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New Course for 2005-2006

Reverend Dr. Denis Grecco will teach the course CATH 3813 Special Topics: Principles of Catholic Theology. M,W,F 11:30am First Semester Sept. - Dec. 2005.

Professor Grecco is a visiting professor in Catholic Theology appointed under the Pope John XXIII Chair of Studies in Catholic Theology.


   

Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary programme consisting of courses which are devoted to the examination of topics, themes, or questions pertinent to Catholic history, doctrine, and faith in its various aspects, illustrations of which are found in literature, historical studies, philosophy, theology, and the social sciences.

Minor in Catholic Studies:

A Minor in Catholic Studies may be pursued by students and consists of 18 credit hours,
which must include:

  1. CATH 2003
  2. CATH 3013
    CATH 3023
  3. 9 credit hours in electives, of which 3 credit hours must be from Group I – Catholic History, 3 credit hours from Group II – Catholic Theology, and 3 credit hours from Group III – Faith and Reason, or Group IV – Faith and Values

Group I Catholic History = 6 credit hours
HIST 2213 The Early Church
HIST 3213 The Medieval Church
RELG 3033 Saints and Heretics: the Historical Development of the Church
RELG 3043 The Contemporary Church

Group II Catholic Theology = 6 credit hours
RELG 2313 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELG 2333 Introduction to the New Testament
RELG 2513 Basic Issues in Theology
RELG 3323 The Book of Isaiah
RELG 3343 The Gospel of John
RELG 3353 Christian Liturgy and Sacramental Life
RELG 3363 Jesus of Nazareth - Christ of Faith
RELG 3373 Jesus of the Christ as Understood Throughout History
RELG 3623 The God of Christians

Group III Faith and Reason = 3 credit hours
PHIL 3133 Medieval Christian Philosophy I
PHIL 3233 Medieval Christian Philosophy II
PHIL 3412 God in Western Thought
PHIL 3423 Reason and Religion
PHIL 3523 St. Thomas: Knowledge, Being, and Human Being
PHIL 3553 St. Augustine
PHIL 4713-4836 Tutorial in Selected Catholic Thinkers

Group IV Faith and Values - 3 credit hours
ENGL/CATH 2673 Literature and Catholicism I
ENGL/CATH 2683 Literature and Catholicism II
HMRT 3043 Catholic Theology of Human Rights
HMRT 3053 Human Rights and the Church
PHIL 2213 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
PHIL 3533 St. Thomas: Law, Morality, Society
RELG 2513 Foundations of Christian Ethics

  1. Two compulsory 3 -credit hour reading/discussion courses in each of the student's third and fourth years:
    CATH 3013 Catholic Studies Colloquium I
    CATH 3023 Catholic Studies Colloquium II
  2. 9 credit hours in electives drawn from Groups I - IV above, and Group V Faith, Culture, and the Arts
    CATH 3813,3823,3833 Special Topics in Catholic Studies
    CATH 3923 Independent Studies

B. Major in Catholic Studies

The Major in Catholic Studies is a four-part course of studies totaling 36 credit hours:

(i) a required 3 credit introductory course: CATH 2003 Introduction to Catholic Studies
(ii) 18 credit hours as in electives as indicated below:

Required courses:

2003. Introduction to Catholic Studies
An introduction to the Catholic tradition through a consideration of what it means to be Catholic, and how this experience has been expressed historically and culturally in philosophy, theology, prayer, literature, personal and social morality, and art. 3 credit hours.

3013. Catholic Studies Colloquium I
A group examination and discussion compulsory for, and normally restricted to, third and fourth-year students majoring or minoring in Catholic Studies of select topics, texts, or authors important in the Catholic tradition. Prerequisite: CATH 2003 or permission of the instructor. 3 credit hours.

3023. Catholic Studies Colloquium II
A group examination and discussion compulsory for, and normally restricted to, third and fourth-year students majoring or minoring in Catholic Studies of selected topics, texts, or authors important in the Catholic tradition. Prerequisite: CATH 2003 or permission of the instructor. 3 credit hours.

3813. 3823. 3833. Special Topics in Catholic Studies
The content of this course changes from year to year to reflect the special strengths of faculty and the particular needs of students. The course will focus on a topic or area in Catholic Studies. 3 credit hours.

3923. Independent Studies
A course of independent study under the supervision of a faculty member which affords the student the opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of an area of interest through special reading or a research project. Arrangements may be made by agreement with a member of the faculty and the approval of the Director. 3 credit hours.