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Theology Courses in the Liberal Arts Core

Marymount University requires students to partake in the Liberal Arts Core.
Every student is required to take at least two Theology and Religious Studies courses. As a Catholic University, Marymount's Theology and Religious Studies department is rooted in its Catholic Christian tradition but extends beyond to study and enter into dialogue with other religious traditions and forms of spirituality. 

By taking these courses, students have the opportunity to study critically different aspects of Christianity as well as begin to understand the horizons of the world's -- and their peers' -- diverse religious and spiritual commitments.

The courses listed below meet various University and Liberal Arts Core requirements. See the liberal arts core and theology course descriptions for more details.  

Introduction to Theology (TRS-1)

According to the liberal arts core, all marymount students are required to take TRS-1

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry EN 101
 

Advanced Theology (TRS-2)

Advanced Theology or Religious Studies with a prerequisite

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 201 Understand Religion TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 202 Religions of the World TRS 100 
TRS 251 The Religion of the Old Testament TRS 100 
TRS 260 The New Testament Gospels TRS 100 
TRS 261 The New Testament Epistles TRS 100 
TRS 270 Christ in Christianity TRS 100 
TRS 271 The Christian God: One and Three TRS 100 
TRS 272 The Mystery of the Church TRS 100 
TRS 273 Sacraments in Christian Theology TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 320 American Religious History TRS 100 & HI 110 or 111
TRS 325 Religious Approaches to Death TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 330 Religious Journeys of Young Adults TRS 100 & one course in PSY or SOC
TRS 361 Grace and Sin, Heaven and Hell TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 362 Friendship, Marriage, and God TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 370 The Bible as Literature TRS 100 & TRS 251, 260, or 261
TRS 380 The History of the Early Church TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 381 Medieval and Reformed Theology TRS 100
TRS 382 The Church in the Modern World TRS 100

 Theological Ethics (TRS-E)

One advanced course from Theology or Philosophy must be a designated moral principles course (Philosophical Ethics PH-E or Theological Ethics TRS-E).

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 351 The Foundations of Christian Morality TRS 100 
TRS 352 Catholic Medical Morality TRS 100 
TRS 353 Catholic Social Morality TRS 100 
 

Writing Intensive (WI)

All Marymount students must take at least 3 WI courses in order to fill Marymount's liberal arts core requirements.

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 320 American Religious History TRS 100 & HI 110 or 111
TRS 361 Grace and Sin, Heaven and Hell TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 362 Friendship, Marriage, and God TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 380 The History of the Early Church TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 381 Medieval and Reformed Theology TRS 100 & EN 102 
TRS 499 Senior Seminar EN 102 & Senior Status
 

Global Perspective (GP)

All Marymount students must take at least 1 GP course in order to fill Marymount's liberal arts core requirements.

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 201 Understanding Religion TRS 100 & EN 102
TRS 202 Religions of the World TRS 100
TRS 340 Judaism in Thought and Practice TRS 201 or 202
TRS 345 Buddhist Traditions TRS 201 or 202
 

Service Learning Courses

Although service-learning courses are not a part of the liberal arts core, Marymount University encourages students to seek out service learning opportunities. The following courses involve service opportunities. 

Course

Prerequisite

TRS 351 Foundations of Christian Morality TRS 100 
TRS 353 Catholic Social Morality  TRS 100 

Theology & Religious Studies Department

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