Courses

Christ College Courses, Fall 2019

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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...
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CC 255: Interpretation: Self, Culture, Society (Social Science Requirement)
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—...
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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 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 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 2020

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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 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...
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CC 300 AX: US History And Culture Of Suburbia
This course takes a historical look at the American suburb, mid 19th century to the present, from the perspective of the built...
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CC 300 BX: Memories Of Nazism In Literature And Film: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
In this course, we will compare the diverse ways that German speakers have represented the Nazi past in prose, drama, and film with those more familiar to...
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CC 300 CX: Cross-Cultural Engagement In English Studies (Performing Arab)
This course examines multiple contested and overlapping traditions in how Arab identity is performed and represented on contemporary stages and...
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CC 300 DX: Global Humanitarianism Examined
This class examines the connection between intergovernmental agencies and the nonprofit sector—humanitarian aid—in historical perspective. Its reach is...
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CC 300 EVX: Inside/Out
This Inside-Out Prison Exchange course brings together students from Valparaiso University and residents of a local correctional facility to engage in meaningful dialogue about philosophy, justice, the criminal justice system, imprisonment, and human...
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CC 300 FX: Religion And Politics In Eastern Europe
This course examines the complicated dynamics of religion and politics in Eastern...
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CC 300 G: The End Of The World
Humanity now has the power to destroy ourselves – and not just ourselves but all life on Earth - in ways both unprecedented and terrifying. We live under the loom of an ecological crisis that’s potentially apocalyptic in scope and the product of human...
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CC 300 HX: Human Nature
Many people have an intuitive sense of what “human nature” is. Sometimes they appeal to their intuitions as a way excusing behavior (“It’s human nature to want to win” or “it’s in our nature to sin”), and sometimes as a way of condemning behavior (“Terrorism is inhuman” or “if...
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CC 300 SAX: 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 325 A: Alternative Cultures Of Health In America
This course will examine alternative cultures of medicine in the United States, predominantly in late-nineteenth and twentieth...
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CC 325 B: Theology And Ecology
All of us live on earth, but there are alarming signs that we are not living well. Climate change. Ozone depletion. Deforestation. Poisoned waterways. Hypoxic zones. Soil...
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CC 325 EV: From Nationalism To Patriotism
This interdisciplinary seminar will seek to develop both theoretical and empirical appreciation of nationalism and patriotism in a global...
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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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