Course Catalog


Course Catalog

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is dedicated to offering a setting of academic excellence by providing a wide range of courses to help enrich and cultivate its students to be leaders in their Catholic communities.

Please select a subject from the list below to see a list of courses with abbreviated information in that particular area.

** Spring 2017 Semester begins January 16 **

APO 512 Apologetics (formerly THL 512 Apologetics) This course introduces the student to the art of fulfilling this biblical mandate to cogently and convincingly explain and defend Christian truth, and focuses on the “what” and “how” of apologetics to present a compelling defense of the Faith. Online and Residential. Taught online by Prof. Patrick Madrid and residentially by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

 APO 531 Toward a 21st Century Catholic World View This course will challenge the student to understand more of the reasons for polarities in the past and viewpoints presenting truth in a fresh manner. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Ronda Chervin.

APO 555 Theology and Science: One Source in Theology and Philosophy (formerly STP 617 Theology & Science) This course examines the relation between the disciplines and worldviews of modern science and Christian theology with the aim of providing a scientifically informed, theological understanding and appreciation of nature as God’s work of creation. Online and residential. Taught online by Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, OP, and Dr. Tom Sheahen and residentially by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

 APO 620 Evolution and Catholic Thought (formerly STP 610 Evolution and Catholic Thought) This course explores the theory of evolution and sources of Catholic teaching regarding whether evolution is an ‘acceptable’ concept within the Church. Can also be used for credit in CHH 620. Online Only. Taught by Dr. Don Sparling.

APO 652 New Atheism (formerly PHTH 619 Atheism and New Atheism) This course focuses on the nature of the New Atheism and the attempt it is making to secure political power in its assault against the faith. Online Only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, and Dr. Don Sparling.

BIE 625 Catholic Bioethics (formerly STM 625 Bioethics) This interdisciplinary course prepares students for pastoral service through an intensive review of the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the sanctity and dignity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Topics include the most challenging and difficult moral and medical issues in the field of contemporary bioethics. Can also be used for credit in MTH 625. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Judith Babarsky and Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, and residentially by Fr. Erik Lenhart. 

BIE 639 Bioethics and the Law (new course) Course Description TBD. Online and residential taught by Dr. Tom Davis.

BIE 651 Medical Ethics (formerly STP 640 Medical Ethics) This course begins with the background out of which the Catholic Medical Ethics grew, and then explores the modern situation and its failure will be described and the contemporaneous need for the religious traditions to exercise their appropriate influence will be affirmed. Residential Only. Taught by Dcn. Tom Davis.

 BIE 653 Guiding Principles of Catholic Medical Ethics (formerly STM 660 Guiding Principles of Catholic Medical Ethics) This course explores the extraordinary challenges, both medical and moral, currently facing Health care in the U.S. The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, will be used to overview critical topics in Catholic medical ethics. Requires separate enrollment with the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Online Only. Taught by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.

BIE 661 Biology and Biotechnologies for Ethicists (formerly STM 672 Biology and Biotechnologies for Ethicists) This course studies the basic biological principles related to ethical issues such as in vitro fertilization and other reproductive technologies, embryonic and adult stem cells, artificial contraception, and genetic engineering from the standpoint of the Catholic faith. Online Only. Taught by Drs. Hermann and Laura Frieboes.

BIE 673 Catholic Bioethics and the Dignity of the Human Person (formerly STM 662 Catholic Bioethics and the Dignity of the Human Person) This course examines key areas of modern bioethics, and be able to articulate the major ethical concerns raised by these issues and areas where ethical ambiguity may still exist from the vantage point of Catholic teaching. Requires separate enrollment with the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Online Only. Taught by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.

 BIE 675 Case Studies and Applied Topics (formerly STM 665 Case Studies and Applied Topics in Bioethics) This course examines a number of bioethical topics and critically analyzes case studies from a Catholic perspective, including research ethics, ethics committee process topics, beginning and end-of-life ethical issues, selected clinical issues. Requires separate enrollment with the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Online Only. Taught by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.

 BIE 795 Gospel of Life and Culture of Death (formerly PHE 795 Gospel of Life and Culture of Death) This course covers the culture of death, the unity of life, love, and human dignity, the notion of freedom in Evangelium Vitae, real vs. counterfeit virtues, the roots of Evangelium Vitae in natural law, Sacred Scripture and the Catholic tradition, and the new feminism. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Donald DeMarco & Margaret Posner. 

CHH 263 Catholic Response during World War II (formerly CH 325 Catholic Response During World War II) This course examines the Catholic response during World War II. Topics include a review of the Papal response, including Pius XI and Pius XII; the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; and exposure to the holocaust in literature and film. Online only. Taught by Prof. Heather Voccola.

CHH 300 Church History (formerly CH 300 Church History) This course examines the history of the Catholic Church as a point of evangelization. Topics to be examined will include development of the early Church, the Age of the Fathers, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Reformation period, and the Modern Era. Online and Residential. Taught online by Prof. Heather Voccola and residentially by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

CHH 501  Historical Knowledge & Human Good Taught by Dr. John Bequette

 CHH 613 The Church in America (formerly CH 652 Church in America) This course surveys the Church’s growth in America, especially in the United States, from 1492 to the present. Topics such as patronage, missionary activities, religious orders, persecution, the immigrant Church, the maturing of the Church, and contemporary tensions are studied. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Gregoire Fluet in both modes of delivery.

CHH 622 Scottish Monasticism This course partners with Christology for the purpose of an intercultural study tour to Scotland and will not only explain the history and causes of Scottish monasticism but also do so during a four-week tour of the Scottish abbeys and monasteries in the vicinity of Castle Kilcoy near Muir of Ord and Tore on the Black Isle, in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Taught onsite in Scotland by Staff in conjunction with Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson’s DTH 751 Christology.

 CHH 630 Spanish Mysticism (formerly STD 630 Spanish Mysticism) This course explores Spanish Mysticism in the lives and writings of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross. Students will spend the first part of the course reading and preparing for a four- week study in Avila, Spain, where they will develop an appreciation for the cultural context of Spanish mysticism through excursions to key historic, cultural and religious sites.  Taught onsite in Avila, Spain, by Dr. Kristina Olsen in conjunction with Fr. Randy Soto’s SAS 652 Synoptic Gospels.

 CHH 631 Mystical Theology in the Church Fathers (formerly STD 619 Mystical Theology in the Church Fathers) This course focuses on selected writings of representative Eastern and Western Church Fathers to gain a better understanding of and appreciation for their teachings on contemplative prayer and the journey of the soul to Divine Union. Residential only. Taught by Staff. 

CHH 651 Counter Reformation (formerly CH 620 The Counter-Reformation) This course explores the causes of the Reformation; the Council of Trent; Counter-Reformation popes and religious orders; saints and foundresses; France, the field of battle; Thirty Years War and the Peace of Westphalia. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

 CHH 661 Catholic Modernism (formerly CH 630 Catholic Modernism) This course reviews Catholic modernism and addresses the intellectual causes of modernism and its major components. The study includes magisterial statements of Pius X concerning modernism and exposure to the works of several important Catholic modernists. Online only. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson.

CHH 671 Documents of Vatican II (formerly CH 659 Documents of Vatican II) This course introduces the history of Vatican II and the content of the documents. Topics include the background of the Council, the nature of the Church, inner spiritual renewal, the Church and the world, and the effects of the Council. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson in both modes of delivery.

CHH 675 Spirituality of St. John Paul II (formerly THL 509 Spirituality of Bl. John Paul II) In order to better understand what influenced St. John Paul II’s spiritual life and made him a saint, this course will look, among other things, at the history of Poland, its intense Catholic culture, his own Marian spirituality and the influence which the great Carmelite mystics had on him. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

 CHH 707 History of the Church to 1400 (formerly CH 710 History of the Church to 1400) This course surveys the first fourteen centuries of the Church, studying the major forces, events and persons shaping the growth and development of Christianity in the East and West. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, in both modes of delivery.

 CHH 708 History of the Church From 1400 (formerly CH 711 Hist of the Church from 1400) This course continues CH 707. It includes topics such as the Western Schism, Renaissance, the Reformation and the Council of Trent, the Enlightenment, French Revolution, the First and Second Vatican Councils, and the twentieth century “isms.” Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, in both modes of delivery.

CHH 881 Patristics (formerly CH 801 Patristics) This course surveys selected writings from the principal Fathers of the Church. The focus is on the development of Catholic Doctrine from the Apostolic Fathers to St. Gregory the Great, with emphasis on the Trinitarian and Christological questions. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, and residentially by Staff.

CLA 601 Fundamentals of Canon Law (formerly STM 628 Intro to Canon Law)  The course introduces students to ecclesiastical law through a systematic presentation and study of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, reflecting on the purpose, nature, content, history, background, and consequences of what ecclesiastical law achieves in the life of the Church. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

CLA 715 Canon Law of Marriage (formerly STM 802 Marriage Law)  This course introduces student(s) to the canon law of marriage through a systematic presentation and study of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, reflecting on the sacred canons themselves (cc. 1055-1165 and 1671-1707), their purpose, nature, context, history, and theological meaning. Online and Residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

CLA 719 Canon Law of Religious Life (formerly STM 630 Canon Law of Religious Life)  This course examines Canon Law for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, which is a major section of Book II of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. All 173 canons will be considered. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA

CLA 720 Institutes of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Societies (formerly STM 630 Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life)  The course explores the state of the consecrated life: an historical approach and her spiritual commitment; their implications and full knowledge of this state of life proposed by the Church as means of Christian perfection in the charity. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

CLA 781 Practical Problems in Jurisprudence (formerly STM 658 Practical Problems in Jurisprudence)  This course enables students to answer frequent questions they face in their apostolate. Students will be trained in using canon law and the official documents of the Church in their mission. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

CLA 801 The Code of Canons of the Eastern Church (formerly STM 803 Introduction to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Church)  This course explains the importance of the Code of Canons of The Eastern Churches due to the Code of Canon Law and Pastor Bonus forming one juridical body of the Catholic Church. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

DTH 101 Fundamental Theology (formerly THL 110 Fundamental Theology) This course introduces the sources, topics, and history of theology as a foundation for further study. Attention is given to the origins of doctrine and its form, important to almost all branches of theology. Online only. Taught by Prof. Randy Watson

DTH 512 Spiritual Life in the Classics (formerly STD 510 Spiritual Life in the Classics) This course provides a study of the great spiritual writers with an emphasis will be on how the beautiful images and concepts in such classics can help us grow in our own union with God, and in our love of those we encounter in friendship, family, work and mission. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Ronda Chervin.

DTH 600 Introduction to Theology (formerly STD 600 Faith and Revelation) This course explains why modern European ideas both within and outside the Catholic Church have led to the conclusion that faith is contrary to reason; examines the relationship of theology, the science of faith, to reason, emphasizing why theology is the queen of the sciences identifying its nature and method; and shows the nature of the act of faith itself and how it relates to other kinds of human knowledge. Online only. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP.  

DTH 601 Faith, Revelation and Grace (formerly STD 600 Faith, Revelation and Grace) This course focuses on God’s call to man (supernatural revelation, the nature of theology as science; Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium), man’s response in faith (the natural desire to see God; the states of human nature; the Old and New Law), and the role of grace (its necessity, character and effects as perfecting human nature). Residential only. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson.

DTH 641 Protology and Eschatology (formerly STD 701 Protology and Eschatology) This course studies God as the Creator of all things and the relation of created things to Him. The four last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell) are related to Him as the fulfillment of man and nature, the end of His saving plan. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

DTH 645 Nature and Grace (formerly STD 610 Nature & Grace) This course examines the natural desire to see God; the controversy over the desire to see God; the state of human nature; the nature of the law; the new law of Christ – sanctifying grace; and the nature, necessity and effects of sanctifying grace. Online only. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP.

DTH 646 Theological Anthropology (formerly STD 610 Theological Anthropology) This course examines human nature in relation to God as creator and as supernatural end, with attention to twentieth-century controversies and developments in Catholic theological anthropology. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson.  

DTH 731 One and Triune God (formerly STD 707 God: One and Triune) This course studies God, One and Three. It considers the divine nature and the trinity of persons in God, attending particularly to the theology of St. Augustine, of St. Thomas Aquinas, and of the contemporary Church. This course is a pre-requisite to DTH 751 Christology. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson and residentially by Prof. Josef Froula

DTH 751 Christology (formerly STD 901 Christology) This course considers the person of Jesus Christ and the theology of the Incarnation, with particular attention to the development of Christological doctrine and to the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Students registering for Christology must have already completed DTH 731 One and Triune God. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson and residentially by Prof. Josef Froula.

DTH 752 Christology (formerly STD 901 Christology) This course considers the person of Jesus Christ and the theology of the Incarnation, with particular attention to the development of Christological doctrine and to the theology of Thomas Aquinas and the work of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Online and on the ground in Inverness, Scotland, only. Taught online by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson in conjunction with CHH 622 Scottish Monasticism taught onsite in Scotland.

DTH 753 The Mystery of Jesus Christ This course will engage students in a study of the mystery of Jesus Christ from a dogmatic, historical, theological, pastoral and spiritual approach. The main purpose is to bring the students to a personal encounter with the Person of Christ under the complementary relationship of faith and reason. Online only. Taught online by Fr. Randy Soto.

 DTH 757 Pneumatology (formerly STD 803 Pneumatology) This course studies the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, including the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, the life of Jesus, the New Testament, and the Church, with emphasis on the Spirit’s primary role in the New Evangelization. Residential only. Taught by Fr. William McCarthy, MSA.

DTH 760 Ecclesiology and Ecumenism (formerly STD 802 Ecclesiology and Ecumenism) This course investigates the nature and characteristics of the Church, its attributes, its structures, its mission and its relation to the world, and the development of Catholic thought concerning ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson.

DTH 765 Mariology (formerly STD 703 Mariology) This course examines Marian doctrine in its scriptural, historical, and modern context using the infallible statements, Lumen Gentium and the post-conciliar documents. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Gregory Lockwood and residentially by Fr. William McCarthy, MSA.

DTH 800 The Seven Sacraments (English) (formerly STD 800 The Seven Sacraments) This course explores the concept and nature of “sacrament” in general and then each of the seven sacraments of the Church in particular (the fundamentals of each sacrament’s doctrine and theology, the rites for celebrating the sacraments, the historical development of each sacrament and current issues and debates surrounding the sacraments). Online only. Taught by Dr. Daniel Van Slyke

DTH 800S The Seven Sacraments (Spanish) (formerly STD 800 SP The Seven Sacraments) La vida de perfección del Cristiano es ayudado por medio de la Palabra de Dios y los Sacramentos. La presentación de los siete sacramentos es una manera de ayudar a los cristianos, especialmente a los líderes de nuestra fe, a prepararse mejor y ayudar a los demás fieles en esta tarea de alcanzar la santidad de vida. Online only. Taught by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA.

DTH 802 Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist (formerly STD 525 Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) This course begins with an introduction to classical Thomistic sacramentology and examines the theology of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Most Holy Eucharist, attending to the Scriptural foundations, patristic development, medieval synthesis, and modern presentation of the material. Special care is taken with the theology of the Real Presence and Eucharistic Sacrifice. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

DTH 910 Spiritual Theology (formerly STD 608 Spiritual Theology) This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of what is traditionally called ascetical and mystical theology but which implements the call of the Second Vatican Council to the various experiences and stages of growth in prayer in the universal call to holiness. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, in both modes of delivery.

DTH 965 Penance and Anointing (formerly STD 806 Penance and Sacrament of the Sick) This course treats sacramental confession and pastoral ministry to the sick, the dying and the bereaved, particularly Penance, Viaticum, Anointing of the Sick and the Mass and Rite of Christian Burial. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

DTH 971 Priesthood and Celibacy (formerly STD 905 Priesthood and Celibacy) This course studies the theology of the priesthood and the discipline of priestly celibacy. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Gregoire Fluet.

EDT 110 Special Education Theory and Assistive Technologies (formerly ED 110 Special Education Theory and Assistive Technologies) This course teaches students how to work with persons with cognitive and physical disabilities that impair their ability to engage mainstream instructional design. Online only. Taught by Dr. Marian Birdsall.

EDT 210 Foundations in Educational Technology (formerly ED 210 Foundations in Educational Technology) This course explores the history, trends, issues and practices of educational technology. Online only. Taught by Prof. David Harrison

EDT 231 Principles of Instructional Design (formerly ED 231 Principles of Instructional Design) This course explores modern/postmodern models of instructional design and processes used in the creation of instructional resources and environments. Online only. Taught by Dr. Mary Beckmann.

 EDT 241 Project Management Skills (formerly ED 241 Project Management Skills) This course explores various tools, procedures, and methods of project management used in education and professional development. Online only. Taught by Staff.

EDT 315 Designing Accessible Learning Resources (formerly ED 315 Designing Accessible Learning Resources) This course examines the American Disabilities Act and create and process learning resources and environments for accessibility to diverse learner types and assistive technologies. Online only. Taught by Prof. David Harrison.

EDT 351 Interactive Multimedia Design (formerly ED 351 Interactive Multimedia Design) This course explores the application of instructional design principles for the development of interactive multimedia resources and instructional programs. Online only. Taught by Prof. David Harrison.  

EDT 355 Creating Online Teaching and Learning Environments (formerly ED 355 Creating Online Teaching and Learning Environments) This course explores teaching and learning online and implement principles and processes used for the creation of effective online learning environments. Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP.

EDT 410 Instructional Design for Mobile Devices (formerly ED 410 Instructional Design for Mobile Devices) This course explores mobile technologies for teaching and learning and how to implement principles and processes to plan, create, and use various instructional resources and environments for delivery on mobile devices. Online only. Taught by Dr. Mary Beckmann.

EDT 425 Differentiated Instruction (formerly ED 425 Differentiated Instruction) This course examines trends and issues related to computers, multimedia tools, other educational technologies and the principles of universal design to differentiate the learning experience for diverse learner types. Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP.

EDT 435 Audio/video Design and Development (formerly ED 435 Audio/video Design and Development) This course explores and implements various design and development strategies and technologies to plan, create audio and video resources for diverse learning environments. Online only. Taught by Staff.

ENG 131 Poetry (formerly LA 110 Poetry) This course introduces students to classics in poetry, and focuses on close-reading and interpretative skills of representative authors. Particular attention is given to the lyric tradition with Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, C. Rossetti, Dickinson and Hopkins. Online  and residential. Taught by Dr. Angelyn Arden in both modes of delivery.  

ENG 151 Drama (formerly Lit 200 Introduction to Drama) This course surveys Western dramatists from Ancient Greece to the modern day. Dramas will be studied such as, but not exclusive to, the following: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Lorca and St. John Paul II. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, and residentially by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

ENG 171 Composition and Rhetoric (formerly LA 104 Composition and Rhetoric) This course utilizes the reading and writing of essays to learn syllogistic/logical strategy, critical thinking and writing, fallacious argumentation, persuasive writing and speaking skills, and examines the use of metaphor and symbolism in descriptions of the experience of God. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Jason Braun and residentially by Prof. Robert Sizemore.  

ENG 221 Novels, Short Stories, and Literary Research (formerly LA 115 Novel, Short Story and Non-Fiction Writing) This course examines classic and contemporary novels and short stories. The students write a paper on the literature with guidance through the research and drafting processes. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Hilary Finley, and residentially by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

ENG 300 Great Christian Literature (new course) This course introduces the student to select writings of Christian literature post-New Testament to the present day. The material selected for discussion is neither exhaustive, nor definitive, but gives sign posts to allow the student to gain a greater appreciation of Christian thought, wisdom and eloquence. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

ENG 383 Dante’s Divine Comedy: Narrative Thomism This course examines Dante’s Divine Comedy, one canto a day for one hundred days with breaks following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. The work is read as a narrativization of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas, a way to experience a successful merger of theology and philosophy. Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP

ENG 400 Catholic English Literature (new course) This course examines the thoughtful and beautiful works of English playwrights, poets, and novelists, namely William Shakespeare, G.M.Hopkins, T.S.Eliot, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh. The students write a paper on the literature with guidance through the research and drafting. Online only. Taught by Dr. Hilary Finley. 

ENG 891 Academic Research, Design, and Writing (formerly STP 850 Research and Design for Thesis Students) This course walks through the process for producing quality academic research papers, beginning with topic selection, research, and writing. The course culminates in the production of an academic research paper. Online only. Taught by Dr. Daniel Van Slyke.

FPA 151 Major Masters and Movements in Music (new course)  In this course students will be introduced to the major masters, styles and movements in music from the ancient world to the early 20th-Century. The social, political, historical and religious contexts that helped to shape the composers’ creative impulse will also be studied and critically analyzed. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, in both modes of delivery.

FPA 221 Fine Arts: Renaissance to the Present (formerly LIT 205: Fine Arts Renaissance to the Present)  This course studies the artistic periods of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Impressionist, Fauvist, and various contemporary styles of Art such as Cubist, Dadaist, Minimalist, and seeks to answer the questions “What is Art?” and, “What is Good Art?” Residential only. Taught by Staff.

FPA 311 Western Art History: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, and Dance  Students will study Western Civilization through the medium of art. The class speed will depend on the students. Only what is most important will be covered and will be supported with visual graphics. A great emphasis will be placed on oral questioning, working in groups, student presentations and linking what is taught to the student’s background and life experiences. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA in both modes of delivery.

GRK 201 Greek I (formerly LA 220 Greek I)  This course emphasizes basic grammar and vocabulary drawn from philosophic and biblical Greek texts, and provides a working vocabulary of terms used in both Attic and Koine dialects. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. John Hornyak and residentially by Staff.

GRK 202 Greek II (formerly LA 221 Greek II)  This course builds Greek I, emphasizes basic grammar and vocabulary drawn from philosophic and biblical Greek texts, and provides a working vocabulary of terms used in both Attic and Koine dialects. This course is a prerequisite for Greek Readings. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. John Hornyak and residentially by Staff.

GRK 301 Greek III (formerly LA 522 Greek III)  This course is third in a series of courses on Koine Greek, and continues the exploration of the language with selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Short, project-based assessments help each student build a personalized Linguistic Toolkit. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. John Hornyak and residentially by Staff.

HIS 101 Western Civilization I (formerly HIST 101 Western Civilization I) This course studies the peoples of the Old Testament: the rise and fall of Greek and Roman civilizations, the birth of Christianity, the rise of Islam, the medieval period, the crusades, the Black Death, the Protestant reformation, and the Catholic counter-reformation. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. John Bequette and residentially by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

HIS 102 Western Civilization II (formerly HIST 102 Western Civilization II) This course continues the study of Western Civilization: the Thirty Years’ War as nations fought to restore a united Christendom, the Enlightenment, the revolutions in France and America, the Napoleonic Age, the two world wars, Vatican II, and into the present day. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. John Bequette and residentially by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

HIS 201 American History I (formerly HIST 201 American History I) The course surveys Pre-Columbus America and ends with the Civil War. Students examine the process of colonization, the Revolutionary War, the growth of the American Republic, and the issues that led to Southern secession. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Gregoire Fluet in both modes of delivery.

HIS 202 American History II (new course) This course will offer a survey of the history of the United States of America from the Reconstruction to the election of 2000. The student will focus on the persons who moved that history seeing them as human being with both flaws, but also great talents. Residential and Online. Taught by Fr. Gregoire Fluet in both modes of delivery.

HIS 351 Eastern Civilization I (new course) This course covers the foundational thought and beliefs of Eastern Civilization stemming from its ancient history. These essential concepts and beliefs will be studied from a Catholic perspective with special reference to magisterial documents and papal writings. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA. in both modes of delivery.

HIS 352 Eastern Civilization II (new course) This course surveys Eastern Civilization from the 16th century to modern times. Students will focus on East Asian history with a special emphasis on regions now associated with China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. Students will also be introduced to cultures, philosophies and religions of these regions, while paying special attention to the role of Christianity in Asia. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA.

HIS 520 French Revolution and the Modern Period (formerly HIST 520 French Revolution and the Modern Period) This course will examine the pivotal event of the French Revolution as a building block for modernity. The course will pay attention to the situation of the Church in this upheaval, as well as the dramatic changes that were ushered in. Residential. Taught by Fr. Gregoire Fluet.

HUM 103 Humanities in the Ancient World  This course introduces the origin and development of the humanities, with an emphasis in the classical world. These branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations are distinguished from the sciences. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, and residentially by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

HUM 104 Humanities in the Early Christian and Medieval World This course covers the emergence and spread of Christianity as primary cultural phenomena from the time of Christ until the late middle ages, and introduces the major branches of the humanities–for example, the literature, philosophy, arts and architecture. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. John Bequette, and residentially by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

LAT 201 Latin I (formerly LA 301 Latin I) This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of Latin, with the aim of enabling the student to approach medieval and modern ecclesiastical Latin texts. It is the first of three courses designed to give the student the skills to read modern ecclesiastical Latin. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Prof. Josef Froula.

LAT 202 Latin II (formerly LA 302 Latin II) This course builds on Latin I and familiarizes the student with the majority of Latin grammar and a significant amount of theological and philosophical Latin vocabulary. It is the second of three courses designed to give the student the skills to read modern ecclesiastical Latin. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Prof. Josef Froula.

LAT 301 Latin III: Ecclesiastical (formerly LA 313 Latin III) This course transitions from learning the grammar and basic vocabulary to translating significant texts of ecclesiastical Latin. This course builds on LAT 101 and LAT 102. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Prof. Josef Froula.

LLT 300 Liturgy (formerly LIT 300 Liturgy) This course explains that all theology is derived from the sacred Liturgy, the heart of Catholic faith and life. It will look at Liturgy as the starting point and the greatest teacher, opening to the mysteries of the Catholic faith. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Daniel Van Slyke and residentially by Staff.

LLT 453 Liturgical Theology (formerly THL 506 Liturgical Theology) This course demonstrates how the Liturgy is the source and summit of the Christian Life as found in Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10. It will examine liturgical theology especially in terms of its theological and spiritual aspects, while integrating pastoral and canonical applications. Online and Residential. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC, in both modes of delivery.

LLT 505 Liturgical Time (formerly LIT 503 The Liturgical Year) This course examines the Church’s theology of time, exploring the origins and development of the liturgical year of the Roman Rite, as well as how they were embodied in the life of the Church through the liturgy and various traditions. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 611 Liturgy of the Hours (formerly LIT 618 Liturgy of the Hours) This course examines the origins, development and structure of the Liturgy of the Hours (aka Divine Office), looking at the role it plays within the Church for priests and religious but also how it can be a means of personal sanctification for the laity. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

LLT 621 Liturgical History (formerly STD 629 Liturgical History) This course introduces the sources and developments of sacred liturgy in the Old Testament, early Christianity, medieval Latin Christianity, the post-Council of Trent period, the 19th and 20th century liturgical movements, and the Second Vatican Council revisions. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

LLT 641 The Eucharistic Liturgy of the Western Church (formerly LIT 614A The Eucharistic Liturgy of the Western Church) This course examines the historical development of the Mass of the Roman Rite, both as a whole and in its individual elements, looking also at the theology and spirituality of the Mass, as well as the role of the arts in liturgy, current liturgical issues and the hermeneutic of continuity. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 650 Sacred Art and Music (formerly LIT 607 Sacred Art and Music) This course introduces the richness of sacred art and music as an integral part of the liturgy in the Latin Rite tradition, sharing in the overall purpose of the liturgy: the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

LLT 651 Eucharistic Theology (formerly LIT 616A Eucharistic Theology) This course studies the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist from the perspectives of sacramental theology, the development of doctrine, liturgical history, spirituality, liturgical law, and recent pastoral initiatives of the Magisterium. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

LLT 653 Liturgical Theology (formerly LIT 615 and CH 603 Liturgical Theology) This course demonstrates how the Liturgy is the source and summit of the Christian Life as found in Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10. It will examine liturgical theology especially in terms of its theological and spiritual aspects, while integrating pastoral and canonical applications. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 812 Pre-Deacon Practicum, Part 1 (formerly PRAC 3 Pre-Deacon Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for third year theology seminarians preparing for ordination to the diaconate, which gives them the liturgical training necessary to function as a deacon at Mass, preside over the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and conduct Exposition and Benediction. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 813 Pre-Deacon Practicum, Part 2 (formerly PRAC 4 Pre-Deacon Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for third year theology seminarians preparing for ordination to the diaconate, which gives them the liturgical training necessary to function as a deacon at Mass, preside over the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and conduct Exposition and Benediction. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 820 Ordinary Form of the Mass Practicum, Part 1 (formerly PRAC 5 Mass Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for deacons on how to properly celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass, which will familiarize the student with the editio typica tertia of the Roman Missal, the GIRM, as well as special liturgical aspects of the Ordinary Form of the Mass. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 821 Ordinary Form of the Mass Practicum, Part 2 (formerly PRAC 6 Ordinary Form of the Mass Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for deacons on how to properly celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass, which will familiarize the student with the 1962 Roman Missal, as well as special liturgical aspects of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 830 Extraordinary Form of the Mass Practicum, Part 1 (formerly PRAC 7 Extraordinary Form of the Mass Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for deacons on how to properly celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, which will familiarize the student with the 1962 Roman Missal, as well as special liturgical aspects of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

LLT 831 Extraordinary Form of the Mass Practicum, Part 2 (formerly PRAC 8 Extraordinary Form of the Mass Practicum) A liturgical tutorial for deacons on how to properly celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, which will familiarize the student with the 1962 Roman Missal, as well as special liturgical aspects of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. No Credit. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dennis Koliński, SJC.

MTH 101 Building Catholic Character (formerly THL 201 and RS 545 Building Catholic Character) This course analyzes character, how it is constituted, developed, preserved and perpetuated, and examines customary social challenges to Christian family life and character development, and explores possible remedies advanced by “character education.” Online only. Taught by Prof. Matthew Menking.

MTH 300 Moral Theology (formerly THL 300 Moral Theology) This course introduces the foundational concepts of Catholic moral theology, and seeks to provide a mastery of the questions: What is moral theology? What are its underlying precepts? How can we use these to help ourselves and others lead a moral life? Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Jacob Torbeck, OP., and residentially by Dr. Joan Gilbert.

MTH 380 Theology of the Body This course covers the biblical foundations for the Theology of the Body as expressed in the works of St. John Paul II, and seeks to relate the Theology of the Body in the practical encounters of life, love and Marriage. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson online and Dr. Joan Gilbert residentially.

MTH 611 Fundamental Moral Theology I (formerly STM 620 Fundamental Moral Theology I) This course presents fundamental moral principles from the perspective of the classical Catholic moral tradition especially as represented by Thomas Aquinas and John Paul II. Primary questions include the end of man, human acts, moral determinants, freedom, sin, moral responsibility, and conscience. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, and residentially by Fr. Luis Luna, MSA. Eritrean Only by Prof.  Randy Watson

MTH 612 Fundamental Moral Theology II (formerly MTH 612 Fundamental Moral Theology II) This course provides a balanced foundation for the personal and pastoral practice of virtue within the context of the moral law. Students examine in detail the practice of each of the virtues in their proper application to the commandments. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, in both modes of delivery. Eritrean Only by Prof.  Randy Watson

MTH 626 Ethical Issues Pertaining to Marriage and Family (formerly PHTH 622 Ethics Issues Pertaining to Marriage and Family) This course presents a series of theological/philosophical discussions on some of the controversial issues that center on marriage and the family such as rights, duties, contraception, sterilization, abortion, divorce, fidelity, same-sex unions, reproductive technologies, and the education of children. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Donald DeMarco.

MTH 680 Marriage and Theology of the Body This course covers the biblical foundations for the Theology of the Body as expressed in the works of St. John Paul II, and seeks to relate the Theology of the Body in the practical encounters of life, love and Marriage. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson in both modes of delivery.

MTH 841 Catholic Social Teachings (formerly STM 805 Catholic Social Ethics and STP 805 Catholic Social Teaching) This course traces major themes in Catholic social teachings by using the U.S. Bishop’s document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions and includes topics therein. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson in both modes of delivery.

MTH 851 Contemporary Moral Issues (formerly STM 622 Contemporary Moral Issues and STM 807 Contemporary Moral Problems) This course researches and evaluates selected significant moral questions confronting the Church and the world today, including such issues as abortion and euthanasia in their contemporary aspects, pressing issues in social justice, issues in business, environment, and media ethics, and critical issues in sexual ethics. Taught online and residentially by Staff.

MTH 991 Moral Virtues in Confession (formerly STM 905 Moral Virtues in Confession) The purpose of this course is to locate the moral virtues within the context of confessional practice. Special attention is given to the virtue of justice and the material sins needed to fully help penitents and encourage a thorough examination of conscience. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, in both modes of delivery.

PAS 161 Catechism Pillars I & II (formerly RS 504 and THL 510 Catechism I) This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study the first two parts, “The Profession of Faith” and “The Celebration of the Christian Mystery” to grasp its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Steven Schultz and residentially by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 162 Catechism Pillars III & IV (formerly RS 505 Catechism of the Catholic Church II and THL 505 Catechism II) This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study parts three and four of the Catechism, “Life in Christ” and “Christian Prayer,” to grasp its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Steven Schultz.

PAS 511 Mission and Evangelization (formerly PS 514 Mission and Evangelization) This course explores biblical-theological foundations of mission, the forms of evangelization, education for evangelization, specific missionary vocation, challenges in evangelization and an exploration of St. John Paul II’s call for new ardor, expression, and method in evangelization. Online only. Taught by Dr. Marianne Siegmund.

PAS 531 Theology of Social Media (formerly STM 653 Theology of Social Media) This course explores the history, trends, and issues related to the Catholic Church and its use of media for social communications. Students discuss how media is “social” and how this can be used to “introduce people to the life of the Church and help our contemporaries to discover the face of Christ” (Pope Benedict XVI, Message for 44th World Communications Day, 2010). Online Only. Taught by Dr. Kristina Olsen.

PAS 601 Fundamentals of Pastoral Theology (formerly PS 805 Fundamentals of Pastoral Theology) This course reflects on the identity of the church and its praxis, the ultimate point of reference is the praxis of Jesus Christ himself, examining the pastoral shift from Vatican Council I to Vatican II. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto in both modes of delivery.

PAS 605 Intercultural Competencies (new course) This course will explore the nature of intercultural competencies and engage the learner in methods concerning their development and cultivation within a community of faith. Online only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto and Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP.

PAS 607 Contemporary Youth Culture (formerly PS 620 Characteristics of Contemporary Youth) This course explores the culture of contemporary youth and its ramifications for catechetics. Students prepare to encounter the learner who is immersed in the secular, post-modern milieu. Families in contemporary culture, peer expectations, and the influence of media are addressed. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 612 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 613 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 621 Pastoral Care of Marriage and Family (formerly PS 621 Pastoral Care of Marriage and the Family) This course will explore marriage as a spousal covenant from the biblical and traditional perspectives and consider how to minister to families, using as a basic text, John Paul II’s Magisterial Document, Familiaris consortio. Modern challenges to marriage will also be addressed. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Gregory Lockwood and residentially by Fr. Dominic Anaeto

PAS 641 Methods in Counseling (formerly PS 673 Methods in Counseling) This course will present appropriate methods in pastoral counseling. Online and residential. Taught in both modes of delivery by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 661 Catechism Pillars I & II (formerly THL 510 Catechism I) This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study the first two parts, “The Profession of Faith” and “The Celebration of the Christian Mystery” to grasp its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 662 Catechism Pillars III & IV (formerly THL 511 Catechism II) This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study parts three and four of the Catechism, “Life in Christ” and “Christian Prayer,” to grasp its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 668 Missionary Discipleship: Evangelization and Catechesis (new course) This course will consider evangelization, new evangelization and catechesis as “a remarkable moment in the whole process of evangelization” (John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae) based on the mission of her Founder, “Go, teach . . .” (Matthew 28: 19). Taught both online and residentially. Taught by online by Fr. William Mills

PAS 671 Spiritual Direction: Skills and Practice (formerly PS 663 Spiritual Direction) This course equips the participants with the technical skills for spiritual direction, skills which enable the participants go through personal discernment and help others in both personal and communitarian discernment for discovery of personal vocation and decision making. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto in both modes of delivery.

PAS 681 Pastoral Counseling (formerly PS 500, PS 662 and PS 703 Pastoral Counseling) This course will instill in the students the basic skill of a counselor, which is active listening. This involves not only listening to what the client says but more importantly to what he does not say. To attend to this basic skill of listening, the students should be equipped with the basic personal qualities of a counselor: Empathetic understanding, acceptance and genuineness. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto in both modes of delivery.

PAS 700 Christian Life Together in the Presence of Human, Physical, and Intellectual Impairments (formerly PST 700 Christian Life Together in the Presence of Human Physical & Intellectual Impairments) This course will draw us into a deeper understanding of Christian faith, vocation, catechesis, ministry & ecclesiology – in light of the presence and reality of physical & intellectual impairment among disciples. As part of the core of Christian life or ministry, our focus is pastoral & ecclesial; rather than clinical, medical, legal or psychological. Taught online by Dr. Marc Tumeinski and residentially by staff.

PAS 701 Pastoral Theology I (formerly PS 902 Pastoral Theology I) This course covers practical and theological topics for future pastors, including current resources, major pastoral challenges, boundaries and special settings such as prisons and hospitals. The course will examine the pastoral shift from Vatican Council I to Vatican II designing a new pastoral methodology. 4th year seminarian only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 702 Pastoral Theology II (formerly PS 903 Pastoral Theology II: Pastoral Competencies) This course addresses issues of need in the pastoral realm with directives as to the shepherding tasks of the parish priest together with a description of the necessary skills. This part II of Pastoral Theology will focus more on the concrete pastoral situations. 4th year seminarian only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 703 Clinical Pastoral Education This course addresses the fundamentals of pastoral formation, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection and provides an interfaith professional education for ministry that brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis. Online only. Taught by Staff.

PAS 705 Spiritual Care in the Hospital This course locates the place of spiritual care in health-care management/services. Spirituality forms a significant piece of the puzzle in the holistic care of a person who happens to be sick. Discussed are the ethical issues, professional expectations, philosophical and theoretical bases. Online only. Taught by Fr. Jerome Madumelu.

PAS 706 Auto-Formation in Light of Pastores Dabo Vobis (formerly PS 706 Auto-Formation in Light of Pastores Dabo Vobis) This course emphasizes personal involvement in appropriating formation and promotes freedom with responsibility for human maturity cannot materialize without a strong training in freedom (Pastores Dabo Vobis 44). Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 712 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 713 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 741 D. Von Hildebrand and C.S. Lewis on Love (formerly PHTH 500 D. Von Hildebrand and C.S. Lewis on Love) In this course the nature of love as explored by Dietrich Von Hildebrand and C.S. Lewis, will be studied from the philosophical, spiritual and psychological perspectives. Topics will include what love is, types of love, loving and unloving masculine/feminine traits, marriage and family, friendship and ethical choices. Taught online and residentially by Dr. Ronda Chervin.

PAS 751 Homiletics I (formerly PS 502, RS 625 and PS 711 Homiletics I) This course develops preaching skills for ordination to the diaconate and priesthood with attention on the spiritual formation of the preacher. Student develop public speaking skills through constructive critique. Reserved for the ordained or those preparing for ordination. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 791 Morals and Psychology (formerly STM 633 Morals and Psychology) This course concerns the mutual influence of the life of reason and the emotions on moral practice with emphasis on the nature of emotions, repressive and affirmation neuroses, freedom of the will in neurotics, and the influence of moral practice on the prevention of neuroses. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, in both modes of delivery.

PAS 795 Fundamental Human Formation (formerly PS 511 & PS 730 Fund. Human Form.) This course focuses on self-knowledge, formation in Christ and cooperation with the grace of God. To that end, it draws on work on attachment, human development, boundaries, homosexuality, trauma, addiction and the essence of masculinity and femininity. Seminarians only. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

PAS 812 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 813 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 841 Catholic Social Teachings Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson

PAS 891 Methods in Teaching This course is designed to engage students in the study of teaching methods for face-to-face and online learning environments. Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood

PAS 912 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 913 Field Education (formerly FE 601 Field Education) This course will involve engagement in a given field. No credit. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Sr. Mary Anne Linder, FSE.

PAS 951 Homiletics II (formerly PS 660B and PS 901 Homiletics II) This course builds on, and develops the skills learned, in Homiletics I so the student can prepare and deliver homilies with passion and conviction. Pre-requisite PAS 751 Homiletics I. Seminarian only. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PAS 985 Pastoral Issues concerning Human Sexuality (formerly PS 908 Pastoral Issues concerning Human Sexuality) This course addresses the meaning of human sexuality, education and integration of emotion, sexual aberrations, relationship skills such as intra- and inter-personal skills, personal freedom skills, sexuality and spirituality, human sexuality and eschatology. Online and Residential. Taught by Fr. Dominic Anaeto.

PHE 215 Ethics of Educational Technology (formerly ED 215 Ethics in Educational Technology)  This course explores various ethical issues in educational technology: copyright, fair use, Creative Commons, accessibility, professional behavior, intellectual property, etc. Online only. Taught by Prof. David Harrison.

PHE 341 The Nature of Love In this course the nature of love, will be studied from philosophical, spiritual and psychological perspectives. Topics will include what love is, types of love, loving and unloving masculine/feminine traits, marriage and family, friendship, obstacles to love. The concepts of love of C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Von Hildebrand will be foundational to the course. Residential and online. Taught by Dr. Ronda Chervin.  

PHE 422 Christian Social Ethics This course is an application of basic Christian principles to the political, economic and social spheres. It includes analysis of questions of wealth and poverty, cultural development, war and peace, and Christian involvement in government. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Michel Legault, MSA. 

PHE 425 Fundamental Bioethics (formerly PHL 405 Bioethics) This course studies the philosophical foundations for several ethical viewpoints concerning human life and the use of medical technologies, focusing primarily on the Catholic position rooted in personalistic principles. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Judith Babarsky, and residentially by Dr. Elizabeth Rex.

PHE 501 Ethics (formerly PHL 570 Ethics and PHL 570 Moral Philosophy)  This course studies the principles of ethics from a Thomistic and phenomenological perspective including criteria for making moral choices and a refutation of situation ethics, and addresses social justice, abortion, war and peace and sexual ethics. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Ronda Chervin in both modes of delivery and also taught online by Dr. Franciso Romero Carasquillo.

PHE 505 Narrative and the Moral Life (new course) This course examines the ethical influence of stories by focusing on philosophical analyses of narrative and the moral life. Topics may include: the sources and limits of narratives’ moral power; their nature and structure; principles for the ethical evaluation of stories and their readers; and stories in Catholic spirituality. Online only. Taught by Dr. Randall Colton.

PHE 615 Nicomachean Ethics (formerly PHL 615 Nicomachean Ethics) The course will consist of large selected portions of The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle The intent is to show the pagan material which aided St. Thomas Aquinas in his formulation of his Christian Moral Theology and Moral Philosophy. Online only. Taught by Dr. Richard Geraghty.

PHE 616 Authentic Virtue/Christian Personalism (formerly PHTH 616 Authentic Virtue in the Context of Christian Personalism) This course will explore the difference between an authentic or true virtue and the counterfeit variety that is all too common in our contemporary secular world through the personalist contributions of Socrates, Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich, Marcel, Maritain, Berdyaev, John Paul II, and others. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Donald DeMarco in both modes of delivery.

 PHE 663 Natural Law (formerly PHL 652 Introduction to Natural Law and DL 010 Natural Law)  This course includes topics such as enlightenment jurisprudence and the “Culture of Death,” the foundations of the natural law, how the natural law works, natural law as a basis for good laws, and natural law in Catholic moral teaching. Online only. Taught by Dr. Maciej Bazela.

PHE 680 Marriage and Theology of the Body (formerly STP 626 Introduction to Sexual Ethics)  This course introduces Catholic sexual ethics using the work of John Paul II, and examines the significant philosophical thought of Karol Wojtyla on this topic in his Love and Responsibility and Theology of the Body. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson in both modes of delivery.

PHE 775 Political Philosophy (formerly ICU 027, DL 027, POL 400 and PHL 712 Political Philosophy) This course studies the basic concepts of political philosophy from a Thomistic point of view. Topics include the nature and purpose of political association, the origin of obligation, the nature of power and authority, the relationship of law and liberty, the role of property, etc. Online only. Taught by Dr. Jon Kirwan.

PHE 796 Virtue, Personalism, and the Secular World (formerly PHTH 609 Virtue, Personalism and the Secular World) This course develops the thesis that the heart of true virtue (Christian virtue) is love and is enacted through the person. The personalist philosophies of Wojtyla, Marcel, Maritain, Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich and others are closely examined. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Donald DeMarco.

PHE 841 Catholic Social Teachings (formerly STP 805 Catholic Social Teaching)  This course traces major themes in Catholic social teachings by using the U.S. Bishop’s document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions and includes topics therein. Online only. Taught by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson.

PHH 301 History of Ancient Philosophy (formerly PHL 301 History of Ancient Philosophy)  This course studies the most representative thinkers of ancient philosophy, beginning with Plato, Socrates and Aristotle and ending with St. Augustine and Boethius. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Peter Mango and residentially by Staff.

PHH 304 History of Medieval Philosophy (formerly PHL 304 History of Medieval Phil.)  This course will introduce students to medieval philosophy and, in addition to focusing on major thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham, examine its importance today in such topics as the nature and existence of God, the relationship between faith and reason, and the human soul and its faculties. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Jon Kirwan and residentially by Dr. Ronda Chervin.

PHH 401 History of Modern Philosophy (formerly PHL 305, PHL 306 and PHL 411 History of Modern Philosophy)  This course examines the classical modern philosophers beginning with Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, and ending with the 19th century idealist Hegel. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Randall Colton and residentially by Staff.

PHH 404 History of Contemporary Philosophy (formerly PHL 306 and PHL 416 History of Contemporary Philosophy)  This course examines the views of various 20th and 21st century philosophers on issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas of thought. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Randall Colton and residentially by Dr. Ronda Chervin.

PHH 605 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (formerly ICU 024, DL 024 and PHL 730 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy)  This course covers some of the most important figures and themes of Ancient and Medieval philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, the nature of man, education, the ultimate end of human activity, the meaning of life, God, Providence, and faith and reason. Online only. Taught by Dr. Timothy Smith.

PHH 620 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (new course)  This course is an historical introduction to the thought and texts of principal modern philosophers from Descartes to Hegel and of principal contemporary philosophers from Kierkegaard to the present. Online only. Taught by Dr. Randall Colton.

PHS 621 Philosophy of Nature & Metaphysics This course explores the fundamental aspects of the natural world knowable to philosophy and science, including a discussion of the methodology and limits of the scientific and philosophical methods, along with the metaphysics of Aristotle; presuppositions of metaphysics, the subject matter of metaphysics, the scandal of generality, substance and essence, from finite to Infinite Being, the nature of existence, the names of God. Taught by Dr. Timothy Smith.

PHH 650 Recent Catholic Philosophy (formerly PHTH 725 Recent Catholic Philosophies)  This course introduces important Catholic philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries who responded to the cultural, scientific, philosophical, and theological ideas of the times, and defended the philosophical underpinnings of the Catholic faith. Online only. Taught by Dr. Alan Vincelette.

PHH 651 Aristotle This course will cover selections from Aristotle’s works of the Categories, the Physics, the De Anima, the Metaphysics, and the Nicomachean Ethics in order to show that reading Aristotle is still the best introduction to philosophy there is. The reason is that Aristotle, inspired by his teacher Plato who in turn was inspired by Socrates, showed that the ability to philosophize is natural to man. In pursuing an understanding of this, we will employ the Pagan Aristotle and the Christian Aquinas as our guides. Online Only. Taught by Dr. Richard Geraghty.

PHH 681 Arabic Philosophy (formerly PHTH 610 Arabic Philosophy)  This course examines the historical and systematic development of philosophy as an aid to theology produced in the Arabic-speaking world during the classical period of Arabic scholasticism from al-Kindi (in the early 9th century) to Ibn Rushd (in the late 12th century). Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, and Dr. Curtis Hancock.

PHH 781 Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (formerly DL 001, PHL 700 and PHTH 711 Introduction to Thomas Aquinas)  This course covers Aquinas on medieval education, the rise of universities, faith and reason, Aristotelian thought, Aquinas on the world and man, man as a moral agent, the meaning of life, the ultimate end of human action, difference between knowledge and faith; God. Online only. Taught by Dr. Donald DeMarco.

PHH 792 Philosophy of Edith Stein (formerly STP 715 and PHL 716 Edith Stein)  This course examines the intellectual life and writings of Edith Stein, or as she was later called, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, including her attempt to relate the phenomenological and Thomistic traditions of philosophy and her analysis of human personhood, her account of the nature and vocation of woman, and her discussion of the ways in which we can know God. Online only. Taught by Dr. John Finley.

PHH 793 Plato’s Republic (formerly PHL 723 Plato’s Republic)  This course provides a Catholic investigation of one of the great seminal works of philosophy. The Church has a tradition of faith and reason by which man flies to the fullness of truth, we will be trying to give the wing of reason a good work out. Online only. Taught by Dr. Richard Geraghty.

PHS 100 St. Thomas Aquinas’s Philosophical and Theological Principles of Leadership and Organization  This course will consider the nature of St. Thomas Aquinas’s teaching about the nature of leadership and organizations. It will also explore how to manage organizations in light of his teaching about the psychological faculties, habits and virtues of human nature and explain how these relate to human leadership. Online only. Taught by Dr. Peter Redpath.

PHS 311 Logic (formerly PHL 417 Logic) This course introduces the basic structures of sound thinking, analytic reading, and the evaluation of arguments, the latter through practice in Aristotelian logic and examination of the three acts of the mind in Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Fr. Michel Legault, MSA.

PHS 414 Epistemology (formerly PHL 414 Epistemology) This course gives an insight into classical answers to Aristotelian, Socratic, and Platonic questions and give students the tools to devise their own responses. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Philippe Yates and residentially by Dr. Roger Duncan.

PHS 415 Philosophy of God (formerly PHL 415 Philosophy of God) This course is an examination of the existence of God, His nature and relation to the world and man. Online and residential. Taught by Prof. Christopher Apodaca online and Fr. Michel Legault, MSA, residentially.

PHS 421 Philosophy of Nature (formerly PHL 209 Cosmology and DL 015 Philosophy of Nature) This course explores the fundamental aspects of the natural world knowable to philosophy and science, including a discussion of the methodology and limits of the scientific and philosophical methods. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Timothy Smith and residentially by Staff.

PHS 471 Aesthetics in Sacred Art  The discipline of Aesthetics emerged in the modern period consequent upon the separation of the transcendental qualities True, Good, and Beautiful from each other, and the emergence of a notion of “fine art” dedicated to beauty. We will argue that this differentiation is a good thing, provided we can begin to see these three in their complex interrelationship and relate fine art to the broader human capacity of making. Online only. Taught by Dr. Michela Ferri.

PHS 490 Metaphysics (formerly PHL 590 Metaphysics) Metaphysics is that most general investigation of philosophy that attempts to arrive at reasoned judgments about how things really are. This course presents a comprehensive introduction to Aristotelian and Thomistic metaphysics. Topics included are the nature of metaphysics as a science and its subject matter; the distinction between being and essence; and the analogy of being. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Timothy Smith and residentially by Dr. Roger Duncan.

PHS 507 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy I (formerly PHL 506 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy I) This course provides a philosophical survey of Scholastic Philosophy, especially the Aristotelian-Thomistic approach to main philosophical questions. Topics include the elements of metaphysics (being, transcendentals, substance and subsistence, causality), epistemology (knowledge, truth and falsity, evidence and certitude), natural theology (proofs of God’s existence, God’s essence, entitative and operative attributes, divine causality, the problem of evil), and ethics (moral philosophy, the human act, the ends of human act, voluntarity and involuntarity, morality and responsibility, law and right reason, the life of virtue, justice and rights). Pre-Requisite to PHS 508. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Michel Legault, MSA

PHS 508 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy II (formerly PHL 507 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy II) A continuation of PHS 507. This course provides a philosophical survey of the Scholastic Philosophy, especially the Aristotelian-Thomistic approach to main philosophical questions. Topics include the elements of metaphysics (being, transcendentals, substance and subsistence, causality), epistemology (knowledge, truth and falsity, evidence and certitude), natural theology (proofs of God’s existence, God’s essence, entitative and operative attributes, divine causality, the problem of evil), and ethics (moral philosophy, the human act, the ends of human act, voluntarity and involuntarity, morality and responsibility, law and right reason, the life of virtue, justice and rights). Pre-requisite: PHS 507 Residential only. Taught by Fr. Michel Legault, MSA

PHS 541 Natural Theology (formerly PHTH 530 Natural Theology)This course examines arguments for the existence of God, His nature and relation to the world and man. Online only. Taught by Dr. Randall Colton.

PHS 551 Philosophical Anthropology (formerly PHL 510 Philosophical Anthropology and PHL 722 Philosophy of Human Nature) This course studies human nature from the perspective of the perennial tradition of Catholic philosophy, as well as that of Catholic phenomenological and existential insights. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Ronda Chervin in both modes of delivery and co-taught with Chris Apodaca online.

PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians (formerly PHTH 600 Philosophy for Theologians) This course teaches basic philosophy, which is at the basis of the theology of the Catholic Church, for graduate students. This material is necessary to understand the terminology used in Catholic theology. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Brian Mullady, OP., in both modes of delivery.

PHS 611 Logic and Epistemology (formerly PHL 627 Logic & Epistemology) This course surveys twin foundations upon which all philosophy depends relying on Aristotelian insights as developed by the great Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages, and develops these in the light of contributions from modern and contemporary philosophy. Online only. Taught by Dr. Philippe Yates.

PHS 620 Plato and his Philosophical and Theological Legacy This course pursues a grasp of the pervasive influence of Plato on the rest of Western phil/theology in terms of method and content. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Roger Duncan.

PHS 621 Philosophy of Nature and Metaphysics This course explores the fundamental aspects of the natural world knowable to philosophy and science, including a discussion of the methodology and limits of the scientific and philosophical methods, along with the metaphysics of Aristotle; presuppositions of metaphysics, the subject matter of metaphysics, the scandal of generality, substance and essence, from finite to Infinite Being, the nature of existence, the names of God. Online only. Taught by Dr. Timothy Smith.

PHS 641 Reason in the Theology of St. Thomas This course explores and applies as a solution to some of the most acute problems discussed in modern theology Aquinas’s third way, expressed in the Summa Theologica (I, q. 32 a. 1), of using reason in sacred theology, the first two ways being explained in the Summa Contra Gentiles involving Natural Theology and a movement from principles of Faith revealed through Jesus Christ. Online only. Taught by Dr. Don Boland.

PHS 647 The Exiled God: Atheism and Its Causes (formerly PHTH 602 Exiled God: Modern Atheism and its Causes) This course studies the roots and expressions of modern and “new” atheisms, tracing their intellectual and cultural roots. Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, and Marx are examined. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Roger Duncan.

PHS 657 Phenomenology (formerly PHL 635 Phenomenology) This course introduces phenomenology as a way of doing philosophy, and in particular, as a study of human experience. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. John Finley and residentially by staff.

PHS 671 Aesthetics The discipline of Aesthetics emerged in the modern period consequent upon the separation of the transcendental qualities True, Good, and Beautiful from each other, and the emergence of a notion of “fine art” dedicated to beauty. We will argue that this differentiation is a good thing, provided we can begin to see these three in their complex interrelationship and relate fine art to the broader human capacity of making. Online and Residential. Taught online by Dr. Michela Ferri and residentially by Dr. Roger Duncan.

PHS 721 Philosophy of Science (formerly PHL 999 Philosophy of Science) The course will examine the purpose of science and the reliability of scientific theories as these overlap with metaphysics and epistemology and consider the historical origins, methods and implications of “science” in both its ancient and its modern sense as well as the sociocultural implications of scientific claims within the history of ideas and of appeals to “science” for philosophical anthropology and ethics. Online only. Taught by Dr. Peter Mango.

PHS 731 The One and the Many This course is a study of the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas concerning the nature of the metaphysical principles of unity and multiplicity and the essential role that these principles play in the existence of things and all other principles of being, becoming, and knowing, including those of experience, art, philosophy, science. Online only with an optional synchronous component. Taught by Dr. Peter Redpath.

PHS 741 St. Thomas Aquinas on Being and Nothingness  This course will help students to learn the most important metaphysical doctrines of St. Thomas. It presents an understanding of reality from Being itself (God) to nothingness (complete absence of being). We shall mostly focus on primary texts from Aquinas, but, when appropriate, we shall read selections from other thinkers who have influenced Aquinas, such as Aristotle and St. Augustine. Online only with an optional synchronous component. Taught by Dr. Robert Delfino.

PHS 751 The True, the False, the Lie and the Fake  This course is a s study the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas about truth and its opposites, the false, the lie, and the fake in relationship to unity and multiplicity, being and non-being, and good and evil; and different kinds of falsehood, considered in themselves and in relation to their existence within human knowing faculties, appetites, and in relationship to God. Online only with an optional synchronous component. Taught by Dr. Curtis Hancock.

PHS 761 The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful and the Ugly This course is a study of the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas about good and its opposite, evil, and the beautiful and it opposite, the ugly, in relationship to unity and multiplicity, being and non-being, and truth and error, and different kinds of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, considered in themselves and in relation to their existence within human knowing faculties, appetites, and in relationship to God. Online only with an optional synchronous component. Taught by Dr. Peter Redpath.

PHS 781 Thomistic Personalism: Knowledge and Love  This course focuses on the creative growth of Thomism known as Thomistic personalism. It provides the general landscape of Thomistic personalism by exploring a selected set of topics, namely cognition, freedom, love, society, dignity, culture and religion. In discussing them, the student is assisted by a broad range of outstanding Thomistic personalists including St. Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla). The course is recommended for those who want to gain a better understanding of human life, of their own and of others, from the perspective of Christian philosophy. Online only. Taught by Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz.

PHS 783 Dante’s Divine Comedy: Thomistic Philosophy in Narrative (formerly PHTH 615 and STP 615 Dante’s Divine Comedy: Thomist Philosophy in Narrative)  This course examines Dante’s Divine Comedy, one canto a day for one hundred days with breaks following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. The work is read as a narrativization of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas, a way to experience a successful merger of theology and philosophy. Online only. Taught by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP.

PSY 200 Psychology (formerly PSY 100 and PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology) This course studies the mind, will, soul, behavior, character of the human person and the relation of the person to others. In doing so, it examines areas of cognitive and behavioral approaches, emotion, development, psychoanalytic and humanistic theories, personality and motivation. Assessment and cultural diversity are studied in each area. Online and residential. Taught oncampus by Dr. Angelyn Arden and online by Dr. Jeff McLeod.

PSY 271 The Collapse and Restoration of the Family (formerly PSY 103 The Collapse and Restoration of the Family) This course explores the dissolution of the nuclear family and its current renovation. The world wars, existentialist movements and the sexual revolution will inform us about the weakening of the father, the assumption of the woman of masculine roles, and the autonomy of children. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

PSY 281 Psychology of the 1950s (formerly PSY 110 Psychology of the 1950’s) This course will analyze the experience and effects of living in the 1950s through the media, religion, novels, poetry, art and historical documents of that time. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Angelyn Arden.

SAI 213 Theology of the Icon (3 credits) This course explores the canonical Scriptures and Apocrypha and their influence on Christian iconography. It analyzes various Christian artworks from both the pseudo-canonical and scriptural standpoints, enabling students to understand the Bible as main source of inspiration fundamental to Christian iconography, as well as the Apocrypha and their enduring significance in Christian art both in rhetorical and pictorial forms. We will investigate selected Christian icons and artwork to develop an understanding the theological foundation, interpretation and finality of Christian iconography. Online only. Taught by Dr. Rita Sawaya & Prof. Chady Elias

SAI 214 History of Christian Iconography This course explores Christian iconography since its origins. It surveys major historical developments of Christian iconography, and highlights the styles, themes, materials and process that an iconographer uses to write an icon. It also focuses on learning to read iconographical symbolism in relation to Scripture and liturgy in particular within a Byzantine ichnographical church program, and emphasizes the notion of aesthetics as they relate to the theology of the icon and its meanings. Online only. Taught by Prof. Chady Elias.

SAI 218 Sacred Art Technique (Iconography, Mosaics & Stained Glass) This theoretical course explores several Christian art techniques, namely iconography, mosaics & stained glass. It surveys the different styles, themes and materials the sacred art artist applies in order to create various types of sacred Christian art forms, starting from early Christianity until the present times. Online only. Taught by Prof. Chady Elias.

SAI 222 Christian Arts through the Ages (3 credits)  This course explores the historical geography of various Christian art forms from Early Christianity to the present times and highlights its diversity in time and space within different cultural and social contexts. Students will learn to appreciate, identify and interpret the specificities of various monuments and artworks that attest to the rich diversity of Christian sacred artworks from across the world. Online only. Taught by Prof. Chady Elias.

SAI 322 Christian Art and Archaeology (3 credits) This course examines the role of archaeology and its investigation of sacred art and religious sites in relation to the Christian world. Is main focus is the to highlight the nature and function of archaeology as a multidisciplinary discipline and concrete tool that specialists use to attempt to reveal various aspects of the historical and cultural context of the Scriptures and of Christianity, with a focus on sacred arts. Online only. Taught by Prof. Rita Sawaya.

SAI 427 Hagiography from Sacred Art to Liturgy (3 credits) This course explores the life of saints through their representation in figurative sacred artwork. It explains the relation between iconographic hagiography in its liturgical and scriptural contexts. Its main purpose is to enable the students to understand, appreciate, study and interpret hagiographic iconography and its meaning and uses in sacred space and time within liturgy. Online only. Taught by Prof. Chady Elias.

SAS 101 Sacred Scripture (formerly THL 100: Sacred Scripture)This course treats in detail the Biblical inspiration, canonicity, texts, versions, hermeneutics, literary genre, and the ongoing sanctifying activity of the Holy Spirit through the use of the Holy Scripture both by individuals and by the Church officially. Online and residential. Taught online by Dr. Daniel Van Slyke and residentially by Dr. Joan Gilbert.

SAS 211 The Old Testament (formerly RS 231 Introduction to Old Testament and THEOL 229 Old Testament) This course surveys the principal books of the Old Testament, following the history of Israel as an outline including literary and cultural forms essential to an understanding of ancient Hebrew writings. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

SAS 251 The New Testament (formerly RS 232A Introduction to New Testament) This course surveys all the principal works of the New Testament, emphasizing the historical, literary, and theological background necessary for a fruitful reading of the texts. Special emphasis is placed on the problem of historicity and on the Pauline and Johannine corpi. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

SAS 451 Synoptic Gospels (formerly RS 300 Synoptic Gospels) This course explores the stylistic and literary characteristics of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students study the Synoptic Gospels’ theological, spiritual, and historical background. Online and Residential. Taught online by Fr. Randy Soto and residentially by Staff.

SAS 461 Gospel of John (formerly RS 238 Gospel of St. John) This course examines the Fourth Gospel. Topics include the unique character of the Gospel of John in relation to the Synoptics, theories of authorship, specifics of Johannine spirituality as highlighted by patristic commentators and in liturgy. Online only. Taught by Fr. William Mills.

SAS 471 Letters of St. Paul (new course) This course studies the major themes of the Pauline corpus with consideration of the form of writing known as the epistles. Concentration is on I Thessalonians, I Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. William Mills and residentially by Staff.

SAS 600 The Integration of Scripture in Salvation History (new course) Description TBA. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey

SAS 601 Introduction to Scripture (formerly 635A Introduction to Scripture)

This course is an introduction to Sacred Scripture and therefore to theology and the history of salvation. Special attention is given to select biblical texts that have been foundational in western theological tradition with a special emphasis on the various methods of scriptural interpretation will also be covered. Online only. Fr. Randy Soto

SAS 602 Methods of Theology and Scripture Analysis (formerly SS 670 Intro to Scripture, Theology, and Revelation) The course examines concepts and criteria used in Biblical Sciences: word, Revelation, transmission, Truth in Scripture, Canonicity, Authenticity, Integrity, Magisterium, Tradition, etc., and acquaints the students with the Books of the Bible per se: languages; traditions. Online only. Taught by Fr. Randy Soto.

SAS 611 Biblical Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Interpretation (new course) Description TBA. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey

SAS 621 Prophetic Literature (formerly SS 660ENG Prophetic Literature) This course examines the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel, and surveys early “non-writing” prophets, and classical prophets in their historical contexts to uncover their theological message and understand the development of prophecy into eschatology and apocalyptic. Online and Residential. Taught residentially by Fr. Tom Hickey and online by Matthew Ramage.

SAS 630 Psalms This course treats the contemporaneous character of the Psalms which have been the prayers of the centuries. Residential only. Taught residentially by Staff.

SAS 631 Wisdom Literature (formerly SS 654 Wisdom Literature) This course views sapiential literature (Job, Proverbs, Sirach, Qohelet, Psalms and Song of Songs) as an expression of Israel’s spirituality both at the time of its writing and today. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. Randy Soto and residentially by Fr. Tom Hickey.

SAS 639 The Pentateuch (new course) This course will critically examine the five books of Moses as the foundation of Holy Scripture. Issues of authorship, date, and historical context will be examined in the light of magisterial pronouncements and current scholarship. Residential Only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey.

SAS 641 Apocalyptic Literature This course focuses on the eschatological dimension of biblical revelation, exemplified in the book of Revelation. Apocalyptic literature is found in both the Old and New Testaments. Biblical and extra-biblical apocalyptic literature are compared.

SAS 642 The Historical Books (new course) This course will trace the history of Israel through the historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2Kings, 1&2Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, and 1&2Maccabees) viewed as the outworking the divine covenants through human fallibility. Residential Only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey.

SAS 651 Synoptic Gospels (formerly SS 704 Intro to Synoptic Gospels) This course explores the stylistic and literary characteristics of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students study the Synoptic Gospels’ theological, spiritual, and historical background. Online only. Taught by Fr. Randy Soto.

SAS 652 Synoptic Gospels (new course) This course explores the stylistic and literary characteristics of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students study the Synoptic Gospels’ theological, spiritual, and historical background. Online only. Taught onsite in Avila, Spain, by Fr. Randy Soto in conjunction with Dr. Kristina Olsen’s CHH 630 Spanish Mysticism.

SAS 657 Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (formerly SS 679 Luke and Acts of the Apostles) This course studies the Gospel of Luke taking into consideration the historical, religious, and cultural background of this rich and inspirational gospel along with the structure, purpose, authorship, historical background and theological themes of the Acts of the Apostles; its relation to the Gospel of Luke; and an exegesis of selected passages. Residential only. Taught residentially by Fr. Jude Surowiec.

SAS 661 Gospel of John (formerly SS 648A Gospel of John) This course studies the Gospel of John considering the historical, religious, and cultural background of this gospel and major themes such as covenant, Kingdom of God, grace, redemption, wisdom, prophecy, creation, Trinity, faith, angels, resurrection and priesthood. Online only. Taught by Fr. William Mills.

SAS 671 Letters of St. Paul (formerly SS 667 Letters of St. Paul) This course studies the composition, structure, purpose, historical background and theological themes of the Pauline letters with an exegesis of selected passages. Online and residential. Taught online by Fr. William Mills and residentially by Fr. William McCarthy, MSA.

SAS 681 Hebrews (formerly SS 631ENG Book of Hebrews) This course teaches the Theology of the Priesthood in the Letter to the Hebrews. The first two modules illuminate the Sitz im Leben, the third is a meditation via Lectio Divina, and the fourth relates the Priesthood of Jesus Christ to the Priesthood in the Catholic Church. Online only. Taught by Fr. Randy Soto.

SAS 701 Biblical Exegesis, Kerygma, and Didache  This course will cover the basic principles of drawing the meaning out of the biblical text for the purpose of proclamation (preaching) and instruction (teaching) in the context of a typical Catholic parish. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey.

SAS 711 Scripture as the Agent of Metanoia This course is a practicum on integrating the Scriptures into the devotional life of the priest as a means of ongoing conversion and evangelization. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Tom Hickey.

SAS 802 Johannine Writings (formerly RS 638, SS 644, and SS 802 Johannine Writings)  This course covers the Fourth Gospel, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation. Topics include the unique character of John’s Gospel in relation to the Synoptics and theories of authorship. Specifics of Johannine spirituality highlighted by patristic authors is also discussed. Residential only. Taught by Fr. Jude Surowiec.

SCM 101 Mathematics among the Liberal Arts (formerly MA 112 and MATH 112 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts) By using game theory and its relation with other mathematical topics including probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry, this course will allow the student to develop a creative mind that possesses critical, qualitative and quantitative thinking skills. Students will explore mathematics through games, which will allow them to learn key concepts organically without trepidation. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Heric Flores-Rueda.

SCM 151 College Algebra (formerly MATH 111 College Algebra) This course covers equations and inequalities in one variable; linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations in two variables. It includes polynomial functions and their zeroes, trigonometric functions and Analytic trigonometry. Residential only. Taught by Dr. Heric Flores-Rueda.

SCM 161 Earth Science (formerly SCI 109 Earth Science) This course covers the natural sciences including geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Using a systems approach, the connection between the Earth sciences will be emphasized. Current topics including climate change, carbon taxing will be discussed. Residential only. Taught by Staff.

SCM 171 Biology (new course) This course is an introduction to the biological sciences directed toward non-science majors. Topics include elements of biochemistry, cell structure and function, reproduction, genetics, evolutionary theory, plant and animal diversity, elements of physiology, and a brief examination of ecology. Online only. Taught by Rev. Dr. Donald Sparling.

SCM 201 Physics (formerly PHY 121 Physics/Lab) This course will introduce students to the concepts, principles and fundamentals of the physical science, including the study of motion, Newton’s law of motion, the conservation of energy and momentum, waves, basic concepts of fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. It includes a 1-hour lab for a total of 4 credits. Online and residential. Taught by Dr. Heric Flores-Rueda in both modes of delivery.

SCM 220 Chemistry (formerly SCI 220 Chemistry w/ lab) This course introduces students the fundamentals of chemistry. Students will describe the concept of chemical change, compute equations that represent that change, and use knowledge of quantities to understand the behavior of matter. It includes a 1-hour lab for a total of 4 credits. Online only. Taught by Dr. Stacy Trasancos.

SOC 103 Sociology (formerly SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology) This course surveys the methods of sociology and their application to contemporary society. Online and residential. Taught by Prof. Robert Sizemore in both modes of delivery.

SOC 209 Emergence and Development of the Social Sciences (no change) This course examines the development of the social sciences, looking first to the enlightenment and then to the 19th and 20th centuries, and develops a better understanding of both the benefits and limits of sociology, psychology and anthropology. Residential only. Taught by staff.

SOC 253 Political Science (formerly PS 103 Introduction to Political Science and SCI 253DS Political Science) The course surveys ideas in the study of government and politics, examines the perennial questions in political life (Who should rule? and Is it good to have power? and Do truth and right change in the course of history?), and explores the various fields of political science. Online and residential. Taught by Joe Jordan, in both modes of delivery.

SOC 275 Economics (formerly ECON 100 Economics)  This course will introduce students to the basic principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics from a Catholic perspective while paying close attention to the following Catholic principles: human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good. The economic theories and Catholic principles that will be presented will be complemented by demonstrating their practical applications. Online and residential. Taught online by Prof. Joseph Jordan and oncampus by Prof. Robert Sizemore.

SOC 318 Advent of Religious Broadcasting (new course) This course explores the triumphs and pitfalls of broadcast media when they are used to carry the message of the Gospel, along with the development of technology and the interplay between culture and evangelization. Online and residential. Taught by Fr. Thomas F.X. Hoar, S.S.E., in both modes of delivery.

SOC 325 Catholic Formation & New Media  This course examines the philosophical, institutional, and behavioral elements of the political system of the United States with emphasis on Constitutional , and studies the tension between obligation to “Caesar” (political citizenship) and obligation to God (religious conscience). Taught by Dr. Cynthia Buttjer.

SOC 375 American Government (formerly POL 401 American Government) This course examines the philosophical, institutional, and behavioral elements of the political system of the United States with emphasis on Constitutional , and studies the tension between obligation to “Caesar” (political citizenship) and obligation to God (religious conscience). Residential only. Taught by staff.

SPA 101 Spanish I (formerly LA 201 Spanish I and PS 677 Pastoral Spanish I)  This course is a basic introduction to Spanish pronunciation, grammar, conversation and reading. Residential only. Taught by Prof. Mary Welch.

SPA 102 Spanish II (formerly LA 202 Spanish II and PS 678 Pastoral Spanish II)  Continues SPA 101. Residential only. Taught by Prof. Mary Welch.

SPA 201 Spanish III (formerly PS 679A Pastoral Spanish III) Spanish speech and writing. Residential only. Taught by Prof. Mary Welch.


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