Georgetown, with its commitment to the Jesuit tradition, believes that modern men and women should reflect on their relationship to the world, their fellow humans, and God. Through the core requirement, the Department of Theology is committed to fostering in students a critically appreciative awareness of the religious dimension of human existence, and to assisting students in reflecting upon their own experience and understanding in that enlarged context.
All students take two semesters of theology. Students begin with either THEO-001 The Problem of God or THEO-011 Introduction to Biblical Literature in their first year. The second half of the requirement can be fulfilled with any intermediate-level theology course (anything 001-199; THEO-011 can serve as an intermediate course for students who begin with 001) or any course in another department that is cross-listed with Theology.
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