Courses

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 2018

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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
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
The course objective is to help us better understand the character, scope, and limitations of the scientific endeavor. Readings, discussions, and writing assignments will help us move beyond simplistic notions of the "scientific method" which often do not resemble the way science actually...
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CC 300 HX: Who’s My Neighbor?: Social Responsibility In An Unjust World
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 concept.” And it’s true: how you answer the question—who’s my neighbor?—matters because the answer will determine...
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CC 300 FX: Science And Literature
In this class, we will examine how novelists, poets, and playwrights have interacted with science in their artistic works, from the bioethical cautionary tales of Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake) and Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), to the interrogations of consciousness by Philip K. Dick (Do...
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CC 300 EX: Studies In Classical Drama
This course introduces ancient Greek drama (and its Roman adaptations) as a series of culturally significant performances which reflect and provoke questions about the fundamental assumptions (social, religious, political, ethical) of its...
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CC 300 DX: Literary Approaches To The Bible
In this course, students will be introduced to various strategies for the literary reading and interpretation of biblical texts. The class will engage diverse literary genres from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and consider the biblical writers’ creative deployment of poetic forms,...
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CC 300 BX: Urban Japan
This seminar on the road will focus on urban life in Japan in both the past and present. The bulk of the class will be a 10 day trip to Kyoto/Tokyo during spring break, where we will experience and think together about history and culture, space and place, in contemporary Japan....
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CC 300 SAX: Topics In Abrahamic Religions: Encounters In The Holy Land
There is a fundamental difference between two groups who study the Bible: those who have been to the Holy Land and those who have not. Having been there offers an incomparable advantage in understanding biblical texts from both testaments of the Christian...
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CC 300 KX: Spiritual Friendship
This seminar explores the idea of “spiritual friendship” in order to better understand how past and current cultures form communities, view individuals’ roles, negotiate institutions of power, handle societal expectations between male friendship and women, and ultimately, how societies...
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CC 300 JX: Asian Philosophy
This course provides a general introduction to some of the major philosophical traditions of Asia - Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism - through a close reading of texts and common discussion....
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CC 325 D: Love & Marriage In Modern America
First comes love, then comes marriage, as the children’s rhyme goes: in the United States marriage has figured not only as a private good but as a public institution and social norm....
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CC 325 EV AX: Christian Theology And The Moral Life: Augustine
Christian moral theology involves careful attention to a series of questions often considered so basic or self-evident that their answers are taken for granted. Questions such as: Who am I? Where am I, where did I come from, and how did I get here? Where am I going, and how will I get there?...
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CC 300 GX: Lost In Translation, Film Adaptions Of French Literature
This course will survey masterpieces of French literature, coupled with analyses of film adaptations of these same works by both French and American filmmakers....
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CC 300 IX: American Utopias
In this course we will immerse ourselves (both literally and metaphorically) in real life American utopias....
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CC 325 C: Dystopia & Reform: Religion In Contemporary Science Fiction & Fantasy
In polite company, one is not supposed to discuss religion, sex, or politics. In this class we will discuss all three (through the lens of the first) while reading some spectacular speculative fiction....
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CC 325 EVB: Religion, Nationalism, Populism
Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party, Trump and Sanders, Turkey's president Erdoğan and Bolivia's Morales, Greek Syrizaand Spanish Podemos...Populist politicians and movements seem to be on the rise all over the globe....
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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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