RLS 270 Syllabus Spg 10

RLS 270 Syllabus Spg 10 - SPRING 2010 STONY BROOK...

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STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Course: Christianity RLS 270-01, RLS 270-02 Class No: 40637, 47284 D.E.C: I Format: Lecture Credits: 3 Grading: Student Option Professor: Mary V. Ward, Ph.D. Office: Humanities Bldg., Rm. 1036 Hours: 10:00-11:30 AM By appointment at other times. Available * Time: Section 01: 8:20-9:40 AM TuTh Section 02 12:50-2:10 PM TuTh Room: Section 01: Melville Lbr E4310 Section 02: Melville Lbr E4310 You may not alternate between sections except in unusual circumstances. Mail Box: Humanities Bldg., Rm. 1046 E-Mail: [email protected] . Checked every 24-36 hours. Phone: Disconnected by Department to save money. Use email. COURSE DESCRIPTION from catalog : A critical introduction to the scripture, tradition, history, and religious practices and beliefs of Christianity, as one of the principal factors in the shaping of European culture. Course Prerequisites : None. COURSE OBJECTIVES (OUTCOMES): Acquire knowledge about the contents of the Bible: key events, people, themes, passages in the Old and New Testaments. (Objective exam questions evaluate outcome.) Acquire knowledge about Christianity’s three main branches in Europe and worldwide: Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox. Examine and compare: dogmas, doctrines, worship, sacraments/ordinances, moral teachings. (Objective exam questions evaluate outcome.) Acquire knowledge about the history and impact of Christianity on European and other cultures: early church period, middle ages, renaissance and reformation, modern period. (Objective exam questions evaluate outcome.) Grow in understanding of Christianity, so as to be better able to dialogue and interact with Christians from various churches and ecclesial communities, and with people who belong to different or no particular religious groups in our global society. (Exam questions, both objective and essay, and class participation evaluate outcome.) Form habits of tolerance for the followers of all religions and of no religions. Form habits of appreciation for values one considers good in a Christian denomination other than one’s own, in other religions, and in non-religious philosophies of life. (Exam questions, both objective and essay, and class participation evaluate outcome.) Exercise critical, comparative, and evaluative thinking about the meanings and values in one’s own life and the lives of Christians, as well as about the contents of the required texts and of the professor’s lectures. (Exam questions, both objective and essay, and class participation evaluate outcome.) * Your Professor is available to answer questions that you may have about course contents or Christianity in general and that you did not have time to ask in class or preferred not to ask in class. As your Professor shares an office with other professors, they may be present when students visit. Your Professor is also available by email to answer questions. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course RLS 270 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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RLS 270 Syllabus Spg 10 - SPRING 2010 STONY BROOK...

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