Fall Semester 2019 Courses

 

Registration is currently underway for our Fall 2019 classes. To register, please contact Kim Schulman at kschulman@holyspiritcollege.org. The following courses are open to both non-degree seeking and enrolled students: 

 

THEO 600 – Liturgy and Sacraments

Malta Hall | Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
August 26 - December 9

Fr. Paul Burke, JCL

 

Course Description: This course will explore the liturgical life of the Church, especially as it unfolds in the celebration of the seven sacraments. Students will study the relationship between Christian theology and the role of liturgy in the life of the believer and in the life of the Church. Consideration will be given to the development and theology of the Christian liturgy in both the East and the West, with emphasis upon the Roman Rite. Topics to be covered include:

  • the seven Sacraments as instituted by Christ and as understood in Scripture and Tradition;
  • the relationship between the Sacraments and the Paschal Mystery, the economy of salvation, and the mission of the Church;
  • the Vatican II constitution Sacrosanctm Concilium;
  • passages from Aquinas’s Summa theologiae

(audit fee $300; $1,470 for credit).

 

 

THEO 365 – Bioethics in the Catholic Tradition

Cathedral of Christ the King* | Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
September 19 - October 24

Fr. Paul Burke, JCL

 

Course Description: Bioethics in the Catholic Tradition considers the ethical principles and values relevant to life and their application to the use of technology (particularly medical technology) to maintain, extend, and even produce human life. This course will explore foundational and current issues in bioethics in light of Catholic tradition and teaching.  It will provide students with an understanding of bioethics main terms and concepts, as well as decision-making procedures that students can use to discern and defend moral courses of action. Our two main areas of consideration are life’s beginning—reproductive ethics—and life’s end, but we will also apply our analyses to such questions as organ donation and human experimentation. These discussions will be particularly relevant on a practical level; most of us will face them in some form in our individual lives, and bioethical questions face all of us as a society.? 

(audit fee $99; $735 for credit -- students may obtain 1.5 hours of credit for additional meetings and assignments, in consultation with the College).

*The Cathedral of Christ the King is located at 2699 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 

 

 

THEO 695 – The True Country of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy: Catholic Writers in the Protestant South

Malta Hall | Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
September 9 - November 18

Dr. David King

 

Course Description: Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy were perhaps the most important American writers associated with the 20th century Anglo-American Catholic Literary Revival.  While O’Connor was a cradle Catholic, and Percy was an adult convert, both shared the same Southern cultural identity, and both created their best Catholic fiction in the context of the Southern Protestant Bible Belt, a region O’Connor referred to as the “true country.” O’Connor’s often violent fiction always represents what she called “the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil,” while Percy’s more urbane take on the South unveils the modern “malaise” that infects all aspects of society. Yet beneath the superficial realities of life in the South, both O’Connor and Percy discovered profound insights into redemption, mystery, and grace. This course examines the best work of each writer, including O’Connor’s short stories and Percy’s essays and his seminal novel The Moviegoer, and affirms that in their position as outsiders looking in, both writers were able to see more clearly the essence of life and faith that transcends regionalism.

(audit fee $99; $735 for credit -- students may obtain 1.5 hours of credit for additional meetings and assignments, in consultation with the College).

 

 

THEO 695 – Introduction to Classical Education

St. John Bosco Academy* | Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
September 10 - November 5

Dr. Eric Wearne

 

Course Description: This course will provide students with an introduction to the concept of classical education and its recent renewal and growth in the U.S.  Using historical and modern examples, including The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools, students will learn about the history and structure of classical education including the trivium and quadrivium; the philosophical approaches behind classical and modern education; and practical applications of classical concepts. Topics to be covered include: A definition of “classical education”; Curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment in classical education; Ways in which a classical approach can help students to develop their moral imaginations.

(audit fee $99; $735 for credit -- students may obtain 1.5 hours of credit for additional meetings and assignments, in consultation with the College).

*St. John Bosco Academy is located at 4708 Shiloh Rd., Cumming, GA 30041 

 

 

THEO 695 – Church History

St. John Bosco Academy* | Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
September 5 - November 21

Mr. John Henry Spann

 

Course Description: This course will explore the history of the Catholic Church by examining the twenty-one Ecumenical Councils of the Church, as well as the Council of Jerusalem. The course will examine each council and explore the historical context, events which prompted the council, and outcomes of the council as demonstrated through council documents as well as contemporary commentary. The course will begin with the Council of Jerusalem and continue through the Second Vatican Council, focusing on examining each independently, and in the larger context of how the council clarified and shaped the doctrines and history of the Church.

(audit fee $99; $735 for credit -- students may obtain 1.5 hours of credit for additional meetings and assignments, in consultation with the College).

*St. John Bosco Academy is located at 4708 Shiloh Rd., Cumming, GA 30041 

 

 

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