CORE OFFERINGS in BIBLICAL STUDIES

  • CORE 251: The Old Testament
  • CORE 252:The New Testament
  • CORE 253:Key Biblical Themes

GOALS FOR CORE OFFERINGS IN BIBLICALSTUDIES

Upon completion of any these courses, the student will:

  1. Understand and critically articulate key theological concepts and express those concepts effectively in writing.Demonstrate familiarity with tools and methods employed in contemporary scholarly study of the Bible. 
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the most significant critical questions in contemporary biblical studies.
  3. Discuss critically the theological category “revelation” and its significance to the theological enterprise with respect to the study of scripture.
  4. Use the Bible as a resource for discussing the question of the ultimate meaning of human existence and the implications of that meaning for human living.
  5. Engage in civil conversation with persons and communities with diverse experiences and points of view on religious and theological issues.
  6. Understand and critically discuss the various roles of biblical language and themes in culture, the arts, politics, government and social institutions.

CORE OFFERINGS in SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

  • CORE 250: Catholicism 
  • CORE 254: Belief and Unbelief 
  • CORE 255: The Church 
  • CORE 256: Science, Theology, & Culture
  • CORE 257: Who is Jesus? 
  • CORE 259: Topics in Systematic Theology

GOALS FOR CORE OFFERINGS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Upon completion of any of these courses, the student will:

  1. Understand and critically articulate key theological concepts, and express those concepts effectively in writing.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with tools and methods employed in the contemporary study of Systematic Theology.
  3. Discuss critically the theological category “revelation” and its significance to the theological enterprise.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic and developmental nature of Christian doctrine.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and to critique theological arguments.
  6. Appreciate the impact of theological ideas on culture, the arts, politics, government and social institutions.
  7. Engage in civil conversation with persons and communities with diverse experiences and  points of view on religious and theological issues.

CORE OFFERINGS in MORAL THEOLOGY

  • CORE 260: Christian Ethics 
  • CORE 261: Faith, Morality and the Person
  • CORE 263: Christian Marriage
  • CORE 264: Issues in Christian Social Ethics
  • CORE 265: Christianity and the Environment 
  • CORE 269: Topics in Moral Theology

GOALS FOR CORE OFFERINGS IN MORAL THEOLOGY

Upon completion of any of these courses, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and critically articulate key theological concepts, and express those concepts effectively in writing.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the most significant critical questions in contemporary moral theology.
  3. Express in speech and writing a familiarity with the ways Christianity has and continues to engage the question of the ultimate meaning of human life and the implications of that meaning for deciding how to live day-to-day.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of Christian moral theology and its significant contemporary questions.
  5. Engage in civil conversation with persons and communities with diverse experiences and points of view on religious and theological issues.
  6. Understand and critically discuss the significance of the language and themes of Christian moral tradition in culture, the arts, politics, government and social institutions.