2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RTS336: Marriage and Family Life

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Religious and Theological Studies
As a human and social institution, marriage has existed for at least as long as recorded history. Long regarded as a fundamental building block of society, marriage has been the focus of an unprecedented degree of questioning and analysis over the past 50 years. This course examines a number of critical areas associated with marriage and family life today, viewed from the perspective of history, contemporary knowledge, and Christian faith. Particular emphasis will be placed on uncovering the religious and spiritual dimensions of marital and parental commitment. Specific topics of study will include the sacramental and vocational character of marriage, sexual grace and intimacy, reproductive ethics, the social mission of families, divorce and its effects on children, cohabitation, and same-sex unions. While adopting an interdisciplinary approach, texts of the Roman Catholic religious tradition will be highlighted.
Prerequisite(s):  RTS 225  
Theme: Defining the American Experience