THEO 100 Theological Foundations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course seeks to educate students from all the undergraduate programs in a critical discourse with human experience, biblical origins, historical foundations, and historical developments of the Christian tradition. It provides opportunity for human enrichment through creative questioning, awareness of Christian cultures, access to other cultural and religious contexts through comparative study, and a balanced appreciation of Christianity as a vital element in our global heritage. Students will be introduced to the Hebrew and Christian scriptures with an emphasis on important texts and theological issues. Students will explore how historical and literary criticism help in understanding fundamental theological concepts such as God, revelation, faith, creation, covenant, and salvation history. In post-biblical developments students will study the early experience of Christians, especially as they learned to articulate their faith in Christ and thereby developed their understanding of the triune God. The manner in which these and other theological developments are taught varies according to the method and strengths of the instructor. Students will be challenged to acquire the targeted skills of reading, writing and speaking theologically. They will also be encouraged to consider how critical, careful and creative theological questioning can deepen their understanding of the human condition.
THEK 361 Spirituality: Work and Vocation (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: THEO 100. This course will examine the lifelong process of discernment that leads to the identification of one's vocation or calling in life, as well as the meaning and spirituality of work. The course will involve personal reflection and internalization of the spiritual dimension of the student's life experience.
THEK 380 Eastern Spirituality (3)
Prerequisite: THEO 100. This course will explore the major spiritual traditions of Asia and reflect on their impact on personal spiritual development, cultural integration and the influence on our way of living.
THEK 397 Spirituality and Psychology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: THEO 100. This course will explore the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology as exemplified in the practice of psychology where many of the issues that come to the psychotherapist are existential questions such as the meaning of life, work and personal relationships.
THEK 481 Spirituality, Peace and Justice (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: THEO 100. This course will introduce the student to the Catholic social teaching tradition regarding peace and justice. It will also explore the dynamic relationship between the work of peace and justice in contemporary society and the spiritual life.
THEK 482 Spirituality: Ethics and Leadership (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: THEO 100. Is God present in the workplace? Is it possible to experience God at work? This course will explore the theological meanings of work, and the spiritual dimension of work and the workplace.