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Theology Foundation

To fulfill the Theology Foundation requirement, students must take two, three-credit, Core-designated theology courses. One core-designated course must at the 200-level courses and one must be at the 300-level.​
Why Theology?

Providence College’s mission is to educate the whole student and to pursue Truth in a way that underscores the unity of Truth and the compatibility of faith and reason. Hence, the study of theology is at the heart of the curriculum and is an integral portion of the core curriculum. Students will engage in a practice of reasoned inquiry about God and faith and the great questions of human life (e.g., What is the origin of my existence? Why is there something ​​rather than nothing? What might one hope for, either for oneself or for humanity?) in a manner comparable with the reasoned inquiry with which they investigate other areas of the liberal arts.

The development of theological thinking is a component of the Development of Western Civilization Program. The required courses in theology increase and deepen the exposure of students to the fruit of centuries of Christian thinking about God, their understanding of the relationship between God and humankind in such a worldview, and an appreciation of the Catholic and Dominican views of the religious and spiritual dimension of human life. In theology courses, students develop a critical understanding of the dialogic relationship between theological study and the other areas of intellectual endeavor in the liberal arts. The theology component of the core curriculum is indispensable in the College’s mission to prepare students to continue to reflect on their place in the world and to continue to grow spiritually in whatever path God’s providence takes them after graduation.

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Core Foundation & Profiency

Department

AMS 214 (North American Religious History) [approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
American Studies
HIS 214 (North American Religious History) [approved for Theology 300-level] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
History
HIS 215 (Diversity of Latin American Religious History) [Effective Summer 2017 for the Theology 300 foundation] Theology Foundation
History
HIS 215 (The Diversity of Latin American Religious History) [Effective Spring 2017] Theology Foundation
Diversity Proficiency
History
HON 230 (Honors Foundations of Theology) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Fall 2012] Theology Foundation
Honors
HON 311 (Honors Studies in Theology) [Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Honors
HON 312 (The Church and the Major World Religions) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014, and Intensive Writing II, Effective Spring 2018] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Honors
THL 200 (Foundations of Theology) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Fall 2012] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 210 (Biblical Theology) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 220 (New Testament: Literature and Theology) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 240 (Theology of Thomas Aquinas) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Fall 2012] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 270 (Growth in Christian Life) [Approved for Theology 200-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 312 (Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture) [Effective Spring 2015] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 314 (The Prophets) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 322 (The Synoptic Gospels) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 323 (Canonical Gospels) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 326 (Johannine Literature) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2013] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 328 (The Letters of St. Paul) [Effective Spring 2015] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 330 (Early Christian Doctrine) [Effective Spring 2015] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 332 (Theology of St. Augustine) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 334 (Medieval Christian Theology) [Effective Spring 2015] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 336 (Reformation Theology) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2013] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 342 (American Religious Experience) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2013] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 346 (Contemporary Christian Thought) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2013] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 350 (Christ Word and Redeemer) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 352 (Theology of the Human Person) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 354 (Church in Today�s World) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 357 (Jews and Christians in Dialogue: A Shared and Disputed History) [Effective Spring 2018 for Theology 300 foundation/Diversity proficiency] Theology Foundation
Diversity Proficiency
Theology
THL 358 (The Church and the Major World Religions) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Diversity Proficiency, Effective Fall 2014 and Intensive Writing II, Effective Spring 2018] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Theology
THL 360 (The History and Theology of the Papacy) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2012] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 362 (The Sacraments) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 363 (The New Testament in the Eternal City) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2012] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 370 (Principles of Moral Decision) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 372 (Contemporary Moral Problems) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 373 (Global Catholicism) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Diversity Proficiency, Effective Summer 2014] Theology Foundation
Diversity Proficiency
Theology
THL 374 (Theological Ethics for Business and Economics) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 375 (Global Service in Solidarity) [Effective Spring 2017 for the Theology 300 requirement, the Civic Engagement Proficiency, and the Diversity Proficiency] Theology Foundation
Diversity Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Theology
THL 376 (Catholic Social Thought) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Spring 2015] Theology Foundation
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Theology
THL 378 (Theology and Political Life) [Effective Spring 2018 for the Theology 300 Foundation] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 380 (Prayer and Liturgical Life) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Theology
THL 386 (Marriage: Theological Approach) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2013] Theology Foundation
Theology