Concentration Chair: Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson
Courses are designed to provide a broader awareness of theology in general through an interdisciplinary concentration core. Students must select at least one course from each of the six concentrations following completion of their co-requisite courses and program core.
- To educate students in a broad range of Catholic theological disciplines, depending on the student’s interests, attending to the foundations of Catholic life and belief in a manner that is critical, accurate, and informed by current scholarship
- To develop in students a broad knowledge of theological disciplines of interest, and within them, developing methodologies and their current scholarly literature
- To develop in students their ability to articulate this knowledge in speech and writing
- To train students in the skills of theological research, including the use of traditional library resources and new media resources, as well as in the normal methods and style of theology
- To foster in students sound habits of study, dialogue, and discerning theological judgment, especially with a view to their roles in the work of evangelization and/or their further academic work in theology
- Students will demonstrate, in writing and speaking, an understanding of primary theological concepts and principles in a range of theological disciplines.
- Students will be able to explain these concepts and principles, and apply them in concrete situations, in a reasoned way so others can understand Catholic teaching.
- Students will demonstrate competence in distinguishing between fully Catholic approaches and other approaches, and be able to communicate the correctness of the former and the incorrectness of the latter.
Co-requisites for Theology:
- PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians
- DTH 600 Faith and Revelation (Prerequisite is PHS 607)
- DTH 731 One and Triune God
- DTH 751 Christology (Prerequisite is DTH 731)
- MTH 611 Fundamental Moral Theology I
- SAS 651 Synoptic Gospels
- Any Apologetics Course
- Any Bioethics Course
- Any Church History Course
- Any Dogma, Morals, or Scripture Course
- Any Course in the Program
Comprehensive Exam Course:
- ENG 890 MA Summative Evaluation: Comprehensive Exam & Professional Paper (Theology)