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Preceptorials Linked to the Faith and Reason LLC 2014-2015

BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution COMM 130: Introduction to Media Studies
PHIL 101: Introduction to Logic THRS 112: Faith and Reason in World Religions
THRS 116: Biblical Studies: From Adam to Armageddon

BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution

Preceptor: Dr.terry bird
Credit: Life Science Core / 3 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite.

BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution

Preceptor: Dr. Marjorie Patrick
Credit: Life Science Core / 3 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite.

COMM 130: Introduction to Media Studies

Preceptor: Dr. Eric Pierson
Credit: Social Science Core / 3 UNITS

This course offers an introduction to the examination of media and media literacy. Students learn about the origins, history, and development of mass media. Additionally, the present structure, characteristics, and challenges in the areas of radio, television, and cable are addressed. Fulfills a core curriculum requirement in the social sciences.

PHIL 101: Introduction to Logic

Preceptor: Dr. Harriet Baber
Credit: Logic Core / 3 UNITS

The study of arguments, including basic principles of traditional logic and modern sentential logic. Topics include recognizing arguments premises, conclusion; induction and deduction, fallacies and sentential inference forms.

THRS 112: Faith and Reason in World Religions

Preceptor: Fr. Ron Pachence
Credit: Theology and Religious Studies Core / 3 UNITS

Albert Einstein once said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.” In this course, we visit the traditions of people who explore the miracle of life from many different perspectives: practitioners of indigenous religions, Hindus, Buddhists, Daoists, Confucians, Jews, Christians and Muslims. We investigate the insights of their sages, their sacred texts, their teachings, their ways of life as we discover how both faith and reason guide the development of all religions. At the end of the course, it will be clear to you why there are so many different religions in the world!

THRS 116: Biblical Studies: From Adam to Armageddon

Preceptor: Dr. Florence Gillman
Credit: Theology and Religious Studies Core / 3 UNITS

This fascinating study of the formation, historical character, great themes and interpretation of the Bible introduces students to the origins and some subsequent history of both the Jewish people and the early Christians, indeed from Adam to Armageddon. In reading some of the world¹s most well-known literature in the Bible, students survey the most famous stories and great religious ideas in Judaism and Christianity. Attention is also given to how the Bible has been variously and even controversially interpreted and how it is used today. The class format includes both lectures and discussions and is highly visual using multimedia.