Course Descriptions

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 119 Christianity and Its Practice (3)

Jamall Calloway

jcalloway@SanDiego.edu

CRN 43           Limit 35
3-week Pre Session (6/3 – 6/21)
M-Th              
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                        
SCST-230

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, May 13.

THRS 203-01 Black Lives Matter & God-Talk (3)

Michele Watkins

mwatkins@SanDiego.edu

CRN 42           Limit 35
6-week Mid-Session (6/24 – 8/2)
M-Th (& Fri., 6/28)              
10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    
KIPJ-217A

An examination of selected issues or themes in religion to be chosen by the instructor. Topics will have a comparative focus, with special attention to Catholic Christianity as well as theory and method in religious studies. Topics will vary semester by semester. A list of current special topic offerings is available on the department website. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 10.

THRS 203-02 Theology & Environmental Ethics (3)

Christopher Carter

christophercarter@SanDiego.edu

CRN 44           Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/5 – 8/23)
M-Th              
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                      
KIPJ-220A   

An examination of selected issues or themes in religion to be chosen by the instructor. Topics will have a comparative focus, with special attention to Catholic Christianity as well as theory and method in religious studies. Topics will vary semester by semester. A list of current special topic offerings is available on the department website. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 22.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@sandiego.edu

CRN 38 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/5 – 8/23)
M-Th 
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
KIPJ-217A

Prerequisites: THRS 110 or THRS 112 or THRS 114 or THRS 116 or THRS 119 or THRS 120 or THRS 202 or THRS 203 or THRS 231 or THRS 232

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 22.

THRS 366-01 The Problem of God (3)

Rico Monge

rmonge@SanDiego.edu

CRN 40          Limit 25 
3-week Pre Session (6/3 – 6/21)
M-Th              
1 – 4:15 p.m.       
KIPJ-217A

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, May 13.

THRS 366-02 The Problem of God (3)

Mary Doak

mdoak@SanDiego.edu

CRN 41 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/3 – 6/21)
M-Th              
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          
KIPJ-214

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, May 13.