THEO 512 Master’s Thesis Project I (1): The students develop and, under the supervision of the thesis director, writes the master’s thesis. The director of the Master of Theological Studies program must approve directors of the master’s thesis. Enrollment and registration of this course is typically available in the fall semester of each academic year. Graded on a S/F basis.
THEO 513 Master’s Thesis Project II (1): Continuation of work that began in THEO 512, culminating in a discussion of the thesis and submission of the finalized, approved work. Prior to final approval, a discussion of the work occurs between the student and a panel of three persons (i.e., thesis project director and two readers) at which time the thesis project is either approved, disapproved or conditionally approved with recommendations for improvement. Enrollment and registration of this course is typically available in the spring semester of each academic year. Graded on a S/F basis. Note: Those students who wish to graduate in may of any year must have the final, completed these project turned in no larter than March 1 of that year.
THEO 520 History and Models of Catechesis: This course will explore the foundations of catechesis through the major movements, principles and people who influenced today’s approaches to catechesis. Students will investigate historical forms of catechesis that continue to resurface and reinvent themselves as we evangelize today. The task of this course is to discover the reasons “we do what we do”and to recognize the foundational principles for judging the effectiveness of catechetical movements today. The course will examine methods and models of catechesis, addressing the practical issue of how to teach religion and theology, including the Sacraments.
THEO 522 Faith Development: This course offers perspectives on the contributions of theology and psychology to an understanding of faith development through the lens of modern developmental psychology. It will discuss ways to encourage the development of a spiritual life across the life cycle.