This course is part of the Certificate of Christian Studies and is offered by the Tri-Colleges (Assumption University, Canterbury College and Iona College).
This course offers a survey of Christian thought from its origins to the present. Through the reading of a wide range of primary texts – encompassing different historical periods, literary genres, polemical concerns, and religious sensibilities – this course demonstrates the diversity within Christianity. This course also provides an academic study of Christianity within the wider context of other religions and worldviews in a pluralistic and interdependent world. The course does not presume a familiarity with Christianity in any of its manifestations, and students can expect to develop a critical analysis in this religion from a variety of perspectives.
In order to successfully complete the course, learners must attend class and receive a grade of 65% or higher on a short reflection assignment(s).
The Certificate in Christian Studies consists of 6 university-level courses and provides an opportunity to take the courses in one of two ways:
- Non-credit option which includes 1 final assignment or
- Credit option which includes an academic credit toward Assumption University.
If you are taking the credit option for academic credit toward Assumption university, register in Section 3. Learners will be expected to complete additional assignments for Section 3. Register for Section 4 for the non-credit option with only one assignment.
McGrath: Christanity: An Introduction 9781118465653 (e-book 978-1118465653)
Learning Management System Requirements:
All course details can be accessed through Brightspace. A link will be provided through email to Brightspace and Microsoft Teams and you will have access the first day of class.
Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Brightspace and Microsoft Teams. If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be expected that learners will have:
English language proficiency