Fall 2014 Classes
THE 112 Intro to Theology (3 cr.) Tues / Thurs 9:00 – 10:15AM
THE 112 Intro to Theology (3 cr.) Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:00 PM
THE 208 Christian Ethics (3 cr.) Mon / Wed 10:30 – 11:45AM
THE 208 Christian Ethics (3 cr.) Tues / Thurs 12:00 – 1:15PM
THE 221 Sacramental Theology (3 cr.) Tues / Thurs 10:30AM – 11:45AM
THE 221 Sacramental Theology (3 cr.) Mon / Wed 1:30 – 2:45PM
THE 318 Jesus the Christ (3 cr.) Mon / Wed 9:00AM – 10:15AM
THE 330 Gospels (3 cr.) Mon / Wed 12:00 – 1:15PM
CTH 101 The Great Catholic Adventure (4 credits) Tues / Thurs 4:30 – 6:15PM
CTH / PHI 210 Search for Happiness: Faith & Reason in Life (4 cr.) Mon / Wed. 1:30 – 3:15PM
CTH 325 The Body in Catholic Thought and Modern Culture (3 cr.) Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:00PM
CTH 401 Great Catholic Figures (4 cr.) Mondays 4:00 – 7:30PM
THE 112 Intro to Theology (3 credits)
This course explores the nature, sources, methods, and history of the various disciplines of Christian theology by engaging in reasoned reflection upon revelation in Scripture and Tradition.
THE 208 Christian Ethics (3 credits)
This course examines significant conceptions of the Christian moral life and their sources as well as their relationship to natural law and virtue-centered approaches.
THE 221 Sacramental Theology (3 credits)
This course examines the incarnational and sacramental nature of Christian faith, life, and worship; the particular sacraments, especially baptism and the Eucharist; Christian mystagogy; and other sacramental rites and practices.
THE 318 Jesus the Christ (3 credits)
This course concerns Christology, the study of Christian teaching about the person and work of Jesus Christ as presented in biblical texts, early Christian creeds, the formulas of the great ecumenical councils, sacramental rites, and the liturgy of the Church.
THE 330 Gospels (3 credits)
This course examines the Gospels with regard to their background and development; their relationship of Jesus of Nazareth; their historical, literary, and canonical relationships; their narrative structure, theology, and Christology; and their role in Christian faith, life, and liturgy.
CTH 101 The Great Catholic Adventure (4 credits)
This course introduces the interdisciplinary study of Catholic thought and culture: the interplay of Church and culture throughout the ages, the complementarity of faith and reason across multiple disciplines, and the integration of faith and life as a whole. This course is a required foundation course for Catholic Studies majors and an elective foundation course for CTH minors.
CTH / PHI 210 Search for Happiness: Faith & Reason in Life (4 credits)
This course investigates the quest for happiness in light of the complementarity of Christian faith and human reason as found in the tradition of Catholic thought and culture. This course evaluates arguments for and against various claims about happiness originating from popular culture, philosophy, theology, and other disciplines. Emphasis on the integration of the spiritual, bodily, and social dimensions of the human person will be made. Required foundation course for Catholic Studies major; elective foundation course for Catholic Studies minor.
CTH 325 The Body in Catholic Thought and Modern Culture (3 credits)
This course considers what it is to be a human person (anthropology) from a distinctively Christian and Trinitarian perspective. Pope John Paul II’s teaching known as the theology of the body, which has been described by Catholic historian George Weigel as “a theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences,” will provide the framework for this anthropology. Its literary, philosophical, and historical impact on Catholic culture and culture-at-large will also be examined.
CTH 401 Great Catholic Figures (4 credits) Monday 4:00 – 7:30PM
Advanced seminar discussion of Catholic figures and their cultural achievements and non-Catholic figures who have influenced the Catholic tradition of thought and culture. Required advanced course for Catholic Studies major. Prerequisites: one 200-level CTH course, and one 300-level CTH course.