Death and Beyond: Comparative Reflections on World Religious Traditions
Finding meaning in death, as well what might follow, has long been a focus of global religions. Graham M. Schweig, a professor of philosophy and religion at Christopher Newport University, surveys differing visions of death—and the life that leads up to it— from a variety of Eastern and Western cultural perspectives.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:30 AM
The Great Cathedrals and Basilicas of Italy
Join Eric Denker, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, as he leads a lavishly illustrated daylong program that focuses on the churches of Venice, Rome, Siena, and Florence that represent some of Italy’s most exceptional repositories of ecclesiastical art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:30 AM
The Holy Land in the Time of Herod
In the Gospel, King Herod the Great is associated with the Massacre of the Innocents. The truth of that event is open to scholarly debate, but there’s little doubt that Herod was the single greatest builder in the history of the Holy Land. Archaeologist Jodi Magness explores some of the major archaeological sites dating to Herod’s reign.  
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Sacred Mosaics in Washington
All-Day Tour
From great cathedrals to monastery grounds, sacred sites throughout Washington, D.C., provide the setting for beautiful religious mosaic works in a wide range of styles. Mosaic artist and educator Bonnie Fitzgerald leads a tour that covers the city and mosaic art representing nearly 125 years of creation. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM