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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4408 - Otterbein’s Tradition of Service and The United Brethren Church

Hours: 3
Explores the historical roots of Otterbein’s tradition of service, and the origin and growth of the United Brethren in Christ in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including its involvement in the causes of Abolition and of missions, and its response to liberal theology and the social gospel, its stance on Prohibition, and its engagement with education. Explores the church’s continuing involvement in issues of social and economic morality and justice and the continued evolution of missions and international service, through two church mergers that eventually brought the United Brethren in Christ together with the Methodists to form the United Methodist Church. Reflecting upon our own experiences, beliefs, and values. What have been the experiences that have shaped our personal choices, for example, regarding career, academic major, participation in volunteer service, orientation toward contemporary social issues? What are the questions we have about decisions currently faced and plans for the future? How can reflection on our own experiences, our education, and work and volunteer activity help fashion our plans for the future? How does learning about a variety of philosophical, ethical, and religious views help choose our own viewpoints? Focusing on the many choices people face today in regard to these questions, and also upon developing a sense of where we came from and of what that has to do with where we are going. Involves community engagement through investigation, service and the sharing of the perspective the class provides.