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

 

 

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts

Dr. Brook Herbert, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3 pm to 4:15 pm

ART 215 CP, Beauty and the Sacred Arts: Introduction to the Sacred Arts (3 sem. hrs.)

This course introduces students to the particular genre of sacred art and the subject of beauty as central to the proclamation of the Gospel with which the Church has been entrusted. As such, beauty and sacred art will be discussed as the subject matter of theology. The course reviews a broad historical study of the sacred arts, beginning with Byzantine art and spirituality until the present, addressing aspects of painting, the written word, music and architecture. A primary focus is the genre of sacred art as it impacts the Christian individual, the Church, and the world as a whole.

  • Prerequisite(s): none

  • This course meets University Core Requirements for Arts, Media & Culture, and meets the requirements for an Art & Design Major, Art 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.

 Image: Jesus laying on the lap of his mother Mary, after the crucifixion. The "Pieta" is the only work ever signed by Michelangelo.

Video: The Vatican Museums 3D, 2015, Sky Italia

 

EDUC 203 CP, Foundations of Education

Dr. Adrienne Castellon, Fridays, 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm

EDUC 203 CP, Foundations of Education (3 sem. hrs.)

A critical consideration of selected educational thinkers and the establishment and development of public schooling in British Columbia. An evaluation of prominent theoretical approaches to education and how they are rooted in certain worldview perspectives. An analysis of concepts such as teaching, training, indoctrination, tolerance, pluralism, multiculturalism, and relevance. An examination of important issues in education such as the nature and aims of schooling, views of knowledge and the curriculum, and moral and values education. The development of a personal theory of education.

   • Prerequisite(s) or Co-requisites: EDUC 211; second year standing. (3-0; 0-0)

   • The course meets the requirements for an Education 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.

School of the Future, 2016, PBS Nova

 

ENGL 103 CP, Introduction to Fiction

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

PHIL 111 CP, History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval

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

 

RELS 101 CP, Introduction to Old Testament Studies

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

 

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies

David Baird, Ph.D. cand., Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

RELS 102 CP, Introduction to New Testament Studies (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to the major writings of the New Testament (Synoptic Gospels, Pauline, and Johannine Writings), including an orientation to the field of New Testament studies in the same areas as listed under RELS 101.

  • Prerequisite(s): none

  • The course meets the University Core Requirement for Religious Studies, 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:  St. Paul the Evangelist depicted in stone and gripping the instrument of his martyrdom.

Video: Jerusalem, 2013, National Geographic Entertainment

 

RELS 160 CP, Introduction to Theology

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

 

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology

David Baird, Ph.D. cand., Mondays & Wednesdays,  12 pm to 1:15 pm

RELS 224 CP, New Testament Theology (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 University Core Requirement for Religious Studies - Bible Content (0-5), and 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:  Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Video: Jesus of Nazareth, 1977, ITC Entertainment/RAI, Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

 

RELS 366 CP, Theology of the Body

Dr. Brook Herbert, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

RELS 366 CP, Theology of the Body (3 sem. hrs.)

This course reviews the roots and evolution of the modern secular approaches to anthropology and human sexuality and contrasts them with those of Christ. This course examines recent developments in theological reflection on the body (John Paul II’s theology of the body) and provides a general introduction to Christian anthropology, with particular attention to themes such as creation in the imago Dei, fall and redemption, nature and grace, freedom and rationality, gender and vocation. Due note of convergent and divergent doctrinal positions held by various Christian traditions of the themes are reviewed.

   • Prerequisites: RELS 160. (0-0; 3-0)

   • This course meets the University Core Requirement for Religious Studies - C&C/ICRS (6-9), and meets the requirements for Christianity and Culture: Catholic Studies Minor.

   • In order to use this CPC course for any TWU Religious Studies Department degree requiring Christianity & Culture (6-9) courses, please seek permission from the Religious Studies Chair.

   • 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: FightTheNewDrug.org

 

RELS 399 CP, Catholic Spirituality in the Modern World

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.