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Enroll today for an 8-week course. Classes begin on July 6th. Earn your AA, BA, or MA degree online or take one course to see if CDU is right for you.

Graduate
THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism

Undergraduate
SCRPT 310. Reading Scripture Theologically (Core)
SPIR 305. Introduction to Catholic Spirituality
THEO 313. God, Man, and Universe (Core)

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CDU Online Seminars

Upcoming Online Seminars

June 1-22

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

July 6-27

  • Jesus: The Master Evangelist

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 SPIR 305

SPIR 305. Introduction to Catholic Spirituality (8 weeks)

Offered in July Term

Are you looking for a class that could give you the knowledge necessary to jumpstart your own spiritual development? Join Dr. Carole Brown for a meaningful journey that begins with the teachings of Christ as recorded in the Gospels and explores the rich variety of Christian practices illustrated in the lives and teachings of the saints. Learn about the unique contributions of the saints to Catholic doctrine and the common thread that links them all.  Equip yourself with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to mature in your own spiritual life!

 

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CDU Renew Your Mind

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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THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism

Offered in July Term

"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 Jan
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
LATIN 501 Latin I Sept
PHIL 508 Philosophy for Theology - CORE May
PHIL 534 Philosophy of the Human Person Sept
RELED 550 Principles of Ecclesial Service May
RELED 671 Leadership for Catholic Adult Faith Formation 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)
Sept, Oct
THEO 551 Theology of the Sacraments - CORE  Sept
THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology - CORE 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


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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 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
LATIN 101 Latin I Sept
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
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 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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Jesus: The Master Evangelist

  July 6 - 27, 2015

Jesus has many titles in 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. Learn how Jesus evangelized as revealed in the Gospels and how we can follow in his footsteps to carry on his work today.

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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
Finals Exams due to Instructors   7/6/15
Grades Available                                                             7/15/15

 

May 2015 - 12 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)        6/28/15
Registration/Schedule exam in Examity deadline                                                  7/13/15
Exams Open for Testing     7/20/15
Last Day of Class                                                                             7/27/15
Final Exams need to be completed                                                              8/3/15
Grades Available                                                                              8/12/15

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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. .