Monday, April 1, 2013

Fall 2013 - Religion Classes

Choosing courses in Religion for you minor, major, or general improvement and education?

Check out what's on offer in the Fall:

REL 208 Exploring Christian Theology (10:50-12:05 TTh) Dr. Hovey
An introduction to central doctrines of the Christian faith that is both respectful of classic
theological traditions and open to the new voices and emphases of recent theologies. A required course for religion majors and one of the best ways for religion minors to fulfill their Christian thought requirement.

REL 230 History of Early Christianity (11-11:50 MWF) Dr. Aune
Focuses on selected literature and historical events in the development of Christianity from the 2nd to the 5th century. One central question will guide our inquiry: how did orthodox Christianity overcome various challenges to become the dominant religious tradition in the West? Meets Core credit for Historical Reasoning.

REL 301A Foundations for Biblical Study: NT Greek (1:40TTh) Dr. Walther
In this course you will be provided with an exposure to New Testament Greek so as understand and apply basic translation skills with the help of dictionaries and other lexical aids. Highly recommended for those in the pre-seminary program but valuable for anyone wanting to do serious Biblical studies in the original language.

REL 307 World Religious Traditions East and West (3:05-4:20 TTh Dr. Aune)
An advanced inquiry into selected topics within Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism with a special focus on primary texts such as the Mishnah, Qur’an, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and selected Buddhist Scriptures. The theme for this fall will be peace and justice issues.

REL 311 Youth Ministry (12:15-1:30 TTh) Dr. Swope
A study of contemporary U.S. American youth and youth culture as they relate to the church and to para-church organizations. Students will be exposed to youth programs, leadership styles and organizational designs. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of planning, administration and implementing of youth ministries within and related to the church.

REL 341 World Christianity, Culture and Mission (3:00-4:15 MW) Dr. Dickson
Explore the emerging field of World Christianity through the lens of Christian mission and culture theory. How do Christians in the two-thirds world understand and contextualize their faith? How has traditional western mission shaped them? How have post-colonial contexts challenged them? Experience cross-cultural phenomena. This is a GPS course.

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