University Foundations

UFDN 1000: The Christian Faith (5)

Offerings

This course introduces students to the central beliefs, practices, and virtues of the Christian faith and its diverse past and present expressions. In a world marked by individual and social sin, this course focuses on the ways Christian Scripture, creeds, doctrines, and communities form Christian disciples’ identity and their calling to partner in God’s reconciling work in the world. Some sections of this course may be designated for transfer students. Students must also enroll in a lab for this course (UFDN 1000L) taught by the same instructor.

Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students only.

UFDN 1000L: Christian Faith: Small Group Lab (0)

Offerings

Derived from SPU’s Wesleyan/ holiness heritage, Wesleyan small groups embody a practice in Christian formation and reconciliation that exposes UFDN 1000 students to Christian community, and facilitate growth in awareness and love of self, neighbor, and God. To accomplish these purposes, participants gather weekly under the leadership of a trained facilitator to ask and answer the question, “How goes it with your soul?” Participation in a SoulCare Wesleyan Small Group is required for all students enrolled in UFDN 1000. Please select a section of UFDN 1000L that is connected to your section of UFDN 1000.

UFDN 2000: Christian Scripture (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.

Equivalents: UFDN 3001 Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.

UFDN 3001: Christian Scripture for Transfer Students (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.

Equivalents: 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.