Courses

Christ College Courses, Fall 2016

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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 201EV: 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 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...
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CC 255: Interpretation: Self, Culture, And Society
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: Women In Christianity
With its male God, male disciples, and male clergy in certain denominations, Christianity is often characterized as a male-dominated, if not misogynic religion. And yet the presence of women in Christianity is undisputable—there are prominent female figures in both the Scripture and the history...
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CC 300 BX: School And Society
Since the moment people began to live together to form a community education became the power by which the community was held together and, at the same time, the means by which the community sustained itself from one generation to...
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CC 300 CX: What Is A Good Life? Moral Inquiry Before The Modern Age
What is a good life?  What is a good society? What is the nature of moral obligation? What is virtue?  What is vice?  What is the relationship between the pursuit of salvation and the pursuit of...
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CC 300 DX: Hinduism
This course examines the principal themes of Hinduism, the dominant religion of the Indian...
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CC 300 EX: The Epic Tradition: Homer, Virgil, And Dante
This course will be rooted in a close reading of three foundational texts from the epic tradition: Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Dante’s...
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CC 300 FX: Global Humanitarianism
This seminar examines humanitarianism in historical perspective. Its reach is global....
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CC 300 GX: Harlem Renaissance
This course is a study of the literary production coming from Harlem, New York, during the period of flourishing African-American culture generally known as The Harlem Renaissance or The New Negro...
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CC 300 HX: Contemporary Issues In Philanthropy And Service
This course will explore contemporary conceptions of service, defined broadly as “voluntary action for the common good.”...
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CC 325 A: St. Paul And His Legacy
For CC Students Advising Courses Student Research Student Support and Awards Student Advisory Board CC 325 A: St. Paul and His Legacy 3-4 Credits Professor Smith MWF 9:00-9:50 am Fulfills upper level theology requirement Who was the Apostle Paul? Disciple of Jesus or inventor of a...
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CC 325 BX: Japanese Visual Culture
Over the past three decades Japanese popular culture has become a global phenomenon; from Power Rangers to Pokémon, Sailormoon to Spirited Away a generation of children/young adults/adults have been shaped by images and narratives from...
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CC 325 C: Main Street America
Valparaiso’s new Central Park Plaza, ice rink, farmer’s market, and lively restaurant scene are signs of a thriving downtown. What is underneath and behind these physical changes? What did the downtown look like in 1900? 1950? How does the architecture of the central city reveal Valparaiso’s...
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CC 325 D: Religion In Contemporary Literature After 9/11
The events of 9/11 dramatically shaped a generation of Americans. For those who lived through it, the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center by Al Qaeda operatives is etched in their minds indelibly....
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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. Through class conversations, readings, and written work, students will be led to give shape to the substance of their lives through autobiographical narrative, and they will be...
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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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