Online Courses


Undergraduate & Graduate Online Courses Spring 2017

Registration for Spring 2017 opens November 28.

The following Online courses are available for the Spring 2017 semester.

Syllabi for courses will be uploaded as they are submitted and approved.

Syllabi Information

Syllabi will be added as they are approved.  Please do not contact any professor about his or her syllabus until the first day of the term. Prior to that day, all questions should be directed to the Online Learning Office at 860.632.3070. Note: At the start of the term, the syllabi that are located in the Info tab of your courses in Populi should be considered as the most updated.

Comprehensive Examinations for Spring 2017:

Graduate students wishing to complete their program of study by taking the comprehensive exam during the spring semester must sign up for it by registering for the ‘Spring 2017 Comprehensive Examination Resource’ and paying the $275 exam/graduation fee during the spring course registration period. In order to take the comprehensive exam, graduate students must be finished with all coursework or in the final semester of coursework. Students are expected to complete the comprehensive exam within two semesters of finishing coursework.

Tuition & Financial Aid:

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APO 512 Apologetics (Prof. Patrick MadridThis 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.

APO 565 Reading Science in the Light of Faith (Seminarians-Syllabus) (Non-Seminarians-Syllabus) (Dr. Stacy Trasancos) This online course teaches the non-scientist student how to articulate developments in current research in biological or biochemical fields—with particular emphasis on evolutionary biology, genetics, or neuroscience as it relates to the human body—by reading scientific papers. Then the course teaches how to classify the conclusions in the scientific papers as neutral, contradictory, or consistent with the tenets of Catholic faith, particularly as it relates to St. John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.

CHH 300 Church History (Prof. Heather Voccola) 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.

ENG 151 Drama (Dr. Sebastian Mahfood) 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.

ENG 181 Research and Writing (Prof. Jason Braun) 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.

ENG 383 Dante’s Divine Comedy (Dr. Sebastian Mahfood) 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.

ENG 400 Catholic English Literature (Dr. Hilary Finley) 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.

GRK 201 Greek I (Prof. John Hornyak) 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.

GRK 202 Greek II (Prof. John Hornyak) 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.

GRK 203 Greek III (Prof. John Hornyak) 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.

HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Dr. John BequetteThis 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.

HIS 200 American History (Fr. Gregoire Fluet) 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.

HIS 351 Eastern Civilization I (Fr. Peter Kucer) 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.

HUM 104 Humanities in the Early Christian & Medieval World (Dr. John Bequette) 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.

LAT 202 Latin II (Dr. Philippe Yates) 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.

LLT 453 Liturgical Theology (Fr. Dennis KolinskiThis 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.

MTH 300 Moral Theology (Prof. Jacob Torbeck) 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?

MTH 380 [Marriage and] Theology of the Body (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson) 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.

PAS 161 Catechism Pillars I & II (Prof. Steve Schultz) 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.

PAS 162 Catechism Pillars III & IV (Prof. Steve Schultz) 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.

PAS 511 Mission & Evangelization (MAPS Core) (Dr. Marianne Siegmund) 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.

PHE 425 Fundamental Bioethics (Prof. Judith Babarsky) 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.

PHH 304 History of Medieval Philosophy (Dr. Jonathan Kirwan) 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.

PHH 404 History of Contemporary Philosophy (Dr. Alan Vincelette) This course examines the views of various 20th and 21st century philosophers on issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas of thought.

PHS 415 Philosophy of God (Prof. Christopher Apodaca) This course is an examination of the existence of God, His nature and relation to the world and man.

PHS 450 Philosophical Anthropology (Prof. Christopher Apodaca) This course will study human nature from two perspectives: 1. We will begin with an examination of the humanity in light of the twentieth century Catholic philosophical tradition, one which begins its examination of the human person in light of lived experience. 2. We will then proceed to understand human nature as developed in the Medieval Catholic tradition, especially as it is presented through the work of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor. You will be expected to apply what you have learned to modern challenges to the dignity of the human person.

PHS 490 Metaphysics (Dr. Jonathan Kirwan) 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.

PSY 200 Psychology (Dr. Gregory Popcak) 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.

SAI 213 Theology of the Icon (Dr. Rita Sawaya & Prof. Chady Elias) 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.

SAI 323 Christian Architecture (Prof. Anthony Grumbine) Description forthcoming.

SAI 427 Hagiography from Sacred Art to Liturgy (Dr. Rita Sawaya) 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.

SAS 300 Wisdom Literature (Dr. Matthew RamageThis 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.

SAS 461 Gospel of John (Fr. William Mills) 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.

SCM 201 Physics (** Optional Lab – SCM 202, 1 credit) (Dr.Heric  Flores) 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.

SCM 220 Chemistry(** Optional Lab – SCM 221, 1 credit) (Dr. Stacy Trasancos) 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.

SOC 103 Sociology (Dr. Marc Tumeinski) This course surveys the methods of sociology and their application to contemporary society.

SOC 275 Economics (Prof. Joe Jordan) 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.

Master of Arts in Theology

New Students, please note that the first course you must take in the program is PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians. You may take any core course at the same time.

*** Please note that all Pastoral Studies courses qualify as electives for the Master of Arts in Theology program. ***

Co-Requisite Courses Offered

  • DTH 600 Introduction to Theology (Fr. Brian Mullady, OP)
    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.
  • PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians (Fr. Brian Mullady, OP)
    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.

Core Courses Offered

  • DTH 731: One and Triune God (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson)
    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.
  • DTH 751 Christology (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson)
    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.
  • MTH 611: Fundamental Moral Theology I (Fr. Brian Mullady, OP)
    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.

Courses Offered by Concentration

Apologetics

  • APO 512 Apologetics (Prof. Patrick MadridThis 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.
  • APO 565 Reading Science in the Light of Faith (Seminarians-Syllabus) (Non-Seminarians-Syllabus) (Dr. Stacy TrasancosThis online course teaches the non-scientist student how to articulate developments in current research in biological or biochemical fields—with particular emphasis on evolutionary biology, genetics, or neuroscience as it relates to the human body—by reading scientific papers. Then the course teaches how to classify the conclusions in the scientific papers as neutral, contradictory, or consistent with the tenets of Catholic faith, particularly as it relates to St. John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.
  • APO/PAS631 Social Media & the New Evangelization (Dr. Sebastian Mahfood) 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).

Bioethics

  • BIE 625 Catholic Bioethics (For non-NCBC students) (Prof. Judith Babarsky and Dr. Hermann Frieboes) 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.
  • BIE 661: Biology and Biotechnologies for Ethicists (Dr. Hermann Frieboes) 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. [Due to Kentucky state law, residents of Kentucky may not register into this course.]
  • BIE 795 The Gospel of Life and Culture of Death (Dr. Donald DeMarcoThis 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.

Church History

  • CHH 671 Documents of Vatican II (Fr. Gregoire Fluet) 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.
  • CHH 708 Church History from 1400 (Fr. Peter Kucer) 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.”

Dogmatic Theology

  • DTH 641 Protology & Eschatology (Dr. Marianne Siegmund) 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. (Elective)
  • DTH 671 Documents of Vatican II (Fr. Gregoire Fluet) 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.
  • DTH 910 Spiritual Theology (Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.) 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.

Moral Theology

  • MTH 659 Moral Magisterium of John Paul II (Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.) This course is devoted to the teachings of the Blessed Pope John Paul II in the area of moral theology. Specific topics addressed in this course include the sacred sources of Christian moral teaching, a correct understanding of human freedom, conscience and its application, Veritatis splendor; Evangelium vitae, and the theology of the body.
  • MTH 680 Marriage and Theology of the Body (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis 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.
  • MTH/PAS/PHE 841 Catholic Social Teachings (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis 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.
  • CLA 715 Canon Law of Marriage (Dr. Philippe Yates) 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.

Sacred Art

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Sacred Scripture

  • SAS 602 Methods of Theology & Scripture Analysis (Fr. Randy SotoThe 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. 
  • SAS 631 Wisdom Literature (Fr. Randy Soto) 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.
  • SAS 657 Luke and Acts of the Apostles (Fr. Randy Soto) 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.
  • SAS 671 Letters of St Paul (Fr. William Mills) This course studies the composition, structure, purpose, historical background and theological themes of the Pauline letters with an exegesis of selected passages.

Elective

  • PAS 891 Methods in Teaching (Dr. Sebastian Mahfood) This course is designed to engage students in the study of teaching methods for face-to-face and online learning environments.
  • CHH 613 Church in America (Fr. Gregoire Fluet) 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.
  • DTH 757 Pneumatology (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson) This course is a doctrinal study of the nature and attributes of God as known by revelation and reason. The God we know and love is One and Three. Topics in this course address both the unity of God and the three-ness of God. The work of St. Thomas Aquinas is used to expose students to these truths to be believed and to form a foundation for further growth and study. This course is a pre-requisite to DTH 751 Christology.
  • DTH 760 Ecclesiology & Ecumenism (Dr. Marianne Siegmund) 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.

Summative Evaluation

Master of Arts in Philosophy


New Students, please note that the first course you must take in the program is PHH 605 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. You may take any core course at the same time.

Co-Requisite Courses Offered

  • PHH 605 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Dr. Timothy Smith) 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.

Core Courses Offered

  • PHE 610 Ethics (Dr. Francisco Carrasquillo) 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.
  • PHS 610 Philosophical Anthropology (Dr. Randall Colton) 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.
  • PHS 611 Logic and Epistemology (Dr. Philippe Yates) 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.
  • PHS 621 Philosophy of Nature & Metaphysics (Dr. Timothy SmithThis 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.
  • MTH/PAS/PHE 841 Catholic Social Teachings (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis 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.

Concentration Courses Offered

Christian Wisdom

  • PHS 751 The True, the False, The Lie, and the Fake (Dr. Curtis Hancock) 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.
  • PHS 783 Dante’s Divine Comedy: Thomistic Philosophy in Narrative (Dr. Michela Ferri) 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.

Ethics

  • PHE 663 Natural Law (Dr. David Arias) 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.
  • PHE/MTH 680 Marriage and Theology of the Body (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis 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.

History of Philosophy

  • PHH 792 Philosophy of Edith Stein (Dr. John Finley) 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.
  • PHH 793 Plato’s Republic (Dr. Richard Geraghty) 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.

Systematic Philosophy

  • PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians (Fr. Brian Mullady, OPThis 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.
  • PHS 721 Philosophy of Science (Dr. Peter Mango) 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.

Electives

Summative Evaluation

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

(MAPS courses may be taken as electives within the MA in Theology Degree Program)

Co-Requisite Courses Offered

Core Courses Offered

  • PAS 511 Mission & Evangelization (Dr. Marianne Siegmund)
    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.
  • MTH/PAS/PHE 841 Catholic Social Teachings (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis 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.

Concentration Courses Offered

Elective

Summative Evaluation

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Degree Plans

Undergraduate Degree Plans

  • Associate of Arts – Theology with Normative Distribution of Transfer Credits from the Angelicum Academy and Adler-Aquinas Institute*

Pre-Theology Intellectual Formation Equivalency

Graduate Degree Plans

Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in (choose one of the following):

Master of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in (choose one of the following):

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with a concentration in (choose one of the following):


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