Religion Courses

*View a listing of Religion courses in the Undergraduate Catalog

Below are course descriptions of additional "topics" courses (not printed in the catalog) that are available to all undergraduate students.

3SG  PAUL IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD

  • Students will explore the social and cultural world of early Christianity by following the travels of the apostle Paul throughout Greece. Special attention will be paid to locations that Paul visited during his second missionary journey as recorded in the Biblical book of Acts. These will be studied in conjunction with Pauline letters written to early Christian communities in Thessalonica, Philippi and Corinth.

3SG  THE LEGACY OF PAUL AND PETER IN ITALY

  • This course combines the literary analysis of early Christian and medieval texts with a ten-day study abroad experience in Italy centering on the cities of Florence, Assisi and Rome. Major theological, cultural and social issues within Roman Catholicism are studied by focusing on the legacies of the apostles Paul and Peter. Students will explore the interrelationship between the Roman Catholic Church and Italian culture through their study of ancient texts, their exposure to early Christian and mediaeval art and their experiences with contemporary religious practices.