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Catholic Studies Program

The Catholic Studies Minor is for students who want to learn about the rich intellectual and cultural traditions of the Roman Catholic Church during the past two millennia and study their impact on western thought.

The CS minor is a academic program, without confessional stance or episcopal oversight, driven throughout by the same spirit of independent scholarly inquiry Emory faculty have brought to the study of other religions and faith traditions.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Judy Raggi Moore
P5265172
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • PhD, Universita degli Studi di Roma, 1980

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Italian language pedagogy
  • cultural studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Judy Raggi Moore
P5265172
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • PhD, Universita degli Studi di Roma, 1980

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Italian language pedagogy
  • cultural studies

Courses

Core Course
REL 313: Modern Catholicism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examination of major social, ethical, and theological issues confronting post-Vatican II Catholicism, including the intellectual and historical roots of contemporary debates.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Elective Courses
ARTHIST 231: Early Medieval Art, 200-900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores of the world of late antiquity including the Roman mystery cults, arts of the Jews and early Christians. From these diverse beginnings, we will examine the rise of major new cultural centers in Ravenna, Byzantium, the British Isles, and Damascus.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ARTHIST 232: Monastery&Cathedral,900-1300
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Arts of the Romanesque and Gothic period, including architecture, sculpture, stained glass, and manuscript illumination. Major topics include the revival of monumental sculpture, the cult of relics, the rise of urban centers, and the development of a stone-vaulted architecture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 244: Art in Renaissance Europe
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the masters who transformed the visual arts in Europe between 1400 and 1600, from the age of Jan van Eyck to that of Michelangelo and his followers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 259R: Hist Perspect./Euro Art Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The cultural context of selected traditions of European art and architecture, from ancient Mediterranean to eighteenth century, exploring the interplay of culture with historical circumstances. May be repeated when topic changes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 349: Spec Stud:Renaissance Art Hist
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics in Italian or Northern art, ranging from Giotto to Pieter Bruegel. From artistic centers such as Florence, Rome, and Venice, to Bruges, Antwerp, and Haarlem. May be repeated for credit when topic changes up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 303: History Of Byzantine Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of the Byzantine Empire from Justinian to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Explores artistic, religious, and political achievements of one of the most magnificent and little-known civilizations in the Western tradition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 304: Emperors, Barbarians and Monks
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course covers the period 200-900 CE/AD and focuses on political, social and religious change in the late Roman empire and early medieval Europe. Topics include: the rise of Christianity, the fall of Rome and the barbarian invasions of the 4th-7th centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 305: High Middle Ages: 1000-1350
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analyzes social, cultural, and political developments in medieval western Europe from circa 1000 to circa 1350, mainly through discussion of primary sources, including poems, biographies, histories, letters, and legal documents.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 306: The Italian Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History 201 recommended as background. Examines developments in politics, society, and the economy that created a new cultural style in Italy between 1350 and 1530. Students have the option of some readings in Italian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 307: Europe:Reformatn - Enlightenmt
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History 201 recommended as background. Breakup of Renaissance civilization amid wars of religion, economic crises, constitutional struggles, and growing skepticism. Terminates with origins of the Enlightenment, based on new scientific and philosophical systems, and development of strong constitutional or absolutist states.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 307: Europe:Reformatn - Enlightenmt
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History 201 recommended as background. Breakup of Renaissance civilization amid wars of religion, economic crises, constitutional struggles, and growing skepticism. Terminates with origins of the Enlightenment, based on new scientific and philosophical systems, and development of strong constitutional or absolutist states.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
LAT 320: Medieval Latin
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to Latin of the medieval world, including grammar and readings in a variety of texts from the fourth to thirteenth centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
REL 311: Early & Medieval Christianity
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Christianity from the apostolic period through the Middle Ages, with emphasis on the contribution of major theologians.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REL 350: Jesus And The Gospels
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The study of the New Testament gospels through approximately ten Christian gospels and fragments of gospels written during the first two centuries, including modern studies and debates about the historical Jesus.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REL 351: Paul And His Letters
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The study of the historical role of Paul, his thinking, the major Pauline theme, as well as the problems faced by the first urban Christians.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
SOC 333: Sociology Of Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Origins, structures, and functions of religious institutions and their roles in the maintenance and change of social systems. Emphasis on the religious response to the problems of ultimate meaning in various societies, including the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field research