Theology and Religious Studies

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

THL 1000 : Faith, Reason, and Culture

Study of Christianity with a particular focus on Roman Catholicism, animated by Augustine's concern to relate Christian faith, reason and human culture, using various disciplinary approaches within the fields of theology and religious studies.

Credits

3

THL 1500 : Spirituality & Healing Arts

Discovery of practical spirituality through engaging select contemplative practices; deepening of individual spirituality and the discovery of the presence of God in practicing healing arts; exploration of connections with self, and patient, care; particular attention given to Christian contemplative traditions.

Credits

3

THL 2050 : Old Testament Survey

Critical analysis of Old Testament texts. Historical and archaeological focus with attention to theory and practice o of exegesis (text, source, form, redaction, literary, narrative, rhetorical methods). Emphasis on the structure, historical development continuing vitality of texts and their contribution to the Old Testament teaching concerning Creation, Convenant, Ten Commandments, Exodus, Conquest, Prophets, apocalyptic literature, etc.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 2100 : Genesis to Judges

Critical analysis of Genesis through Judges. Historical and archaeological focus with topics including Creation, Flood, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Moses, Exodus, Covenant, Joshua, the judge Deborah, Samson and Delilah and others with social, political and religious life situations of these.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 2200 : Hebrew Prophets

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and "the 12"; the meaningfulness of the Prophets in today's world; Hebrew Wisdom Literature; influence of Egyptian and Greek culture. Prerequisite: Introductory bible course or permission of instructor

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 2300 : New Testament Survey

Critical analysis of New Testament texts; structure, meaning historical development, continuing vitality and application; introduction to transmission of traditions, formation of New Testament canon, use of textual, source, form, redaction, and literary methods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2310 : Synoptic Gospels

Critical analysis of Matthew, Mark and Luke; structure, meaning, historical development, continuing vitality and application; use of textual, source, form, redaction and literary methods

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 2420 : Women in the Bible

Analysis of stories about women in the Bible: traditional and feminist readings examined; use of textual, source, form, redaction and literary methods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2460 : Bible and Environment

Exploration of biblical perspectives on the environment through a variety of key characters and their relation to the land and other creatures. Attention to historical treatment of the ecology in Christian and Jewish theology and engagement of contemporary ecological issues.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2480 : New Testament Spirituality

Study of New Testament spiritual writers and traditions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2490 : Themes in Biblical Studies

Interdisciplinary approach to biblical texts. Critical exegesis of biblical texts.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2550 : Themes Modern Christianity

Modern Christian writings, controversies, and events.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2590 : Themes Historical Theology

Selected topics in historical theology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2750 : Augustine: Then and Now

Exploration of connections between our time and culture and Augustine's time and culture; study of select sermons and letters of St. Augustine; comparison and contrast of 'snapshots' of moments in Augustine's experience with 'snapshots' from the 3rd millennium.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2760 : Augustine's Influence & Legacy

Exploration of Augustine's influence on western theology - the nature of the human being, the existence of human freewill, the nature of human sexuality, the nature of grace, the role of Christ as Savior, the extent of God's salvific will for humanity.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2780 : Christianity in History

The emergence, growth and transformation of Christianity from its origins in the eastern Mediterranean to its worldwide expansion. Role of Christian doctrinal and institutional developments in the emergence of Western societies. Ways in which Christian symbolism and ritual have shaped the lives of ordinary Christians.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2900 : Themes U.S. Catholicism

Specialized treatment of particular topics in this field; see announcement on Department website @ www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theology/undergrad.html

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 2910 : Themes Global Catholicism

Specialized treatment of particular topics in this field; see announcement on Department website@ www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theology/undergrad.html

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3100 : Christian Anthropology

The relationship between God and the human person from a variety of view points: human origins; the purpose of life; the problem of evil and the human condition; salvation as divinization - insights and approaches of recent writers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3200 : Understanding Jesus

The historical Jesus and questions of method; christologies of the early Christian sources and councils; the later tradition of Christological reflection; comtemporary trajectories.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3250 : Problem of Evil

Formulations of the problem and historical attempts to solve it.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3310 : Christian Practices of Beauty

Exploration of Christian practices of beauty as prophetic resistance to dominating consumeristic and technocratic tendencies of trans-Atlantic culture. Investigation of theology of the icon in the Eastern Orthodox tradition; liberative-aesthetic praxis of Latin American liberation theology; and emergent ecological theology.

Credits

3

THL 3400 : Sacraments

History of Christian sacraments; sacraments as celebrations of life in God; theology of worship as fulfillment of being human; present and future shapes of Christian liturgy; applications to particular sacraments, e.g., baptism, reconciliation, eucharist.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3450 : Pastoral Care of the Sick

Treatment of theological understanding of the sacrament, anointing of the sick. Examination of primary texts on pastoral care from the Roman Catholic Church, and of the spirituality of caregivers. Pastoral-theological exploration of entire range of care provided to the ill and dying.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3510 : Marriage in the Christian Trad

Christian marriage in the third millenium; scriptural, historical, legal, sacramental, and moral issues.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3550 : Presence and Absence of God

Thesism and the atheistic critiques of the nineteenth and twentieth centries; the problem of God in western culture; contemporary retrieval of the doctrine of God as Trinity.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3600 : Liturgy, Cultures, and Justice

Study of historical development of Christian worship and prayer, from its roots in Jewish and early Church thought and practice to liturgical reforms of the twentieth century. Attention to cultural influences on liturgy and Christian understanding of connection between worship and justice.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3740 : Liberation Theologies

Theologies emerging from specific struggles for liberation in Latin American, Africa, Asia, and North America; their context, content, and critique.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1051 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or THL 1050 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1825 :D-

THL 3760 : Faith, Identity, and Calling

Systematic reflection on "big questions" about discovering life as journey and "work" as calling in conversation with writings in the Western traditions - ancient Greek poetry, Christian wisdom, contemporary fiction, memoirs. Requires sharing faith experiences - or their absence and doubt.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3790 : Themes Theological Studies

Exploration of issues of theological nature.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3850 : Theology of Ministry

Historical, theological and biblical foundations of Christian ministry. Exploration of the meaning of "call" or "vocation". A practicum component will enhance the academic exploration of ministry.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 3900 : Leadership for Ministry

Exploration of scriptural foundations for ministry, leadership styles and the spirtuality of ministry. Geared toward students who either are presently working in ministerial settings on campus or those who desire to do so in the future. Includes supervised practicum.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4100 : Catholic Ethics

Development of post-Vatican II Catholic ethics. Focus on topics of contraception, economic justice, natural law theory, the Magisterium's teaching authority; also on the ethics of Jesus, environmentalism, technology, and agriculture.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4200 : Ethics of Life and Death

Explorations of selected issues in biomedical ethics (e.g., abortion, euthanasia).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4250 : Global Poverty and Justice

Promoting equitable, sustainable development: Challenges and choices; Colonialism, trade, aid, investment, population, consumption, militarism, race and gender equality, ecology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1000 :D- or THL 1050 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4320 : Markets and Morality

Analysis of market economies - do they promote or stifle human welfare, freedom, and the common good? What does Christian discipleship require in the marketplace? Use of sources in Christian ethics, Catholic social thought, economics, and other disciplines to answer these questions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4330 : Christian Environmental Ethics

Examine foundational theological issues and major christian thinkers on the environment; in-depth study of synthetic chemical, agriculture, and treatment of animals; and weekly class discussions on various practical topics in environmental ethics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 4360 : Option for the Poor

Study of preferential option for the poor as defined in Catholic Social Teaching. Case studies of individuals and movements engaged in struggle for justice and rooted in Christian Tradition. Illumination of structural and systemic nature of poverty and inequality.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4480 : Introduction Biomedical Ethics

Development of tools for critical analysis of biomedical ethical issues. Reflection on ethical issues in society and personal lives. Focus on a distinctively Catholic Christian approach to these matters.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 or THL 1000 or HON 1825 or HON 1003 or HON 1053 or THL 1051 or HON 1827 or HON 1850

THL 4490 : Themes Christian Ethics

Select topics in Christian ethics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4500 : Augustinian Spirituality

Study of spirituality of Augustine and of Augustinian spiritual writers and traditions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4550 : The Contemplative Tradition

Exploration of classical Christian teachings on silent prayer and meditation. Focus on both the theoretical understanding of the ancient practice of contemplation and its practice in daily life. Interdisciplinary approach through reading ancient Christian and contemporary authors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 4700 : Spirituality and Technology

Reflection on living in a "technologized" world. Consideration of the ways in which Christian theology and spirituality might serve as a resource for society. Of particular importance are Christian ideas about God, creation and the spiritual practice of "detachment."

Credits

3

THL 4990 : Themes in Spirituality Studies

Study of Christian and/or non-Christian spiritual voices, movements, traditions or themes (western or non-western, local or global) in ancient, medieval, early modern, modern, or contemporary times. Exploration of relationship to theology, faith, culture, and practice.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5000 : Themes in Religion

Exploration of the evolution and development of some central themes or concepts in the academic study of religion such as Religion and Visual Culture; Religion, Violence and Conflict; Religion and Politics; Religion and Law; Study of myth and/or ritual; interreligious dialogue.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5100 : Heritage of Judaism

Development of the religious tradition of the Jewish people; the Torah, the Talmud and other commentaries; Jewish ideals in ethnic literature.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5150 : Islam:History,Thought,Culture

Islam: history and development; beliefs and rituals; sects and intellectual movement.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5160 : Islamic Mysticism

Islamic Mysticism: sources; development and principles; contribution and influence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5170 : Islamic Philosophy & Theology

Islamic relationalism and the crisis of moderate and conservative Muslim theologians; the dialectical struggle between Islamic philosophy and theology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 5180 : Islamic Political Thought

Integration of Islamic philosophy, religion, political science and history; the state in pre-Islamic Arabia, the Qur'anic concept of the state, the crisis of succession, Muslim theorists, revival and reform.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5200 : Religion in Russia

The history, mind, spirit and life of Russia Orthodoxy; its influence in its adherents in the modern, complex and pluralistic world.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5270 : Religion in India and SE Asia

The doctrinal and social history of the religious traditions of India and Southeast Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Sikhism; the role of these religious in con- temporary Indian and Southeast Asian societies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HON 1825 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or THL 1050 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5280 : Religion in China and Japan

The doctrinal and social history of the religious traditions of East Asia: Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Buddhism; popular religion and state cults; the role of these religions in contemporary Asian societies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HON 1825 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or THL 1050 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5285 : Buddhist Tradition

The doctrinal and social history of Buddhism: its origins in India, its current forms in Central, East and Southeast Asia; the role of Buddhism in contemporary Asian societies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5290 : Hindus and Christians in India

A multi-disciplinary examination of the two-thousand-year history of encounter between Christians and Hindus, highlighting areas of commonality, difference, exchange, interaction and identity formation. Exploration of historical modes of engagement: antagonism and distrust, reciprocity and mutual benefit, dialog, fulfillment, and hybridity.

Credits

3

THL 5400 : Science & Religion

The interaction of science and religion from Galileo to the contemporary period. Theological implications of recent developments in the natural sciences.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1850 :D- or HON 1827 :D-

THL 5410 : Theology and Film

Exploration of connection between theology and film and of the ways that filmmakers "do" theology. Survey of the literature on the subject and analysis of films and filmmakers that have demonstrated theological sensitivity and/or interest in theological questions and themes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5420 : Modernity and Crisis of Faith

Analysis of so-called "New Atheism" through the lens of Soren Kierkegaard. Exploration of Kierkegaard's diagnosis of this "crisis of faith" and his understanding of the religious life.

Credits

3

THL 5450 : Religion, Art, and Science

Study of religion, art, and science as aspects of persons and cultures. Exploration of theology and ritual as they relate to societies, cultures or persons; and the artistic (or aesthetic) dimension of religion, the scientific, and the personal.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5800 : Religion and Literature

Religious attitudes and experience in contemporary literature.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5820 : Themes Religion in America

Specialized treatment of particular topics in this field; see announcement on Department website @ www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theology/undergrad.html

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5850 : Women in Rel & Society

Examination of women's experiences in religious traditions with special emphasis on Christianity.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5990 : THM: Ecum & Interrel Studies

Courses in ecumenical and interreligious or interfaith studies. Examination of principles and practices of academic and non-academic forms of dialogue between religions and between Christians.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 5999 : Themes Faith and Culture

Select topics on issues concerning the intersection of religion, society, and culture.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 6000 : Topics in Theology or Religion

Course work in theological or religious studies topics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1850 :D-

THL 6050 : Internship

Supervised experience in an approved context (e.g., social service, teaching, etc).

Credits

3

THL 6051 : Internship

Supervised experience in an approved context (e.g., social service, teaching, etc).

Credits

6

THL 6100 : Service Learning Charity

Integration of action and critical reflection; U.S. poverty, hunger, and homelessness: its victims, roots, and remedies; Christian moral imperative to love the neighbor; service, advocacy and solidarity (15 hours of service required).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

THL 6300 : Research Seminar

Research intensive seminar that satisfies a CLAS requirement for the Major. Introduction to research in THL/RST disciplines.

Credits

3

THL 6500 : Advanced Seminar

Special topic in theology that includes a research paper that critically integrates the student's study of the discipline of theology. Course is open to Theology Majors and Minors and Graduate students with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies in Theology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THL 1050 :D- or THL 1000 :D- or THL 1051 :D- or HON 1053 :D- or HON 1825 :D- or HON 1827 :D- or HON 1003 :D- or HON 1850 :D-