Spring 2015 Courses

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Summer 2015 Courses

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CSMA 501 - 01 Cath Thought & Culture II M - W - F - - 0900 - 1200 55S 207
CRN: 30434 3 Credit Hours Instructor: David N. Foote 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.

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CSMA 529 - 01 Augustine's Confessions - T - R - - - 0900 - 1200
CRN: 30436 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika H. Kidd This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and Philosophy. Although the topics will vary, the course will have both a philosophical foundation and an interdisciplinary focus. These topics courses will fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and Philosophy.

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CSMA 593 - 01 Thomas More - T - R - - - 1330 - 1630 55S 207
CRN: 30435 3 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Boyle 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.

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Fall 2015 Courses

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CSMA 500 - 01 Cath Thought & Culture I - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 40078 3 Credit Hours Instructor: David N. Foote 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.

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CSMA 510 - 01 Essentials of Cath Faith - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100
CRN: 42823 3 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Boyle This course will focus on a theological study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in its entirety, aimed at helping students develop a broad and comprehensive grasp of the essential claims of the Catholic faith and an understanding of its unity and integrity. Particular attention is given to the scope and integrity of the teachings of the Catholic Church with regard to the inter-relationship of the four sections of the Catechism, namely, the Profession of Faith, the Sacraments, Life in Christ, and Prayer. Explicit attention will be given to ways in which Catholic teachings are manifested in the classic texts and works of art, such as those examined in Catholic Thought and Culture I and II.

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CSMA 593 - 01 Dawson - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 41032 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert G. Kennedy 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.

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