Spring Semester 2020 Courses

 

Registration is currently underway for our Spring 2020 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 650 – Moral Theology

Malta Hall | Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
January 6 - April 27

Fr. Paul Burke, JCL

 

Course Description: This course examines the moral life in the light of human reason illumined by faith in Christ – a faith mediated by the Scriptures, the Catholic tradition and the living Magisterium of the Church. The course first treats basic questions of fundamental moral theology such as the question of human purpose, happiness, the meaning of moral freedom, the role of conscience and its relationship with the moral teachings of the Church, the character of natural moral law and the way in which this law is perfected by the revealed law of love, the structure of the human act, virtue and vice, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit as related to the moral life.  On this basis, the course then examines Catholic teachings regarding social ethics, social justice, marriage and family, human sexuality, and health care ethics.

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

 

 

 

THEO 695 – Holy Icons in Christian Worship Through the Centuries

Malta Hall | Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
January 27 - March 2

Fr. Panayiotis Papgeorgiou, PhD.

 

Course Description: This course is a historical overview of the development and use of holy icons as an aid to Christian worship.  The course will cover:

  • The beginnings of Christian symbols which gradually develop into teaching tools of the Biblical events and proclamations of the Christian Faith;
  • The continuous use of holy icons in the Christian East as enhancements to worship and also reminders of the major feasts;
  • An overview of the historical developments in the Christian West which led to changes from Christian iconography to Christian art;
  • Answers to the question: What can holy icons do for us today?

(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 – Reformation and Revolt: An Early History of Protestantism and Its Consequences

St. John Bosco Academy* | Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
January 16 - March 26

Mr. John Henry Spann

 

Course Description: This course will delve into the first 170 years of Protestantism in Western Europe and elsewhere.  The course will cover the origins of Protestant thought and trace the early theological, structural, and historical evolution of the Protestant movements following Luther's break with the Catholic Church.  It will examine the Church's response to and the consequences of the spread of Protestantism, and will include the Church's positions with a focus on apologetics.

(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 

 

 

Basic Catechist Certification

Malta Hall | Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
January 25 - March 28

 

Course Description: The Basic Catechist Course is intended to equip beginning catechists with sufficient background knowledge and skills to begin teaching. It centers around the four dimensions that should be developed and balanced within a catechist:  the catechist as an individual, theology, characteristics of learners, and teaching methods. Topics of discussion include the spirituality of the catechist, overviews of scripture, of Catholic morality, of Church history, and of liturgy and the sacraments, among others. The course also includes discussion of child/adolescent development, various teaching methods, and session planning and management. Some experiences outside of class are required, including Safe Environment  Training, which should be completed at one’s local parish/school. This course follows the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Atlanta as outlined in the document “Communicating the Catholic Message."

(course fee: $150). 

 

 

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