833 Theology III
2 semesters, 1 credit
Required for juniors
Life in Jesus Christ (First Semester) helps students understand that it is only through living a Christian life that they can fully live out God’s plan for their lives. Students learn the moral concepts that shape the lives of Christ’s disciples. This course covers the Catholic teachings that guide the faithful to make intelligent, compassionate, and moral decisions. It emphasizes formation of conscience and the moral decision making process.
Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society (Second Semester) introduces students to the Catholic Church’s social teaching. Students will learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, are present today in the Church’s mission. This course helps students understand the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching and apply them to their lives.
By the completion of this course, students will be able to…
- Understand the scripture, tradition, and teachings of the Catholic Church, specifically in the area of morality.
- Critically examine society based on values from the Scriptures and on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
- Apply how the Catholic Church calls the people of God to lives of justice and mercy, compassion and hope, solidarity and peace to situations in their lives and in the broader world.
- Employ public speaking and presentation skills to explain aspects of the Catholic faith relating to morality and justice.
By the completion of this course, students will know...
- The basic beliefs of the Catholic Church.
- The process of formation of conscience
- The principles of moral decision making
Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
This course last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Theology Department.