HUM 135


Joseph Mali

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4:40pm- 6:00pm

OLIN 203


1 credit  In this short course, students will learn about the fundamentals of Catholic thought and ritual, both in terms of their historical development and contemporary relevance. Students will study how Catholicism is different from other forms of Christianity, such as Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Questions to be addressed include: In what ways has the Catholic Church changed over the centuries, and in what ways has it remained the same? What is distinctive about its theology, its morality, its liturgy, its sacraments, and its calendar? The course will pay particular attention to the relation between Holy Scripture and Church tradition, between the authority of the magisterium and the individual.  This course will be taught between Thursday, February 4th and Thursday, March 17th. Class size: 20



HUM 140


Karen Sullivan

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3:10 pm- 4:30pm

ASP 302


1 credit   This course is designed to introduce students to witchcraft as it was practiced and, even more, as it was believed to be practiced in Western Europe and North America from the classical period to the present day. We will be studying theologians’ treatises on the operations of witchcraft, inquisitors’ handbooks on the prosecution of witches, notaries’ transcriptions of witches’ trials, and philosophers’ denials of the existence of sorcery. Why did so many people in Europe and America believe for so long that witches existed? Why did they cease to believe that they existed? Why do witches still occupy such a prominent place in our cultural imaginary? This course will be taught between Tuesday, March 29th and Tuesday, May 17th. Class size: 20