General Studies MAPS

Concentration Chair: Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund

Courses provide the student with a strong understanding of pastoral issues in the areas of family life as they affect the activity of the Church in the pursuit of its missionary mandate and prepare students to provide direct assistance in the salvation of souls.

Concentration Goals

  1. To educate students in the primary issues pertaining to family life for the purpose of their being able to engage others within them.
  2. To prepare students for the kind of engagement that will be necessary to assist others in the fostering of strong family bonds

Concentration Outcomes

Students with a concentration in General Studies will be able to:

  1. Identify and articulate areas of crisis in family life and propose solutions by which to address them
  2. Dialogue with others concerning the authentic meaning of prayer and vocational discernment.

Co-requisites for MAPS:

  • PAS 602 Fundamentals of Practical Theology
  • DTH 645 Nature and Grace

MAPS Core:

  • PAS 683 Pastoral Counseling I: Spiritual Helping and Accompaniment Church in America
  • PAS 511 Mission and Evangelization
  • PAS 720 Nurturing the Domestic Church: Facilitating Authentic Marriage, Family Life and Spirituality
  • MTH/PAS/PHE 841 Catholic Social Teachings

Concentration Core:

  • Any Marriage Law or Sacraments course
  • Any Spiritual Direction course
  • Any Pastoral Counseling course
  • Any Marriage and Family course

Concentration Electives

  • Any course from the program
  • Any course from the program

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