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Registration for Spring 2020 will open on Sunday, December 15th at 11:59 PM!
To view the Spring 2020 Class Schedule, please click here.

All Magdala Apostoalte Sisters – past and present, are invited to apply for a scholarship to join the Institute of Catholic Culture on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! The trip is from June 25 – July 7, 2020. More details can be found by clicking here.

Fall 2019 Courses

The semester will begin on Monday, September 9th and the last week of classes will be the week of December 16th.
Please note: We will not hold classes on Monday, December 9th or the Tuesday – Friday of Thanksgiving week. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time. International students, please note that we end Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 3rd.

SC 101: Foundations in Sacred Scripture
Stephen Smith, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM EST
September 10 – December 17, 2019 (no class on Nov. 26th)

This course offers an introductory and foundational study of Sacred Scripture. Students will study the principles of Catholic Scripture study, gain insight into the development of the biblical canon and review the Church’s fundamental doctrines and documents on the study of Sacred Scripture.

SC 102: Introduction to the Old Testament
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
Mondays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
September 9 – December 16, 2019 (no class on Monday, December 9)

This course is a survey of the historical, wisdom, and prophetical books of the Old Testament as a preparation for the New Testament era. The course includes the revelatory stages of salvation history, the importance of Biblical typology, and the function of fulfilled prophecy.

SC 502: Biblical Apologetics
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST
September 9 – December 16, 2019 (no class on Monday, December 9)

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament
This course is designed to equip students with the tools needed to defend the Faith from Sacred Scripture, and to expose the errors of various Protestant heresies effectively. This is accomplished through lectures on the most common biblical apologetic subjects, and a seminar-style study of the actual dynamics of debate.

CT 101: Introduction to the Catechism
Stephen Smith, Ph.D.
Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
September 12 – December 19, 2019 (no class on Nov. 28th)

This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the history, structure, and content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the “sure norm for teaching the faith” (John Paul II). Each of the four “pillars” of the Catechism will be explored: the Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Morality and the Ten Commandments, and Prayer and the Our Father.

TH 302: Sacramental Theology
Rev. David Anderson
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
September 10 – December 17, 2019 (no class on Nov. 26th)

This course will present the sacraments as the channels of the life of the Holy Trinity revealed and made present. We will focus on the scriptural, liturgical, and patristic origins of the “mysteries” which constitute the center of the inner life of the Church.

CH 101: History of the Ancient and Biblical World
John Pepino, Ph.D.
Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET
September 11 – December 18, 2019 (no class on Nov. 27th)

This course introduces students to the study of history through an examination of the Hebrew, Greek, and Roman contributions to the creation of the West. Taking the truth of Divine Revelation as its methodological starting point, the course traces the history of the chosen people as presented in the Hebrew Scriptures, examines the rise of classical Greek and Hellenistic civilization, and follows the development of the tremendously influential empire of Rome.

SP 101 / CH 201: History and Development of the Consecrated Life
Mother Maria Regina van den Berg, Ph.D.
Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
September 12 – December 19, 2019 (no class on Nov. 28th)

This two-semester course studies the development of the consecrated life, in its various forms, with an emphasis upon the living of the vows, the life of prayer, the enclosure, and the role of the apostolate. Within the context of Church history, we will read primary documents such as Rules and Church documents about consecrated life. The first semester will cover from Apostolic times through the Council of Trent. The second semester will cover from the Council of Trent to the present.

PH 101: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Mark Wunsch, Ph.D.
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
September 11 – December 18, 2019 (no class on Nov. 27th)

In this course, we will seek to understand and appreciate the fundamental questions and principles associated with philosophy, primarily through the reading, analysis, and discussion of select texts of Plato and Aristotle. In the process of accomplishing these ends, the students will become acquainted with the nature and relevance of philosophical speculation, while developing a working knowledge of both the history of ancient Greek thought and basic philosophical terminology.

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