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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 180INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM4
CTH 209THEORIES OF THE CHURCH: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES4
Select two of the following:8
CTH 220
CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE I: EARLY CHURCH - 1200
CTH 221
CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE II: 1200 - FRENCH REVOLUTION
CTH 222
CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE III: FRENCH REVOLUTION - PRESENT
Select one of the following:4
CTH 202
CATHOLICS AND SCRIPTURE
CTH 203
WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE
Select three courses over three of the five areas listed below12
Select four Electives, three of which must be at the 300-level 116
Select one Senior Capstone 24

Areas

Philosophy, Scripture, and Theology

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 110
THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE
CTH 183
THEMES IN CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT
CTH 190
METHODS OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
CTH 212
ANCIENT ISRAEL: HISTORY, LITERATURE AND RELIGION
CTH 213
THE NEW TESTAMENT
CTH 214
THE HISTORICAL JESUS
CTH 215
VARIETIES OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY
CTH 216
PAUL AND HIS INFLUENCE IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY
CTH 218
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
CTH 223
THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
CTH 228
MEDIEVAL MYSTICS IN EUROPE: 1000-1600 A.D.
CTH 230
THINKING ABOUT GOD
CTH 231
ROMAN CATHOLIC LITURGY
CTH 238
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
CTH 239
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
CTH 240
TOPICS IN CATHOLIC THOUGHT
CTH 243
ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL THINKING
CTH 244
DEBATES ABOUT GOD
CTH 246
INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN ETHICS
CTH 248
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES
CTH 249
NATURE, COSMOS AND GOD: CATHOLICISM AND SCIENCE
CTH 336
THEORIES OF INTERPRETATION
CTH 337
GREEK AND MEDIEVAL THOUGHT
CTH 338
EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
CTH 339
PHILOSOPHY SINCE KANT
CTH 341
LIBERATION THEOLOGY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
CTH 354
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CATHOLIC THOUGHT

Catholicism and Aesthetics

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 226
ROMAN CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL LITERATURE
CTH 229
CATHOLICISM AS A SPIRITUAL PATH
CTH 250
ART IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN EMPIRE
CTH 251
CATHOLIC THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA
CTH 252
BYZANTINE ART
CTH 253
CONQUEST AND CONVERSION: THE ART OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
CTH 254
THE AGE OF CATHEDRALS: THE ART OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES
CTH 255
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART
CTH 256
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
CTH 257
BAROQUE ART
CTH 258
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
CTH 260
ART, LITURGY AND LIFE
CTH 261
CATHOLIC FAITH AND MUSICAL EXPRESSION
CTH 264
CATHOLICISM AND LITERATURE
CTH 265
LITERATURE AND THE SACRED
CTH 266
CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUAL MEMOIRS
CTH 294
THE ART OF CRUSADING
CTH 350
LOVE IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
CTH 369
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE ART, MUSIC AND LITERATURE OF CATHOLICISM

Social Concerns and Moral Questions

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 210
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
CTH 241
VIRTUE ETHICS
CTH 247
ROMAN CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT IN CONTEXT
CTH 248
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES
CTH 270
JESUS ACROSS CULTURES
CTH 271
ROMAN CATHOLICISM'S ENCOUNTER WITH OTHER RELIGIONS
CTH 273
HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE U.S.
CTH 274
IRELAND: RELIGION AND THE CONTEMPORARY "TROUBLES
CTH 275
MEDIEVAL PEOPLE: 400 TO 1400 A.D.
CTH 276
CATHOLICISM IN AFRICA
CTH 279
CATHOLICISM AND THE FAMILY
CTH 280
RELIGION AND EDUCATION IN WESTERN CULTURE
CTH 282
GOD, JUSTICE AND REDEMPTIVE ACTION
CTH 288
IRELAND, 1450-1800, CONQUEST, COLONIZATION & REBELLION
CTH 289
IRELAND, 1800 - 2000
CTH 384
THE CULTURE OF AMERICAN CATHOLICS

Vincentian Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 290
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF VINCENT DE PAUL
CTH 292
WOMEN AND SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
CTH 293
NOTABLE VINCENTIAN WOMEN
CTH 295
THE VINCENTIANS IN AMERICA

World Catholicism

Course Title Quarter Hours
CTH 181
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD CATHOLICISM
CTH 386
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WORLD POLITICS
CTH 389
SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF CATHOLICISM

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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