With its commitment to the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, LMU believes that modern men and women should reflect on their relationship to the world, their fellow humans and God. Similar reflections are found throughout history, as humanity has grappled with fundamental questions of existence. What is the purpose of life? What does it mean to be human? Is there a divine and what does that mean? These courses aim to develop sensitivity to the existential importance of ultimate questions and to appreciate the search for God as intrinsic to the human condition. More specifically, students will

  • know the foundational theological questions, texts and traditions.
  • understand the Catholic and other theological traditions.
  • engage with theological questions and traditions critically and creatively.
  • appreciate the pursuit of ultimate questions as the basis for meaningful action.

Course Criteria