Courses

Christ College Courses, Fall 2019

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CC 300 A: Science, Technology, And Society
In this course students will be introduced to historical challenges, influential interdisciplinary studies, and complex ethical considerations that inform the field of Science, Technology, &...
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CC 300 B: Empathy & Compassion In Society
In 2016, after three days of racially charged violence, in a memorial service held in Dallas, Texas, former US President George W. Bush preached healing and reconciliation to a fraying nation, proposing to his people a common policy of empathy. “At times,” he intoned, “it seems the forces...
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CC 300 CX: The Christian Epic From Virgil To Milton (Upper Level THEO Requirement)
There was once a man. His rough and tawny hands wore the scars of willing labors. Dry and dirty, they were strong, but gentle. He could have lived a long and happy life, but he was driven by necessity  or maybe fate or God (who knows the difference?) to endure a strange and stormy life....
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CC 300 DX: History And Systems Of Psychology
Who are we?  What does it mean to be a human person?  Many Classical thinkers and modern psychologists have asked these questions.  In this seminar we will look at some of the main answers found in the Western tradition, and consider outstanding current and historical writers who have sought to...
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CC 300 EX: Real Stories From American Literature (Humanities: Literature Requirement)
When we say a story is realistic, what do we mean? Why do characters in some stories seem believable—like real people— and others not? How do our expectations as readers differ when we hear a story is “real” (nonfiction) versus “realist” (fiction that seems like it could be real)? Whose...
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CC 300 FX: Faith & Folly: Religion In The Renaissance (Upper Level Theology Requirement Or Humanities: History Requirement)
This seminar will examine the works of leading Renaissance figures in order to understand how they sought to renew the religious life of Europe at both the individual and institutional levels. These figures include Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Christine de Pizan, Erasmus, Thomas More, Martin Luther,...
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CC 300 GX: Podcasting
Podcasting is a studio art course open to all majors. The course design is hybrid – there will be time to develop hands-on production skills while simultaneously listening, reading, writing, and reflecting on the increasingly popular field of podcasting, including related fields of documentary,...
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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 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 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 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...
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CC 325 C: Japanese Visual Culture (Cultural Diversity Requirement)
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 Japan.  This seminar aims at developing a visual literacy and...
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CC 300 HX: Studies In Theology, Health & Healing (Upper Level Theology Requirement)
Goal: To invite students to begin to think creatively and critically about the complex connections between spirituality, religious practice, the history of medicine in the Christian tradition, and community health around the world today. This seminar will focus on the material culture of health...
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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 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 255: Interpretation: Self, Culture, Society
Continuing the important questions addressed in the First-Year 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 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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