Fall 2018, CPC Sections of TWU Courses, Glover Road Campus

 

 

David Baird, Ph.D. cand.,  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 pm to 1:15 pm

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to the major divisions of the Old Testament (Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings), including an orientation to the following areas in the field of Old Testament studies: inspiration, principles of interpretation, canon, text, world of the Old Testament, historical backgrounds, archaeology, theology, criticism, literary forms, and apocryphal (deuterocanonical) writings.

  • Prerequisite(s): None

  • The course meets the University Core Requirement for Religious Studies, and meets the requirements for the following:
      ° Biblical Studies Major, Concentration, or Minor
      ° Christianity and Culture Major, Concentration, or Minor
      ° Intercultural Religious Studies Minor
      ° Religious Studies Major
      ° 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:  A pilgrim's view on the way up Mt. Sinai — in the footsteps of Moses.

Video: Jerusalem, 2013, National Geographic Entertainment

 

Dr. Andrew Kaethler, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 10:45 am

RELS 399 CP, Catholic Spirituality in the Modern World (3 sem. hrs.)

An analysis of the teachings on prayer and the devout life of Catholic spiritual writers whose teachings still enrich the life of the Church today: especially St. Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis De Sales, St. Therese of Lisieux, and the Venerable John Henry Newman. This course includes an overview of controversial topics such as the rise of “Centering Prayer,” the “New Age” movement, and an analysis of the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and reflections on the Catholic Tradition of Spirituality from non-Catholic perspectives.

  • Prerequisites: RELS 160, or equivalent with instructor’s permission. (3-0; 0-0)

  • 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.

Fr. David Bellusci, O.P., Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

PHIL 111 CP, History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval Period (3 sem. hrs.)

This course is a survey of the teachings of the great philosophers of the West, from the discovery of physics by the Pre-Socratics, to the culmination of medieval Scholasticism (i.e., in John of St. Thomas), with a special emphasis upon developments in the philosophy of religion.

  • Prerequisite(s): None.

  • The course meets the University Core Requirement for Philosophy, and meets the requirements for a Philosophy Major, Concentration, or Minor; English Ancillary Requirement; and 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:  Plato and Aristotle are the central figures in Raphael's "The School of Athens".

Image Credit:  Raphael [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

 

Video: Plato's Allegory of the Cave, Narrated by Orson Welles, 1973, Churchill Films

 

Dr. Andrew Kaethler, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

RELS 160 CP, Introduction to Theology (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to the field of Systematic Theology. Discusses issues of theological method and the historical development of some major Christian doctrines, and relates them to theological issues today. The CPC section of this course focuses on the articles of faith contained in the Apostle's Creed, and includes a survey of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

  • Prerequisite(s): None

  • The course meets the University Core Requirement for Religious Studies - Bible Content (0-5), and meets the requirements for the following:
      º Biblical Studies Major, Concentration, or Minor
      º Christianity and Culture Major, Concentration, or Minor
      º Religious Studies Major
      º 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:  The Incredulity of Thomas, by Caravaggio.

Image credit: Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

The Seventh Seal, 1957, Criterion

 

Vic Cavalli, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:45 am

ENGL 103 CP, Introduction to Fiction (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

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