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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 604 - Canon Law

This course will introduce the student to the foundation and function of the current Code of Canon Law in the Roman Catholic Church. Students will be challenged to gain a basic familiarity with the structure and content of the Code, as well as tools for interpretation and understanding the applicability of various interpretations. It will also facilitate further study of canonical issues raised in the pastoral settings of the students.

Prerequisites & Notes
TH 590

This course is offered online as part of the Theology curriculum with monthly start dates. 

It will also be offered during the 2016 summer session with an on campus component.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Final Assessment: Final paper

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

  • Discuss the development and function of the laws of the Catholic Church as found in the 1983 Code of Canon Law;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in navigating the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the inter-relationship of the canons;
  • Evaluate varying interpretations of particular canons, appraise their merits, and apply the canons to unique situations.

Credits: 3 Offered: Online: Summer Session 2016, Week 1: Semester 201703

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