Professors Berenson, Hinlicky, McDermott, Peterson,Wisnefske, Zorn; Visiting Assistant Professor Sherwood
The major in Christian Studies focuses on the historical devel- opment of Christian beliefs and thought up to their contemporary elaboration and transmission. Designed to prepare students for diverse futures, the major emphasizes student choice within broad areas of competency.
A major in Christian Studies requires the completion of 10 units:
Area options (6 courses total):
Four courses from among the following:
Scripture: any one of
RELG 201 Israelite Patriarchs, Prophets, Priests, and Princes
RELG 202 New Testament Christianities
RELG 215 Pauline Christianity
RELG 216 The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Philosophy: any one of
PHIL 221 Faith and Philosophy
PHIL 251 Early Western Philosophy
PHIL 253 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 255 Modern Western Philosophy
RELG 220 Christian Ethics
RELG 282 Augustine and His Legacy
RELG 284 Luther and His Legacy
RELG 286 The Legacy of Modern Theology
Two courses from among the following:
RELG 312 Topics in Biblical Studies and Early Christianity
RELG 317 Systematic Theology
RELG 330 Christian Theology and the World Religions
RELG 340 Seminar in Contemporary Christian Studies
One Senior Thesis or Honors Project:
RELG 410, 411, 412 (1/2, 1, 1⁄2) .......... Senior Thesis
RELG 495, 496, 497 (1/2, 1, 1⁄2) ........... Honors Project
A minimum of 3 other courses from among RELG 210, 212, 214, 225, 231, 240, 246, 250, or 290,
RELG 270 when the topic has to do with Christianity, or one, but not both, of RELG 102 or RELG 105. Courses in other disciplines that focus on Christian thought and history may count towards the major with the approval of the department.
In addition, students are encouraged to take at least one course in non-Christian Religion. They are also encouraged to take at least two semesters of Greek, Latin, or German, and an appropriate concentration and/or minor (such as classics, Peace and Justice Studies, Parish Youth Leadership or Philosophy).
Minor in Christian Studies
A minor in Christian Studies requires completion of six courses:
Any four of the following:
One of RELG 201, 215 or 216
One of PHIL 221, 251, 253 or 255 RELG 220, 282, 284, or 286
Any two of RELG 312, 317, 330, or 340.
Courses in other disciplines that focus on Christian thought and history may count towards the minor with the approval of the department.