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Subject Course Section Course Title Course Description Instructor Files Term
RS 180 081 Love and Friendship

A study of the significance of love and friendship in classical and contemporary religious writers. We will consider questions such as, 'Why are friendship and love important for human living?' and 'Is friendship with God a possibility?'

Winter 2018
RS 240 001 History of Christianity

The development of Christianity in its Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant traditions form the time of Christ to the present.

 

Cross-listed with HIST 235

Winter 2018
RS 342 001 Heresy and Religious Crises in Late Medieval Europe

An exploration of the impact of social crises on late medieval religious modes of expression. Topics will include the Great Famin, the Black Death, the Avignon Papacy and Western Schism, the development of heretical movements, and the eventual disintegration of European religious unity.

 

Cross-listed with HIST 304, MEDVL 304

Winter 2018
RS 383 001 Justice, Peace, and Development

An examination of communities, movements, and theologies which express a Christian hope for justice, peace, and development in the encounter with injustice, oppression, and poverty.

Department Consent Required. For Beyond Borders Students Only.

Myroslaw Tataryn Winter 2018
ITALST 265 001 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

The course analyzes the visual media representation of the Mafia in North America. It focuses on the manner in which North American visual culture often glorifies the Italian Mafiosi's lifestyle. As this characterization of both the Mafia and the Mafiosi began with the archetypal figures of the bosses, special attention will be given to the visual practices of the 1930s, to Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy, as well as to the television series "The Sopranos." The goal is to deconstruct the romanticized portrayal of the Italian and Italian-American gangster lifestyle created on visual media and television by analyzing the atrocities committed by organized crime.

Taught by Antonio Nicaso, best-selling author and a specialist on organized crime. He is a regular consultant to governments and law-enforcement agencies in Italy and North America, and a lecturer at several universities. 

 

Attached is the course outline from Winter 2017. Check back in December for the upcoming course outline!

PDF icon ITAL-ITALST 396_A.Nicaso_Winter 2017.pdf Winter 2018
ITALST 265 001 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

The course analyzes the visual media representation of the Mafia in North America. It focuses on the manner in which North American visual culture often glorifies the Italian Mafiosi's lifestyle. As this characterization of both the Mafia and the Mafiosi began with the archetypal figures of the bosses, special attention will be given to the visual practices of the 1930s, to Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy, as well as to the television series "The Sopranos." The goal is to deconstruct the romanticized portrayal of the Italian and Italian-American gangster lifestyle created on visual media and television by analyzing the atrocities committed by organized crime.

Taught by Antonio Nicaso, best-selling author and a specialist on organized crime. He is a regular consultant to governments and law-enforcement agencies in Italy and North America, and a lecturer at several universities. 

PDF icon ITALST 265_A.Nicaso_Winter 2018.pdf Winter 2018
SMF 101 001 Introduction to Relationships and Families

This course provides an overview of couple, marital, and family relationships from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

Jane Nicholas Winter 2018
SMF 204 001 Introduction to Human Sexuality

This course provides a broad interdisciplinary overview of theories and research on human sexuality. Topics may include: human anatomy, sexual health, sexual response cycle, sexual orientation, gender, sex work, sexual practices, fetishes and paraphilias, and attraction/intimacy/love.

BJ Rye Winter 2018
SMF 207 001 Parents, Children, and Family Relations

This course examines caregiver/parent-child relationships from a broad interdisciplinary perspective over the lifespan. Topics may include: the transition to parenthood, parenting practices and their intersection with child/adult development, social and cultural influences on families with children, same-sex parenting, gender variance/fluidity and family relationships, family relations after parental separation, and care of aging parents.

Denise Whitehead Winter 2018
SMF 211 001 Dynamics of Dating

This course examines the dynamics of intimate relationships in the context of the modern, Western construct of dating. Topics explored may include long-distance relationships, polyamorous relationships, online dating, hook-up culture, shifting romantic and family formation dynamics, modern communications and technology, and the role of pop culture in dating trends.

Toni Serafini Winter 2018