AA Grad Pursues BA Completion

Scott Roy lives in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, Colleen, and their six children. He has just completed the AA in the Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Catholic Studies degree and will begin work toward his BA in Theology in September.

Scott serves as a missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach Canada, a university campus evangelization movement, and works on campus at Simon Fraser University in the Communications Department as well. With work, family, and higher education to juggle, Scott needed to find a flexible program.
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THEO 617. The Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics and Philosophy

Developed by nationally renowned philosopher Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J, Ph.D., based on his book, New Proofs for the Existence of God, this new video-format graduate course examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. The course helps learners understand the arguments for the existence of God – and against atheism – using the most complete and integrated approach currently available. This analysis adds new meaning to life and our understanding of transcendence and destiny.

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THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism

“Who believes, sees,” Pope Francis proclaims in his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei, The Light of Faith. THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism, our new 8-week graduate course, uses the Lumen Fidei and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to explore how faith is a kind of light for the intellect. THEO 500 offers an introduction to the academic study of Catholicism, providing a general framework for how faith and reason are related to one another, and the role of study in the Church.
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CDU Offers New 8-week Courses!

Why should you try an 8-week course?
•    Research shows that you will learn more and achieve higher grades
•    You can move through your program at a faster pace
•    More frequent start dates offer more flexibility for your busy schedule
•    The shorter timeframe allows you to take a break sooner

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All courses are 3 credits, unless specified otherwise. For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

This is a preliminary list, courses are subject to change.

Graduate Courses
Prerequisite

Course Number Course Title
Term  
THEO 500 The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism
(8 week course)
Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar, May, Jul

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 562 Church History, Part I Sept
CHIST 563 Church History, Part II May
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Sept, May
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Jan
LATIN 501 Latin I Sept
LATIN 502 Latin II Jan
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology May
PHIL 534 Philosophy of the Human Person Sept
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service May
SCRPT 514 Theology of Scripture May
SCRPT 515 Biblical Foundations Jan
SCRPT 571 The Gospel of St John May
SCRPT 576 Letters of St. Paul Sept
SPIR 505 Survey of Catholic Spirituality Jan
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE Jan
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE Jan
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology Jan
THEO 584 The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind May
THEO 617 The Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics and Philosophy Sept
THEO 631 Introduction to Christology - CORE  Sept, May
THEO 641 Theology of the Church - CORE (Sep 2014 term FULL - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for wait list) Sept, May
THEO 642 Catholic Apologetics Jan
THEO 645 The Role of the Laity and the New Evangelization Jan


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CDU partners with several dioceses and groups to provide high quality online programs in adult faith formation. This partnership allows members of these partners to experience CDU's noncredit courses and seminars at a discounted rate.

If your diocese is listed below, then you are eligible for Group Subsidy Partner discounts. To learn more and to register for courses and seminars click on your group's name:

Each of CDU's partners has a customized agreement - PLEASE VISIT YOUR PARTNER PAGE AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR REGISTERING FOR A CLASS.

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Learn more on how your group can partner with CDU to enhance the goals and reach of adult faith formation. Contact Sister Mary Margret Ann at 888.254.4238 ext. 709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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All courses are 3 credits, unless specified otherwise. For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

This is a preliminary list, courses are subject to change.

Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Course Title Term  
BIO 150 Nutrition Jan
CHIST 314 Church History I May
CHIST 324 Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church Sept
ECON 105 Elements of Economics May
ENG 100 Undergraduate Writing Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) Sept, May
ENG 101 Undergraduate Research Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) Jan
HUM 171 Western Civilization, Part I Jan
HUM 271 Western Civilization, Part II May
LATIN 101 Latin I Sept
LATIN II Latin II Jan
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  Sept, Jan, May
SCRPT 303 Survey of the Old Testament - CORE Sept
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament - CORE Jan
SCRPT 310 Reading Scripture Theologically - CORE (8 week course) Nov, Mar, Jul
SPIR 305 Introduction to Catholic Spirituality (8 week course) Nov, Jul
THEO 101 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I - AA only Sept, May
THEO 102 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II - AA only Jan, Jul
THEO 103 Ethics & Morality (8 week course) Mar
THEO 301 Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine- CORE (8 week course) Jan, May
THEO 313 God, Man and the Universe - CORE (8 week course) Nov, Mar, Jul
THEO 332 Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior - CORE
(8 week course)
Sept, Jan, May
THEO 342 The Four Constitutions of Vatican II - CORE
(8 week course)
Sept, Jan, May
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE Sept, Mar
THEO 412 Catholic Apologetics Jan
THEO 418 Introduction to Thomas Aquinas Jan
THEO 466 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part A - CORE (8 week course) Sept, May
THEO 467 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part B - CORE (8 week course) Jan, Jul


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JUNE 2014 - 8 week Term
Registration opens 4/22/14
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                        
5/26/14
Registration/Payment Deadline 6/9/14
First Day of Class                                                                                     
6/16/14
Last Day to Add a Class  
6/20/14
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                            
6/27/14
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)               
7/13/14
Proctor Updates due to Registrars                                                              
7/28/14
Exams sent to Proctors 8/4/14
Last Day of Class                                                                                     
8/11/14
Finals Exams due to Instructors  
8/18/14
Grades Available                                                            
8/25/14

SEPTEMBER 2014 - 8 week Term
Registration Opens                                                            
6/30/14
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                        
8/11/14
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                
8/25/14
Course Preview Opens 8/29/14
First Day of Class                                                                  
9/1/14
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                           
9/5/14
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                        
9/12/14
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)       
9/28/14
Proctor Updates due to Registrar                                                             
10/13/14
Exams sent to Proctors 10/20/14
Last Day of Class                                                                            
10/27/14
Final Exams due to Instructors                                                               
11/3/14
Grades Available                                                                             
11/12/14

Term Dates 2014-2015

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What Catholics Should Know About Islam

September 15 - October 6, 2014

At a time when Christians seem to be facing persecution across the whole of the Middle East, Catholics are asking many questions about the relationship between the Church and Islam. Many Catholics wonder how Catholics and Muslims can pursue together the search for dialogue and peace and what principles Catholics need to know and understand when dialoging with members of the Islamic community. How confident are you in responding to a Muslim regarding the truth of Church History, such as the controversial subject of the Crusades?
These and many other questions will be addressed in this 3-week seminar, “What Catholics Should Know about Islam.”  This seminar provides participants with historical facts and basic principles needed to address confidently the Catholic encounter with the Muslim community and to judge the effectiveness of on-going dialogue.  You will learn to identify the commonalities and major differences between Christianity and Islam. You will also become familiar with the many facets of contemporary Catholic-Islamic relations, including the great challenges of today as well as the many opportunities.
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Gospel of St. Mark

October 6 - October 27, 2014

This three week online seminar will be an excursion into the least known, least popular, yet, most underrated of the four Gospels--inspired by God and written by the man who was Peter's secretary.  Mark affords us an indispensable look into Jesus Christ and the true meaning of Christian discipleship. The content will explore many puzzles of this Gospel, including the reasons why Mark has so often been neglected in the history of the Church, and why Mark, despite his relative neglect in the past, is essential in his witness to the truth of Jesus Christ and the historical memory of the Lord's life and ministry. Furthermore, participants who complete the seminar should be able to give reasons why Mark is an outstanding catechetical tool for explaining the mystery of Christian discipleship.

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Ethical Dimensions of Public Health Crises

October 20 - November 10, 2014

This seminar will have students examining major public health crises that have captured national and international attention: AIDS, Malaria, Maternal Mortality, and Breast Cancer. Identify what drives these epidemics, what preventive approaches have been prioritized, and what has actually proven effective in reversing the course of these epidemics.  Explore the deeper ideological undercurrents that have determined prevention policy, and examine the political commitments underlying what is reported to the public as “evidence based”.  After completing this seminar, participants should be able to demonstrate the critical philosophical and anthropological reasons for confronting these public health crises.

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