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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Professor   Craig R. Prentiss, Ph.D.
    Joann Spillman, Ph.D.
    Wilburn T. Stancil, Ph.D.
    Daniel F. Stramara, Jr., Ph.D. (Chair)
Assistant Professor   Glenn Young, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor   Steven G. Campbell, D.Min.
  Maureen L. Walsh, Ph.D.

The department of theology and religious studies has the same responsibility toward its discipline and students as has any other academic department: scholarly understanding of appropriate data. The department makes no effort at religious indoctrination; rather, it concerns itself with presenting in a manner that is suitable to an institution of higher education an intellectual understanding of Christianity and of other religions, as well as religious phenomena. Whether students approach the data with or without a specific religious commitment is a matter of their personal decision.

Core Curriculum

All students must take one lower level TH course as a prerequisite to any upper level TH course. To satisfy the core requirement students must take one lower and one upper level course, and one course must be in the field of Christianity. Please note that TH 2000 , TH 3100 , TH 3400 , TH 3450 , TH 3622 , and TH 4450  do not fulfill the Christianity requirement.

Students have the option of taking an additional “swing course” to meet the core requirement. The department prefers that the hours contained in the liberal core be fulfilled in different semesters: the required core courses should not be taken simultaneously.


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