A study of the problem of the origin of the universe and the human race drawing insight from religious, philosophical, and scientific reflection. In exploring the basic questions of human existence the course seeks to introduce the student to the methods and questions of these disciplines. The course also explores the biblical concept of origins and compares and contrasts this view with those of other paradigms.

A study of the origins of the Christian faith in its historical and cultural milieu at the beginning of the Common Era. The course examines the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and their impact on history.