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Christ College Courses, Fall 2017

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CC 110: Texts And Contexts I
Texts and Contexts offers students an opportunity to study selected great works of humankind and to engage the lively ideas that have shaped its traditions. The close reading of primary texts is accompanied by a survey of the wider aspects of the historical epoch and milieu appropriate to each...
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CC 201A: Christ College Symposium
The Christ College Symposium is a premier co-curricular program of presentations and talks featuring distinguished guests from all fields of scholarship, including religion, the arts, public affairs, and science, and other arenas who present their work and engage in lively exchange with the...
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CC 205: Word And Image – Fulfills 3 Cr Humanities: Fine Arts Requirement
This course introduces students to certain problems in the history of visual and literary representation from Plato to the present. Among the variety of questions that will be considered this semester are: What is representation and how do words and images operate? Can words claim legitimacy that...
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CC 215: The Christian Tradition – THEO 200 And WIC Course
This course introduces students to central developments in the history of Christianity and to diverse forms of Christianity today. It also explores the nature and purpose of Christian theology and encourages students to reflect more deeply on their own religious convictions and...
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CC 255: Interpretation: Self, Culture, Society – Fulfills 3 Cr Social-science Requirement
Continuing the important questions addressed in the Freshman Program — what it means to be human — this course examines the ways that human beings are deeply social creatures that both make and are made by their communities. The class points to the questions of good life and good society—...
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CC 300 AX/THEO 328 AX: The Seven Deadly Sins – Upper Level Theology
This course examines, from multiple religious and theological perspectives, the so-called “seven deadly sins” (the “seven cardinal sins”) and the corresponding “seven cardinal...
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CC 300 BX/THEO 330 AX: Evil And The Christian God – Upper Level Theology
The character Ivan in Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov famously declares that if God permits the suffering of a single child to ensure happiness for everyone else, then the last thing he wants is to spend eternity with such a God: he'd gladly "return his ticket" to heaven....
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CC 300 CX/ENGL 490 AX: Faith And The Novel – Humanities Literature
This course will focus primarily on the novels of two writers, Flannery O’Connor and Marilynne Robinson. We will read O’Connor’s Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away and Robinson’s Gilead, Home, and...
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CC 300 DX/HIST 492/THEO 328 BX: Martin Luther – Upper Level Theology Or Humanities-History
At the heart of Martin Luther’s theology lay an understanding of human salvation that was quite radical, historically speaking: justification by grace through faith....
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CC 325 A: Museum History And Culture
This seminar will examine the history of museums in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present, tracing the development of a wide variety of institutions, including art museums, natural history museums, history museums, and science and technology museums....
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CC 325 B: Engineering For The Common Good – GE 312 Ethical Decisions In Engineering Course Requirement
This course introduces students to influential cases, ethical questions, and moral challenges that inform the field of professional...
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CC 325 C: Power & Truth: The Ethics Of Authority
At root this course is an investigation into how power works, with a specific focus on the relationship between power and knowledge. Who gets to decide what claims are true, and...
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CC 325 D: Theology As Literature/Literature As Theology: Dante And Flannery O’Connor
The purpose of this course is to undertake together a fundamental inquiry into Dante’s Divine Comedy, reading all three parts—Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso—paired with selective readings of the short stories and essays of Flannery...
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CC 325 E: The Poetry Of TS Eliot: The Fate Of Love In The Modern World – Humanities-Literature
"The Waste Land," the most famous and certainly the most widely discussed and debated poem of the 20th century. The poem’s vision is one of a fractured world, violently disintegrating under the weight of its own hubris. Eliot knew that to describe such chaos, ordinary poetic structures would not...
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CC 325 F: Citizen Of The World: Difference At Home And Abroad – Cultural Diversity
In this course we will think about the variety of ways that we humans have encountered people who are different than us. Through interdisciplinary readings from around the globe, both historical and contemporary, we will analyze ways to navigate cultural, economic, and religious...
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CC 455 A: Inquiry In The Liberal Arts
The “TA Course” provides selected CC seniors a unique opportunity for both teaching and...
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CC 499: Christ College Senior Colloquium
Christ College Senior Colloquium provides a capstone, integrative experience for Christ College Associates and Scholars. Registration is restricted to Dec 2017 or May or Aug 2018...
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Christ College Courses, Spring 2017

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CC 115: Texts And Contexts II
Texts and Contexts offers students an opportunity to study selected great works of humankind and to engage the lively ideas that have shaped its traditions....
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CC 201 A: Christ College Symposium
The Christ College Symposium is a premier co-curricular program of presentations and talks featuring distinguished guests from all fields of scholarship who present their work and engage in lively exchange with the audience....
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CC 205: Word And Image
This course introduces students to certain problems in the history of visual and literary representation from Plato to the present. Among the variety of questions that will be considered this semester are: What is representation and how do words and images operate? Can words claim legitimacy that...
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CC 215: The Christian Tradition
This course introduces students to central developments in the history of Christianity and to diverse forms of Christianity today. It also explores the nature and purpose of Christian theology and encourages students to reflect more deeply on their own religious convictions and questions....
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CC 300 AX: Christians In Nazi Germany
More than seventy years after its demise, Nazi Germany continues to be a topic of interest to both historians and the public at large. Of particular concern are the actions of Christians in Germany during the so-called Third Reich ("Third...
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CC 300 BX: The Scientific Endeavor
This course's primary objective is to help you better understand the character, scope, and limitations of the scientific endeavor, particularly in your own...
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CC 300 CX: Who’s My Neighbor?
In 1963, immediately before MLK, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, Rabbi Joachim Prinz spoke, saying in part, “Neighbor is not a geographic term. It is a moral...
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CC 300 D: Nuclear Weapons, Power And Society
“Nuclear” is a word that most people fear but very few understand and know the inner workings....
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CC 300 EVAX: Gospel According To John
The course will begin with the following overviews: the setting, time, culture and place of the Gospel, the community of St. John, the Gospel’s relationship to the Synoptics, the Pauline Epistles, the Old Testament, and the classical genres that apply to John’s narrative, myth, epic, romance,...
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CC 300 FX: Documentary Cinema
Although documentary films have received much less attention from audiences and scholars than fictional movies, documentaries have often been more stylistically innovative, more socially powerful and more creative....
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CC 300 GX: Catholic Reformation
As we approach 2017 and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it is important to recall that the Catholic Church had its own Reformation that predated the Protestant Reformation by centuries and that continued on in the midst of it....
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CC 300 HX: A Moral History Of The Twentieth Century
Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Osama bin Laden … but also Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, Mother...
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CC 300 IX: West African Civilizations & Literatures: Tradition & Change
In this course we will explore the complicated issue of how West African societies bring together the preservation of their rich traditions with the imperative of change and evolution that marks every...
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CC 300 IR: Literature And History Of Ireland
Come explore the civilization and culture, of art and literature of Ireland with Christ College Dean Peter...
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CC 300 TX: Contemplative Prayer In Community: A Week At Taizé
The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the...
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CC 325 A: Portraits Of Jesus
By the end of World War I in 1918, upwards of 16 million soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict had lost their lives. The war destroyed an entire generation of young men, and unleashed new military technologies of destruction not yet seen before in warfare. Europe lay in tatters, with...
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CC 325 B: Making Things Right
This course examines the role of the imagination in achieving justice or social harmony in a wide variety of...
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CC 325 C: The Devil And The Problem Of Evil In Literature
Satan, Mephistopheles, Lucifer, the Devil, Beelzebub: whatever the name, the Prince of Darkness makes his appearance throughout the Western literary and artistic...
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CC 325 EV: Religion, Conflict, And Peacebuilding
From Northern Ireland to Middle East, from Bosnia to Afghanistan, religion seems to be at the center of wars and violent...
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CC 499: Christ College Senior Colloquium
Christ College Senior Colloquium provides a capstone, integrative experience for Christ College Associates and Scholars....
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