RELST 3795

RELST 3795

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

What place does sin have in contemporary culture, from ethics to aesthetics?  How do we consider sin, as a condition, an act, a choice?  How does a particular community-religious, literary, ethnic-consider and use sin, for itself and against others?  What are the limits that sin establishes between different notions of the divine, of the self, and of the other?  How is sin used in literature or art to emphasize or condition behavior and interpretation?  As a brief historical and philosophical exploration of the concept of sin, we will trace the development of the list of seven deadly sins from Evagrius and Cassian to Gregory.  We will then explore the sins in a global Hispanic context through critical essays, works of art, literature, and film, and perhaps include a brief digression into music.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2140, SPAN 2150, SPAN 2170, or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SPAN 3795

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17374 RELST 3795   SEM 101