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HNRL 320 Liberation Theologies (CORE—Non-Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (Offered as needed/ 3 credits) 

This course introduces students to theologies and philosophies of liberation which developed in the 20th century as practical and active ways to address human oppression. The topics will include black liberation theology, Latin American liberation theology, African liberation theology, mujerista theology and womanist theology. We will read and study the major works in liberation theology such as the writings of Paulo Freire, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, Jacqueline Grant and Mercy Amba Oduyoye.