Curriculum

Major in Theology (44 credits)

THEO 111, The Biblical Tradition
THEO 220, Philosophy for Theology (Fall)
THEO 221, Thinking Theologically (Fall)
THEO 210, Historical Development of the Christian Church (Spring)
THEO 300, Engaging Scripture (Spring)
THEO 390, Fundamental Moral Theology (Fall)
THEO 396, Capstone: Theological Conversation (Spring)
Four courses from at least two of the four following areas: Scripture, Systematics/Moral, Spirituality/Liturgy/Pastoral, and History/World Religions

Major in Theology with a Concentration in Pastoral Ministry (54-64 credits) 

Theology Major Core Requirements(24 Credits)
THEO 111 The Biblical Tradition
THEO 220 Philosophy for Theology
THEO 210 Historical Development of the Christian Church
THEO 221 Thinking Theologically
THEO 300 Engaging Scripture
THEO 390 Fundamental Moral Theology (to satisfy ECS)
THEO 396, Capstone: Theological Conversation (THEO 397 Internship)
Pastoral Ministry Required (18-24 Credits)
THEO 380, Pastoral Ministry (New Name:  Theology of Ministry)
THEO 346, Diversity in Christian Community or THEO 328 Hispanic Theology
10-16 credits of THEO 397 Internship (Serves as THEO Capstone)
Pastoral Ministry Options: Choose one course in three of the four areas (12 Credits)
Choose One Liturgy Course:  Theology of worship with practical application
THEO 350 Christian Worship
THEO 351 Initiation and Eucharist
THEO 359 Ritual Studies
THEO 359 Liturgy Topics
Choose One Pastoral Care Course:  Theology of pastoral care with practical application
THEO 333 Suffering and Christian Healing
Choose One Catechetical Course:  Theology of catechesis with practical application
THEO 381 Youth Ministry
EDUC 355 Secondary School Pedagogy for Theology 9-12
Choose one Christian Spirituality Course:  Theology of spirituality with practical application
THEO 339 Spiritual Companioning
THEO 339 Disc/Christian Decision Making
THEO 330 Christian Spirituality
THEO 331 Benedictine Spirituality

Major in Theology with a Minor in Secondary Education

Currently under revision.  Please contact Jenn Schwichtenberg here for more information.

Minor in Theology (20 credits)

THEO 221 (Thinking Theologically)
THEO 220 (Philosophy for Theology) or THEO 203 (Historical Development of the Christian Church)
THEO 300, Engaging Scripture
8 upper division theology credits as electives

 


Courses reserved for theology majors and minors:

THEO 210 Historical Development of the Christian Church

This course offers students an introduction to the history of Christianity and the Christian church .
Offered once a year in spring.
Ordinarily taken during the sophomore or junior year.
Prerequisite: THEO 111.

THEO 220 Philosophy for Theology

A historical survey of western philosophy from Plato to the twentieth century, designed to offer "coathooks" for understanding the connection between theology and philosophy.
Offered once a year in fall.
Ordinarily taken during the sophomore or junior year.
Prerequisite: THEO 111.

THEO 221 Thinking Theologically

This course offers theology majors a common grounding in Christian doctrine.
Offered once a year in fall.
Ordinarily taken during the sophomore or junior year.
Prerequisite: THEO 111. One course in philosophy recommended.

THEO 300 Engaging Scripture

This course offers students a common grounding in Christian approaches to Scripture, building on THEO 111.
Offered once a year in spring.
Ordinarily taken during the sophomore or junior year.
Prerequisite: THEO 111.

THEO 390 Fundamental Moral Theology

This course offers students a common grounding in Catholic moral theology, building on the foundations laid in THEO 220, 221, and 300.
Offered once a year in fall.
Ordinarily taken in senior year after the completion of most requirements for the major.
Prerequisite: THEO 111; recommended: THEO 220, 221, 300.

THEO 396 Theological Conversations

The senior capstone course in theology offers students an opportunity to integrate their theological education through a focused research experience.
Offered once a year in spring.
Ordinarily taken in senior year after the completion of most requirements for the major.
Prerequisite: THEO 111; recommended: THEO 200, 201, 300, and 390.

 Catalog listing of all theology courses for fall semester 2014