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ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RST 405 - Christianity (3)

This course is designed as an introduction to Christian history, theology, culture, practice, and belief. We will survey the history of Christianity in various geographical contexts, as well as examine different areas of thought. We will read primary and secondary texts in order to: 1) gain an appreciation for and understanding of Christianity through examining its historical development; 2) discuss various theologies, beliefs, values, self understandings, aesthetic expressions, and intellectual claims of Christians and Christian thinkers throughout the ages; 3) experience Christian practice through reading and discussion, as well as a field trip and other practical experiences; 4) engage how Christianity has impacted and continues to impact our world today; 5) engage Christianity via fictional representations; and 6) develop students’ own informed view(s) of the subject matter through reading primary and secondary sources; in-class discussion; firsthand experience; and independent research. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of 1) Christian thought and history; 2) the influence of Christianity on the arts and history; and 3) Christian practice.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
Offered odd fall terms.