Second Summer Term

Summer Session 2020 July 29- August 23, 2020 Course updates (pending)

SPAN 003-02: Intermediate Spanish

Instructor: TBD
When: M/T/W/TH  Time: 9:00 - 11:45 AM
Location: TBD   Room: TBD
Contact: 

  • For students with two or three years of secondary study of Spanish (or the equivalent). This course continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking, fostering confidence in conversation and composition across a variety of subjects. Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or equivalent. Does not satisfy an Area requirement of the pre-2012 general education requirements unless language requirement has already been satisfied.

TRS 097-02 The Bible & Its Interpretation

Instructor: Brother Mark McVann 
When: M/T/W/TH      Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Location: TBD  Room: TBD
Contact: mmcvann@stmarys-ca.edu

  • This course focuses on the Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish and Christian peoples. This diverse collection of writings has served as inspiration and catalyst for a great number of central events in human history -- from the movements of liberation led by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to the great human tragedies of slavery in the Old South and the medieval Crusades. These texts have also had a profound influence on art, literature, philosophy, and politics for over two thousand years of history, particularly in the West. As such, an understanding of the Bible is essential for a well-informed perspective on the world. This course will introduce students to the most important Biblical events and themes, raising questions of the influence and relevance of this text for the modern world. This course will also teach students to employ critical, scholarly tools for reading and interpretation, such as historical and literary criticism, as well as various lenses for the modern academic study of religion. Co-curricular lectures are an integral part of this class.  This course satisfies the Theological Understanding (Christian Foundations) requirement of the Core Curriculum.