Interdisciplinary and General Areas (THY) Courses
THY 402 Introduction to the Christian Tradition I (3)
This course is an introductory survey of theology, studying representative texts from the pre-Christian era to the Reformation (100 BCE to 1650). Students will examine figures and issues selected from various historical periods.
THY 404 Introduction to the Christian Tradition II (3)
This course is an introductory survey of theology, studying representative texts from the Enlightenment to the modern age (1650-present). Students will examine figures and issues selected from various historical periods.
THY 467 Consortium (0)
This course number is ONLY for students from Bethel, St. Thomas, Luther, or United Theological Seminary who are taking classes at Saint John's.
THY 468 Consortium (3)
This course number is ONLY for students from Saint John's who are taking classes at Bethel, St. Thomas, Luther, or United Theological Seminary.
THY 465 Th.M. Research Seminar (3)
The research seminar is designed to direct and guide students in advanced theological research in preparation for writing a thesis. Students may prepare the thesis proposal in the course, or if approved, can begin writing the thesis. Students will be engaged in dialogue and critique of each others' work in order to enhance understanding of theological research and writing. The proposal will contain: a persuasive and debatable thesis statement, a description of the project that maps the argument with a brief summary of the positions and the lines of argument to be developed; a tentative outline, a preliminary bibliography of primary and secondary sources from current scholarship as well as the history of research on the topic. The bibliography will also include sources in the ancient and/or modern language being utilized in the thesis.
THY 580 Thesis (6)
THY 597 Comprehensive Examinations Seminar (3)
This seminar provides a context in which students will prepare for the Comprehensive Examinations which complete the MA Degree in Theology. To that end, students will revise and submit a graduate paper begun in a previous course, and they will develop a research paper on a thesis that compares and contrasts content and method from two different theological areas of concentration (e.g., scripture, systematics, church history, etc.). The research paper must have a bibliography of at least twenty items (books and/or journal articles). Students will be expected to have (1) completed and submitted an approved graduate paper and (2) completed an initial draft of this paper by the end of the seminar. A completed and approved graduate paper and research paper will constitute the written portion of the MA comprehensive examination.
THY 598 Reading for Comprehensive Examinations (1-6)
THY 599 Comprehensive Examinations (0)