REL 203. From the Apostles to the Reformers (History of Christianity I; ca. 100-ca. 1550). (3)
This course examines the institutional, intellectual, and social developments in the history of Christianity from its beginnings to the Reformation. Issues such as the relationship between church and state, theology and philosophy, piety and culture will be traced and analyzed in the wider context of the history of the Mediterranean and Western Worlds from later antiquity to the Reformation.
This course may be taken by History Majors to complete degree requirements in the field of History. (see pages 135-136) Satisfies Core requirement F-2.
REL 220. Religions of the World. (3)
The history, beliefs, and practices of major non-Christian religions, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Offered at departmental discretion. May be taken to satisfy Core requirement F-1b along with REL 110.
REL 301. Jesus: His Religion and His Teachings. (3)
Prerequisites: REL 110 or REL 112 completed with a grade of C+ or better.
The character, ministry, and teaching of Jesus Christ, based upon the New Testament, including an examination of modern interpretations of Jesus. Offered alternate years. May be taken to satisfy Core requirement F-1b along with REL 110.
REL 350. Systematic Theology. (3)
This course examines the main themes of Christian theology in their classical formulation, traditional development, and contemporary expression. A seminar approach will be adopted in the course. Students will actively cooperate in developing the course content through the completion of reading assignments, outside research, formal presentation of material, and participation in discussion and debate. The textbook and instructor will serve primarily to describe the content and variety of influential positions taken on the main themes in theology. Students will take the initiative in advancing and defending particular views on the issues described. Offered alternate years. May be taken to satisfy Core requirement F-1,b along with REL 110.
HUM 100. Colloquium. (1 x 4 semesters)
Weekly presentation and discussion of scholarly work by faculty, guests, and students pursuing a major or minor in the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Church Leadership. Others permitted with Religion & Philosophy faculty approval. Offered every semester.
REL 250. Christian Vocation and Church Leadership. (1)
A study of the call to Christian service in the Church and the world. This course will examine the concepts of ministry and the call, the nature and structure of the Church, contemporary issues facing the Church, as well as resources and programs used by the Church to promote faith and service in local congregations. This course is open to students of all denominations and religious traditions. Offered at departmental discretion. This course may not be taken to fulfill any Core requirement.
COL 300. Learning Leadership. (1)
Course will explore basic theories and concepts of leadership and personal values. Participants will identify personal leadership styles and skills and learn how to adapt and use them effectively in various life situations. This course is highly interactive and experiential in nature. Participants will be required to participate in many varied exercises. Offered spring semester.
HUM 300. Profiles in Leadership. (2)
Students will engage in a study of the traits and theories of leadership and their usefulness in solving human problems and dilemmas. The human side of leadership will be examined through materials drawn from religion, philosophy, history, science, business, sports, biography, film and drama. This wide-ranging investigation will focus on strategies for developing effective leadership styles. This course will examine the conduct and communication of exemplary leaders in Western Society as a means of exploring the virtues and traits recognized as being the most important for successful leadership. Offered at discretion of the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Church Leadership.
REL 495. Christian Vocation Internship. (3)
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification and approval of Religion & Philosophy Faculty advisor.
Students will be matched up with an internship opportunity which matches the student‘s expressed interest in Church Leadership. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship experience which both exhibits some of the "best practices" in their chosen field of leadership and reflects the denominational/ theological affiliations of the student intern. Subject to regulations and restrictions on page 64. Offered at departmental discretion.
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