Online Courses for the 2012 Summer Session

TRH2754HY  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/24

Transcendentalism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  New Course · Online Course

This introductory course examines how the early to mid-nineteenth-century Transcendentalist movement in the United States influenced contemporary religious, social, and literary thought through the lives and writings of prominent New England literati such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. As well, to better understand the origins of the American Transcendentalist movement we will survey Transcendentalist thought in late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century England, Germany, and France. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 06/12 · Ends: 07/23
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays -  June 12 to July 23
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 19, 2012
SAH2224HF  L6101

20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Janine Langan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline: April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline: May 21, 2012
SAB1003HF  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

This online course provides an introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and its three main canonical divisions with an emphasis on theological interpretation. Students will be familiarized with the biblical books and their historical context. The course also explores the history of biblical interpretation with an application to Old Testament texts. Lectures, readings, online participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Igal German
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline:   April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline:   April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline:                    May 21, 2012
TRH2210HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2012/04/25

History of Christianity III (1648-present)

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/01 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 1 - June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 10, 2012
TRH2253HF  L6101

Modern Atheism

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 06/11
Schedule Notes: Mondays and Wednesdays - April 30 to June 11
Instructors: John W. Clarke, Jr.
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  May 7, 2012
WYB1009HY  L6101

Introduction to the Old Testament II

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

Schedule: · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 07/20
Schedule Notes: May 28 - July 20
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: June 15th
WYT3555HF  L6101

Grace and Salvation in the Reformers

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Online Course

An introduction to the major theological interests of Reform movements in the pre-modern and Reformation-era Church, covering the figures of Francis, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Latimer, Luther, Calvin, Trent, Radical Reformers, and Hooker. This is a course that focuses on theology, not church history, but will seek to identify formative strands of thinking about the Gospel and the work of Christ among these Christian thinkers as they sought to re-shape the witness of the Church in their time.  The nature of ecclesial “re-formation” will be a sub-theme of the course. Online lectures and discussions. Evaluation: participation in online discussions (70%), two synthesis papers (30%).

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/07 · Ends: 06/29
Schedule Notes: May 7 - June 29
Instructors: Ephraim Radner
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: May 25th
Additional Notes: Please note the change in course code from WYT3651H.
SAT1101HF  L6101

Foundations of Theology

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

Introduction to theology and the elements of Catholic theology. Revelation, Faith, Tradition, Church doctrine, infallibility, biblical inspiration. Lectures, mid-term test, final exam.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/30 · Ends: 07/23
Instructors: Donald Graham
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012     Payment Deadline: April 27, 2012 Withdrawal Deadline: May 21, 2012
TRP2810HF  L6101

Ministry and Technology

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 05/28 · Ends: 07/08
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  June 7, 2012
TRH2134HY  L6101

Celtic Christianity

Offered in Summer 2012  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2011 · Online Course

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: 04/16 · Ends: 05/25
Instructors: Thomas P. Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 25
Enrollment Notes: Withdrawal deadline:  April 26, 2012

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