Fall 2014 Courses

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CATH 101 - 01 The Search for Happiness M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 55S B10
CRN: 40595 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher J. Thompson This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 101 - 02 The Search for Happiness M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 55S B10
CRN: 41970 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Boyle This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 101 - 03 The Search for Happiness - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S B10
CRN: 42194 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David N. Foote This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 201 - 01 Path/Expres/Pract in Cath Spir M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 55S 207
CRN: 41122 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David P. Deavel This course provides an investigation into the various forms and expressions of spirituality which derive their inspiration from a common origin in Christian Revelation and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We will examine in depth a selection of topics and themes having to do with differing expressions and practices of Catholic spirituality across a number of historical eras and cultures. Possible topics include prayer and contemplation; the varieties of lay and religious spiritualities in both their solitary and communal dimensions; virtue; and vocation and work. Interdisciplinary course materials will draw on sources in theology, philosophy, history, literature, and art or music.

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CATH 201 - 03 Path/Expres/Pract in Cath Spir - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S B10
CRN: 43157 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert G. Kennedy This course provides an investigation into the various forms and expressions of spirituality which derive their inspiration from a common origin in Christian Revelation and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We will examine in depth a selection of topics and themes having to do with differing expressions and practices of Catholic spirituality across a number of historical eras and cultures. Possible topics include prayer and contemplation; the varieties of lay and religious spiritualities in both their solitary and communal dimensions; virtue; and vocation and work. Interdisciplinary course materials will draw on sources in theology, philosophy, history, literature, and art or music.

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CATH 222 - 01 Cath Lit Trad/Medieval-Mdrn M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 55S 207
CRN: 43194 4 Credit Hours Instructor: William J. Junker This course surveys literary works with theological or spiritual themes that have contributed to the vitality of Catholic culture. The purpose of the course is to help students realize that Catholic culture has fostered a variety of literary expressions and has produced works that speak compellingly of human experience and sacramental life. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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CATH 234 - 01 Love, Sex, & Friendship M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 55S B10
CRN: 41965 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney A philosophical examination of the nature of human love. Possible topics include reciprocity and permanence, fidelity, romantic love, human sexuality, kinds of friendship. Special attention will be given to the thought of John Paul II. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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CATH 250 - 01 Christian Mysteries - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203
CRN: 42933 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gregory J. Coulter A consideration of philosophical problems associated with Catholicism. Possible topics include divine providence, creation, the soul, freedom of the will, faith, the Eucharist, the Incarnation, and the variety of religious beliefs. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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CATH 301 - 01 The Catholic Vision - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207
CRN: 41383 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika H. Kidd At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: Junior standing and CATH 101 and 201

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CATH 301 - 02 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 55S 207
CRN: 41120 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ann M. Klein At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: Junior standing and CATH 101 and 201

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CATH 301 - 03 The Catholic Vision M - W - - - - 1455 - 1635 55S B10
CRN: 43158 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ann M. Klein At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: Junior standing and CATH 101 and 201

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CATH 306 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S 207
CRN: 41966 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. McVea, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

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CATH 306 - 02 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 AQU 303
CRN: 42982 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeanne G. Buckeye, Philip A. Rolnick What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

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CATH 308 - 01 Woman and Man - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S 207
CRN: 40971 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Kelly This course examines the definition of "woman" and "man" from both the historical and the philosophical perspective. Readings and discussion center on the question of (1) whether there are important philosophical differences between women and men and (2) whether such differeneces are natural or socially constructed. The implications of various answers to those questions are then examined, with special attention given to the Catholic trandition's reflections on the nature and ends of marriage, the character of priestly ordination, friendship between women and men, and human sexuality. The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which thinkers from a wide spectrum have construed male/female relationships. A major component this course consists in the study of power and the way it operates both in history and in contemporary culture. This couse fulfills the core curriculum requirement in Human Diveristy. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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CATH 387 - 01 John Henry Newman M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 55S 207
CRN: 41973 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David P. Deavel John Henry Newman has been called, somewhat misleadingly, the father of the Second Vatican Council. According to Jarsoslav Pelikan, "(n)ot only to his latter day disciples, ...but to many of those who have drawn other conclusions from his insights, John Henry Newman has become the most important theological thinker of modern times." T.S. Eliot had insisted that he is one of the two most eloquent sermon writers in the English language. Pope Benedict XVI stressed his importance as the theologian of conscience when he presided at his beatification in England. In this course we will examine not only Cardinal Newman's most important theological works focusing on the development of doctrine and the role of conscience in relation to Church authority, but also his philosophical works addressing the relations of faith and reason, his work on university education and selected poetry, meditations and devotions, and sermons. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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Spring 2015 Courses

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CATH 101 - 01 The Search for Happiness - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S B10
CRN: 20538 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika H. Kidd This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 101 - 03 The Search for Happiness - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S B10
CRN: 21233 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Erika H. Kidd This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 101 - 04 The Search for Happiness M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 55S 207
CRN: 21231 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David N. Foote This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 101 - 05 The Search for Happiness M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 55S 207
CRN: 21232 Instructor: David N. Foote This course provides a critical investigation into the quest for meaning and happiness as found in the Catholic tradition. Beginning with fundamental Catholic claims about what it means to be a human being, this course explores the call to beatitude in materials from several disciplines, including theology, philosophy, literature, and art, as well as ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources. Topics explored include a consideration of human persons in relation to divine persons, the supernatural end to human life, the human person as experiencing desire and suffering, the Christian paradox that joy may be found in the giving of one's self, and the search for happiness through friendship and love. Through all these topics, the course particularly examines the question, "What is the specifically unique character of Christian happiness?"

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CATH 201 - 01 Path/Expres/Pract in Cath Spir - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 55S 207
CRN: 20640 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David P. Deavel This course provides an investigation into the various forms and expressions of spirituality which derive their inspiration from a common origin in Christian Revelation and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We will examine in depth a selection of topics and themes having to do with differing expressions and practices of Catholic spirituality across a number of historical eras and cultures. Possible topics include prayer and contemplation; the varieties of lay and religious spiritualities in both their solitary and communal dimensions; virtue; and vocation and work. Interdisciplinary course materials will draw on sources in theology, philosophy, history, literature, and art or music.

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CATH 222 - 01 Cath Lit Trad/Medieval-Mdrn M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 55S 207
CRN: 22529 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ann M. Klein This course surveys literary works with theological or spiritual themes that have contributed to the vitality of Catholic culture. The purpose of the course is to help students realize that Catholic culture has fostered a variety of literary expressions and has produced works that speak compellingly of human experience and sacramental life. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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CATH 297 - 01 Dawson&Dynamics of Church Hist M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 55S B10
CRN: 21492 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert G. Kennedy The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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CATH 301 - 01 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 55S 207
CRN: 20016 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Ann M. Klein At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: Junior standing and CATH 101 and 201

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CATH 306 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profession M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 108
CRN: 20017 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brian P. Shapiro, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

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CATH 308 - 01 Woman and Man - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 55S 207
CRN: 20746 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Kelly This course examines the definition of "woman" and "man" from both the historical and the philosophical perspective. Readings and discussion center on the question of (1) whether there are important philosophical differences between women and men and (2) whether such differeneces are natural or socially constructed. The implications of various answers to those questions are then examined, with special attention given to the Catholic trandition's reflections on the nature and ends of marriage, the character of priestly ordination, friendship between women and men, and human sexuality. The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which thinkers from a wide spectrum have construed male/female relationships. A major component this course consists in the study of power and the way it operates both in history and in contemporary culture. This couse fulfills the core curriculum requirement in Human Diveristy. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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CATH 308 - 02 Woman and Man - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207
CRN: 22531 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth M. Kelly This course examines the definition of "woman" and "man" from both the historical and the philosophical perspective. Readings and discussion center on the question of (1) whether there are important philosophical differences between women and men and (2) whether such differeneces are natural or socially constructed. The implications of various answers to those questions are then examined, with special attention given to the Catholic trandition's reflections on the nature and ends of marriage, the character of priestly ordination, friendship between women and men, and human sexuality. The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which thinkers from a wide spectrum have construed male/female relationships. A major component this course consists in the study of power and the way it operates both in history and in contemporary culture. This couse fulfills the core curriculum requirement in Human Diveristy. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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CATH 401 - 01 Church&Culture:Soc Dim of Cath M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 55S B10
CRN: 22533 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert G. Kennedy This course provides an investigation into the ways in which Catholicism is inherently social and ecclesial. Its specific focus is on the Christian engagement with the world. The course's framework will be taken from the analysis of society into three spheres of action (culture, politics, and economics) as described in Centesimus annus. We will examine the ways that Revelation, the sacramental life, and the teachings of the Church call Catholics to seek holiness and to witness to their faith in the world. Specific topics may include social and economic justice, politics and public policy, lay and religious apostolates, education, and marriage and family. Course materials may include resources from philosophy, theology, history, economics, and political science. Prerequisite: CATH 101 and Junior standing

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