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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

UFDN 1000 | UFDN 2000 | UFDN 3001 | UFDN 3100 | VIEW ALL
UFDN 1000: Christian Formation (5) Offerings
This course introduces the processes and practices of Christian formation, as reflected throughout the history of the Christian church. Christian life is formed by distinctive beliefs, practices, attitudes, and virtues. Every student, regardless of religious background, will engage texts, written and non-written, ancient and modern, that foster these characteristics of the Christian life.
Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students only.
UFDN 2000: Christian Scriptures (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: UFDN 1000. This course explores the formative role that Christian Scriptures perform within the community of believers. It seeks to introduce students to the literature and theology of both Old and New Testaments and to provide them with the necessary skills to make responsible use of Scripture as the church's principal authority in nurturing a Christian's faith and witness. Course cannot be taken for upper-division credit. May be repeated for credit 0 times.
Equivalent Courses:UFDN 3001 Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
UFDN 3001: Christian Scriptures (5) Offerings
This course is only open to transfer students who begin their studies at SPU as juniors or seniors and is not open to any student who has completed UFDN 1000. (It is not intended for first-quarter students who have just completed the DTA associate degree through the Running Start Program.) This course explores the formative role that Christian Scriptures perform within the community of believers. It seeks to introduce students to the literature and theology of both Old and New Testaments and to provide them with the necessary skills to make responsible use of Scripture as the church's principal authority in nurturing a Christian's faith and witness.
Equivalent Courses:UFDN 2000 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
UFDN 3100: Christian Theology (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: UFDN 2000 or 3001. Studies the basic doctrines and practices of historic Christianity, such as the being, attributes, and workings of the Triune God; the nature, fallenness, and redemption of human beings; the character and mission of the church; the disciplines and duties of personal faith; and the hope for "last things." Attention will be given to major formative events and key persons in the history of the church that have helped to shape what Christians believe and how they live. Some sections of this course may be taught in Spanish.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.



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