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Distance Learning & Online Education Program

Spring 2020 Courses

ALB (Albany Campus) | ROC (Rochester Campus)

A203 – Introduction to Christian Scriptures

ALB A327 – Biblical Wisdom Literature & the Psalms (Marcus Gigliotti, SSL)

An exploration of the search for wisdom in classical biblical wisdom literature, with an emphasis on such topics as the quest for meaning, happiness, and coping with unanswered questions.

Tuesdays, 12:00-3:00 PM, ALB Campus

ALB B/C 204 – History of Christianity: Early Centuries (Rev. Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, PhD)

An in-depth exploration into the socio-historical events that shaped early Christianity from the first through the firth centuries.

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, ALB Campus

ROC B/C326 – Twentieth Century Theology (Sr. Nancy Hawkins, IHM, PhD)

This course explores theological themes in relation to historical movements in the 20th century, particularly the Holocaust, the emergence of Neo-Orthodoxy, the needs of the Third World, the Theology of Hope, and the origins of contextual theology and post-modernism.

Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00 PM, ROC Campus

ROC B/C375 – The Drama of Self Gift: The Moral Teaching of Pope St. John Paul II (Rev. Anthony Amato, STL)

This course will examine St. John Paul II's moral teachings by focusing primarily on his writings as primary sources, critically reading and discussing voices of opposition within the Church, and seeking to understand the foundations of his thought.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30, ROC Campus

ROC C215 – Orientation to Theological Studies (Sr. Nancy Hawkins, IHM, PhD)

This course orients the students to the various aspects of Catholic theological studies and the way Catholic theology functions in the faith community.

Thursdays, 6:00 - 10: 00 PM, ROC Campus

ALB C217 – Moral and Social Teachings (Rev. Zach Chichester, STL)

Introduction to the fields of moral theology and Catholic Social Thought: their purpose in the life of the Church; their methods, their problems.

Mondays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ALB Campus

ROC C319 – Introduction to Apologetics (Matthew Kuhner, PhD)

This course examines the major aspects of apologetics. Its nature and history will be explored, with special emphasis on cultivating a "New Apologetics" to accompany the "New Evangelization."

Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, ROC Campus

ROC C344 – Mariology (Letitia Rhatigan, STD)

This course will explore Mary's historical and theological significance from a Catholic perspective, providing an overview of her role in Scripture, doctrine, and devotion.

Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ALB Campus

ROC CP621 – Philosophy of Nature (Stephen J. Loughlin, PhD)

This course offers an examination of the ancient and medieval accounts of the natural world, specifically their understanding of nature, change, space, time, purpose, chance, and the principles upon which they rest.

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ROC Campus/ALB Campus

CP661 – Ethics: The Pursuit of Happiness (Matthew Pietropaoli, PhD)

ALB D207 – Ministerial Leadership (Nancy Volks, D.Min.)

Using the model of servant leadership, this course will explore the dimensions of ministerial leadership in ways appropriate for each student's faith tradition.

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ALB Campus

ALB D214 – Spiritual Formation (Melissa Martinez, PhD)

This course provides a broad introduction to the various aspects of the spiritual journey, and the way that one approaches the mystery of faith.

Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ALB Campus

ROC D370 - Cross-Cultural Pastoral Care (Roslyn Karaban, PhD)

This course is designed to explore what it means to provide pastoral care in our multicultural world.

Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM, ROC Campus

W500 - Academic Writing Seminar (Marko Pranic, MA)