CDU THEO 418

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of universities and students, was one of the greatest and most influential theologians of all time. Pope Saint John Paul II said of him, “the Church has been justified in consistently proposing St. Thomas as a master of thought and a model of the right way to do theology." Canonized in 1323 and honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas viewed the natural order as coming from God the Creator and saw reason as a divine gift to be highly cherished.

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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!

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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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The Inquisition

  February 2 - 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 - 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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The Psalm's:  Israel's Prayer and Ours

  March 2 - 23, 2015

This online interactive seminar course will examine the Book of Psalms as Religious Poetry and Prayer of both Jews and Christians.  The Psalms will also be explored as models of communication with God using the whole range of human emotions.  In addition, students will be introduced to critical methods for reading and studying the Psalter, and, interpreting and appropriating the story of the Psalter for contemporary prayer.

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Click here to see a complete list of online seminars.

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 570 The Letter to the Romans 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 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
SCRPT 370 The Letter to the Romans May
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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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 (week starting) 1/5/15
Last Day of Class                                                                                      1/12/15
Finals Exams due to Instructors   1/19/15
Grades Available                                                             1/28/15

 

January 2015 - 8 week Term
Registration Opens                                                             11/10/14
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         12/15/14
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                 12/29/14
Course Preview Opens 1/2/14
First Day of Class                                                                   1/5/15
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                            1/9/15
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                         1/16/15
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)        2/1/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline                                                   2/16/15
Exams Open for Testing     2/23/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             3/2/15
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              3/9/15
Grades Available                                                                              3/18/15

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