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Fall 2014 Online Learning Semester

August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014

The following courses are scheduled to be offered through the Online Learning program, undergraduate level, for the Fall 2014 semester.

Fall 2014 Registration Packet

Online Registration

Undergraduate Registration Form

For information regarding Required Materials for these courses, please click here.

Syllabi are being added as they are received.  Please do not contact any professor about his or her syllabus until August 25th. Prior to that date, all questions should be directed to the Online  Learning Office at 860.632.3015.

Note: At the start of the term, the syllabi that are located in the Info tab of your courses in Populi should be considered as the most updated.

Course descriptions for the Fall 2014 semester undergraduate course offerings are listed below.     

CH 325  Catholic Response during World War II Prof. Heather Voccola
This course examines the Catholic response during World War II. Topics include a review of the Papal response, including Pius XI and Pius XII; the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; and exposure to the holocaust in literature and film.

HIS 101 Western Civilization I Prof. Steven Schultz
This course studies the peoples of the Old Testament: the rise and fall of Greek and Roman civilizations, the birth of Christianity, the rise of Islam, the medieval period, the crusades, the Black Death, the Protestant reformation, and the Catholic counter-reformation.

HIST 201 American History I Fr. Gregoire Fluet
The course surveys Pre-Columbus America and ends with the Civil War. Students examine the process of colonization, the Revolutionary War, the growth of the American Republic, and the issues that led to Southern secession.

HUM 103 Humanities in the Ancient World Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA
This course introduces the origin and development of the humanities, with an emphasis in the classical world. These branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations are distinguished from the sciences.

LA 210 Ecclesiastical Latin I Dr. Philippe Yates
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of Latin, with the aim of enabling the student to approach medieval and modern ecclesiastical Latin texts. It is the first of three courses designed to give the student the skills to read modern ecclesiastical Latin.

LA 220 Greek I Prof. John Hornyak
This course emphasizes basic grammar and vocabulary drawn from philosophic and biblical Greek texts, and provides a working vocabulary of terms used in both Attic and Koine dialects. This course is a prerequisite for Greek II to be offered in the Spring.

PAS 531 Theology of Social Media Dr. Kristina Olsen
This course explores the history, trends, and issues related to the Catholic Church and its use of media for social communications. Students discuss how media is “social” and how this can be used to “introduce people to the life of the Church and help our contemporaries to discover the face of Christ" (Pope Benedict XVI, Message for 44th World Communications Day, 2010). This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

PHE 501 Ethics Dr. Ronda Chervin
This course studies the principles of ethics from a Thomistic and phenomenological perspective including criteria for making moral choices and a refutation of situation ethics, and addresses social justice, abortion, war and peace and sexual ethics.  This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

PHE 505 Narrative and the Moral Life Dr. Randall Colton
This course examines the ethical influence of stories by focusing on philosophical analyses of narrative and the moral life.  Topics may include: the sources and limits of narratives’ moral power; their nature and structure; principles for the ethical evaluation of stories and their readers; and stories in Catholic spirituality.This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

PHL 301 History of Ancient Philosophy Dr. Daniel McInerny
This course studies the most representative thinkers of ancient philosophy, beginning with Plato, Socrates and Aristotle and ending with St. Augustine and Boethius.

PHL 525 Logic Dr. Philippe Yates
This course introduces the basic structures of sound thinking, analytic reading, and the evaluation of arguments, the latter through practice in Aristotelian logic and examination of the three acts of the mind in Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy.

PHL 590 Metaphysics Dr. Timothy Smith                                                                                 
This course includes the metaphysics of Aristotle; presuppositions of metaphysics, the subject matter of metaphysics, the scandal of generality, substance and essence, from finite to Infinite Being, the nature of existence, the names of God. This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

PS 103 Political Science Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA
The course surveys ideas in the study of government and politics, examines the perennial questions in political life (Who should rule? and Is it good to have power? and Do truth and right change in the course of history?), and explores the various fields of political science.

PS 514 Mission & Evangelization Fr. Dominic Anaeto
This course explores biblical-theological foundations of mission, the forms of evangelization, education for evangelization, specific missionary vocation, challenges in evangelization and an exploration of St. John Paul II’s call for new ardor, expression, and method in evangelization. This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

SCM 171 Biology Dr.  Donald W. Sparling
This course is an introduction to the biological sciences. Topics include elements of biochemistry, cell structure and function, reproduction, genetics, evolutionary theory, plant and animal diversity, elements of physiology, and a brief examination of ecology.

SCM 220 Chemistry Dr. Stacy Trasancos
This course explores the world of chemistry and engages learners in its theoretical and practical aspects.

STD 510 Spiritual LIfe in the Classics Dr. Ronda Chervin
This course provides a study of the great spiritual writers with an emphasis will be on how the beautiful images and concepts in such classics can help us grow in our own union with God, and in our love of those we encounter in friendship, family, work and mission. This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

THL 100 Sacred Scripture Dr. Daniel Van Slyke
This course treats in detail the Biblical inspiration, canonicity, texts, versions, hermeneutics, literary genre, and the ongoing sanctifying activity of the Holy Spirit through the use of the Holy Scripture both by individuals and by the Church officially.

THL 110 Fundamental Theology Prof. Randy Watson
This course introduces the sources, topics, and history of theology as a foundation for further study. Attention is given to the origins of doctrine and its form, important to almost all branches of theology.

THL 510 Catechetics I Prof. Steven Schultz & Dr. Cynthia Toolin
This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study the first two parts, “The Profession of Faith” and “The Celebration of the Christian Mystery” to grasp it in the light of Vatican Council II. This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

THL 512 Apologetics Prof. Patrick Madrid
This course introduces the student to the art of fulfilling this biblical mandate to cogently and convincingly explain and defend Christian truth, and focuses on the “what” and “how” of apologetics to present a compelling defense of the Faith. This course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

updat 07/11/2014

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