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Catholic Formation Track Courses

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

Fulfills: Religious and Spiritual Thought

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

(3 semester hours)

An overview of the theological coherence of Catholic dogma and doctrine. Following the content and structure of the Apostles’ creed, this course focuses on key theological principles, concepts, and definitions such as Trinity, Incarnation, personhood, immortality of the soul, Church, relationality, heaven, purgatory, hell, sin, and redemption.

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-foundations for more information.

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

Fulfills: Experiential & Embodied

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

(3 semester hours)

Introduces students to the significance and variations of embodied engagements with the Christian mysteries. Drawing upon liturgical and sacramental theology students will consider, is the world a sacrament? Is there a distinctively Christian experience of God? What does it mean for the Eucharist to be “the source and summit of the Christian life?” Why do the Church Fathers refer to the liturgy as divine pedagogy? How do liturgy and the sacraments inform life outside of church?

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-ways-knowing for more information.

TWU Core Courses (only for Fall 2020-Spring 2021)

ENGL 103 - Intro to Fiction

*Not all courses are available next semester - check schedule for course availability

(3 sem. hrs.) 

An introductory study of fiction with the purpose of understanding literature and cultivating skills in scholarly research, textual analysis, and academic writing and documentation. Such skills are fostered by closely reading and analyzing works of short fiction and the novel written by accomplished prose stylists. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of fiction in order to interpret these works critically, while interacting thoughtfully with themes presented therein. There is a particular focus on analyzing and making use of narrative strategies and rhetorical tools. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to improving foundational grammar, diction, phrasing, organization, and argument-building in the thesis-driven essay.

  • Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3-0; 3-0)

  • This course fulfills University Core Requirements for English, and the requirements for an English Major, Concentration, or Minor.

  • All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

  • CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

Video: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001, New Line Cinema

Elective Courses

RELS 224 CP - New Testament Theology (only for Fall 2020-Spring 2021)

*Not all courses are available next semester - check schedule for course availability

(3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the New Testament writings, in their historical setting and chronological sequence, with the goal of acquiring knowledge of their theological unity and diversity.

Instructor's notes:

A study of the New Testament writings, in their historical settings and chronological sequence, with the goal of acquiring knowledge of their theological unity and diversity.  The CPC section of this course focuses on the development of Christian theology in response to the Christ event, primarily in the New Testament documents, as subsequently reflected upon by the early theologians, and in the declarations of the fourth, fifth, and sixth century Church Councils. Additionally, students will be exposed to several of the historical debates in the reception of these texts and to perspectives from contemporary theological hermeneutics.

  • Prerequisite(s): RELS 102 or instructor's consent

  •The course meets the requirements for the following:
      ° Biblical Studies Major, Concentration, or Minor
      ° Christianity and Culture Major, Concentration, or Minor
      ° Christianity and Culture: Catholic Studies Minor

  • All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

  • CPC Courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

Image: Statue of St. Paul in St. Peter's Square, Rome.

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

Fulfills: Experiential & Embodied

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

(3 semester hours)

Introduces students to the significance and variations of embodied engagements with the Christian mysteries. Drawing upon liturgical and sacramental theology students will consider, is the world a sacrament? Is there a distinctively Christian experience of God? What does it mean for the Eucharist to be “the source and summit of the Christian life?” Why do the Church Fathers refer to the liturgy as divine pedagogy? How do liturgy and the sacraments inform life outside of church?

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-ways-knowing for more information.

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