Core: Theology (CTHL)

CTHL 101   Foundations of Christian Theology   3 Units

This course will study the source of Christian theology, namely the Holy Scriptures. Drawing upon the Scriptures as well as historical and doctrinal writings by Christian theologians, students will examine major teachings of the Christian faith with differing understandings of these teachings being explored and, when appropriate, enabling them to understand and articulate the basic tenets of Christianity. Co-requisite: CBIO 101; permission from Academic Advising is needed to take CTHL 101 as an unlinked course.

CTHL 200   Introduction to Theological Thought   3 Units

This course examines the sources, methods, and doctrines of Christian theology, while giving attention to Christianity's engagement with ideas beyond the discipline of theology. Special attention is given to the question "What does it mean to be human?" before God, in our own self-understanding, and before our fellow human beings. Successful completion of this course will enable students to articulate the content and rationale of foundational Christian beliefs, and the implications of some such beliefs in the development of the western world. Co-requisite: CPHI 200; permission from Academic Advising is needed to take CTHL 200 as an unlinked course.