Fall 2014 Courses

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CSMA 500 - 01 Cath Thought & Culture I - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 40080 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 519 - 01 Augustine's City of God M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 42208 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul J. Wojda Augustine began writing City of God in 413 AD. His original intention was to defend the Christian church against its pagan critics, who held Christianity responsible for bringing about the sack of Rome in 410. However, by the time he had finished (426), Augustine’s work had grown into a comprehensive assault on the entirety of pagan Roman thought and culture through a masterful interweaving of Scripture and ancient Greek (Platonic) philosophy. This course will consist of a close reading of the entirety of City of God, with special emphasis on the political, historical, and theological themes that have made Augustine’s work second only to the Bible in the shaping of Western Christianity. This course fulfills an elective requirement of the CSMA program.

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CSMA 539 - 01 Secularization - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42004 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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CSMA 549 - 01 Dante - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 42947 3 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Junker 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.

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CSMA 593 - 01 Dawson - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41121 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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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CSMA 596 - 01 Islam - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41551 Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 598 - 01 Independent Study M - - - - - - 0600 - 0700
CRN: 42314 3 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Boyle

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CSMA 598 - 02 Study Ecumen Lay Mvmt in West - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42318 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 598 - 04 Woman and Man Grad Level - T - R - - - 0600 - 0700
CRN: 43467 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Kelly

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CSMA 599 - 01 Beauty & Communion - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41568 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 599 - 02 Fed Welfare, Depend & Cath Soc - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41569 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 599 - 03 Bram Stoker's Dracula - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41570 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 599 - 04 Cath Social Trad & Israeli/Pal - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41573 Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 599 - 05 Transhumanism - - - - - S - 0600 - 0900
CRN: 42262 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Naughton

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Spring 2015 Courses

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CSMA 501 - 01 Cath Thought & Culture II M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 21092 3 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Junker 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 519 - 01 Augustine's Confessions - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21093 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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CSMA 525 - 01 Philosophical Foundations - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21781 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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CSMA 539 - 01 History of Western Education - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21617 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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CSMA 549 - 01 The Catholic Novel - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 21363 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie 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.

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CSMA 593 - 01 Thomas More - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21094 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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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