CDU Professor DahloffRELED 560 Principles of Catholic Education

Dr. Lori Dahlhoff, a respected leader in catechesis and lay ministry with over twenty years of experience in parish, Catholic school, and diocesan settings, will teach RELED 560 Principles of Catholic Education. The new, 8-week graduate course is being offered in March. Of particular interest to Catholic school teachers, religious educators, and parish leaders, the course will focus on the work of learning and teaching in Catholic parishes and schools.

Learn to help students to develop a clear Catholic identity, analyze factors influencing teaching and learning, evaluate educational resources, and design educational strategies that lead students to develop a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

RELED 560 incorporates materials from Our Sunday Visitor’s Alive in Christ series as well as written lectures, audio and video presentations, and asynchronous online shared learning activities that benefit every type of learner.

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CDU D'AmbrosioStudy with “Dr. Italy” in January

In January, THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism will be taught by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a world-renowned commentator on Catholic issues and New York Times list best-selling author. Also known as “Dr. Italy,” he appears frequently on a variety of TV and radio shows, including the “O’Reilly Factor” and “Geraldo Rivera at Large.” Known for his ability to make profound subjects understandable and relevant to everyday life, Dr. D’Ambrosio is an ideal professor for THEO 500, the prerequisite course for admission to our MA degree in Theology program.

Join Dr. D’Ambrosio as he explores the Lumen Fidei--Pope Francis' first encyclical--and other texts to reveal how faith is a light for the intellect. This 8-week course introduces 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. Enroll today to understand what Pope Francis meant when he said, "Who believes, sees."

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CDU American HistoryHistory of the Catholic Church in America
CHIST 344 and CHIST 544

Join noted scholar Dr. Matthew Bunson as he brings the history of the American Catholic Church to life beginning with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Come to understand the unique foundations of the Catholic Church in North America and the Church’s progress through the eras of immigration, urbanization, the Civil War, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the election of John F. Kennedy, and more.

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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)
Mar, May, July, Sept '16

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 514 Church History, Part I: Early Christians to Middle Ages  Sept '16
CHIST 524 Church History, Part II: Renaissance to Modern Church July '16
CHIST 544 History of the Catholic Church in America (8 weeks) Mar '16
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits)  Sept '16
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits)  May '16
GREEK 502 Biblical Greek II  
LATIN 501 Latin I Sept '16
LATIN 502 Latin II  
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May '16
PHIL 648 Truth of the World May '16
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service - OSV CORE Sept '16
RELED 560 Principles of Catholic Education (8 week course) March '16
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch (8 week course) Sept '16
SCRPT 530 Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History - OSV CORE (8 week course) Sept '16
SCRPT 540 Isaiah and the Prophets Sept '16
SCRPT 570 The Letter to the Romans  (8 week course)  July '16
SCRPT 576 Letter of St. Paul  
SCRPT 662 Synoptics May '16
SPIR 501 Applied Catholic Spirituality May '16
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE Mar, Sept '16
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE   May, Sept '16
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE (8 week course)  July '16
THEO 596 Dante's Divine Comedy: Literature, Philosophy, and Theology Sept '16
THEO 617 Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics  
THEO 631 Introduction to Christology - CORE   
THEO 640 Ecumenism July '16
THEO 641 Theology of the Church - CORE   


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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  
CHIST 314 Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages  
CHIST 324 Church History II: Renaissance to the Modern Church July '16
CHIST 344 History of the Catholic Church in America (8 weeks) Mar '16
ENG 100 Undergraduate Writing Skills - CORE (1.5 credits)  
ENG 101 Undergraduate Research Skills - CORE (1.5 credits)  May '16
GREEK 201 Biblical Greek II  
HUM 171 Western Civilization, Part I  
HUM 271 Western Civilization, Part II May '16
LATIN 201 Latin II  
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  (8 week course) Oct, May '16
RELED 432 General Catechetics for the New Evangelization  
SCRPT 303 Survey of the Old Testament  
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament with the CCC - CORE May '16
SCRPT 310 Reading Scripture Theologically - CORE (8 week course) Mar '16
SCRPT 370 The Letter to the Romans (8 week course)  
SPIR 301 Applied Catholic Spirituality (8 week course) May '16
THEO 101 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I - AA only (8 week course) Mar '16
THEO 102 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II - AA only (8 week course) July '16
THEO 103 Ethics & Morality (8 week course) Oct, May '16
THEO 304 Foundations of Catholicism (8 weeks, replaces THEO 301) Mar '16
THEO 313 God, Man and the Universe - CORE (8 week course) Oct, Mar, July '16
THEO 332 Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior - CORE
(8 week course)
 May '16
THEO 342 The Four Constitutions of Vatican II - CORE
(8 week course)
 
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE (8 week course)  May '16
THEO 466 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part A - CORE (8 week course)  
THEO 467 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part B - CORE (8 week course)  May '16


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Forming Disciples for Community and Mission

  February 1 - 22, 2016

This 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. 

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Conscience Formation and the Sacrament of Penance

  February 28 - March 21, 2016

This seminar will address the formation of a moral conscience, sin and conscience, and the relationship of a person’s moral conscience to the sacrament of Penance.



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January 2016 12 Week 8 week
Registration Opens 11/9/15 11/9/15
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes) 12/11/15 12/11/15
Registration/Payment Deadline 12/18/15 12/18/15
Course Preview Opens 1/1/16 1/1/16
First Day of Class/Term Begins 1/4/16 1/4/16
Last Day to Add a Course 1/8/16 1/8/16
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript) 1/15/16 1/15/16
Exams Open to Students (week starting) 3/25/16 2/26/16
Last Day of Class 3/27/16 2/28/16
Completed Exams Due from Students to Instructors 4/3/16 3/6/16
Grades Available to Students 4/13/16 3/16/16

 

March 2016 - week Term
Registration Opens                                                             1/11/16
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         2/15/16
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                 2/22/16
Course Preview Opens 3/4/16
First Day of Class                                                                   3/7/16
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                            3/11/16
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                         3/18/16
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)        4/3/16
Exams Open for Testing     4/29/16
Last Day of Class                                                                             4/29/16
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              5/8/16
Grades Available                                                                              5/18/16

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