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Philosophy 1300E Introduction to Philosophy A survey of selected philosophical problems, with reference to both classical and contemporary philosophers.  Specimen topics include: the mind/body problem, the existence of God, perception and matter, freedom and determinism.  Primarily for first-year students.
Religious Studies 1027E Introduction to Catholic Theology

Introduction to central themes of Catholic theology, including revelation, faith, the Trinity, Jesus, Church, sacraments, and ethics.
 

Philosophy 2122E Aristotelian Logic A study of some of the central concepts in Aristotle’s logic. Special emphasis is placed on deductive and inductive forms of reasoning, as well as argumentation materially considered, namely, demonstration, dialectics, rhetorical argumentation and poetic argumentation. In addition, a study of sophistical reasoning is made.
Philosophy 2214 Thomistic Philosophy I An introduction to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas through a study of several of his basic philosophical writings. The course will concern principally his philosophy of nature, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophical theology.
2235G Christian Social Teaching II The Theology that supports Christian social action with a study of papal and other Church documents, from 1891 to the present, related to social justice.  An analysis of specific issues of poverty in Canada and the global community.  A consideration of the basic principles contained in Catholic social doctrine.  Strategies for relating Catholic social teachings to the mission of the Church at the parish and local level.
2238G Fundamental Moral Theology An exploration of the fundamental concepts of the Catholic moral tradition in light of the Second Vatican Council: scriptural foundations, conversion and discipleship, the role of the Magisterium, natural law and the law of Christ, conscience, the moral act, sin and virtue.
Religious Studies 2239G Christian Bioethics This is a specialized course concerning Roman Catholic moral principles with clinical/pastoral applications for a pluralistic world. Topics include: Perinatology issues (birth control, abortion, human reproductive assistance, etc.), organ transplants, genetic engineering, stem cell research, dying and death, resource allocation and some aspects of global ethics. Expert guest speakers from various bioethical and pastoral venues are included. Many applications to health care institutions and pastoral applications are made.
Religious Studies 2550E History of the Catholic Church A survey, in chronological fashion, of the growth of the Church from the time of the apostles to the modern era. The lectures attempt to relate the past with its context and significance. Students are guided to read the key documents of the Church’s history to complement the general approach of the lectures.
Philosophy 3013E Thomistic Philosophy II An advanced course in the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas for those already familiar with his thought. Some later forms of Thomism will also be considered
3634F Christian Social Teaching I The theology that supports Christian social action with a study of papal and other Church documents from 1891 to the present related to social justice. an analysis of specific issues of poverty in Canada and the global community. A consideration of the basic principles contained in Catholic social doctrine. Strategies for relating Catholic social teachings to the mission of the Church at the parish and local level.
3635G Christian Social Teaching II The theology that supports Christian social action with a study of papal and other Church documents from 1891 to the present related to social justice. an analysis of specific issues of poverty in Canada and the global community. A consideration of the basic principles contained in Catholic social doctrine. Strategies for relating Catholic social teachings to the mission of the Church at the parish and local level.
3673F The Problem of Love An investigation into some of the central concepts of love from ancient, medieval, and modern thinkers.  Special emphasis is placed on questions concerning the nature and role of eros, of agape, and of philia, and whether these different kinds of love can exist together harmoniously. (3 hours, half course)
3674G The Philosophical Thought of John Paul II A textual analysis and discussion of John Paul II's pre-pontifical writings as they pertain to his philosophical thought.  (3 hours, half course)