May 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 550 - Foundations in Catholic Theology

This course presents a systematic approach to understanding the development and nature of Catholic theology and tradition. It explores the rich tradition of Roman Catholic dogme and doctrinal development.

Prerequisites & Notes
Normally, this is the first course taken in the Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts Theology Programs.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 6 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Undertake a systematic study of the foundations and nature of Catholic theology and tradition. 
  • Trace the evolution of Christian thought and history of doctrinal proclamation. 
  • Explore the development of a doctrine from earliest Christian times. 
  • Demonstrate how the Church’s liturgical worship relates to doctrine, spirituality, and the nature and mission of the Church. 
  • Explore how various forms of Church-related media such as art, music, literature and contemporary technological advances contribute to understanding the theology of the Church. 
  • Gain a foundation for subsequent courses in the Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) curriculum.

Credits: 3

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