CDU Student Andrew Swancer

Meet Andrew Swancer

“CDU has deepened my relationship with Christ, by teaching me the ‘why’ of the faith,” says BA in Theology student Andrew Swancer. A Civil Engineer who has served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years, Andrew has been stationed all over the world. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew currently lives in Bossier City, Louisiana, with Laura, his wife of 11 years. He has always had a passion for ministry, teaching catechesis, and RCIA.

 

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CDU instructor Carole Brown

SPIR 305. Introduction to Catholic Spirituality

Learning more about the saints--our outstanding masters of the spiritual life--can help us mature in our own spiritual lives. Would you like to know how Gospel teaching developed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and wish you knew more about the saints and the various streams of spiritual life in the Church?

If so, then this undergraduate course, Introduction to Catholic Spirituality, may be for you.

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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)
Nov, 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 May
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
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 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


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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  Jan, May
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 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)
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 - 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 Registrars                                                               10/13/14
Exams sent to Proctors 10/20/14
Last Day of Class                                                                                      10/27/14
Finals Exams due to Instructors   11/3/14
Grades Available                                                             11/12/14

 

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 Registrar                                                              11/10/14
Exams sent to Proctors 11/17/14
Last Day of Class                                                                             11/24/14
Final Exams due to Instructors                                                                12/1/14
Grades Available                                                                              12/10/14


Term Dates 2014-2015

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Scriptural Perspectives on the New Evangelization

  October 27 - November 17, 2014

Much has been written and spoken about the Church’s mission to evangelize and the need for the new evangelization.  If you would like to clarify your understanding of evangelization and to aid your communities in contributing to the evangelizing mission of the Church then this seminar is for you!  Participants will explore the roots of the concept of “evangelization”, and the aspects of the “missiology” of the original documents on evangelization, the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.  Those who complete the seminar should be able to identify and articulate the multiple approaches to mission that will be discovered in the writings of the evangelists, and to formulate and apply models based on these approaches to the life of the contemporary Church.

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History and Theology of the Icon

  November 3 - November 24, 2014


Come discover a distinctive form of art in the Church.  Learn the language of the icon, the images by which it expresses Biblical and theological truths, and the role icons may play in the life of Christian prayer.  Participants will be able to identify different schools of iconography, read the grammar of images, and place them in the tradition of Christian art.

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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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