development to the Reformation.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 549 - Church-Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 569 - Liturgy-Sacrments-Special Topc
Credits: 3.00
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 579 - Spirituality - Special Topics
Credits: 3.00
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 581 - Ignatian Spirituality
Credits: 3.00
The personal spirituality and legacy of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 606 - Mission Leadership Seminar
Credits: 1.00
This seminar brings together graduate faculty and professionals in the field of mission leadership to discuss the challenges and strategies for mission integration in complex mission-based organizations including Health Care, Education, and Non-profit organizations. Students earning credit for the seminar will produce a major paper during the following Fall semester in consultation with the instructor. Summer.
Other: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
Pre-requisites: RELI 505 Minimum Grade: C and RELI 506 Minimum Grade: C and RELI 507 Minimum Grade: C and ( RELI 510 Minimum Grade: C or RELI 519 Minimum Grade: C )
RELI 607 - Ministry Leadership Seminar
Credits: 1.00
This seminar brings together graduate faculty and ministry professionals to explore challenges and opportunities in ministry leadership in the fields of liturgical ministry, parish ministry, and teaching. Students earning credit for the seminar will produce a major paper during the following Fall Semester in consultation with the instructor. Summer.
Other: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Pre-requisites: RELI 505 Minimum Grade: C and RELI 506 Minimum Grade: C and RELI 507 Minimum Grade: C and ( RELI 510 Minimum Grade: C or RELI 519 Minimum Grade: C )
RELI 611 - Continuing Research
Credits: 1.00
Lecture: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
RELI 690 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
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Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
RELI 698 - Thesis
Credits: 2.00
The Thesis will be either a substantial work of theological scholarship or a detailed project (e.g., curriculum, program grant, mission integration initiative) related to the student's particular interest in ministry or leadership in the community. During fall semester, the student will develop a thesis/project outline in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Other: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Theology and Leadership
RELI 699 - Thesis
Credits: 2.00
The Thesis will be either a substantial work of theological scholarship or a detailed project (e.g., curriculum, program grant, mission integration initiative) related to the student's particular interest in ministry or leadership in the community. During spring semester, students will complete their thesis/project and participate in an online peer review forum.
Other: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Religious Studies
Restrictions:


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