Christian Foundations


Caitlin Corning                                   Email:  ccorning@georgefox.edu
Office: Center Street House #5      
Phone:  503-554-2673
Office Hours
:  MW 3:40-4:30      Syllabus: https://sites.google.com/
               T, Th 11-12, 1:15-2:30                a/georgefox.edu/foundations
                                                        Skype: Caitlincorning


Course Description
This course is a combination of historical theology and church history.  Will will be examining the development of major Christian doctrines and movements from the foundation of Christianity until today.  In addition, this course will look more closely at Christians of different historical periods to enable students to better understand the concerns and attitudes of our brothers and sisters who came before us.  Students will have the opportunity to gain a more in depth knowledge of their own historic faith tradition and Christian beliefs.

Course Outcomes
~Students should gain a clear understanding of the development of the major doctrines in Christianity including the Trinity, the nature of Christ, ecclesiology, salvation, atonement, etc.

~Students should know the distinctions between the major Christian denominations

~Students should clarify and be able to present their own theological beliefs

~Students should improve their writing and analytical skills


Required Book
Alister McGrath., Christian History, an Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 (ISBN: 9781118337806) 


Grading
~Attendance and Participation - 10%
~Discussion/Responses - 10%
~Denomination Paper - 15%
~Personal Theology Statement - 20%
~First Test - 15%
~Second Test - 15%
~Third Test - 15%



Late Policy

If an absence is not excused, late work is penalized 10% per day.


Cheating and Plagiarism
Please note that this university has a no tolerance policy regarding cheating and plagiarism.  Use of another person's exact words without quote marks and reference is plagiarism, as is restating another person's ideas but not providing a reference to indicate that it is not your own.  If you have any questions, see your Student Handbook, or talk to me.

Disability Statement

If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office as early as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.  You will need to provide current documentation of your disability to Disability Services.  For more information, contact Rick Muthiah, Director of Disability Services (ext. 2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or go to ds.georgefox.edu for more information.

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides all students with free writing consultation, general tutoring, academic coaching, and learning strategies (e.g., techniques to improve reading, note-taking, study, time management).  The ARC hours of operation are from 1:00-10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday.  Call ext. 2327 or email the_arc@georgefox.edu to schedule an appointment.  Visit arc.georgefox.edu for information about ARC Consultants areas of study, instructions for scheduling an appointment, and helpful learning tools.