SPAN 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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: RELST 3795

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16183SPAN 3795  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: SPAN 2140, SPAN 2150, SPAN 2170, or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.