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Religious Studies News & Events

  •  New Course in Catholic Studies Program

    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

    Father Michael McCarthy, S.J., Lulu Santana, and Greg Schultz will be teaching the new course ASCI 150: Catholic 101 this Winter 2012 on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:15pm.

    The class is a 2 unit Pass/No Pass course that offers an introduction and discussion of basic beliefs, practices, and characteristics of the Catholic tradition. It will enable Catholic students to deepend their understanding of their faith, to ask intelligent questions about it, and to live it with greater maturity. For non-Catholic students, it will provide a practical introduction to the religious tradition that has been Santa Clara University's founding inspiration. Course sessions will include input from the instructors, as well as continued reflection from students on Catholic views toward God, Christ, the Church, the Bible, sacraments, concrete ethical issues, as well as the life of the world to come.

  •  New Course: Latinos and Lived Religion in the US

    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

    Professor Socorro Castañeda-Liles will be offering RSOC 12: Latinos and Lived Religion in the US for the Winter 2012 quarter. It will be MWF at 11:45-12:50pm.

    The class will introduce students to the ethnic and religious diversity among Latinas and Latinos living in the United States as well as expose students to the ways in which Latinos appropriate Christian, Indigenous, and Afro-Latino religions in their everyday lives. Students will explore the ways that the materialization of Latina/o devotional practices, unveil how Latina/os make religion meaningful and palpable for themselves in the context of the trials and tribulations of life in the United States.

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