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ARTH: Art History (UG)

265-L01
Art/Archaeology Ancient Meso
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
W. Barnes

Writing to learn

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
24/14/0
Lecture
CRN 46643
4 Cr.
Size: 24
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46643

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ARTH: Art History (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Fine Arts
     UG Core Human Diversity

2020 Core:
      Fine Arts
          OR
     Global Perspective AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  William Barnes

ARTH 265 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Mesoamerica: This course introduces students to the art, architecture, and archaeology of the Aztecs, Maya, Olmec, Zapotecs, and their contemporaries in Pre-Columbian America. Participants will explore the rich cultural history of this region (that includes parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador), and investigate how the art, architecture, and archeological remains of Mesoamerican peoples can be used to expand our knowledge of their religious practices, ideology, and societal institutions

4 Credits

356-L01
Modernism in European Art
 
MW 1:35 pm - 3:10 pm
C. Eliason

Writing to learn

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/13/0
Lecture
CRN 46644
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
3:10 pm
  1:35 pm
3:10 pm
       

CRN: 46644

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 210

ARTH: Art History (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Fine Arts

2020 Core:
      Fine Arts
          OR
     Global Perspective AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Craig Eliason

Modernist artists strove to find a visual language of expression appropriate to their time; yet many contemporaries found their works incomprehensible, as do many people today. An open-minded and historically informed investigation of modern art helps to make sense of it. This course will explore the history of European painting and sculpture from 1880 to 1940. It will consider the many movements that characterized modernism, such as Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism. Issues to be addressed include the rejection of tradition, the development of abstraction, the impact of World War I and its aftermath, the influence of science and technology on art, and the fate of modernism under Hitler's and Stalin's regimes. Particular attention will be paid to the theoretical underpinnings of modern art.

4 Credits

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG)

205-01
Crisis and Development
 
TR 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
R. Kennedy

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09/09 - 12/22
25/25/0
Lecture
CRN 45976
4 Cr.
Size: 25
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 45976

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Koch Commons 113

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG)

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Robert Kennedy

This course explores from an interdisciplinary perspective the history of the Catholic Church as it interacts with the secular world and is shaped by its dominant personalities and events. No other institution in history has survived, and flourished, for so long and in the face of so many challenges. This course will critically reflect upon the history of the Church, from its origins in the Apostolic Age to the modern period, as a series of cycles with a common pattern of creativity, achievement, and retreat. Students may expect to complete the course with an awareness and understanding of the major personalities and events, secular and ecclesial, that have shaped the life of the Church.

4 Credits

301-01
The Catholic Vision
 
MWF 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm
B. Junker

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
25/25/0
Lecture
CRN 44586
4 Cr.
Size: 25
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
   

CRN: 44586

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 201

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG)

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Billy Junker

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

4 Credits

308-01
Woman and Man
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
D. Deavel

Writing to learn

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
25/25/3
Lecture
CRN 44378
4 Cr.
Size: 25
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 3
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 44378

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: John Roach Center 126

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Human Diversity

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  David Deavel

This course examines the definition of "woman" and "man" from both the historical and the philosophical perspective. Readings and discussion center on the question of (1) whether there are important philosophical differences between women and men and (2) whether such differences are natural or socially constructed. The implications of various answers to those questions are then examined, with special attention given to the Catholic tradition's reflections on the nature and ends of marriage, the character of priestly ordination, friendship between women and men, and human sexuality. The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which thinkers from a wide spectrum have construed male/female relationships. A major component of this course consists in the study of power and the way it operates both in history and in contemporary culture.

4 Credits

340-01
Church&Culture:Soc Dim of Cath
 
TR 9:55 am - 11:35 am
R. Kennedy

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
16/13/0
Lecture
CRN 46504
4 Cr.
Size: 16
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am
  9:55 am
11:35 am
     

CRN: 46504

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Sitzman Hall B10

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG)

Old Core:
     UG Core Faith/Catholic Trad

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Robert Kennedy

This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science. This course will satisfy the third level Faith and Catholic Tradition core requirement. Prerequisite: CATH 101

4 Credits

340-02
Vocation of the Entrepreneur
 
See Details
M. Naughton

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
24/17/0
Lecture
CRN 47296
4 Cr.
Size: 24
Enrolled: 17
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm

3:25 pm
5:00 pm

  3:25 pm
5:00 pm

3:25 pm
5:00 pm

     

CRN: 47296

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 201

CATH: Catholic Studies (UG)

Old Core:
     UG Core Faith/Catholic Trad

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Michael Naughton, Michael Sarafolean

This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science. This course will satisfy the third level Faith and Catholic Tradition core requirement. Prerequisite: CATH 101

4 Credits

CLAS: Classical Civilization

225-W01
Classical Hero & Film
 
MW 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
R. Quartarone

Class, Civilization Major Appr

Class. Civilization Minor Appr

Film Studies History&Analysis

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/3/0
Lecture
CRN 46668
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
       

CRN: 46668

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

CLAS: Classical Civilization:
     Class, Civilization Major Appr
     Class. Civilization Minor Appr
     Film Studies History&Analysis
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Rina Quartarone

This Course focuses on analyzing and understanding Classical epic poetry, the ancient presentation of heroic figures and heroic exploits, and recognizing the influence of epic/heroic literature on the modern storytelling device of film. While the genre of epic is central to the course, other genres (both literary and cinematic) which present he-roic figures, e.g., tragedy, history, comedy, action, fantasy, will also be explored. Analyzing the works read or viewed via writing and class discussion will constitute the primary course activities; students will engage in reading, viewing and writing outside of class, while class time will include some writing, viewing and discussion. In order to allow am-ple time for discussion and analysis, the majority of films in their entirety will be viewed outside of class. The course grade will be based substantially on written analysis (i.e., essays, papers) of the texts and films studied. ENGL 203 may also be substituted for this course.

4 Credits

COJO: Comm. & Journalism

370-01
Intercultural Communication
 
MW 1:35 pm - 3:10 pm
X. Guan

Women's Studies Major Approved

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
24/24/4
Lecture
CRN 44297
4 Cr.
Size: 24
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 4
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
3:10 pm
  1:35 pm
3:10 pm
       

CRN: 44297

Online: Sync Distributed | Lecture

Online

COJO: Comm. & Journalism:
     Women's Studies Major Approved

Old Core:
     UG Core Human Diversity

2020 Core:
     Global Perspective AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Xiaowen Guan

Study of the influence of cultural values on social behavior; examination of theories of intercultural communication; emphasis on effective intercultural interaction. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Junior Standing

4 Credits

ENGL: English (UG)

201-W01
The American Short Story
 
TR 9:55 am - 11:35 am
K. Larson

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/4
Lecture
CRN 46416
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 4
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am
  9:55 am
11:35 am
     

CRN: 46416

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Kelli Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

201-W02
The American Short Story
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
K. Larson

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/3
Lecture
CRN 46417
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 3
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46417

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Kelli Larson

Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W01
Man-Eating Beasts
 
Online
G. Grice

Sustainability Initiatives

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/4
Lecture
CRN 46677
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 4
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
             

CRN: 46677

Online: Asynchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Sustainability Initiatives
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Gordon Grice

Literature takes a walk on the wild side when men and women clash with deadly carnivores. We’ll read vintage tales by fiction writers, hunters, and naturalists for the surprising light they throw on race, gender, religion, and especially ecology. Authors may include Erckmann-Chatrian, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This course integrates basic concepts from biology with our methods. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This fully online course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W02
Man-Eating Beasts
 
Online
G. Grice

Sustainability Initiatives

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/3
Lecture
CRN 46676
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 3
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
             

CRN: 46676

Online: Asynchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Sustainability Initiatives
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Gordon Grice

Literature takes a walk on the wild side when men and women clash with deadly carnivores. We’ll read vintage tales by fiction writers, hunters, and naturalists for the surprising light they throw on race, gender, religion, and especially ecology. Authors may include Erckmann-Chatrian, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This course integrates basic concepts from biology with our methods. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This fully online course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W03
Native Amer Lit & Environment
 
See Details
L. Wilkinson

FYE Enviro Sustainability

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
10/9/0
Lecture
CRN 46418
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 46418

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: Summit Classroom Building 104

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Enviro Sustainability
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W04
To Heal: Literature & Medicine
 
MWF 9:35 am - 10:40 am
C. Craft-Fairchild

FYE Human Well-Being

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/0
Lecture
CRN 46421
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 46421

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Human Well-Being
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Catherine Craft-Fairchild

This course looks at physicians as writers, thinkers, practitioners, and subjects; we will study texts that offer reflections from a prominent surgeon on his craft in the work of Atul Gawande. We will also explore historical, economic, political, and ethical questions related to medical care by examining how illness and caregiving are depicted in literary texts from several genres: fiction (NEVER LET ME GO), poetry (THE RESURRECTION TRADE), and drama (WIT and THE CLEAN HOUSE). What kinds of emotional and social costs does illness have? How do writers grapple with the moral dimensions of medicine? We will address these and other questions through close textual analysis and discussion; in addition, our course will draw upon the expertise of practitioners within the Minneapolis medical community. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W06
Native Amer Lit & Environment
 
See Details
L. Wilkinson

FYE Enviro Sustainability

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
10/10/0
Lecture
CRN 46419
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
   

CRN: 46419

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: Summit Classroom Building 104

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Enviro Sustainability
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W07
Noir in Film and Literature
 
MWF 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm
S. Scott

Film Studies History&Analysis

FYE Social Justice

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/3
Lecture
CRN 46675
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 3
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
   

CRN: 46675

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Film Studies History&Analysis
     FYE Social Justice
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Shannon Scott

This course explores the genre of noir in both film and literature. We will look at “hard-boiled” fiction of the 1930s, German Expressionist film in pre-war Berlin, America during World War II, and blacklisting in Hollywood during the Cold War. Because this course also surveys “neo-noir” literary texts and films, we will at times pull the discussion back into the present, noting how the genre has shifted over time, particularly how female authors such as Megan Abbott, Ruth Ware, Gillian Flynn, and Paula Hawkins currently dominate the noir literary scene. Since this is an interdisciplinary course, we will also examine films and texts in conversation with each other, which means investigating how work transitions or adapts from the page to the screen. Through close reading/viewing, annotating, writing, discussing, and immersing ourselves in the genre of noir we will discover what makes a film or piece of literature irresistibly engaging and resonant. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W08
Literature Inspired by Science
 
MW 1:35 pm - 3:10 pm
L. Miller

FYE Human Well-Being

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/19/0
Lecture
CRN 46423
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
3:10 pm
  1:35 pm
3:10 pm
       

CRN: 46423

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Human Well-Being
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Leslie Miller

Writers have long looked to the sciences for fresh metaphors, innovative structures, and conceptual models. In this course we will read fiction, poetry, and drama inspired by the sciences and explore how writers build on scientific models and methods to bring new vision to ideas about space, time, matter, and being. Texts may include THE ECOPOETRY ANTHOLOGY, Andrea Barrett’s ARCHANGEL, BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING, Hope Jahren’s LAB GIRL, Tracy K. Smith’s LIFE ON MARS, Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, and Anne Patchett’s STATE OF WONDER. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W10
Amer Manhood: WWII thru #MeToo
 
TR 9:55 am - 11:35 am
B. Brown

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
20/20/0
Lecture
CRN 46678
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am
  9:55 am
11:35 am
     

CRN: 46678

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Brian Brown

What does it mean to be a man in America today? According to Ron Swanson’s “Pyramid of Greatness,” live simply, fend for yourself and eat meat. Lots of meat. For generations, men were promised an equally straightforward road map to navigate adolescence through adulthood: college + job + home + family = happily ever after. But that social contract was a fraud. When these basic expectations failed to materialize, many young men responded in predictable ways. Faced with what they perceived as an attempt to usurp their inherent power and authority, they lashed out in anger, sexual violence and self-medication. And now even these destructive behaviors have been exposed for what they are - desperate attempts to control a world that offers no clear path to manhood. So, as we enter a new decade, what defines American Manhood? For an overview of American manhood we’ll read from Jack Donovan’s THE WAY OF MAN. Primary reading sources include Chuck Palahniuk’s look at the apathetic and violent existence of the American male in FIGHT CLUB. We’ll read nonfiction selections BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the recently released memoir KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller. And we’ll examine the role of husband, father and survivor in Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic world of THE ROAD. Supporting material will include plays, short stories and films - such as BOYHOOD, MOONLIGHT and I LOVE YOU, MAN. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal, revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W11
Business & American Identity
 
Online
D. Jones

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/19/2
Lecture
CRN 46674
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
             

CRN: 46674

Online: Asynchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Dan Jones

This fully online course will examine literary texts which feature the connection between the world of business and American culture. Work has always been an integral part of American society, and individuals often identify themselves with the work that they do. Students will closely read a handful of texts--Willa Cather's A LOST LADY, Solomon Northup’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and Colson Whitehead’s APEX HIDES THE HURT--to explore how the dominant cultural narratives behind common perceptions of American business (such as the American Dream and the self-made person) shift from the pre-Civil War era through the early twenty-first century. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W12
Literature of Mind and Brain
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
E. James

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/20/1
Lecture
CRN 46425
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46425

Online: Sync Distributed | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Emily James

This course explores literature’s relationship to the brain, the mind, and cognition. We will consider how writers and artists have registered, challenged, and even shaped developments in neuroscience and cognitive science across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics may include sensation and perception, neurodiversity and neuroatypicality, affect theory, machine learning, neural networks, language acquisition, theory of mind, metaphor, and memory. Writers may include Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Oliver Sacks, Jorge Luis Borges, Ian McEwan, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, David Mitchell, Teju Cole, Ali Smith, Michael Davidson, and Naoki Higashida. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W3A
Native Amer Lit & Environment
 
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L. Wilkinson

FYE Enviro Sustainability

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
10/9/0
Lecture
CRN 47823
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 47823

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: Summit Classroom Building 104

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Enviro Sustainability
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

202-W6A
Native Amer Lit & Environment
 
See Details
L. Wilkinson

FYE Enviro Sustainability

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
10/10/0
Lecture
CRN 48064
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
   

CRN: 48064

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: Summit Classroom Building 104

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Enviro Sustainability
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

203-W01
Perspectives in War Literature
 
Online
A. Underthun-Meilahn

FYE Human Well-Being

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/20/2
Lecture
CRN 46679
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
             

CRN: 46679

Online: Asynchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     FYE Human Well-Being
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Alison Underthun-Meilahn

When writing about war, authors who have served in the military have a few literary options: a memoir, poetry, essays, or a work of fiction. This course will focus on exemplary literature written by those who have been in war mainly through fiction, but we will also read poetry and essays as well. We specifically will investigate how veterans have differing perspectives on warfare and the return back to civilian life, while at the same time how many of them share similar perspectives and grapple with the recalibration into civilian life. Through literature we will come to understand how the psyche of veterans is altered via warfare and the impact it has on their lives and families, as well as society at large. We will also look at how contemporary culture, and historically, veterans have been received or perceived as they return home and how their voice has been implicit/explicit in cultural movements (specifically the counter cultural movement of the 1960’s). How society interacts and supports veterans will be linked to our discussions, and highlighted through a service learning component. Veterans will be invited into our classroom to foster and promote dialogue and understanding on how veteran's voices are heard, what they think we hear, and how we, civilians can better be aware or shift our perspective to best support them in society. Guest speakers may include veterans from the Vietnam War, Iraq War(s), Afghanistan War, and perhaps those currently enlisted. We may also have speakers from professionals who work with veterans. Literature we will focus on in this course includes: Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Jim Northrup's THE REZ ROAD, Joseph Heller's CATCH-22, and Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This fully online course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integration in the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

203-W02
Worldbuilding Story:New Worlds
 
MWF 9:35 am - 10:40 am
C. Santiago

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/18/0
Lecture
CRN 46426
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 46426

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Chris Santiago

We will explore stories that engage in explicit acts of worldbuilding, a term first used to describe science fiction and fantasy writers' invention of languages, geographies, cultures, histories, and mythologies. We will focus on worldbuilding as it applies to writers of multiple genres, including both "literary" fiction and "genre" fiction. Along the way, we will begin to address questions raised by authors who engage in worldbuilding, such as: why diverge from the "real world" in the first place? Is there an ethical price that must be paid in order to imagine a new society? Should worldbuilding be seen as a useful tool for social critique, or is it at heart a practice of escapist entertainment? The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrating the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

203-W03
Worldbuilding Story:New Worlds
 
MWF 10:55 am - 12:00 pm
C. Santiago

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/19/2
Lecture
CRN 46427
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
   

CRN: 46427

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Chris Santiago

We will explore stories that engage in explicit acts of worldbuilding, a term first used to describe science fiction and fantasy writers' invention of languages, geographies, cultures, histories, and mythologies. We will focus on worldbuilding as it applies to writers of multiple genres, including both "literary" fiction and "genre" fiction. Along the way, we will begin to address questions raised by authors who engage in worldbuilding, such as: why diverge from the "real world" in the first place? Is there an ethical price that must be paid in order to imagine a new society? Should worldbuilding be seen as a useful tool for social critique, or is it at heart a practice of escapist entertainment? The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. We will explore stories that engage in explicit acts of worldbuilding, a term first used to describe science fiction and fantasy writers' invention of languages, geographies, cultures, histories, and mythologies. We will focus on worldbuilding as it applies to writers of multiple genres, including both "literary" fiction and "genre" fiction. Along the way, we will begin to address questions raised by authors who engage in worldbuilding, such as: why diverge from the "real world" in the first place? Is there an ethical price that must be paid in order to imagine a new society? Should worldbuilding be seen as a useful tool for social critique, or is it at heart a practice of escapist entertainment? The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrating the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

203-W04
Utopias in Dystopias
 
MWF 1:35 pm - 2:40 pm
L. Saliger

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09/09 - 12/22
20/20/0
Lecture
CRN 46680
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
   

CRN: 46680

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG)

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Lucy Saliger

Both fictional and real life utopian efforts often emerge under dystopian conditions. Contrary to some notions of utopia as an impossible, perfect "nowhere," these utopias are grounded in a specific 'somewhere' - a time and place that call for better possibilities than the dystopian realities. We will consider examples of these efforts, beginning with Thomas More's foundational text, UTOPIA, and continuing through a mix of texts, film, music, and local organizations (St. Thomas community partners). Noting commonalities and differences as well as our own complicated responses to these necessarily imperfect utopias will help us understand their limitations and contributions. The roles of writing, reading, storytelling, and education will be a crucial part of our examination. Book authors will likely include Sandra Cisneros, David Todd Lawrence, Walter Mosley, and Indra Sinha. As a blended course, work for one of our course meetings is online with flexible timing, while the other is in person. This flexibility will help in scheduling your required community engagement work; you will choose between one of two or three community partners and work with them on-site once a week, giving you the opportunity to establish a relationship, gain new experience, and link that work to our study of utopias. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrating the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

204-W01
Crit Discourse of Video Games
 
TR 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
S. Pane

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
20/19/1
Lecture
CRN 46429
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 46429

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing Intensive

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Salvatore Pane

What does it mean to close read a video game? What is the interplay between text, digital media, and rhetoric? Where do games fit in academia? In the Critical Discourse of Video Games, students will interrogate these questions while being introduced to game studies, platform studies, and the digital humanities. Students will learn by weaving together theories of play, reading, writing, and digital creation. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrating the Humanities requirement.

4 Credits

214-L01
American Authors I
 
MWF 9:35 am - 10:40 am
A. Scheiber

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
20/20/1
Lecture
CRN 46430
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 46430

Online: Sync Distributed | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Andrew Scheiber

Where does the popular perception of America as the “New World” come from? How could slavery flourish in a land idealizing freedom? Why were immigrants so feared and reviled? Why did expansionism push out some and make millionaires of others? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings from the beginnings of the American literary tradition to the turn of the twentieth century. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as religious identity, political reform, race, slavery, war, gender, and industrialization. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, a WAC Writing to Learn requirement, and an Integrations in the Humanities requirement for students in the new core program. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204. NOTE: For students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with ENGL 121, you will need to complete an ENGL 201-204 class in order to fulfill that core requirement--this course will not fulfill that requirement. However, students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with an ENGL 201-204 or 206 class may take this course to complete their core literature/writing requirement.

4 Credits

217-L01
Multicultural Literature
 
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L. Wilkinson

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
10/10/2
Lecture
CRN 46407
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
3:10 pm
  1:35 pm
3:10 pm
       

CRN: 46407

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 206

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Human Diversity
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Diversity/Soc Just AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

What does it mean to be labeled an African American dramatist? A Latino/a poet? A transgender novelist? An Asian American essayist? A Native American environmental writer? How do the varied experiences and backgrounds of authors writing from diverse subject positions inform, mark, and/or transform their writing? How do the works of these writers fit into, conflict with, actively resist, or even redefine the American Literary canon as it has been traditionally understood? These questions and more will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive reading of literature from: a) American communities of color; b) postcolonial peoples; c) immigrant and/or diasporic peoples; or d) LGBTQ communities. This course will focus on the literary and cultural texts of one or more of these groups with an emphasis on the cultural, political, and historical contexts that surround them. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, and the Human Diversity Requirement in the Core Curriculum. It is pending approval to satisfy the Integration in the Humanities and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirements in the new core program. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204. NOTE: For students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with ENGL 121, you will need to complete an ENGL 201-204 class in order to fulfill that core requirement--this course will not fulfill that requirement. However, students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with an ENGL 201-204 or 206 class may take this course to complete their core literature/writing requirement.

4 Credits

217-L1A
Multicultural Literature
 
See Details
L. Wilkinson

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
10/10/2
Lecture
CRN 47809
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
3:10 pm
  1:35 pm
3:10 pm
       

CRN: 47809

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 206

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Human Diversity
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Diversity/Soc Just AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Liz Wilkinson

What does it mean to be labeled an African American dramatist? A Latino/a poet? A transgender novelist? An Asian American essayist? A Native American environmental writer? How do the varied experiences and backgrounds of authors writing from diverse subject positions inform, mark, and/or transform their writing? How do the works of these writers fit into, conflict with, actively resist, or even redefine the American Literary canon as it has been traditionally understood? These questions and more will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive reading of literature from: a) American communities of color; b) postcolonial peoples; c) immigrant and/or diasporic peoples; or d) LGBTQ communities. This course will focus on the literary and cultural texts of one or more of these groups with an emphasis on the cultural, political, and historical contexts that surround them. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, and the Human Diversity Requirement in the Core Curriculum. It is pending approval to satisfy the Integration in the Humanities and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirements in the new core program. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204. NOTE: For students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with ENGL 121, you will need to complete an ENGL 201-204 class in order to fulfill that core requirement--this course will not fulfill that requirement. However, students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with an ENGL 201-204 or 206 class may take this course to complete their core literature/writing requirement.

4 Credits

221-L01
Modern Tradit:European Classic
 
MWF 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm
D. Phillips

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
20/16/0
Lecture
CRN 46588
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
   

CRN: 46588

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 203

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Doug Phillips

Through our study of European literature and some of its most memorable characters— Voltaire’s Candide, Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Dostoevsky’s Underground Man, Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyich, etc.—we will dig deep into life’s most pressing questions, not least of which is what makes for a good life. Our study will also give us the chance to better understand who we are today in light of the cultural shifts and philosophical drifts that have come before us. In the words of the writer Zadie Smith, we're going to read a lot of good books in this class (all in translation), “concentrating on whatever is most particular to them, in the hope that this might help us understand whatever is most particular to us.” This course satisfies both the Historical Perspectives distribution requirement for English majors and the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn requirement. This course is pending approval to satisfy the Integration in the Humanities requirement for students in the new core program. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204. NOTE: For students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with ENGL 121, you will need to complete an ENGL 201-204 class in order to fulfill that core requirement--this course will not fulfill that requirement. However, students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with an ENGL 201-204 or 206 class may take this course to complete their core literature/writing requirement.

4 Credits

298-W01
Introduction to Italian Cinema
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
S. Pane

Film Studies History&Analysis

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
12/12/2
Lecture
CRN 46461
4 Cr.
Size: 12
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46461

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

ENGL: English (UG):
     Film Studies History&Analysis
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
     Global Perspective AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Salvatore Pane

What is Italian cinema, and what do diverse directors like Fellini, Wertmüller, and Antonioni have to say about topics like fascism, love, and existential despair? Covering everything from neorealism to spaghetti westerns, this course will introduce students to film theory and demonstrate how to close-read movies and analyze them through writing. Potential films include LA DOLCE VITA, ROME OPEN CITY, and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This course counts as an ENGL 200-level elective for English majors/minors, an ENGL 211+ allied course for select business majors, a History/Criticism/Theory course for Film Studies majors and minors, and a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. For students under the new core, this course satisfies both the Integration in the Humanities and the Global Studies requirements. Prerequisites: None. NOTE: Please note that this course DOES NOT count towards the core literature and writing requirement for students who entered St. Thomas prior to Fall 2020 and who started that requirement with an ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206 class. Finally, this course is cross-listed with FILM 298: there are 12 seats on the ENGL 298 side and 8 seats available on the FILM 298 side.

4 Credits

324-L01
The Healing Art of Drama
 
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A. Muse

Writing to learn

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
10/10/0
Lecture
CRN 46434
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 46434

CoFlex:In Person&Online Async | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 209

ENGL: English (UG):
     Writing to learn

Old Core:
     UG Core Literature/Writing

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Amy Muse

Dramatic literature is our genre. Empathy, intimacy, and caregiving our subjects. Questions we’ll be asking include: how does the genre of drama lend itself to the development of empathy, of intimacy, of care? How is meaning negotiated in health, illness, and dramatic literature? Our reading will include theatre theory (e.g., Aristotle, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Ruhl), sociological theory on empathy and emotional labor (e.g., Arlie Hochschild, Allison Pugh), and a variety of plays (by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Ruhl, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Amy Herzog, Caryl Churchill). We will examine case studies of organizations using drama and theater for healing, such as Theater of War and the uses of drama and theatre in medical school and social work training; and students will examine where their English major or minor education can be used in arts, healthcare, and social work settings. This course satisfies the Genre Studies requirement for English with a Creative Writing Emphasis majors and an ENGL 211+ allied requirement for select business majors. It also satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started the current core with an ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206 class. For students under the new core program, this course is pending approval to count as an Integration in the Humanities course. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204 or 206.

4 Credits

FILM: Film Studies

298-W01
Introduction to Italian Cinema
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
S. Pane

Film Studies History&Analysis

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
8/8/1
Lecture
CRN 46506
4 Cr.
Size: 8
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46506

Online: Some Synchronous | Lecture

Online

FILM: Film Studies:
     Film Studies History&Analysis
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
     Global Perspective AND Integ/Humanities
     
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Salvatore Pane

What is Italian cinema, and what do diverse directors like Fellini, Wertmüller, and Antonioni have to say about topics like fascism, love, and existential despair? Covering everything from neorealism to spaghetti westerns, this course will introduce students to film theory and demonstrate how to close-read movies and analyze them through writing. Potential films include LA DOLCE VITA, ROME OPEN CITY, and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This course counts as an ENGL 200-level elective for English majors/minors, an ENGL 211+ allied course for select business majors, a History/Criticism/Theory course for Film Studies majors and minors, and a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. For students under the new core, this course satisfies both the Integration in the Humanities and the Global Studies requirements. Prerequisites: None. NOTE: Please note that this course DOES NOT count towards the core literature and writing requirement for students who entered St. Thomas prior to Fall 2020 and who started that requirement with an ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206 class. Finally, this course is cross-listed with FILM 298: there are 12 seats on the ENGL 298 side and 8 seats available on the FILM 298 side.

4 Credits

HIST: History

292-W01
Topics: Reading Black Resist
 
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D. Williard

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
5/5/0
Lecture
CRN 46478
4 Cr.
Size: 5
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
10:55 am
12:00 pm

10:55 am
12:00 pm

  10:55 am
12:00 pm

10:55 am
12:00 pm

  10:55 am
12:00 pm

10:55 am
12:00 pm

   

CRN: 46478

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: O'Shaughnessy Education Center 216

HIST: History:
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  David Williard, David Lawrence

This course, team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, focuses on the long struggle of African Americans for justice and equality in the U.S. Analyzing literary and historical texts, students in this course will learn about and engage in research on African American history and culture. Utilizing historical, literary, and cultural approaches, this interdisciplinary course will immerse students into an exploration of the African American experience from multiple perspectives using dual disciplinary frameworks. For example, students may study Richard Wright’s NATIVE SON, but would read the text within the historical and cultural framework of the Great Migration, connecting Wright’s text not just to other literary texts, but situating it within an historical and cultural context vital to the novel’s creation and essential for its interpretation. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

4 Credits

375-01
Non-State Actors Islamic World
 
MWF 1:35 pm - 2:40 pm
S. Ahmadi

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09/09 - 12/22
16/15/0
Lecture
CRN 46482
4 Cr.
Size: 16
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
   

CRN: 46482

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: McNeely Hall 231

HIST: History

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Sarah Ahmadi

As the Ottoman and Qajar empires showed signs of collapse in the late nineteenth century, Middle Eastern and North African intellectuals eagerly adopted western systems of finance, education, and governance. In fact, some burgeoning nation-states even copied, word-for-word, European constitutions. By the mid-twentieth century, however, despots ruled the Middle East and North Africa. The two questions that animate this course are: (1) Why do we see autocracies, and destructive non-state actors, dominating the Islamic world? (2) What role do non-state actors play in producing volatility or maintaining stability? Students address these complex questions for an understanding of the region’s conflicts and the role of the international community in resolving (or exacerbating) humanitarian crises. Prerequisites: One 100-level history course.

4 Credits

HONR: Honors

480-01
HONORS At the Heart of Time
 
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O. Itkin

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
20/20/3
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 45401
2 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 3
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am

9:55 am
11:35 am

         

CRN: 45401

Online: Some Synchronous | Topics Lecture 1

Online

HONR: Honors:
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Ora Itkin, Stephen Laumakis

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

2 Credits

PHIL: Philosophy

220-01
Logic
 
TR 8:00 am - 9:40 am
H. Giebel

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09/09 - 12/22
10/10/4
Lecture
CRN 44044
4 Cr.
Size: 10
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 4
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  8:00 am
9:40 am
  8:00 am
9:40 am
     

CRN: 44044

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 209

PHIL: Philosophy

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Heidi Giebel

This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. This course satisfies one of the core curriculum requirements in “Integrations in the Humanities.” Prerequisite: PHIL 110, 115 or 197.

4 Credits

240-01
Faith and Doubt
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
M. Rota

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09/09 - 12/22
18/17/0
Lecture
CRN 46755
4 Cr.
Size: 18
Enrolled: 17
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46755

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 207

PHIL: Philosophy

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Michael Rota

This course will be a semester-long introduction to a number of issues relating to faith, doubt, and religious belief. We will focus on the following four questions: Are there good arguments for the existence of God? Are there good arguments against the existence of God? What is faith, and is it rational? And, is there good reason to believe that the faith of the Catholic Church is divinely revealed? In the course of thinking about these questions, we will discuss most or all of the following topics: (a) evidentialist approaches to religious belief, (b) Reformed Epistemology and Alvin Plantinga’s account of the rationality of religious belief, (c) the cosmological argument, (d) the fine-tuning argument, (e) Pascal’s Wager, (f) the argument from evil, (g) the problem of divine hiddenness, (h) the doctrine of Hell, and (i) arguments for the veracity of Catholicism. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the analysis and assessment of arguments. Prerequisite: PHIL 110, 115, or 197.

4 Credits

254-01
Biomedical Ethics
 
TR 9:55 am - 11:35 am
H. Giebel

CommGood/Changemaking

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09/09 - 12/22
18/16/0
Lecture
CRN 47304
4 Cr.
Size: 18
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am
  9:55 am
11:35 am
     

CRN: 47304

In Person | Lecture

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 209

PHIL: Philosophy:
     CommGood/Changemaking

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Heidi Giebel

This course will focus on fascinating and difficult questions in three main areas of medical ethics: doctor-patient relationships, life issues, and social dimensions of medicine. In the doctor-patient section, we will look at issues such as confidentiality of medical records and whether a doctor can withhold information from a patient for his/her own good. In the life issues section, we will touch on the controversies surrounding stem-cell research and human cloning, as well as the more “traditional” issues of abortion and euthanasia. In the social dimensions section of the course, we will evaluate the current state of health care in the U.S. and consider whether or not other nations’ systems are an improvement over ours. Prerequisite: PHIL 110, 115, 197, 214 or 215.

4 Credits

SPAN: Spanish

335-D01
Intro to Spanish Literature
 
MWF 9:35 am - 10:40 am
J. Tar

School of Ed Transfer Course

Writing in the Discipline

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09/09 - 12/22
20/21/4
Lecture
CRN 45571
4 Cr.
Size: 20
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 4
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
  9:35 am
10:40 am
   

CRN: 45571

Online: Sync Distributed | Lecture

Online

SPAN: Spanish:
     School of Ed Transfer Course
     Writing in the Discipline

Old Core:
     UG Core Language/Culture

2020 Core:
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Jane Tar

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American narrative, drama and poetry. Strongly recommended for students who minor in Spanish. The course is designed to teach students the skills of critical reading and literary analysis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalent with a C- or better in each course.

4 Credits

THEO: Theology (UG)

221-01
Bible: Old Testament
 
Online
K. Wilson

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09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46868
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
             

CRN: 46868

Online: Asynchronous | Topics Lecture 1

Online

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Kelly Wilson

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the student in an intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-W02
Bible: Old Testament
 
MWF 1:35 pm - 2:40 pm
E. Gavrilyuk

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
3/3/1
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46878
4 Cr.
Size: 3
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
   

CRN: 46878

In Person | Topics Lecture 1

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 206

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Eugenia Gavrilyuk

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.”This section involves the student in an intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-W03
Bible: New Testament
 
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C. Cory

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 2
CRN 46880
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
8:15 am
9:20 am
  8:15 am
9:20 am
  8:15 am
9:20 am
   

CRN: 46880

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 2

St Paul: John Roach Center LL62

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Cathy Cory

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the student in an intensive historical, literary, and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-L04
Bible: Old Testament
 
TR 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
P. Niskanen

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46876
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 46876

In Person | Topics Lecture 1

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 201

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Paul Niskanen

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.”This section involves the student in an intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-W04
Bible: New Testament
 
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S. Myers

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
2/1/0
Topics Lecture 2
CRN 46881
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  9:55 am
11:35 am
  9:55 am
11:35 am
     

CRN: 46881

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 2

St Paul: John Roach Center 201

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Susan Myers

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the student in an intensive historical, literary, and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-L05
Bible: New Testament
 
MWF 1:35 pm - 2:40 pm
T. Combs

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
2/2/0
Topics Lecture 2
CRN 46879
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
  1:35 pm
2:40 pm
   

CRN: 46879

In Person | Topics Lecture 2

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 201

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Timothy Combs

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the student in an intensive historical, literary, and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

221-W06
Bible: New Testament
 
TR 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
S. Myers

Writing Intensive

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09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 2
CRN 46883
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 46883

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 2

St Paul: John Roach Center 222

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Susan Myers

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the student in an intensive historical, literary, and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship, and in the articulation of moral principles.

4 Credits

222-L01
History: Medieval Theology
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
S. McMichael

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
3/3/1
Topics Lecture 2
CRN 46884
4 Cr.
Size: 3
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46884

CoFlex:In Person&Online Async | Topics Lecture 2

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 205

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Steven McMichael

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves the study of the development of Christian theology from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the main themes of the classical Christian views of faith/reason, grace/nature, God/creation in the theologies of such theologians as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure. Other themes that may be treated: the role of monasticism and mendicant life; medieval saints such as St. Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, women's spirituality, mysticism, liturgical developments, religious art and architecture, and the interaction of Christians with Jews and Muslims.

4 Credits

222-01
History: American Catholicism
 
MWF 12:15 pm - 1:20 pm
M. Spencer

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09/09 - 12/22
2/2/0
Topics Lecture 5
CRN 46914
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
   

CRN: 46914

Online: Sync Distributed | Topics Lecture 5

Online

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Marguerite Spencer

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.”This section emphasizes the impact of cultures on one another in the growth of the Catholic community in today's United States. These world and theological views and their practical applications in the piety, politics, and everyday life of Catholics will be the primary focus. By summarizing significant events and characters in the history of the Catholic experience, the student will develop an understanding both of the different ethnic experiences and the theological concerns which created a pluralism among American Catholics that makes the Church of the United States truly catholic.

4 Credits

223-01
Belief: The Christian Story
 
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C. Anthony

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09/09 - 12/22
1/1/2
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46887
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 2
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
  12:15 pm
1:20 pm
   

CRN: 46887

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 1

St Paul: McNeely Hall 234

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Cara Anthony

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section journeys through the whole Christian story, from creation through the drama of sin and salvation to the hope for the age to come. It explores how Christian belief sheds light on contemporary issues such as food sustainability, racial justice, or human cloning.

4 Credits

223-L01
Belief: Ancient & Modern
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
D. Organ

Writing to learn

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09/09 - 12/22
2/2/0
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46890
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46890

In Person | Topics Lecture 1

St Paul: McNeely Hall 118

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Deborah Organ

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience.

4 Credits

223-03
Belief: Thomas Aquinas
 
TR 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
J. Sanders

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09/09 - 12/22
3/3/1
Topics Lecture 8
CRN 46889
4 Cr.
Size: 3
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
  1:30 pm
3:10 pm
     

CRN: 46889

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 8

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 204

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Jen Sanders

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section examines Thomas Aquinas's theological contributions to the Catholic understanding of who God is and how God is related to the universe of human existence. With Aquinas, some of the questions we raise may include: What do we mean when we say "God"? How can human beings know God? Why is there evil and suffering in our universe? Why did God become human and die on a cross? Special attention will be given to Aquinas's life as a Dominican preacher and teacher in the Middle Ages, as well as select contemporary retrievals of Aquinas's systematic theology for responding to the problems and needs of today.

4 Credits

223-W42
HONORS:Belief: God & Happiness
 
TR 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
P. Gavrilyuk

Honors Course

Writing Intensive

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
2/2/1
Topics Lecture 9
CRN 47286
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 1
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
  3:25 pm
5:00 pm
     

CRN: 47286

In Person | Topics Lecture 9

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 206

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Honors Course
     Writing Intensive

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Paul Gavrilyuk

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section addresses the perennial problem of suffering and evil in light of contemporary research on human flourishing and happiness. The central question of the course is whether suffering can play a constructive role in the good life. While some forms of suffering are destructive, other forms of suffering, given the right attitude, can be conducive to the building of character and leading a life that has a richer meaning. The course brings a theological viewpoint to bear on these issues; it also draws on the resources of philosophy, psychology, literature, and history. The written assignments will encourage the students to integrate course material, articulate their own assumptions about suffering and human flourishing, and apply general principles to real-life situations.

4 Credits

224-01
Bridges: Theology & Technology
 
See Details
B. Sain

See Core Details

TBD
2/2/0
Topics Lecture 13
CRN 46892
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
M T W Th F Sa Su

09/14:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

09/21:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

09/28:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

10/05:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

10/12:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

10/19:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

10/26:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

11/02:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

11/09:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

11/16:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

11/23:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

11/30:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

12/07:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

12/14:
5:30 pm
9:15 pm

           

CRN: 46892

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 13

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 204

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Barbara Sain

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience.

4 Credits

225-01
Faith & Ethics: Love & Justice
 
T 5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
M. Twite

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46901
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  5:30 pm
9:15 pm
         

CRN: 46901

Online: Some Synchronous | Topics Lecture 1

Online

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Mary Twite

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources.

4 Credits

225-L02
Faith & Ethics: Love & Justice
 
TR 8:00 am - 9:40 am
P. Wojda

Writing to learn

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
1/1/0
Topics Lecture 1
CRN 46899
4 Cr.
Size: 1
Enrolled: 1
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
  8:00 am
9:40 am
  8:00 am
9:40 am
     

CRN: 46899

Blended Online & In-Person | Topics Lecture 1

St Paul: Murray-Herrick Campus Center 205

THEO: Theology (UG):
     Writing to learn

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Paul Wojda

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.”

4 Credits

228-03
Comparative: Islam
 
See Details
F. Naeem

See Core Details

09/09 - 12/22
2/2/0
Topics Lecture 4
CRN 46910
4 Cr.
Size: 2
Enrolled: 2
Waitlisted: 0
09/09 - 12/22
M T W Th F Sa Su
10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
  10:55 am
12:00 pm
   

CRN: 46910

CoFlex:In Person&Online Sync | Topics Lecture 4

St Paul: McNeely Hall 235

THEO: Theology (UG)

2020 Core:
      Phil/Theo
          OR
     Integ/Humanities
(2020 Core Planning Guide)

  Fuad Naeem

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section is an introduction to the beliefs, practices, and diverse expressions of the religion and traditions of Islam. We will closely study the foundational sources of the Islamic tradition, the Qur’an and the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, and trace the development of Islamic law, theology, spirituality, literature, and art. We will situate Islam as an Abrahamic religion and examine its commonalities, differences, and historical interactions with Christianity and Judaism. Finally, we will analyze contemporary topics such as Muslim responses to the challenges of modernity, Islam in America, and Islam in geopolitics.

4 Credits


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