Religious Studies 201: Christology

Course No: 8201
Subject: Religious Studies
Grade Level: 10
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Core Lower-Division
UC/CSU Subject Approval: B
Prerequisite: Religious Studies 101
Criteria for Enrollment: All sophomores must enroll
Fulfillments: Requirement for graduation

At a pivotal moment in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?”  The confusion that ensues among his followers is emblematic of the struggle that Christians and non-Christians alike have had throughout history to answer that very question.  In this course, students will be challenged to offer their own unique contributions to the discourse on the identity of Jesus.  They will grapple directly with the question Jesus posed to his disciples by developing responses based on multiple and intersecting paradigms: the personal, the historical, the theological, and the anthropological to name just a few.  Effectively engaging with the course will lead to greater skills in the areas of critical thinking, cultural competency, and religious imagination, among others.