Courses

Christ College Courses, Fall 2018

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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 (Humanities: Fine Arts Requirement)
Human beings are image makers. We represent and communicate what we see, imagine, and understand in words and pictures. This course introduces students to certain problems in the history of visual and literary representation from Plato to the present....
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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 (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 B: Peace And Social Justice
In this course you can expect to read words from figured like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Cornell West and Donald J....
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CC 300 CX: Women, Violence And Power: Sacred Texts And Modern Conversations (THEO 300)
This course sets contemporary discussions about gender-based violence, misogyny, gender inequality, and rape culture alongside older conversations about women, violence, and power that we find in the sacred texts and interpretive traditions of Judaism, Christianity and...
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CC 300 EX: Troubling Signs: Post-Modern Literature And Theory
In "Troubling Signs," we will enter the post-modern labyrinth of non-linear narratives, unstable signifiers, and unreliable...
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CC 300 GX: History And Systems Of Psychology
Who are we?  What does it mean to be a human person?  Many thinkers and more recently modern psychologists have asked these questions.  In this class we will look at some of the main answers to this vital topic found in the Western tradition, and consider outstanding current and historical...
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CC 300 DX: Mass Media And The U.S. Presidency
William McKinley won the 1896 presidential campaign without ever leaving his home. Crowds came to Canton, Ohio, and he stood on his front porch and delivered carefully crafted speeches. But there were signs America was changing: McKinley’s campaign spent unprecedented millions on media and...
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CC 300 HX: Ancient And Medieval Philosophy
An introduction to the most important philosophers and philosophies of the ancient and medieval worlds, from the Pre-Socratics through William of Occam.  The course focuses on Plato and Aristotle, and the reception of their thought by Jewish, Islamic and especially Christian thinkers such as...
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CC 300 IX: Social Gospel In American Life
Over the course of the last two centuries a diverse assortment of American believers came to see participation in fights against structural inequality as an essential aspect of being Christian in the modern world. In this class we will explore the intuitions, assumptions, ideas, and practices at...
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CC 325 A: American Consumer Culture
One of the defining features of American culture is rampant consumerism. How did America come to be this way, and how should we think about it? In this course, we will first review the historical development of American consumer culture, from the country store, to the mall, to the...
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CC 300 EVAX: Creation Narratives (THEO 300)
We will compare and contrast the creation accounts of seven cultures. ...
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CC 325 B: African American Literature (Cultural Diversity)
African American literature includes some of the richest and most innovative writing in the English language. Black writers have produced works that bent and reinvented literary genres to express the truths of black experience in the United States—from spirituals to hip hop, from essays to epic...
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CC 325 C: Encountering Others: Difference At Home & 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 differences....
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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 2018 or May or Aug 2019...
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Christ College Courses, Spring 2019

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CC 201 A: Christ College Symposium
Christ College sophomores, juniors and seniors must register for CC 201 EV: Symposium each semester they are on campus. Every CC sophomore, junior or senior must attend a minimum of one Speaker Series Symposium and one Fireside Symposium per...
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CC 205: Word And Image
Word & Image introduces students to problems and questions associated with the nature, form, and circulation of images from Plato to 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 questions....
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CC 255: Interpretation: Self, Culture, 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--questions...
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CC 300 CX: The Scientific Endeavor
One of this course's primary objectives is to help you better understand the character, scope, and limitations of the scientific endeavor.  This course will contain readings of various philosophical schools of thought, from authors such as Thomas Kuhn and Karl...
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CC 300 IX: Literary Approaches To The Bible
In this course, students will be introduced to various strategies for the literary reading and interpretation of biblical texts....
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CC 300 AX: Ethical Theory
This course begins with a critical survey of the main positions that have emerged in the history of ethical theory before turning to trace the impact of 20th century ethical theory on such facets of contemporary life as “post-truth politics” and what many are now calling “victimhood...
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CC 300 BX: Global Shakespeare
In this class, we will direct our study of global Shakespeares still further. That is, we will consider how performances, adaptations, and settings of some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays go beyond simply translating plays into another language or setting....
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CC 300 DX: Separatist Canada: Culture And History
In this course, we will explore our near neighbor, the Province of Quebec, and the special relationship it has had with the rest of Canada and the...
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CC 300 GX: Eastern Christian Thinkers
Throughout the history of Christianity, the Eastern Churches have produced influential and creative theologians who responded to the fundamental questions of faith and urgent crises of their times. Eastern Christian thought resounds not only in Christian dogma on Christ, but responds to timeless...
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CC 300 BX: The London Stage
This 3-hour seminar is CC 300 SBX The London Stage--and it will include excursions to Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery, The British Museum, and Stratford-Upon-Avon; tours of the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, and Westminster Abbey; and tickets to 10 plays and musicals performing at a...
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CC 499: Senior Colloquium
Christ College Senior Colloquium provides a capstone, integrative experience for Christ College Associates and Scholars.  Through 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 led...
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CC 300 EX: Asian American Literature
Asian-American literature was born in the early 1970s, an offspring of the longest student strike in United States history.  At San Francisco State College, fifty years ago this fall, members of the African-American Student Union, joined by a coalition called the Third World Liberation Front,...
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CC 300 FX: Religion In American History
This course explores the complicated ways that religion has shaped and been shaped by American society, from the colonial era to the present...
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CC 300 HX: Martin Luther
This seminar will thus offer students the opportunity to encounter Luther’s theology the way most of his contemporaries did, through his works of devotion and consolation. The seminar will also invite students to consider how such works might contribute to their own theology and spiritual...
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CC 325 C: Making Things Right
This course examines the role of the imagination in achieving justice or social harmony in a wide variety of contexts.  Studying imaginative works of literature that seek to achieve justice through the act of writing itself will provide a focus for the consideration of imaginative strategies that...
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CC 325 B: The Apostle Paul And The Good Life
What is the life of human flourishing, and how can we best achieve it? What sort of persons and laws constitute a flourishing polis? We commonly associate such questions with Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, but less so with the Apostle Paul’s letters....
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CC 325 D: American Identities
What is America?  It may seem like a simple question but take a look at the motto on an American coin and watch the complications proliferate——E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one.  So is there one America or are there many, and if there were such a thing as a unified American character, where...
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CC 325 EVA: Grow Up: History Of Adulthood In The U.S.
In 2015 American linguists counted "adult"--used as a verb--among the most creative words of the year. What does it mean anymore? How does one pull it off in the twenty-first century United States, and how does this differ from understandings and expectations of maturity earlier in our...
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