Five core curriculum courses are mandatory for the completion of the Master of Catholic Thought degree program. Each of these core MCT courses offers students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of a key aspect of the Roman Catholic tradition: scripture, history, theological foundations, ethics, and spirituality.
CT 601: The Books of the Church
Examine the historical development of the Bible, the different types of writing found in the Bible, and the methods used to interpret the meaning of the scriptures.
CT 602: The History of Catholicism
Survey the development of Christianity from the time of Christ to the present, with a particular emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition.
CT 603: Foundations of Theology
An examination of the fundamental aspects and categories of theological reflection including: the nature of faith, religious and theological language, the mystery of God, the meaning of the Incarnation, creation and redemption, the human person, the nature and mission of the church, the role of Mary.
*Note: This course must be completed prior to enrolling in other courses in the Master of Catholic Thought degree program.
*Note: Residency is required for this course.
CT 604: Catholic Moral Life and Thought
Explore the field of ethics in the context of Catholic Christian faith. Examine fundamental concepts in the Catholic moral tradition and look at the significance of those concepts when dealing with contemporary ethical issues.
CT 605: The Prayer Life of the Church: Spirituality and Liturgy
Deal with the essential aspects of Christian spirituality and Catholic liturgical life. Examine these aspects from biblical, historical and theological perspectives and explore their role in contemporary Catholicism.