Department Chair: Kathie McGee

Department Purpose: Form and educate young men and women in the Catholic faith tradition to become Christian leaders who live the message of the Gospel.


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Theology 9: The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course, they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

Honors Theology 9: The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

Course Credit: 1(W)

Course Description:

This freshman class is the accelerated and enriched version of The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture. It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Additional reading and writing projects will be assigned.

Theology 9: Who is Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the students will also learn who He calls them to be.

Honors Theology 9: Who is Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1(W)

Course Description:

This freshman class is the accelerated and enriched version of Who Is Jesus Christ. It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Additional reading and writing projects will be assigned.

Theology 10: The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course of study, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.

Honors Theology 10: The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Grade of A in Theology 9 or B+ or higher in Honors Theology 9, and instructor recommendation

Course Description:

This sophomore class is the accelerated and enriched version of The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery). It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Additional reading and writing projects will be assigned.

Theology 10: Jesus Christ's Mission Continues in the Church

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the church.

Honors Theology 10: Jesus Christ's Mission Continues in the Church

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Grade of A in Theology 9 or B+ or higher in Honors Theology 9, and instructor recommendation

Course Description:

This sophomore class is the accelerated and enriched version of Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church. It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Additional reading and writing projects will be assigned.

Theology 11: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.

Honors Theology 11: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Grade of A in Theology 10 or B+ or higher in Honors Theology 10, and instructor recommendation

Course Description:

This junior class is the accelerated and enriched version of Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ. It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Additional reading and writing projects will be assigned.

Theology 11: Life in Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.

Honors Theology 11: Life in Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1(W)
Prerequisite: Grade of A in Theology 10 or B+ or higher in 1Honors Theology 10, and instructor recommendation

Course Description:

This junior class is the accelerated and enriched version of Life in Jesus Christ. It will allow for more in-depth discussion on selected class topics. Addition reading and writing project will be assigned.

Theology 12: Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ

Course Credit: 1

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course students learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course is structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community.

Theology 12: Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society

Course Credit: 2
Senior Requirement

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy is present today in the church’s social teaching and mission. This class is taught as an interdisciplinary block scheduled class in conjunction with Social Justice in the Social Studies curriculum.