The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences | Department of Catholic Studies | Graduate Program

Current & Upcoming Courses

Current & Upcoming Courses

Current Graduate Courses

Catholic Studies: Spring 2014
CSMA 501-01
21191
Cath Thought & Culture II
Briel, Don J
1800-2100 T 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This interdisciplinary course continues the exploration of the relations between faith and culture begun in Catholic Thought and Culture I, beginning with the medieval period up until the present day. Students will engage areas of artistic expression (literature, music, visual art) in the light of philosophical and theological currents affecting Catholic life in a given era. Upon completion of both Catholic Thought and Culture I and II, students will have some grasp on the fascinating interaction of Gospel and culture marking Catholicism's development, demonstrated skills in the interpretation of literature, music, and visual art, and an appreciation for how the arts can embody Catholic truth and goodness in beauty. Students will also have a broad sense of the contexts of the Catholic tradition, parts of which will then be filled in by other, more specific, courses in the program. NOTE: It is not required (though it is recommended) that students take CSMA 500 prior to taking CSMA 501.

CSMA 519-01
21192
Augustine's Confessions
Boyle, John F
1800-2100 R 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and Theology. Although the topics will vary , the courses will have both a theological foundation and an interdisciplinary focus. These topics courses fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and Theology.

CSMA 525-01
22655
Philosophical Foundations
Kennedy, Robert G
1800-2100 W 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

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Upcoming Graduate Courses

Catholic Studies: Summer 2014
CSMA 519-01
30438
Virtue
Boyle, John F
0900-1200 M W 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and Theology. Although the topics will vary , the courses will have both a theological foundation and an interdisciplinary focus. These topics courses fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and Theology.

CSMA 539-01
30440
Dawson
Briel, Don J
1330-1630 T R 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and History. Although the topics will vary, the courses will have both historical foundation and an interdisciplinary focus. These topics courses will fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and History.

CSMA 593-01
30439
Cont Challenge - Catholic K-12
Ferdinandt, Kevin W
0900-1200 T R 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

Topics courses examine in detail a small, focused set of questions arising from one or more of the disciplines within the graduate Catholic Studies program. Topics and instructors will vary.

Catholic Studies: Fall 2014
CSMA 500-01
40080
Cath Thought & Culture I
Foote, David N
1800-2100 R 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This interdisciplinary course begins exploration of the relations between [Catholic Christian] faith and culture exhibited through works of imagination and intellect drawn from the New Testament through medieval periods. As part of the M.A. program core curriculum, the course focuses on the multifaceted Catholic tradition but includes perspectives from Christians of other denominations and non-Christians selected to show the dialogue between Catholic thought and other cultural views and accomplishments. Primary attention will be given to works of literature, music, and art, with some attention to philosophical and theological works selected especially for their contributions to articulating insights concerning the relationship between faith and culture.

CSMA 519-01
42208
Augustine's City of God
Wojda, Paul J
1800-2100 M 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and Theology. Although the topics will vary , the courses will have both a theological foundation and an interdisciplinary focus. These topics courses fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and Theology.

CSMA 549-01
42947
Dante
Junker, William J
1800-2100 W 55S 207

3 Credit Hours

This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and the Arts. Although the topics will vary, the courses will have both an aesthetic foundation and an interdisiplinary focus. These topics courses will fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and the Arts.