Course Syllabi

Christian and Religious Studies

102     Introduction to Christian Theology
Fall 2014  Dr. James Peterson

103     The Jewish Tradition
Spring 2009  Prof. Marcia Brumberg

105     Socrates, Jesus, and the Buddha
Spring 2013  Dr. Hans Zorn

130     Living Religions of the World
Fall 2014  Prof. Holly Jordan

201     Israelite Patriarchs, Prophets, Princes and Priests
Fall 2011  Dr. Aaron Sherwood

202     New Testament Christianities
Spring 2014  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

204     Islam
Spring 2014  Dr. Melanie Trexler

205     Hinduism
no recent syllabus available

207     Native American Religions
Spring 2013  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

208     Buddhism
Spring 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

210     Early Christian Conflicts and Community Life
Spring 2009  Dr. Jennifer Berenson

211     Hellenistic Cults, Magic, and Mystery Religions
no recent syllabus available

212     The Reformation
Fall 2011  Dr. Gary Gibbs

213     Philosophies and Religion of India
Fall 2014 Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

214     Religion in America
Spring 2014  Dr. Gerald McDermott

215     The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Spring 2013  Dr. Aaron Sherwood

216     Pauline Christianity
no recent syllabus available

217     Topics in Israelite and Early Jewish Religion
no recent syllabus available

218     Religions and Philosophies of China
Fall 2013  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

220     Christian Ethics
Spring 2014  Dr. James Peterson

225     The Religious Life of Young Adults
Fall 2014  Prof. Paul Henrickson

230     Introduction to the Theology of Martin Luther
Fall 2010  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

231     Religion, Philosophy, and Science
Spring 2013  Dr. Michal Valco

235     Religion and Literature
no recent syllabus available

240     Religious Interpretations of Films
Spring 2009 Dr. Robert Benne

246     The Holocaust
Fall 2011  Dr. Robert Willingham

250     New Religions in America
Spring 2012  Dr. Gerald McDermott

270     Explorations in Religion and Society
Spring 2010  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris: Buddhist Religion and Philosophy
Fall 2012  Dr. James Peterson: Changing Human Nature

280     History of Christian Thought
Spring 2011  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

282     Augustine and His Legacy
Fall 2011  Dr. Gerald McDermott

284     Luther and His Legacy
Spring 2012  Dr. Gerald McDermott

286     The Legacy of Modern Theology
Spring 2013  Dr. Ned Wisnefske

290     Feminist Readings of the Bible
Fall 2010  Prof. James Barker

295     Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion
Fall 2013  Dr. Melanie Trexler

304     Islamic Mysticism
no recent syllabus available

305     Hindu Ritual Cultures
no recent syllabus available

312     Topics in Biblical Studies and Early Christianity
no recent syllabus available

317     Systematic Theology
Spring 2014  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

320     The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
Spring 2009  Dr. Gerald McDermott

330     Christian Theology and the World Religions
Fall 2014  Dr. Gerald McDermott

340     Seminar in Contemporary Christian Studies
no recent syllabus available


Philosophy

105     Socrates, Jesus, and the Buddha
Spring 2013  Dr. Hans Zorn

122     Logic 
Spring 2014  Dr. Brent Adkins

205     Moral Philosophy
Fall 2010  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

206     Social Philosophy
Fall 2013  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

208     Buddhism
Spring 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

212     Environmental Philosophy
Spring 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

213     Philosophies and Religions of India
Fall 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

215     Symbolic Logic
Fall 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn

218     Religions and Philosophies of China
Fall 2013  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

221     Faith and Philosophy
Fall 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn

222     Business Ethics
Fall 2013  Dr. James Peterson

223     Ethics and Medicine
Spring 2014  Dr. Shannon Anderson

231     Religion, Philosophy, and Science
Spring 2013  Prof. Michal Valco

251     Early Western Philosophy
Spring 2012  Dr. Hans Zorn

253     Medieval Philosophy
Spring 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn

255     Modern Western Philosophy
Fall 2014  Dr. Brent Adkins

260     Selected Topics in Philosophy
Spring 2014  Dr. Monica Vilhauer: Philosophy and Feminism
Spring 2013  Prof. Maria Kulp: To Be or Not To Be: Philosophies and Voluntary Death
Spring 2012  Dr. Monica Vilhauer: Nietzsche and Ethics: Unmasking Good and Evil
Fall 2012  Prof. Maria Kulp: Philosophies of the Self: Monsters, Zombies, and Freaks
Spring 2010  Dr. Monica Vilhauer: Existentialism and Feminism

265     American Philosophy
Spring 2012  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

266     Contemporary French Philosophy
Fall 2010  Dr. Brent Adkins

267     Philosophy and Film
Fall 2012  Prof. Maria Kulp

301     Plato
Fall 2013  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

302     Aristotle
Spring 2013  Dr. Hans Zorn

310     Kant's Critical Philosophy
Spring 2012  Dr. Ned Wisnefske

315     Hegel
Spring 2009  Dr. Brent Adkins

320     Nietzsche
Spring 2010  Dr. Brent Adkins

321     Topics in Philosophy of Religion
no recent syllabus available

325     Heidegger
Spring 2011  Dr. Brent Adkins

330     Wittgenstein
Fall 2014  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

332     Topics in Metaphysics
Spring 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn:  Mind

340     Topics in Contemporary European Philosophy
Fall 2011  Dr. Monica Vilhauer: Hermeneutics

May Term

2011  Dr. Gerald McDermott: Journeying in Greece with Paul the Hellenistic Jew 
2013  Dr. Gerald McDermott: Jesus in the Land of Israel

The Trial of Socrates
2013  Dr. Hans Zorn

Contemporary India in the Shadow of Gandhi
2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

Political Religion in Europe: Fascism, Nazism, Marxism
2014  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

Philosophy and Food
2014  Dr. Brent Adkins

Relating to Nature: Philosophy, Literature and Immersion
2014  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

Stockholm on the Water
2014  Dr. James Peterson

Intellectual Inquiry

INQ 110


Strange Tales from the Bible
Fall 2014  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

Faith and Reason
Fall 2011  Dr. Hans Zorn

Socrates, Augustine, and the Formation of the Western Mind
Fall 2013  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

First Contact: Indigenous Peoples and Europeans
Fall 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

Who or What is God?
Fall 2014  Dr. Gerald McDermott
Fall 2014  Prof. Holly Jordan

Mind and Body
Fall 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn


INQ 120


The Moral of Our Story
Spring 2012  Dr. Ned Wisnefske

Love and Morality
Spring 2011  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

Life and Death in Medical Ethics
Spring 2012  Dr. James Peterson

The Meaning of Childhood
Spring 2013  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

Happiness and Goodness
Spring 2014  Dr. Hans Zorn

In Socrates' Footsteps
Fall 2014  Dr. Monica Vilhauer

Spinoza
Spring 2014  Dr. Brent Adkins

Theologians Under Hitler
Spring 2014  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

Freedom, Ethics and the Good Life
Spring 2014  Prof. Gene Kelly


INQ 270


Perspectives on Who We Are and What We Know
Fall 2014  Prof. Samuel Gantt

Myth, Philosophy and Nature
Fall 2013  Dr. Paul Hinlicky

What is Enlightenment?
Fall 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

Gods, Ghosts, and the Monsters in Asian Literature
Fall 2012  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

India, Tibet and Enlightenment
Fall 2013  Prof. Gene Kelly

Animals in the Humanities
Spring 2014  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

What's True About the Bible?
Fall 2014  Dr. Ned Wisnefske


INQ 271


Cowboys and Indians Around the World
Spring 2012  Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris

America's Theologian: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Fall 2013  Dr. Gerald McDermott

Science vs. Religion?
Fall 2014  Dr. Ned Wisnefske

INQ 300


What Should We Eat?
Fall 2014  Dr. Brent Adkins

 

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