Course Descriptions

Theology and Religious Studies

THRS 112-02 Introduction to World Religions (3)

Lark Diaz

ldiaz@sandiego.edu

CRN 40 Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M – F              
9 – 11:40 a.m.            
KIPJ-223A

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, July 24.

THRS 119 Christianity and its Practice (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@sandiego.edu

CRN 41 Limit 35
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F                
1 – 3:40 p.m.              
KIPJ-220
                                           
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 24.

THRS 321 Afro-Latin Religions (3)

Orlando Espin

espin@sandiego.edu

CRN 43 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F
9 – 11:40 a.m.
KIPJ-220
                                              
Prerequisites: THRS 110 or THRS 112 or THRS 203 or THRS 358
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. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

THRS 366-02 The Problem of God (3)

Susie Babka

sbabka@sandiego.edu

CRN 45 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F                
1 – 3:40 p.m.              
KIPJ-218

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 24.