CDU Online Seminars

Upcoming Online Seminars

May 4-25

  • The Gospel of St. Luke with Rev. Thomas Lane

June 1-22

  • The True Story of the Crusades with Dr. Matthew Bunson
  • The Gospel of St. Matthew with Dr. Peter Brown

Image: Christus Pantocrator in the apsis of the Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily, Italy. Photo by Andreas Wahra, edited by Entheta.

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CDU Letter to the Romans

New Class for Undergraduates and Graduates Offered in May

SCRPT 370 and SCRPT 570:
Letter to the Romans (8 weeks)

Paul was specially chosen by God to share his Word with all generations, and his Letter to the Romans takes us to the heart of the Gospel, describing our need for salvation, God's grace and Faith, and the importance of Christian service. Join Dr. Peter Brown for an exploration of this important book.

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May 2015 Course Registration Has Begun

Enroll today! Classes begin on May 4th. Earn your AA, BA, or MA degree online or take one course to see if CDU is right for you.

Click here for the full list of courses offered in May.

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Catholic Distance University

Renew Your Mind

"Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that you may prove what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:1-2

Click here to choose which program is right for you and let the transformation begin!

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Offered in May term

THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism

"I took the final exam yesterday, and I really appreciate the fact [that] you had us focus on learning the materials instead of just focusing on grades. This is the first class I have taken that I wish would never end!," says THEO 500 student Kathleen North-Wilhelm.

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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)
May, Jul, Sept, Oct

 

Course Number Course Title
Term  
CHIST 562 Church History, Part I Sept
CHIST 563 Church History, Part II Sept
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 Sept
SCRPT 520 Pentateuch Sept
SCRPT 570 The Letter to the Romans  (8 week course) May
SCRPT 662 The Synoptic Gospels Sept
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology - CORE
(8 week course)
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
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
RELED 432 General Catechetics for the New Evangelization Sept
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 (8 week course) 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) 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)  
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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The Gospel of St. Luke

  May 4 - 25, 2015

This course is an introduction to the Gospel of Luke.  Week One covers introductory topics such as authorship, dating, sources, literary qualities, and devotes much space to introducing Luke’s distinctive theology.  Luke emphasizes Jesus reaching out to the outcasts of society and shows Jesus at prayer at key moments.  Week Two covers the Gospel until the end of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, including the Infancy Narrative, Twelve Apostles, Sermon on the Plain, and parables.  Week Three will treat Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem (beginning in 9:51), especially the distinctive teaching of Jesus that Luke gives us in this section of his Gospel e.g. the Seventy-Two, Good Samaritan, Parables of God’s Mercy in Luke 15, and other parables.  Participants who complete this seminar should be able to identify and explain Luke’s distinctive theology by making reference to particular passages of the Gospel.

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The True Story of the Crusades

  June 1  - 22, 2015

This three-week online seminar will provide a survey of the famed Crusading era. It will focus on the causes and conduct of the major Crusades and their impact on the Church and the world. Students who complete this seminar course should be able to discuss the broader historical aspects of the Crusades, including the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Reconquista, situate the Crusades in their proper historical context, and refute the many modern misinterpretations of the Crusader movement.

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The Gospel of St. Matthew

  June 1 - 22, 2015

This seminar course will study the Gospel of St. Matthew using both ancient and modern insights regarding its structure and theology. Those who complete this seminar course should be able to compare this Gospel with the other synoptic Gospels; explain how the structure reveals that Jesus is the new David and the New Moses; describe Jesus’ attitude toward Pharisaic legalism; appreciate Jesus’ use of parables, particularly the parable of the sower; define the way Jesus established the Church, giving special responsibilities to Peter; and address the realities of the Kingdom of God and the presence of both saints and sinners in the Church.

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Click here to see a complete list of online seminars.


March 2015 - 8 week Term
Registration opens 1/12/15
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         2/9/15
Registration/Payment Deadline 2/23/15
Course Preview Opens 2/27/15
First Day of Class                                                               3/2/15
Last Day to Add a Class   3/6/15
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                             3/13/15
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)     3/29/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline 4/10/15
Exams Open for Testing 4/20/15
Last Day of Class                                                                                      4/24/15
Finals Exams due to Instructors   5/2/15
Grades Available                                                             5/13/15

 

May 2015 - 8 week Term
Registration Opens                                                             3/9/15
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)                         4/13/15
Registration/Payment Deadline                                                                 4/27/15
Course Preview Opens 5/1/15
First Day of Class                                                                   5/4/15
Last Day to Add a Class                                                                            5/8/15
Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)                                         5/15/15
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)        5/31/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline                                                   6/15/15
Exams Open for Testing     6/22/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             6/29/15
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              7/6/15
Grades Available                                                                              7/15/15

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CDU partners with several dioceses and groups to provide high quality online programs in adult faith formation. This partnership allows members of these partners to experience CDU's noncredit courses and seminars at a discounted rate.

If your diocese is listed below, then you are eligible for Group Subsidy Partner discounts. To learn more and to register for courses and seminars click on your group's name:

 

Each of CDU's partners has a customized agreement - Please visit your partner page and follow the directions for registering for a class.

Become a Subsidy Partner
Learn more on how your group can partner with CDU to enhance the goals and reach of adult faith formation. Contact Sister Mary Margret Ann at 888.254.4238 ext. 709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .