Course Descriptions

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 203-02 Theology and 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.