Theology and Religious Studies Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Theology and Religious Studies Major

Major Requirements – 36 units

Majors may concentrate in specific areas of study through careful distribution of their elective units, including but not limited to biblical studies, religious studies, systematic theology, and theological ethics. It is important to select an advisor specialized in one’s area of interest.

Lower Division
Select two courses from the following:6
THRS 110Exploring Religious Meaning
THRS 112Introduction to World Religions
THRS 114Introduction to Catholic Theology
THRS 116Introduction to Biblical Studies
THRS 119Christianity and Its Practice
THRS 202Special Topics in Theology
THRS 203Special Topics in Religious Studies
Majors are encouraged to choose these two lower-divisions courses in consultation with their advisors and with careful attention to the various prerequisites specified for upper-division courses.
Upper Division
THRS 301Religion Café: Majors and Minors Seminar3
Select one course in Bible or in Christianity chosen from the following:3
THRS 330Foundations of Christian Ethics
THRS 331Sexual Ethics in the Catholic Tradition
THRS 334Christian Social Ethics
THRS 335Catholic Social Thought
THRS 336Religous Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
THRS 341Christian Worship
THRS 342Christian Sacramental Practice
THRS 343Christian Marriage
THRS 353Early Christianity
THRS 354The Medieval Church
THRS 355The Reformation Era
THRS 356Catholicism in the United States
THRS 357Saints and Sinners in U.S. Protestantism
THRS 358Latino/a Catholicism
THRS 360Jesus in Christian Tradition
THRS 361Christian Understanding of the Human Person
THRS 362Christian Understandings of Salvation
THRS 364Theology of the Church
THRS 367Feminist Theology
THRS 368Lantino/a Theologies
THRS 369Liberation Theology
THRS 381The Five Books of Moses
THRS 382The Prophetic Tradition of Israel
THRS 383Gospels of Matthew, Mark & Luke
THRS 385Paul, the Man & his Message
THRS 386Johannine Theology
THRS 388The World of the Bible
Select one course in a religious tradition other than Christianity chosen from:3
THRS 312The Hindu Tradition
THRS 313Jewish Faith and Practice
THRS 314Buddhist Thought and Culture
THRS 315Islamic Faith and Practice
THRS 316The Daoist Tradition
THRS 317Religions of China
THRS 318Islam, Women and Literature
THRS 320Native American Religious Traditions
THRS 321Afro-Latin Religions
Select one course from the following: 13
THRS 450WThemes in Theological Studies 2
THRS 451WThemes in Religious Studies 2
1

 Must be taken in final spring semester.

2

 Majors are encouraged to enroll multiple times in THRS 450W Themes in Theological Studies and THRS 451W Themes in Religious Studies before the required course in the final spring semester.

Elective Credit

Students must complete 18 other units (6 courses) elective credit, only 3 units of which may be chosen from among the lower-division courses.

Majors may concentrate in specific areas of study through careful distribution of their elective units, including but not limited to biblical studies, religious studies, systematic theology, and theological ethics. It is important to select an advisor specialized in one’s area of interest.

Department of Theology and Religious Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

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