Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

RELG 286   Catholic Traditions
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

Central to this study is the understanding of Roman Catholicism as a living, dynamic, multi-faceted set of religious traditions. The focus in Fall 2022 is on global Catholicism from the Second Vatican Council (1962-5) to the present, although the full panoply of Catholic history, doctrine, and liturgy is under review. Topics will include the Church’s self-understanding, the contexts of American Catholicism, cultural pluralism within global Catholicism, and contemporary issues such as war and peace, social and economic justice, sexuality and reproduction, grassroots liberation efforts, and environmental concerns.