On Campus Courses

Undergraduate & Graduate On Campus Courses

Registration for Spring 2018 Opens Soon. Spring Courses & Syllabi 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 termNote: 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.

Required Texts

You may locate the books you are required to purchase by downloading and opening the syllabus for each of your courses. The course syllabus may be downloaded by clicking on the Title of the course located on this page.

Comprehensive Examinations for Spring 2018:

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 2018 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.

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DTH 530 Mariology (Fr. Peter Kucer) This course examines Marian doctrine in its scriptural, historical, and modern contexts using infallible statements, Lumen gentium, and post-conciliar documents.

ENG 115 Writing and Composition (Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein) This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to compose college-level academic papers. It will begin with instruction in grammar, paragraph structure, and other foundational skills. Students will then gain experience writing autobiographical essays, theological reflections, and a research paper. Assignments will be tailored to students’ abilities.

ENG 151 Drama (Dr. Angelyn Arden) This course surveys Western dramatists from Ancient Greece to the modern day.  Students also will write and present either a one-act play or an analysis of a classic drama.

HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Fr. Peter Kucer) This course continues the study of western civilization and covers 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 more recent events.

HUM 531 The Greatest Composers and Symphonic Music of All Time (Prof. Charles Rex) This course examines some of the great symphonic works of music history in terms of their emotional content and the analysis of the techniques used by composers to express themselves that evolved over the history of instrumental music.

LAT 202 Latin II (Pre-Req: Latin I) (Dr. Froula) 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 300 Introduction to Liturgy (Sr. Linder) 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.

MTH 300 Introduction to Moral Theology (Dr. Gilbert) 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?

PAS 162 Catechism II (Sr. Linder) 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.

PHE 422 Christian Social Ethics (Fr. Legault) 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.

PHH 304 History of Medieval Philosophy (Prof. Christopher Apodaca) 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 (Prof. Christopher Apodaca) This course examines the views of various 20th and 21st century philosophers on issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas of thought.

PHS 414 Epistemology (Dr. Duncan) This course gives an insight into classical answers to Aristotelian, Socratic, and Platonic questions and give students the tools to devise their own responses.

PHS 415 Philosophy of God (Pre-Req. PHS 551 or PHS 530 or PHS 450) (Fr. Legault) This course is an examination of the existence of God, His nature and relation to the world and man.

PHS 422 Philosophy of Nature and Science (Prof. Christpher Apodaca) This course will examine Aristotelian/Thomistic philosophy of nature and its relationship to the philosophy and theories of contemporary empirical sciences. Special attention will be directed to the differing ways in which philosophy and science discover truth, the relationship of science to philosophy, and various philosophical problems that have resulted from the
discoveries of contemporary science.

SAS 460 Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (Fr. Surowiec) 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.

SCM 105 Nature of Math (Prof. Haddad)

CHH/DTH 680 Vatican II: History, Documents, and Reception (Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein) This course will introduce students to the Second Vatican Council, its historical significance, and the ways in which its documents and message continue to shape the Church. The main focus of the course will be the study of the individual documents. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the need to interpret the Council within what Pope Benedict XVI called the “hermeneutic of reform” or “hermeneutic of continuity” as opposed to what he called the “hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture.”

CLA 715 Canon Law II (Fr. Anthony McLaughlin) 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.

DTH 530 Mariology (Fr. Peter Kucer) This course examines Marian doctrine in its scriptural, historical, and modern contexts using infallible statements, Lumen gentium, and post-conciliar documents.

DTH 642 John Paul II: Life, Spirituality, and Philosophy (Dr. Gilbert) This course will sketch the life, spirituality, and philosophy of Saint John Paul II, as foundational to his teaching and mission as Pope. The course will survey Saint John Paul II’s own poetry, plays, and philosophical works, as well as biographical and autobiographical writings.

DTH 751 Christology (Pre-Req DTH 731) (Dr. Froula) 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.

DTH 758 Ecclesiology (Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein) This course gives an introduction to the nature and mission of the Catholic Church. Topics will include the various titles and images by which the Church is known or described (mystery, sacrament, Mystical Body, People of God, etc.), the distinction between the common priesthood and the ministerial priesthood, papal primacy, the four marks of the Church, and Mary as a type of the Church.

DTH 965 Penance & Anointing (Fr. Anthony McLaughlin) This course prepares candidates to the priesthood to be ministers of the Sacraments of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick through a study of the theological, catechetical, historical, canonical, moral, pastoral and liturgical aspects of these sacraments. It will include instruction on the practical aspects in administering these sacraments, an important part of which will be a practicum on hearing confessions and anointing the sick. The course will also address pastoral care of the dying and the bereaved and the Mass and Rite of Christian Burial. Admission is ordinarily limited to fourth-year seminarians, who are preparing for ordination to the priesthood.

HUM 531 The Greatest Composers and Symphonic Music of All Time (Prof. Charles Rex) This course examines some of the great symphonic works of music history in terms of their emotional content and the analysis of the techniques used by composers to express themselves that evolved over the history of instrumental music.

MTH 841 Catholic Social Teaching (Fr. Legault) 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.

PAS 795 Fundamental Human Formation The intention of this course is that you deepen the knowledge of yourself as a person of God, that you learn how the significant repetitive patterns in your life with others and the working of your interior life relate to how you can be an instrument of Christ. Also, at the end of this course, you should be able to describe, in theory and application, human development, boundaries, attachment, homosexuality, trauma, addiction, and the essence of masculinity and femininity. Such knowledge will contribute to your formation in Christ and your cooperation with the grace of God.

PAS 851 Homiletics  This course develops preaching skills for those preparing for ordination to the diaconate and/or priesthood with attention on the spiritual formation of the preacher. Students develop public speaking skills through constructive critique. The course offers advanced study of oral communication theory and the implementation of skills required for effective preaching. Attention is given to preparation of individual sermons, sermon series, special occasions, and year-long preaching calendars.

PHS 630 Philosophy of Personalism I (Dr. Duncan) This course will concentrate on the person: Structure, Self-determination and Relation,
engaging in the study of various classic philosophical writings and other texts contributing to the rich development of the notion of the human person in today’s theology.

SAS 621 Prophetic Literature (Prof. Marchetti) 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 apocalypse.

SAS 657 Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (Fr. Surowiec) This course introduces phenomenology as a way of doing philosophy, and in particular, as a study of human experience.

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