CDU Lynn O'GormanEnrich your prayer life this Advent!

Enroll now for Lectio Divina: A Way of Praying the Scriptures, December 1 - 22, 2014

Students in this 3-week online seminar will learn to pray the Scriptures using a method recommended by Popes and Saints and practiced by millions of Catholics worldwide.

Journey through the Lectio Divina practice of Scripture study; learn to meditate, pray, and put God's word into action. Come to a better understanding of what St. Paul meant when he said: “the word is near you, on your lips and in your heart" (Romans 10:8).

Lynn O'Gorman Latchford (OblOSB, MAT)-- theologian, writer, poet, photographer, Benedictine Oblate to St. Mary's Abbey, and mother of two – will lead this inspiring seminar.

Register online today or contact Admissions at 888-254-4238 ext. 700.

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January 2015 Term

What’s your New Year’s resolution? If you’d like to deepen your knowledge of the Faith in 2015, register now for an online course at CDU! A few courses are highlighted here; click on the link below for a full list of courses offered in January. Classes begin on January 5th!

Graduate

Undergraduate

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CDU Student Karl Broussard

Meet Karlo Broussard

Do you wonder what you can do with a degree in theology? Karlo Broussard, who received his BA in Theology degree from CDU in 2009, has found a way to turn his passion for evangelization and defense of the Faith into a profession.

Karlo is a full-time speaker and apologist for The Magis Center, which was founded by Father Robert Spitzer to explore and share the close connection between reason and faith as revealed by new discoveries in science, philosophy, and the historical study of the New Testament. Karlo is also the founder and director of The Divine Child Institute for Catechetical Renewal, which is a non-profit dedicated to helping pastors in the Diocese of Yakima, Washington.

 

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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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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)
Jan, Mar, May, Jul

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 563 Church History, Part II May
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) May
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Jan
LATIN 502 Latin II Jan
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service May
SCRPT 514 Theology of Scripture May
SCRPT 515 Biblical Foundations (4 credits, 16 week course) Jan
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch May
SCRPT 571 The Gospel of St John Jan
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE Jan
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE Jan
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE Jan
THEO 584 The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind May
THEO 631 Introduction to Christology - CORE  May
THEO 641 Theology of the Church - CORE  May
THEO 642 Catholic Apologetics Jan
THEO 645 The Role of the Laity and the New Evangelization Jan
THEO 683 Catholicism and Modern American Culture Jan


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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
ECON 105 Elements of Economics May
ENG 100 Undergraduate Writing Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) 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 II Latin II Jan
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  May
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament - CORE Jan
SCRPT 310 Reading Scripture Theologically - CORE (8 week course) Mar, Jul
SPIR 305 Introduction to Catholic Spirituality (8 week course) Jul
THEO 101 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I - AA only 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) Mar, Jul
THEO 332 Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior - CORE
(8 week course)
Jan, May
THEO 342 The Four Constitutions of Vatican II - CORE
(8 week course)
Jan, May
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE 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) May
THEO 467 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part B - CORE (8 week course) Jan, Jul


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SEPTEMBER 2014 - 12 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)                10/26/14
Proctor Updates due to Registrars                                                               10/13/14
Exams sent to Proctors 11/10/14
Last Day of Class                                                                                      11/24/14
Finals Exams due to Instructors   12/1/14
Grades Available                                                             12/10/14

 

November 2014 - 8 week Term
Registration Opens                                                             9/1/14
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         10/13/14
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                 10/27/14
Course Preview Opens 10/31/14
First Day of Class                                                                   11/3/14
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                            11/7/14
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                         11/14/14
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)        11/30/14
Proctor Updates due to Registrar                                                              12/29/14
Exams sent to Proctors     1/5/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             1/12/15
Final Exams due to Instructors                                                                1/19/15
Grades Available                                                                              1/28/15


Term Dates 2014-2015

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Lectio Divina:  A Way of Praying the Scriptures

  December 1 - December 22, 2014

Completing this seminar will help you uncover how the word of God is personal and powerful.  Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading helps us to meditate, pray, and put into action God’s Word.  For years the Church has been teaching this spiritual practice for deepening one’s relationship with God.  Learn the basic steps of this effective type of prayer to comfortably engage in praying the Scriptures using Lectio Divina.  (There are recommended texts to have on hand while completing this seminar, get more details by clicking on ‘Read More’).

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The Inquisition

  February 2, 2015-February 23, 2015


This three-week online seminar course will study one of the most controversial and misunderstood topics in Catholic history. It will focus on the development of both the so-called Roman and Spanish Inquisitions. Students who complete this seminar course should be able to discuss the first efforts to deal with heresy in the Christian community, the role of St. Dominic and the Order of Preachers in preventing the spread of heretical ideas, the true function and history of the Roman Inquisition, and the rise of the Spanish Inquisition that became so much a part of life in Spain until the 19th century. Finally, students will become familiar with the many misrepresentations and untruths that have been perpetuated about the Inquisition over the centuries.

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Forming Disciples for Community and Mission:  Basic Tasks for Catechesis

  February 2, 2015-February 23, 2015

 
This three-week online seminar will examine the six fundamental tasks of catechesis that the Church summarizes in the General Directory for Catechesis as the most effective and fruitful means to form authentic disciples of Jesus Christ.  Particular emphasis will be on the need to foster in  students a sense of responsibility towards the community of the Church, and to equip them with ways to use their gifts and talents to witness Christ in their everyday lives. Participants who complete this seminar course should be able to identify and apply the six fundamental tasks of catechesis that are derived from the Gospels to help students attain the full development of the Christian Faith.

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