Discounted Fall Audit - St. Bernard's

Discounted Fall Audit

St. Bernard's is delighted to offer the opportunity of auditing our fall course, "Faith, Fiction, and Film: The Drama of Belief" for $35. We are committed to featuring courses that enhance the truths of our faith, and as such, wish to share our offerings with as many people as possible.

Auditing allows you to attend this course without receiving a grade or graduate credit. We invite you to join us in person or synchronously/asynchronously online.

The location of this course is designated below by one of four geographic areas, indicating the location from which the live course is taught. Students who are within commuting distance to that location are encouraged to attend class in person. All Catholic theology courses online can be accessed synchronously for those unable to attend in person or not in commuting distance. Live course times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EDT/EST). Further details on distance learning can be found here.

Discounted Fall 2023 Audit

September 6th - December 15th

Discounted auditor application deadline for Fall is September 8th

ROC indicates Rochester Campus


Every genuine art form in its own way is a path to the inmost reality of man and of the world. It is therefore a wholly valid approach to the realm of faith, which gives human experience its ultimate meaning” (Pope St. John Paul II, Letter to Artists, 6). This course will explore how the art forms of fiction and film approach the realm of faith, reverencing its mystery and disclosing its richness. Beginning with a theological discussion of the relationship between Catholicism and art, the course will move to enjoy and reflect upon recent examples of fiction and film that have explored the drama of belief. Works of fiction by Flannery O’Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Georges Bernanos, Paul Claudel, and films by Karen Blixen and Terrence Malick will be explored.

3 credits | ROC and Online

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm EDT, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13