A "capstone" course for the theology major/minor, this course examines recent methodological developments in the disciplines of theology and religious studies.
Religion and Public Life
Peter Steinfels, MW 1:00-2:15
This Senior Values course explores the role of religion in public life, focusing primarily on American democracy and its separation of church and state. Seniors only.
Christian Thought and Practice I
George Demacopoulos, MR 11:30-12:45
The course provides a survey of Christianity from the New Testament period to the 8th century.
Vocation of the Healthcare Provider (Eloquentia Perfecta 3 & Interdisciplinary Capstone)
M. Bata and Charles C. Camosy, TF 8:30–9:45
This course examines the sociological and theological aspects of the health care profession. Specifically, this course explores some of the common ways in which individuals are called to the health care profession, as well as the experiences that both reinforce and provide challenges to their vocation. By the end of the course, students will have explored in some depth how structural components of health care, health care delivery systems, and their own personal sources of ultimate concern intersect to help shape understandings of health care as both a profession and vocation. ;
Religion as Human Experience
Brenna Moore, TF 2:30–3:45
“Religion as Human Experience” aims to foster a broad knowledge of religion as a dimension of human culture and experience. Through a consideration of various types of religious experience in a variety of different cultural contexts, this course will also introduce students to a selection of thinkers who try to define, comprehend, or critique religion.
Religion & American Politics (Interdisciplinary Capstone)
M. McDermott and B. Bayne, TF 1:00–2:15
This interdisciplinary seminar explores the nexus of religion and American public life. After treating topics related to electoral politics (e.g. candidate religion, voter religion, "values voters," religious rhetoric), students will then engage "hot topics" that encompass religious and political discourse.
Orthodox Christian Ethics (Senior Values)
N. Symeonides T 1:00–3:30
This course will explore the two thousand year tradition of Orthodox Christian Ethics. Students will be asked to resolve modern moral dilemmas by reading ancient Orthodox texts and their modern commentators. As such, the purpose of the course is twofold: 1) to develop an understanding of Christian ethics within an Orthodox theological perspective; 2) to develop the ability to make ethical judgments and to reflect critically on those judgments based on established Orthodox theological principles.
Marriage in the 21st Century (Senior Values)
Christine Firer Hinze MR 2:30–3:45
This course will explore the various dynamics of marriage, namely intimate relationships, sexuality, family life, relationship between families and the greater society, and the sacramental meaning of married life. At the core of this course is the quest to understand how Christianity may enlighten our understanding of marriage and family life.
Moral Aspects of Medicine (Senior Values)
Barbara Hilkert Andolsen MR 11:30–12:45
This course attempts to take some of the most important, difficult and controversial issues in medicine and think about them systematically. Putting the Roman Catholic moral tradition in conversation with secular traditions, this course will go beyond the theoretical to incorporate important practical insights from service work in various clinical settings in the Bronx.