Viewing: REL 317 : Christianity

Last approved: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:26:21 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:31:26 GMT

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Change Type
Major
REL (Religious Studies)
317
019235
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Christianity
Christianity
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Philosophy and Religion (16PHI)
38.0201
Religion/Religious Studies.
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mary Kathleen Cunningham
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16RELSTBAB. A. in Religious StudiesElective
16RSMMinor in Religious StudiesElective
Development of Christianity from its origins to the present; events, persons, ideas, beliefs and practices which were most significant in this development.

No revision. GEP-HUM review required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to describe and interpret the development of global Christianity from its origins to the present, focusing on the events, persons, ideas, beliefs, and practices that were significant in its development.
 
 
Examination questions. (Ex. How do interpretations of the eucharist affect the structure of Christian worship in differing denominations?)
 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and evaluate the shape that the following issues took at various times in Christian history: The Humanity and Divinity of Christ; Reason and Revelation; Works and Grace/Faith; Spirit and Structure; Church and State.
 
 
Examination questions. (Ex. Describe the relationship that Aquinas sees between truths known through reason and those known through revelation.)
 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to analyze and apply the various methodologies and research strategies that undergird the academic study of religion.
 
 
Examination questions. (Ex. Gutierrez describes his reading of the Bible as “militant.” What does he mean by this characterization of his interpretive strategy, and how is his approach reflected in his understanding of salvation?)
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to describe and interpret the development of global Christianity from its origins to the present, focusing on the events, persons, ideas, beliefs, and practices that were significant in its development.
 
 
Examination questions. (Ex. Describe how John Calvin imposed his moral and doctrinal views on the people of Geneva, Switzerland.)
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to relate the events, persons, ideas, beliefs, and practices significant to the development of Christianity to their cultural and/or historical contexts in non-U.S. societies.
 
 
Examination questions. (Ex. Describe how the Thirty Years’ War led to the call for religious tolerance and laid the ground for the development of both rational religion and the modern secular state.)
 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
60%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
6 seats reserved for Freshmen, 10 seats for Sophomores
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
Not yet
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
6 seats reserved for Freshmen, 10 seats for Sophomores
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity, Vols. 1 and 2. Revised and Updated. HarperCollins, 2010. ($25.99 each, new)
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See syllabus
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
none
This course is part of Professor Cunningham's standard load.

GEP suffices


Student Learning Outcomes

GEP suffices


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams753 @ 25; see syllabus
Final Exam25See syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
The Early Church3 wksSee syllabus
The Imperial Church1.66 wksSee syllabus
Medieval Christianity2 wksSee syllabus
The Reformation2.33 wksSee syllabus
Orthodoxy, Rationalism, and Pietism2 wksSee syllabus
The Nineteenth Century1 wksSee syllabus
The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries3 wksSee syllabus
GER>GEP Providing last approved information
Last approved syllabus 1991
Catalog description reviewed in 2012
No university approved GEP information found in records

CIM notes:
16 weeks added as course length based on university standards
GEP attribute indicated in CIM
Course objectives added from last approved syllabus
Course delivery needed in CIM
Student Learning Outcomes needed in CIM
GEP outcomes and measures needed in CIM
Grading/evaluation methods needed in CIM

Syllabus notes (review of last approved syllabus):
Syllabus Review based on the Syllabus Regulations page: https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-07/

The following statements, which can be found at the above link, should be added to the syllabus:
Integrity statement
Students with Disabilities statement
Electronic Components statement
Policies, Rules, and Regulations (PRRs) statement.

Please edit the syllabus to include the following:
Instructor information
Course info (credit hours, semester, etc.)
Requisites (indicate if there are none)
Student learning outcomes that are measurable
GEP category, measures, and outcomes
Any course expenses
Catalog description matching that in CIM
Any additional components such as labs
Projected schedule based on a 16 week semester
Safety and Risk statement (if there are no risks, indicate this with a statement)
Grading methods and scale
Late work policy per instructor
Attendance policy including excused absence criteria and number of acceptable absences along with any academic penalties

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