Fall 2022 On Campus Course Offerings

Syllabi for Fall 2022 courses will be uploaded as they become available. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to purchase all materials prior to the start of classes.

Undergraduate

APO 512 – Apologetics
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. Can also be used for credit in PAS 512.

ENG 115 – Writing and Composition
Effective essay writing is essential for undergraduate and graduate course work. This course covers the basics of academic writing and essay composition. The lesson topics provide foundational concepts of writing structure, organization and cohesiveness.

ENG 131 – Poetry
This course introduces students to classics in poetry, and focuses on close-reading and interpretative skills of representative authors. Particular attention is given to the lyric tradition with Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, C. Rossetti, Dickinson and Hopkins.

GRK 201 – Greek I
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. Online and residential.

HIS 101 – Western Civilization I
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 developments in the middle ages, the crusades, the Black Death, the Protestant reformation, and the Catholic counter-reformation.

HIS 200 – American History
This survey course will examine the History of the United States of America from the Age of Exploration to the present era. This breathtaking scope will allow the student to gain a better idea of what values have been formed in America especially surrounding the ideal of freedom and self-governance.

LAT 201 – Latin I
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. Online and residential.

MTH 425 – Theology of the Body
This course covers the biblical foundations for the Theology of the Body as expressed in the works of St. John Paul II, and seeks to relate the Theology of the Body in the practical encounters of life, love and Marriage.

PAS 161 – Catechism I
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 its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II.

PAS 325 – Human Formation at the College Level
This course focuses on self-knowledge, formation in Christ and cooperation with the grace of God. To that end, it draws on work on attachment, human development, boundaries, homosexuality, trauma, addiction and the essence of masculinity and femininity. Residential only.

PAS 511 – Mission and Evangelization
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. Online only.

PHE 450 – Ethics
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.

PHH 301 – History of Ancient Philosophy
This course studies the most representative thinkers of ancient philosophy, beginning with Plato, Socrates and Aristotle and ending with St. Augustine and Boethius. Online and residential.

PHH 404 – History of Contemporary Philosophy
This course examines the views of various contemporary philosophers on issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas of philosophy.

PHS 490 – Metaphysics
Metaphysics is that most general investigation of philosophy that attempts to arrive at reasoned judgments about how things really are. This course presents a comprehensive introduction to Aristotelian and Thomistic metaphysics. Topics included are the nature of metaphysics as a science and its subject matter; the distinction between being and essence; and the analogy of being.

PHS 492 – Philosophy of God (Pre-Req: PHS 450 or PHS 490)
This course will introduce students to the Philosophy of God also known as Natural Theology. It will examine the metaphysical and moral aspects of natural theology and show how God through reason can be proven philosophically. Heavy emphasis is placed on the arguments for the proofs of God’s Existence, especially those of St. Thomas Aquinas. It will explain His Attributes and Divine Acts. This class prescinds from any discussion of faith except in comparative analysis.

SCM 303 – Anatomy and Physiology II
This 3 credit course presents a systemic approach to the study of the human body. Lecture topics include discussion of the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

Graduate

APO 512 – Apologetics
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. Can also be used for credit in PAS 512.

CHH 706 – Highlights of Church History
This course will trace and highlight major developments in the history of the Catholic Church, from the Apostolic Period to the present day. Emphasis will be placed upon central historical figures, movements, institutions, controversies, and councils, with special attention paid to their importance for ministry and evangelization today.

CLA 601 – Canon Law I
This course will introduce the student to the 1983 Code of Canon law, its history and its application in the life of the Church. The course will offer a broad overview of the structure and contents of the Code with particular emphasis on the law governing General Norms, the Rights and Obligations of the Christian Faithful and Clerics, Particular Churches and the Sacraments.

DTH 641 – Protology and Eschatology
This course studies God as the Creator of all things and the relation of created things to Him. The four last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell) are related to Him as the fulfillment of man and nature, the end of His saving plan. Online and residential.

DTH 645 – Nature and Grace
This course examines the natural desire to see God; the controversy over the desire to see God; the state of human nature; the nature of the law; the new law of Christ – sanctifying grace; and the nature, necessity and effects of sanctifying grace. Online only.

DTH/CHH 676 – Recent Magisterium
This course will survey documents of the Papal Magisterium since Vatican II. A selection of key documents from Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis will be studied.

DTH 751 Christology
This course considers the person of Jesus Christ and the theology of the Incarnation, with particular attention to the development of Christological doctrine and to the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Students registering for Christology must have already completed DTH 731 One and Triune God.

DTH 760 — Ecclesiology and Ecumenism
This course investigates the nature and characteristics of the Church, its attributes, its structures, its mission and its relation to the world, and the development of Catholic thought concerning ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. Online and residential.

DTH 871 – Priesthood and Celibacy
This course studies the theology of the priesthood and the discipline of priestly celibacy. Seminarians only. Residential only.

ENG 890 – MA Summative Evaluation: Comprehensive Exam & Professional Paper
This course prepares M.A. Theology students to pass the oral-comprehensive exam in Dogmatic and Moral Theology during Final Exam Week and to write a ten-page professional paper in the student’s concentration. The professional paper will be written under the direction of an advisor and is due the following semester.

MTH 612 – Fundamental Moral II
This course examines the nature of moral habit, virtue, and sin with the purpose of preparing priests and religion teachers, spiritual advisors, or other Christians to engage accurately in moral evaluation and formation.

MTH/PAS/PHE 841 – Catholic Social Teachings
This course traces major themes in Catholic social teachings by using the U.S. Bishop’s document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions and includes topics therein. Online and residential.

PAS 511 – Mission and Evangelization
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. Online only.

PAS 660 – Thanatology
This course examines the topic of suffering, dying and death from doctrinal, pastoral, spiritual, and human dimensions. The psychological and social aspects of dying and death will also be considered, along with a brief study on end of life issues. This course enables one in any ministry to address concerns and questions that arise in life, especially with a view to family and youth ministry, hospital chaplaincy, grief ministry, the elderly, and care for the physically and mentally challenged.

PAS 785 – Pastoral Issues Concerning Human Sexuality
This course addresses the meaning of human sexuality, education and integration of emotion, sexual aberrations, relationship skills such as intra- and inter-personal skills, personal freedom skills, sexuality and spirituality, human sexuality and eschatology. Online and Residential.

SAS 571 – Letters of St. Paul
This course studies the life and mission of St. Paul. It will also examine the composition, structure, purpose, historical background and theological themes of the Pauline letters with special concentration on Galatians, ! Corinthians, Philippians, and Romans.

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