Course Descriptions

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 112-01 Introduction to World Religions (3)

Lark Diaz

ldiaz@SanDiego.edu

CRN 16 Limit 35
6-week Mid Session (6/25 – 8/3)
TTh
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
KIPJ-215

A survey of the major religious traditions of the world, focusing on an understanding of the religious world views and practices that shape cultures across the globe. Selected readings from these traditions, which will include Christianity, the religions of India and East Asia, Judaism, Islam, and the religions of indigenous oral cultures. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 11.

THRS 116 Intro to Biblical Studies (3)

Russell Fuller

fuller@SanDiego.edu

CRN 17 Limit 35
3-week Pre Session (6/4 - 6/22)
M-F
9 - 11:40 a.m. 
KIPJ-223A

A study of the Bible: its 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 14.

THRS 119 Christianity and its Practice (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@SanDiego.edu

CRN 18 Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-Th               
1 – 4:15 p.m.              
KIPJ-215
                                       
An introduction to Christian belief and practice through reflection on classic and contemporary expressions of the Christian life. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 23.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@sandiego.edu

CRN 19 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-Th 
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
KIPJ-214

This course studies the three main religions of African origins in Latin America and the United States. Lukumí/Candomblé, Vodoun, Olivorism, 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 and subsequent racist cultural (and legal) realities. Their contemporary significance is discussed. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 23.

THRS 360 Who is Jesus? (3)

Peter Bennett

bennettp@SanDiego.edu

CRN 20 Limit 25
6-week Session I (6/4 – 7/13)
M - Th (& Fri., 6/29) 
1 - 2:40 p.m.
KIPJ-217A

A critical investigation of the person and ministry of Jesus in light of Scripture, the Christian tradition, and contemporary concerns. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

THRS 366 The Problem of God (3)

Rico Monge

rmonge@SanDiego.edu

 

CRN 453          Limit 25

6-week Post Session (8/6 - 8/24)
M-Th              
1 – 4:15 p.m.       
KIPJ-219

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 23.

 

THRS 375 Faith and Politics (3)

Mary Doak

mdoak@SanDiego.edu

CRN 225 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M-Th              
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          
OH-128

A theological study of the public and political roles of religion, including evaluation of the impact of religious beliefs on political behavior. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.