Church & Global StudiesCourse ID: THEO 266
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Credit Hours: 3
Course DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to ways in which the Christian churches, and primarily the Roman Catholic Church, understand and enact their identity in relation to the secular world of culture, economics, and politics, both nationally and globally. This is a theology course, therefore diverse theological questions from students are welcomed and encouraged! To facilitate class participation, the class will not only consist of lectures but also of student involvement, which include small group discussions and presentations. Outcome: Students will be able to analyze and interpret contrasting Christian understandings of the notion of original sin, and demonstrate knowledge, with attention to historical development, of the central texts, beliefs, ethical understandings, and practices of at least one religious tradition.
Prerequisite/sTHEO 100 or THEO 107.