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Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Topics Courses Descriptions

DOCT 408 01A - Ecclesiology (3) | Kristin Colberg

  • Wednesday
  • 1:15-4:25 PM
  • Students examine the nature and structure of the Roman Catholic Church, including its apostolic origins, the Church as commu­nion and sacrament, magisterium and authority, local and universal Church, evangelization, ministry, and mission.

DOCT  424 01A - Theology of Sacraments and Worship  (3) | Annie McGowan

  • Thursday
  • 8:00-11:10 AM
  • Cross-listed with LTGY 424 01A
  • This course examines the roots of Christian worship in human myth, symbol, ritual, and celebration. Students will study the his¬torical development of sacramental life in the Church and theological reflection upon it. Contemporary approaches to a theology of sacrament, especially in relation to Christology and ecclesiology, will be included.

HHTH 408 01A - Being Christian in America (3) | Shawn Colberg

  • Wednesday
  • 8:00-11:10 AM
  • An historical and cultural survey of Christianity in America, this course fosters a deeper understanding of the religious dynamics of American culture, allowing students both to recognize the seeds of the gospel in America and to offer prophetic critiques of American culture.

LTGY 424 01A - Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3) | Annie McGowan

  • Thursday
  • 8:00-11:10 AM
  • Cross-listed with DOCT 424 01A
  • This course examines the roots of Christian worship in human myth, symbol, ritual, and celebration. Students will study the his¬torical development of sacramental life in the Church and theological reflection upon it. Contemporary approaches to a theology of sacrament, especially in relation to Christology and ecclesiology, will be included.

LMUS 407 01A - Applied Organ (1) | Kim Kasling

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • Students will develop technical skills and knowledge of performance practices at the graduate level, including the ability to play a large variety of repertoire fluently and with understanding. Major works of significant periods and schools of organ literature will be studied and performed. Secondary organ students will develop sufficient techniques and familiarity with the instrument to play knowledgeably and/or coach others in parish settings.

LMUS 408 01A - Applied Voice (1) | Carolyn Finley

  • TBA--individually scheduled
  • This course covers the fundamentals of singing and vocal pedagogy (breathing, efficient use of voice, diction, etc.) and addresses differing musical styles and the need to interpret the music based on the performance practices of given periods in music history. Voice majors will study and perform significant bodies of solo repertoire. Majors and secondary voice students will emphasize technique and pedagogical skills appropriate to roles as choral directors.

LMUS 408 02A - Applied Voice (1) | Patricia Kent

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • This course covers the fundamentals of singing and vocal pedagogy (breathing, efficient use of voice, diction, etc.) and addresses differing musical styles and the need to interpret the music based on the performance practices of given periods in music history. Voice majors will study and perform significant bodies of solo repertoire. Majors and secondary voice students will emphasize technique and pedagogical skills appropriate to roles as choral directors.

LMUS 409 01A - Applied Composition (1) | Brian Campbell

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • Individualized coaching in advanced composition of sacred music and music appropriate for liturgical performance. Work in various forms and styles is possible, depending on the needs and interests of individual students. Students should normally have a bachelor's degree in music or equivalent training and have significant experience in music composition. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and the liturgical music program director.

LMUS 433 01A - Service Playing (1) | Kim Kasling

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • This course seeks to develop the qualified church organist as leader and enabler of the assembly's singing. The course will require high proficiency levels of assembly leadership and accompanimental skills (hymns, masses, psalm forms) as well as vocal and choral accompaniment. Students will also develop abilities in sight-reading, modulation, transposing, and extemporization.

LMUS 435 01A - Service Leadership (1) | Patricia Kent

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • This course examines the historic role of the cantor in Jewish and Christian liturgy. Students will learn how to teach antiphonal music to the assembly, appropriate directing skills, the cantor's ritual moments, and cantorial music resources. Students will study the role of congregational song leader as distinguished from that of cantor and choir director. Students will develop good song leading style, i.e., teaching new music to a congregation, learning appropriate directing techniques for congregational leadership. Developing vocal and musical styles for both ministries will be emphasized.

LMUS 439 01A - Liturgical Music Practicum (1) | Kim Kasling/Anthony Ruff, OSB

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • Students will be directly involved in actual liturgical music planning, rehearsing, and implementing in a variety of liturgical forms. This is to be done in area churches and/or on campus with permission of and under supervision of the adviser and other faculty with the aim of developing skills and the ability to integrate practice with musical and liturgical knowledge.

LMUS 468 01A - Final Project-Recital (1) | Kim Kasling/Carolyn Finley/Patricia Kent/Brian Campbell

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • The final project is developed in consultation with a student's faculty adviser. The project might be a lecture-recital, a research paper and public defense, or a hymn festival.

LMUS 468 02A - Gregorian Chant Schola (1) | Anthony Ruff, OSB

  • Monday/Friday
  • 10:30-11:15 AM
  • Small ensemble singing for occasional liturgies on campus and at the Abbey Church. Additional meeting times arranged.

MONS 421 01A - Monastic Liturgy (3) | Anthony Ruff, OSB

  • WEB Class--No Campus Meetings
  • Students will study the liturgical shape of organized monastic life: the liturgy of the hours; the Eucharist; rites of admission and profession; the consecration of virgins; the blessing of abbots and abbesses; rites of the refectory; rites of hospitality; the washing of feet; rites concerning faults, sin, and reconciliation; rites for the sick, dying, and dead.

MORL 421 01A - Fundamental Moral Theology (3) | Kathy Lilla Cox

  • Weekends: Jan 22-23; Feb 19-20; March 11-12; April 8-9
  • Friday 6:30-9:30 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM -3:00 PM
  • This course covers the foundations of the Christian moral life and of Christian moral decision making. The fundamental themes to be covered include, but are not limited to: freedom; conscience formation and moral agency; moral normativity; what constitutes moral reasoning; the use of scripture, tradition, and natural law in moral decisions; the interplay between sin and grace; virtue ethics; and the ecclesial aspect of moral decisions.

MORL 422 01A - Catholic Social Teaching: Today's Moral Lens (3) | Bernie Evans

  • Monday
  • 1:15-4:25 PM
  • Students explore the implications of Christian faith and theological reflection for contemporary society, including the social dimensions of biblical ethics and the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

MORL 428 01A -  Survey or Moral Topics--Health Care Ethics (3) | Mary Ann Kish

  • Thursday
  • 1:15-4:25 PM
  • This course examines how the application of fundamental moral themes informs particular issues of Christian morality. This course will examine how the application of fundamental moral themes informs Christian health-care ethics (Bioethics).  Using themes such as human dignity, theological anthropology, suffering, and virtue, this course will explore the ethics of various topics within the areas of end-of-life, beginning of life, genetic therapy, professional ethics, research, and others.  Opportunities will be provided to examine particular cases in order to sharpen participants' skills in bioethical analysis and to develop a framework in which to consider new issues as they develop.

PTHM 410 01A - Pastoral Care-- Guiding and Reconciling  (3) | Kathleen Cahalan

  • Wednesday
  • 6:00-9:15 PM
  • Pastoral care is the ministry of compassion for the well-being of persons and communities. Traditionally the ministry has included four dimensions of care: healing, guiding, sustaining, and reconciling. This class focuses on guiding and reconciling. Guiding pertains to caring for people as they search out their calling and seek spiritual growth and maturity. Reconciling ministry is learning to help people and communities practice seeking and granting forgiveness. Both of these practices take place across a wide range of life experiences. This class will focus on life transitions, discerning callings, trauma and abuse, divorce, addictions, mental health, prison ministry, and community and social conflict. The course is grounded in a theology of Christ the reconciler and savior and future hope.

PTHM 412 01A - Clinical Pastoral Education (4) | Barbara Sutton

  • TBA-individually scheduled
  • Students are required to participate in a basic unit of an accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program.

PTHM 417 01A - Homiletics (3) | Charles Bobertz

  • Thursday
  • 6:00-9:15 PM
  • Students develop speaking, reading, and preaching skills at the Eucharist and in other liturgical contexts. This course emphasizes the form and function of preaching as a theological and liturgical act of communication within a Christian community.

PTHM 450 01A - Church Administration | Barbara Sutton

  • Monday
  • 6:00-9:15 PM
  • This course allows students to explore the theology and practice of administration in relationship to leadership theory, parish governance, human resources, financial systems, facility management, office services, technology management, and conflict management.

PTHM 459 01-07A Practicum - (1-6) | Barbara Sutton

  • Theological Reflection Sessions
    • Friday | 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
  • Students work with an organization, project, or parish in the area of their ministerial interest. The supervised experience requires students to integrate theological competence with pastoral practice in developing vocational identity as a public minister, exploring issues of leadership, power and authority; and gaining facility in articulating the Christian faith and in fostering the development of faith with others. Students will reflect on the practice of ministry in theological reflection groups.

PTHM 459 01A - Practicum--General Parish

PTHM 459 02A - Practicum--Religious Education

PTHM 459 03A - Practicum--Social Ministry

PTHM 459 04A - Practicum--Liturgy

PTHM 459 05A - Practicum--Homiletics

PTHM 459 06A - Practicum--Pastoral Care

PTHM 459 07A - Practicum--Campus Ministry/Young Adult Ministry

PTHM 459 08A - Practicum--Spiritual Direction --note: Theological Reflection meetings
for this Practicum: Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 14; April 11 6:00-9:15 PM

PTHM 468 09A--Practicum--Ministry on the Margins

 

PTHM 465 01A - Integration Seminar  (3) | Jeffrey Kaster / Victor Klimoski

  • Weekends: Jan 15-16; Feb and March = small groups; April 1-4; April 28-30 (presentations)
  • Friday 6:30-9:30 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM -3:00 PM
  • This course represents the culmination of the student's preparation for ministry. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and construct a response to pastoral situations utilizing biblical, theological, historical, and social scientific resources. Students will develop goals for ongoing theological education and spiritual formation.

SPIR 437 01A - The Practice of Discernment in Prayer (1) | Becky Van Ness

  • WEB CLASS--January-March--No campus meetings
  • REQUIRED Campus Meeting: Saturday, June 11, 1:00-4:30 PM
  • An exploration of how our personal image of God evolves as we discern God's ways of being present to us in prayer and in life. By both studying and practicing discernment of spirits we can become sensitive to inner movements, understanding where they come from and where they lead us. The course will include an introduction to the practice of lectio divina applied to our lived experience. Grading is satisfactory / unsatisfactory. Required: Access to computer with built-in camera OR attached web cam.

SSNT 402 01A - New Testament Greek II (3) | Jason Schlude

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • 10:20-11:15 AM
  • Continuation of NT Greek I: The instruction emphasizes reading comprehension of New Testament Greek with the aid of a dictionary. It includes the study of grammar with an eye toward its practical application.

SSNT 417 01A - Gospel of Mark (3) | Charles Bobertz

  • Monday
  • 1:15-4:25 PM
  • As a theological, historical and literary analysis of the second gospel, this course places special emphasis on the narrative quality of Mark and its relationship to the early Christian community.

SSOT 410 01A - Pentateuch  (3) | Dale Launderville, OSB

  • Tuesday
  • 1:15-4:25 PM
  • The course introduces the student to the content, the traditions of interpretation, and the exegetical methods employed in the study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The themes of creating, liberating, and covenanting are emphasized.

THY 404 01A - Introduction to Christian Tradition II (3) | Bill Cahoy

  • Tuesday
  • 8:00-11:10 AM
  • This course is an introductory survey of theology, studying representative texts from the Enlightenment to the modern age (1650-present). Students will examine figures and issues selected from various historical periods.

THY 404 02A - Introduction to Christian Tradition II (3) | Jakob Rinderknecht

  • WEB Class--No Campus Meetings
  • This course is an introductory survey of theology, studying representative texts from the Enlightenment to the modern age (1650-present). Students will examine figures and issues selected from various historical periods.

THY 580 01A - Thesis (6) | Dale Launderville, OSB

  • TBA

THY 598 01A - Reading for Comprehensive Exams (6) | Dale Launderville, OSB

  • TBA

THY 599 01A - Comprehensive Exams | Dale Launderville, OSB

  • TBA

2016 Spring Online Courses

MONS 421 01A - Monastic Liturgy (3) | Anthony Ruff, OSB

  • WEB Class--No Campus Meetings
  • Students will study the liturgical shape of organized monastic life: the liturgy of the hours; the Eucharist; rites of admission and profession; the consecration of virgins; the blessing of abbots and abbesses; rites of the refectory; rites of hospitality; the washing of feet; rites concerning faults, sin, and reconciliation; rites for the sick, dying, and dead.

SPIR 437 01A - The Practice of Discernment in Prayer (1) | Becky Van Ness

  • WEB CLASS--January-March--No campus meetings
  • REQUIRED Campus Meeting: Saturday, June 11, 1:00-4:30 PM
  • An exploration of how our personal image of God evolves as we discern God's ways of being present to us in prayer and in life. By both studying and practicing discernment of spirits we can become sensitive to inner movements, understanding where they come from and where they lead us. The course will include an introduction to the practice of lectio divina applied to our lived experience. Grading is satisfactory / unsatisfactory. Required: Access to computer with built-in camera OR attached web cam.

THY 404 02A - Introduction to Christian Tradition II (3) | Jakob Rinderknecht

  • WEB Class--No Campus Meetings
  • This course is an introductory survey of theology, studying representative texts from the Enlightenment to the modern age (1650-present). Students will examine figures and issues selected from various historical periods.