General Education Course Descriptions
HU 234 History from the Renaissance to the Modern Period (3 cr)
HU 232 Greek and Roman History (3 cr)
This is an interdisciplinary study of the classical roots of contemporary Western civilization. Social and political history, literature and art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, early Christianity and Byzantium are examined.
This is an interdisciplinary study of the classical roots of contemporary Western civilization. Social and political history, literature and art from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment through to the 20th century are examined.
HU 322 Development of Early Christian Thought (3 cr)
This class explores the history of the development of Christian thought and dogma and its theological formulation. Topics include: early Church history, the patristic era, medieval times, and the influence of Scholasticism.
HU 324 Development of Western Christian Thought from the Reformation to Contemporary Times(3 cr)
This course expands upon the Church’s pattern of development after the Greek Schism and throughout the modern and contemporary period, including the First and Second Vatican Councils.
PH 272 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3 cr)
In this systematic and critical evaluation of the history of philosophy, students study the important Western philosophical movements from Pre-Socratic times to the Scholastic period, taking into account historical and cultural influences on individual philosophers.
PH 274 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (3 cr)
Students are encouraged to reflect critically on the different systems of thought, especially from the end of Scholasticism to the 20th century, in order to compare and to discern how different philosophies influence the modern world. Students are coached on the ability to discover the premises on which individual philosophers have built their thought systems.
RS 154 Introduction to Sacred Scriptures I(3 cr)
This course aims to help the students approach Scripture as a way to ultimately learn more about the person of Christ. The course touches on the methodological principles used in scriptural studies. It then focuses on the New Testament, especially the Synoptic Gospels, Johannine literature, and the letters of St. Paul.
RS 386 Foundations of Social and Individual Ethics (3 cr)
This is an introduction to social and individual ethics. Emphasis is placed on the means to establish a proper balance between personalism and the good of the community, individual liberty and law, moral principles and their application through individual conscience judgments in concrete circumstances.
MH 105 Mathematical Methods (3 cr)
This is an introduction to the spirit and application of mathematics. Topics include logic, numbers, geometry, finance, probability, statistics and computer applications for students in pastoral management fields.
SC 173 General Physics (3 cr)
The course is a general introduction to the principles of physics. The Course presents a general introduction to science, the essential elements of motion and the causes thereof, energy and momentum, vibrations and waves, and electricity and magnetism. Classroom activity will amplify, explain, and complement the reading. Exams will be based on both classroom work and the assigned reading.
SC 175 Introduction to Computer Science (2 cr)
This is an introductory course focusing on the following topics: Overview of computer systems, a computer build workshop, review of common computer applications, overview of internet principles, introduction to computer programming, introduction of web programming, basic computer security concepts
SS 102 History and Methods of Psychology (2 cr)
The purpose of this course is to have the students gain an in-depth knowledge of psychology as a science, studying the major schools of psychology. The themes of perception, motivation, knowledge, conduct and personality are covered with special attention.
SS 202 Developmental Psychology (3 cr)
Students obtain knowledge of the development of the human person from birth to old age, with a particular emphasis on adolescence. Through their understanding of human interests, needs and developmental stages, they will gain the necessary tools for educating and forming others in their pastoral work.
SS 204 Educational Psychology (3 cr)
This course provides principles, as well as practical applications, for enabling educators to clarify objectives and solve problems in educational settings. It complements the study of history and methods of psychology by further investigating learning process and its impact on motivation; constructive discipline and classroom management; the process of effective study; learning problems; and the transfer of training. It also provides knowledge of the means of personality integration (mental hygiene) as well as assessing and charting effective learning.
SS 382 Bioethics (3cr)
Fundamental bioethical principles and criteria are examined to understand and point to answers regarding the moral challenges medical science poses to morality. Emphasis is placed on the dignity of the human person within the framework of advances in scientific research and technique.
SS 406 Education of Women (3 cr)
This course is a multifaceted study of women which enables the student to approach the question, “Who is Woman?” The goal of the course is to provide the learner with adequate tools to form and educate young girls and women in the 21st century by providing a basic understanding of the anthropological, biological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of the “feminine genius”.
SS 442 Economics and Finance (2 cr)
This course provides student with fundamental notions of economy and administration and applies them to the running of schools and institutes: objectives of administration, administrative decision-making, planning-organization execution, control and evaluation, areas of administration, productive administration, financing of personnel and offices.