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Foundational Bioethics

This online course will acquaint students with a general overview of a Catholic approach to bioethics. The course will cover foundations of Catholic moral principles, history and philosophies of medicine, and various themes in the field such as beginning of life issues, end of life issues, research ethics, and technology. The student will develop the habit of identifying questions and responding to them from a personalist Catholic perspective with reference to relevant Church teaching and documents. The course will culminate in a project on a student-chosen topic in the field that demonstrates the ability to address a theme in the field of bioethics from a personalist Catholic perspective. Each module will offer an introductory set of readings and an opportunity for the student to delve deeper through recommended readings. The readings and activities throughout the course will prepare the student for a similar graduate level course.
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Church History: The Early Church Fathers

The Fathers of the Church give insight into what the Church was like during their time periods and the snippets of what everyday life was like in their age. The Church has always held the Fathers in high esteem and many of their writings are found in the documents of all Church councils. To understand this, a journey through their writings is necessary. Only then will a new appreciation and love for the Church Fathers be kindled and the hopeful realization that the Catholic Church of today is indeed the Church that Christ founded and built upon the Apostles.
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Fundamentals of Dogmatic Theology

This online course will explore the fundamentals of Catholic dogma including the topics of Sacred Scripture, Tradition, the One and Triune God, the Sacraments and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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Logic

This online course is a critical exploration of topics pertaining to Aristotelian Logic; Construction of Deductive Arguments; Formal Logical Fallacies; Informal Logical Fallacies; Induction and other related topics of philosophical relevance.
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Philosophy of Religion

This online course is a critical exploration of topics pertaining to Philosophy of Religion; Religious Language; Cosmological Arguments; Axiological (Moral) Arguments; Teleological Arguments; and other related topics of philosophical relevance.
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Church History: The Great Heresies

This online course will introduce the student to the major heresies of the past two millennia according to the classic text The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc. Through a chronological examination of the major heretical movements that beset the Church, the student will come to a deeper appreciation for the guiding hand of both the Magisterium and the Holy Spirit in the safeguarding of the entirety of the deposit of faith.
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Classical Apologetics in the Modern World

This course presents a systematic and rational defense of the basic elements of the Christian Faith, including the existence of God, miracles, the deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Bible, and the mystery of the Catholic faith.
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Natural Theology

This online course will introduce you to the idea of “natural theology”, the study of God using only our natural senses and reason (in other words, without Sacred Scripture or other Divine Revelation to help us). You will learn some of the key concepts and explore natural arguments for God's existence, focusing on several of the classics. This class is appropriate for any adult learner that wants to deepen their faith or wrestle with the concept of God in a more serious way. No particular academic background is assumed. Click on the syllabus link in the lesson section for a more detailed description of this course. Session will be available from May 22nd until December 16th, 2016.
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Philosophical Foundations

This online course is a critical exploration of topics such as The existence or non-existence of Truth; knowledge and belief (Epistemology); Logical Fallacies (Logic); The existence of God (Philosophy of Religion); Right and the Good (Ethical theories) and other related topics of philosophical inquiry. This course will be run from May 22nd until December 16th, 2016. Click on the Syllabus link in the lesson list below for a more detailed look at the course including required text(s).
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Introduction to Dominican Spirituality

Required text- "Hounds of the Lord" by Dr. Kevin Vost (Sophia Institute Press, 2015)
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