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Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 110            Exploring Religious Meaning (3)

CRN 39
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                             KIPJ-218
Komjathy, L.
A thematic and topical introduction to the study of religion. Drawing material from at least four religious traditions, including Christianity, this course considers a range of possible themes and topics such as symbol, ritual, mysticism, myth, material culture, gender, ethics, ecology, death and the afterlife, and contemplative practice. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 35

THRS 114                 Introduction to Catholic Theology (3)

CRN 44
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                             KIPJ-218
Babka, S.
This course is an introductory survey designed to prepare students for upper division courses in Christian theology. Topics may include the scriptures, history of the Church and/or theology, the nature of theological discourse, introduction to theological terms and definitions, and examination of select topics or issues in theology. Emphasis will be placed on the constitutive dimensions and characteristics of the Roman Catholic tradition. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 35

THRS 116-01                 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

CRN 40
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                          KIPJ-217A
Fuller, R.
A study of the Old and New Testaments and their formation, historical character, primary themes, and interpretation. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 35

THRS 116-02                 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

CRN 42
6-week Mid Session (6/23 – 7/30)
MW                                              9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                 KIPJ-217A
Constantinou, E.
A study of the Old and New Testaments and their formation, historical character, primary themes, and interpretation. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 35

THRS 321            Afro-Latin Religions (3)

CRN 45
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                          KIPJ-217A
Espin, O.
This course studies the three main religions of African origins in Latin America and the United States. Lukumí/Candomblé, Vodoun, and Umbanda are approached and interpreted from diverse perspectives: historical, cultural, theological, etc. Their formation and development are contextualized in the Latin American experience of slavery. Their contemporary significance is discussed. Prerequisite: THRS 110, 112, 203, 358, or consent of instructor. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 25

THRS 366            The Problem of God (3)

CRN 46
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-F                                              1 – 3:40 p.m.                               KIPJ-218
Babka, S.
The questions What is God?, Does God exist? and What does it mean to believe in God? are investigated against the background of classical theism and modern thought. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 25

THRS 386            Johannine Theology (3)

CRN 43
6-week Mid Session (6/24 – 7/31)
TTh                                              9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                 KIPJ-217A
Constantinou, E.
A study of the Gospel and the letters of John. Prerequisite: THRS 116 or consent of instructor. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 25