CDU THEO 510Offered in March

Attention, graduate students!

THEO 510, Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology, will be offered in our new 8-week format this March. Dr. James Kruggel, a noted systematic theologian specializing in  divine revelation and the relationship between faith and reason, will explore the sources of divine revelation and impart an appreciation for the systematic study of theology. Topics covered include the existence and nature of God, the relationship between faith and reason, biblical inspiration and interpretation, the development of Christian doctrine, and authority in the Church.

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The Inquisition

February 2 - 23, 2015
What do you really know about the Inquisition, the special court or tribunal appointed by the Catholic Church to discover and suppress heresy? Noted Catholic scholar Dr. Matthew Bunson will separate fact from fiction as he leads you through the history and function of the Roman Inquisition of the 12th century and the rise of the Spanish Inquisition, which deeply affected life in Spain from 1478 well into the 19th century.

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CDU Student ProfileScott Roy lives in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, Colleen, and their six children. He has just completed the AA in the Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Catholic Studies degree and will begin work toward his BA in Theology in September.

Scott serves as a missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach Canada, a university campus evangelization movement, and works on campus at Simon Fraser University in the Communications Department as well. With work, family, and higher education to juggle, Scott needed to find a flexible program.

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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 of 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)
Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Oct

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 562 Church History, Part I Sept
CHIST 563 Church History, Part II May
ENG 500 Graduate Writing Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) May
ENG 501 Graduate Research Skills - CORE  (.5 credits) Sept
GREEK 501 Biblical Greek I Sept
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May
PHIL 534 Philosophy of the Human Person Sept
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service May
SCRPT 514 Theology of Scripture May
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch Sept
SCRPT 570 The Letter to the Romans May
SCRPT 662 The Synoptic Gospels Sept
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE
(8 week course)
Mar, July, Oct
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE  Sept
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE Sept
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


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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  
CHIST 314 Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages May
CHIST 324 Church History II: Renaissance to the Modern Church Sept
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) Sept
GREEK 101 Biblical Greek Sept
HUM 271 Western Civilization, Part II May
PHIL 305 Introduction to Plato & Aristotle -CORE  (8 week course) May, Oct
SCRPT 303 Survey of the Old Testament May
SCRPT 306 Survey of the New Testament - CORE Sept
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, Oct
THEO 101 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I - AA only (8 week course) May
THEO 102 Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II - AA only (8 week course) Sept
THEO 103 Ethics & Morality (8 week course) Mar, Oct
THEO 301 Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine- CORE (8 week course) July, Oct
THEO 313 God, Man and the Universe - CORE (8 week course) Mar, Jul, Oct
THEO 332 Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior - CORE
(8 week course)
May, Sept
THEO 342 The Four Constitutions of Vatican II - CORE
(8 week course)
May, Sept
THEO 353 Sacraments: Masterworks of God - CORE (8 week course) Mar, July
THEO 418 Introduction to Thomas Aquinas Sept
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) Sept


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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 1/2/15
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
Finals Exams due to Instructors   3/9/15
Grades Available                                                             3/18/15

 

January 2015 - 12 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)        3/1/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline                                                   3/16/15
Exams Open for Testing     3/23/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             3/30/15
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              4/6/15
Grades Available                                                                              4/15/15

 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2014-2015

 

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