Catholic Heritage: The Rise of Medieval Culture (ThSp 402)


Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

ThSp 402 - Catholic Heritage: The Rise of Medieval Culture (3 credits) This exploration of the spiritual, doctrinal, and cultural heritage of the Catholic tradition from the mid-fourth century into the eleventh century introduces students to the influence of Roman Catholic spiritualities and doctrines on the interplay of spirituality, music, art, and literature. Through primary and secondary sources, students study how culture depends on worship, literacy, and time for leisure as they are exposed to different traditions of Christian prayer, meditation, and contemplation that emerged in this period. Prerequisite: ThSp 401. Spring. [ former title Catholic Heritage from Dark Ages to Middle Ages - changed 6/21/17 - kg ]