Dr. Brook Herbert, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:35 pm to 3:50 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

 

Vic Cavalli, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:25 am to 10:40 am

ENGL 104 CP, Introduction to Poetry and Drama (3 sem. hrs.) 

Building on the skills acquired in English 103, an advanced study of poetry and drama 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 poems and plays by accomplished writers. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of the genres of poetry and drama 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 effective patterns of language, lyrical and theatrical presentation, and figures of speech. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to advanced 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: St. Crispin’s Day Speech, Kenneth Branagh, Henry V (William Shakespeare), 1989, Universal Pictures (UK)

 

Loranne Brown, Tuesdays, 6 pm to 9 pm

MCOM 172 CP, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 sem. hrs)

An introduction to basic self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills. Students learn about the nature of the communication process. The emphasis is on developing and practising the ability to communicate effectively with others. As part of the course requirements, students are expected to share personal (but not necessarily private) experiences with others. 

  • Fulfills university core requirement for Society and Culture, and the Media + Communication Department human competency requirement.

   Prerequisite(s): none

   The course meets the University Core Requirement for Society & Culture; and meets the requirements for a Communications Major, Concentration, or Minor; or Psychology, and Sociology Ancillary Requirements.

   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: "Who's on First", Abbott and Costello, One Night in the Tropics, 1940, Universal Pictures

 

Dr. Andrew Klager, Fridays, 11:40 am to 2:25 pm

HIST 302 CP, Greece and Rome: Leadership in the Ancient World (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the most influential leadership in ancient Greece and Rome. Plutarch’s biographical studies are the main focus. Various accounts of Herodotus, Thucydides, Aristotle, Xenophon, Livy, Sallust, Tacitus, and Suetonius are used as supplementary material.

   • Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of History including HIST 107 or HIST 111, or instructor’s consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

   • This course meets University Core Requirements for History, and meets the requirements for the following: History Major, Concentration, or Minor (seek permission from the History Chair); Humanities and Social Sciences Majors; Communications, Psychology, and Sociology Ancillary Requirements;  and Social Studies Concentration

    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 Maison Carrée, Nîmes, southern France; the best preserved Roman temple façade to be found anywhere in the territory of the former Roman Empire.

Video: "What have the Romans ever done for us?" Monty Python's Life of Brian, 1979, Orion Pictures/Warner Bros.

 

Fr. David Bellusci, O.P., Mondays, 6 to 9 pm

PHIL 304 CP, Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (3 sem. hrs.)

This course studies key texts from Thomas Aquinas. The focus is on the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, but special attention is paid to his commentaries on Aristotle and on his Christian interpretation of ancient philosophy. The challenge that modern science and modern philosophy presents to Thomistic metaphysics is also discussed, with special attention paid to the highly influential critique made by Immanuel Kant.

Instructor's notes:

This course further explores the person of Thomas Aquinas and his intellectual formation.

  • Prerequisites: 3 sem. hrs. of philosophy. (3-0; 0-0)

  • 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: St. Thomas Aquinas, painting attributed to Sandro Botticelli, 15th century.

Video: Bishop Barron on Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion. wordonfire.org