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Posted by Catholic Distance University on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

HUM 328. Introduction to Comparative Religions: Judaism and Islam


Like Christianity, Judaism and Islam share a common origin in the Middle East and are considered Abrahamic religions. Despite their shared beginnings, the two religions diverge in how they answer the great questions, and relations between adherents of the two religions have been tense for centuries. HUM 328 will introduce the key moral framework and concepts of Judaism and Islam and how they relate to Catholicism.  By reading foundational texts, students will come to understand these religions as they understand themselves and gain a greater appreciation of their contributions to the world in which we live.

Humanities 253. A Global Civilization


A Global Civilization, taught by esteemed faculty member Dr. Charles Rieper, is the third of three undergraduate survey courses covering the totality of Western history. The course traces the development of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment to the era of the war on terror and globalization in the 21st century. Dr. Rieper will guide students through significant periods of western history including the emergence of the Enlightenment and Age of Absolutism, the French Revolution, the birth of the United States, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression and World Wars, the Cold War, and the modern era, which has brought momentous change.

English 110. Introduction to Literature for Theology


Introduction to Literature for Theology is an exciting new course that teaches the basics of reading, interpreting, and classifying stories and understanding what gives good literature its enduring power. The course is also designed to rekindle the lost art of literary imagination and to teach Catholics how to harness the power of stories to understand and share the Faith in meaningful and effective ways with a world that, despite its best efforts, cannot escape from suffering, doubt, and longing for meaning and beauty.  Learn to express yourself and literary ideas from a Catholic perspective.

Philosophy 315. Metaphysics
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This course will introduce students to the philosophy of being by means of a thematic and historical approach. Topics include the following: the nature of metaphysical inquiry; Plato’s theory of forms; the basic categories of being; properties common to all beings; the analogy of being; substance, accident, essence, and existence; the problem of the one and the many; individuation; knowing God; and the nature of evil.

Coming Soon! Mathematics for Liberal Studies and Sacred Architecture