Graduate Studies Course Offerings

COURSE OFFERINGS

RE 201 TEACHING DOCTRINE
The course is designed to enable the students to understand Catholic doctrine and present it to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Student are to be trained in handling primary sources of Catholic doctrine (Scripture, Official Church teachings), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience.

RE 202 TEACHING CHRISTOLOGY
The course is designed to enable the students to understand the central figure of Christian Theology, Jesus of Nazareth, and present this Christological understanding to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Students are to be trained in handling primary sources of Catholic Christology (Scripture, Official Church teachings), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience.

RE 203 CATECHETICAL LESSON PLANNING
The course is designed to help the students understand the process of effective lesson planning following sound religious education principles. Students are to be trained in the methodology officially proposed by the Philippine Church, as found in the National Catechetical Directory of the Philippines (NCDP) and the Catechism for Filipino Catholics (CFC).

RE 204 TEACHING FUNDAMENTAL MORAL THEOLOGY
The course is designed to enable the students to understand fundamental Catholic morals and present it to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Students are to be trained in handling primary sources of fundamental Catholic morals (Scripture, Official Church teachings), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience. Key topics to be focused on are fundamental concepts in morality such as freedom, conscience, sin, and moral law.

RE 205 TEACHING SPECIAL TOPICS IN MORAL THEOLOGY
The course is designed to enable the students to understand specific Catholic morals, particularly Catholic Social Teaching (CST), and present it to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Students are to be trained in handling primary sources of specific Catholic morality (Scripture, Official Church teachings especially CST), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience.

RE 206 CONSTRUCTING SYLLABI/CURRICULA
Building upon what the students learned from the NCDP in RE 203 (pre-requisite), the course is designed to enable the students to construct syllabi/curricula using the Ignatian Pedagogical paradigm (IPP).

RE 207 TEACHING ECCLESIOLOGY
The course is designed to enable the students to understand Catholic ecclesiology and present it to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Students are to be trained in handling primary sources of Catholic ecclesiological understanding (Scripture, Official Church teachings particularly Vatican II), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience.

RE 208 TEACHING WORSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY
The course is designed to enable the students to understand Catholic worship and present it to their students in a manner that is relevant and meaningful. Students are to be trained in handling primary sources of Catholic worship (Scripture, Official Church teachings, liturgy), coupled with reflection in the light of human experience. Particular attention is to be given to Sacraments, especially the Sacraments of Initiation.

RE 209 DESIGNING CATECHETICAL MATERIALS
The students are exercised and trained in the production of Catechetical materials (for use in retreats, Parish activities, etc). The students are led to understand the triple dialogue suggested by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC). The catechetical materials to be produced focus on inculturation, inter-religious dialogue, and/or social justice, including care for the environment.

RE 210 DOCTRINE, MORALS, AND WORSHIP: A SYNTHESIS
The course prepares the students for comprehensive examinations (oral and written). Emphasis is places on developing the skill of synthesis, being able to inter-relate the various aspects/dimensions of the Christian faith as found in the thesis statements of the comprehensive exam matter.

RE 211 CONTEMPORARY TOPICS
The course is designed to enable the students to synthesize what they learned in their Doctrine, Moral, and Worship courses and apply said learning to contemporary issues (e.g. environment, poverty, family life, etc.)

RE 212 CAPSTONE PROJECT
The course is designed to enable the students to bring together all they have learned (Doctrine, Moral, Worship, and Religious Education) in a single project, teaching the Christian Faith to a specific audience (e.g. Grade 3 students, second year college, etc.)

RE 213 READINGS IN DOCTRINE
With the students having been trained in the use of primary sources of Doctrine, the course is designed to expose the students to contemporary scholarly literature in the field. The students are then trained in how these secondary sources can be used in improving their teaching of their respective students.

RE 214 READINGS IN MORAL THEOLOGY
With the students having been trained in the use of primary sources of Moral Theology, the course is designed to expose the students to contemporary scholarly literature in the field. The students are then trained in how these secondary sources can be used in improving their teaching of their respective students.

RE 215 READINGS IN WORSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY
With the students having been trained in the use of primary sources of Worship, the course is designed to expose the students to contemporary scholarly literature in the field. The students are then trained in how these secondary sources can be used in improving their teaching of their respective students.