CDU Moral TheologyExplore Moral Theology This July

God creates, redeems, and sanctifies. But what does this mean for how we should live our lives? Join instructor Steven Bozza this July in THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology as he explores how moral theology transforms the way in which we make sense of life. Learn about the uniquely Christian motivation for living and the importance of the Beatitudes in daily life. Delve into St. Augustine's thoughts on God as the indispensible foundation of happiness and virtue. With the help of readings by moral theologian Father Servais Pinckaers and others, you will come to understand the foundations and components of moral theology and how they are essential to our repentance and continuing conversion.

 

CDU MA CandidateMA Candidate Presents Thesis at Conference

On April 23, 2016, MA candidate Julianne Stokes presented her Master's thesis at the First Annual Graduate Conference on Personalist Philosophy, which was hosted by The Hildebrand Project in conjunction with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Julianne and her husband Jon live in New York State. They have eight children, and both serve as catechists in the Syracuse Diocese, where they promote Theology of the Body, Teen Star, Respect Life, and New York State Right to Life. Julianne also works as a substitute teacher at a Catholic elementary school.

She received an invitation encouraging the submission of graduate papers on personalism from John Henry Crosby, founder and president of the Hildebrand Project. Her thesis just happened to address personalist thought on women.

 

CDU Judith StegmanJudith M. Stegman: Outstanding Graduate

Judith M. Stegman of East Lansing, Michigan, has been named CDU's Outstanding Graduate for 2016. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, CDU's accreditor, honors an outstanding graduate or alumnus each year from its member institutions. Stegman is a worthy honoree, having attained a 4.0 GPA while earning her MA degree in Theology with a concentration in Philosophy.

Stegman, a CPA, owned an accounting firm in Michigan when she decided to pursue advanced studies in canon law.  She chose to pursue the prerequisite MA degree in Theology at CDU so she could study from home while transitioning from business to full-time student. Stegman is currently pursuing advanced studies in canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

 

 

CDU Year of MercyCelebrate the Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
"God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14). ... Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish."

Pope Francis, Easter Urbi et Orbi message, March 31, 2013

CDU Mercy

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

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 514 Church History, Part I: Early Christians to Middle Ages Fall II
CHIST 524 Church History, Part II: Renaissance to Modern Church
(8 weeks)
Summer
CHIST 544 History of the Catholic Church in America (8 weeks) Mar '16
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Fall I
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits)  May '16
GREEK 502 Biblical Greek II  
LATIN 501 Latin I Fall I
LATIN 502 Latin II  
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May '16
PHIL 648 Truth of the World  
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service - OSV CORE Fall I
RELED 560 Principles of Catholic Education (8 week course) March '16
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch (8 week course) Fall I
SCRPT 530 Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History - OSV CORE (8 week course) Fall I
SCRPT 540 Isaiah and the Prophets Fall I
SCRPT 570 The Letter to the Romans  (8 week course) Winter II
SCRPT 571 The Gospel of St. John Summer
SCRPT 576 Letter of St. Paul  
SCRPT 662 Synoptics May '16
SPIR 501 Applied Catholic Spirituality May '16
THEO 500 The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism (8 week course) Summer, Fall I, Fall II, Winter I
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE Mar, Fall I
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE   May, Fall I
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE (8 week course) Summer
THEO 584 The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind May '16
THEO 596 Dante's Divine Comedy: Literature, Philosophy, and Theology Fall I
THEO 617 Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics  
THEO 631 Introduction to Christology - CORE  Fall I
THEO 640 Explaining and Defending the Faith  
THEO 641 Theology of the Church - CORE  Fall I



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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 Fall II
CHIST 324 Church History II: Renaissance to the Modern Church
(8 weeks)
Summer
CHIST 344 History of the Catholic Church in America (8 weeks) Mar '16
ECON 105 Elements of Economics Fall I
ENG 100 Undergraduate Writing Skills - CORE (1.5 credits) Fall I
ENG 101 Undergraduate Research Skills - CORE (1.5 credits)  May '16
GREEK 201 Biblical Greek II  
HUM 171 Western Civilization, Part I Fall I
HUM 271 Western Civilization, Part II  
LATIN 101 Latin I Fall I
LATIN 201 Latin II  
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  (8 week course)  May '16
RELED 432 General Catechetics for the New Evangelization  
SCRPT 303 Survey of the Old Testament Fall I
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament with the CCC - CORE May '16
SCRPT 310 Reading Scripture Theologically - CORE (8 week course) Mar, Summer
SCRPT 370 The Letter to the Romans (8 week course) Winter II
SCRPT 371 The Gospel of St. John Summer
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) Summber
THEO 103 Ethics & Morality (8 week course) Oct, May '16
THEO 304 Foundations of Catholicism (8 weeks, replaces THEO 301) Mar, Sept '16
THEO 313 God, Man and the Universe - CORE (8 week course) 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)
Summer
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE (8 week course)  May '16
THEO 418 Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas (8 week course) Fall I
THEO 466 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part A - CORE (8 week course) Fall I
THEO 467 Catholic Fundamental Moral Theology, Part B - CORE (8 week course)  May '16


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Introduction to Genesis

  May 9 - 30, 2016

This 3 week online interactive seminar examines three main themes that are developed in the Book of Genesis.  Participants who complete this seminar should have acquired an appreciation of the revelation of God in Genesis and the Creation of Man; the account of the Fall and the Promise of Redemption, and the origins of the Chosen People of God and the meaning of Covenant.

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Jesus: The Master Evangelist

  May 9 - 30, 2016

Jesus is known by many titles throughout the New Testament; Lord, Good Shepherd, Messiah, and Christ to name a few. Yet Jesus’ primary role during his three year ministry was that of evangelist, the anointed one who brings the Good News of God’s love to the world. This course will explore concrete ways that Jesus evangelized as revealed in the Gospels. 

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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

 

 May 2016 12 week  8 week
 Registration Opens  3/14/16  3/14/16
 Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)  4/18/16  4/18/16
 Registration/Payment Deadline  4/25/16  4/25/16
 Course Preview Opens  5/6/16  5/6/16
 First Day of Class  5/9/16  5/9/16
 Last Day to Add a Class  5/13/16  5/13/16
 Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)  5/20/16  5/20/16
 Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)  7/10/16  6/5/16
 Exams Open for Testing  7/29/16  7/1/16
 Last Day of Class  7/31/16  7/3/16
 Final Exams need to be completed  8/7/16  7/10/16
 Grades Available  8/17/16  7/20/16

 

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