Winter Quarter 2017

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January 3 – March 10

The schedule posted online will be updated daily to include textbooks, reading assignments prior to the first class, and possible changes to the schedule. Please check the website regularly. Updated: 1/4/17

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  • February 17: Withdrawal deadline

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BUSI120 Project Management

Monday 9:00–10:55 AM Kevin Culbertson 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Heagney, Joseph. Fundamentals of Project Management. 5th Ed. Buy now978-0814437360
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Heagney, Joseph. Fundamentals of Project Management. Chapter 1.

This class meets twice a week.

THEO100-2 Scripture I

Monday 8:00–10:50 AM Michael Barber Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. The Bible - Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition.
    Note: Other translations or eBook editions will not be accepted. Any of the following editions are acceptable:
    • First edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Second edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Saint Benedict Press. Buy now
  2. Pitre, Brant. The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ. New York: Image, 2016. Buy now978-0770435486Do not get the Kindle Edition
  3. Sri, Edward. Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew. Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 1999. Buy nowDo not get the Kindle Edition
  4. Supplemental readings supplied by the professor.
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Pitre. The Case for Jesus. pp. 1–54.
    As you read, take notes on how to answer the following questions:
    1. How is the telephone game sometimes applied by scholars to understanding the origins of the Gospels?
    2. Why does Pitre think it is unlikely that the Gospels were originally circulated as “anonymous” works (i.e., why does he critique the idea that titles of the Gospels were a late addition to the text?) Give at least 2 reasons.
    3. Who did the early Christians identify as the four evangelists (“Matthew,” “Mark,” “Luke,” and “John”? What do early Christian sources tell us about them?
    4. Why did early Christians think knowing about these figures was important to appreciating the credibility of the Gospels? According to our early sources, what reasons were given for the writing of these four Gospels?
    5. What are “apocryphal” gospels? Why are they not seen as having the same kind of historical reliability as the biblical Gospels?

There will be an exam on the first day of class. Please bring a laptop or smartphone to class to take the exam via eLearning.

BUSM507 Scheduling and Budgeting

Monday 12:30–6:20 PM John Duffy 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Landry, Paula. Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic Free Guide. Buy now978-0240816647Both paperback or ebook versions are acceptable.
  2. Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling Software. More information on purchasing TBA.
Required Reading Prior to First Session:

This class meets for 5 weeks starting January 2nd.

ENTM130-1 Introduction to Acting

Monday 12:30–3:20 PM Gina Fricchione 155 K
No Textbooks are required for this course.

This class has been changed to 10 weeks to accommodate two sections. No class on January 2nd. A makeup session will be scheduled.

ENTM206 Production Execution

Monday 12:30–3:20 PM Thomas Deason 155 E Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

ENTM101ENTM103ENTM104ENTM105Recommended: ENTM302

HUMA107-1 Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion

Monday 12:30–3:20 PM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

ENTM103-1 Fundamentals of Post-Production

Monday 3:30–6:20 PM Thomas Glen Dunn 155 N
Required Textbooks:
  1. Bowen, Christopher J., Roy Thompson. Grammar of the Edit. 3rd Ed. Buy now978-0240526003
  2. An external hard drive with: 1) 500GB minimum capacity, 2) 7200 minimum RPM disk speed or solid state, 3) USB 3.0 connection. Do not get a portable SSD drive. Here is an example drive by G-Technology Here are two places to find a drive:

Note: Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. You will take the other class in Spring Quarter.

ENTM130-2 Introduction to Acting

Monday 3:30–6:20 PM Gina Fricchione 155 K
No Textbooks are required for this course.

This class has been changed to 10 weeks to accommodate two sections. No class on January 2nd. A makeup session will be scheduled.

ENTM315 Advanced Producing

Monday 3:30–6:20 PM Thomas Deason 155 E Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

ENTM103ENTM104ENTM105ENTM203ENTM302

PHIL206 The Republic

Monday 3:30–6:20 PM Fr. Andy Younan 155 L
Required Textbooks:
  1. Plato. The Republic. 2nd Ed. Tr. Allan Bloom. Buy now978-0465069347
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Plato. The Republic. Read Book I.

THEO400 Catholic Social Teaching

Monday 6:30–9:20 PM Thomas P. Harmon Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Benestad. Church, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine. Buy now978-0813218014

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HUMA311 History of Culture Through the Arts III

Tuesday 8:00–9:30 AM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

This class meets twice a week.

THEO100-1 Scripture I

Tuesday 8:00–10:50 AM Michael Barber Ph.D. 155 E
Reference first listing for textbooks and pre-reading assignment.

There will be an exam on the first day of class. Please bring a laptop or smartphone to class to take the exam via eLearning.

JOUR201 Research Evidence, Inference and Impact I

Tuesday 9:30–10:50 AM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

This class meets twice a week.

BUSM541 The Business of Media Seminar

Tuesday 10:00–11:00 AM Kevin Culbertson 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Wolk, Alan. Over The Top: How The Internet Is (Slowly But Surely) Changing The Television Industry. Buy now978-1514139011
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Wolk. Over The Top. Read The Television Industry Today prior to our first meeting on January 3rd.

DIGM314 Hard Surface Modeling II

Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM Max Hulburt 155 N
No Textbooks are required for this course.

DIGM313

ENTM231 Voice and Speech

Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM Lee Eskey 155 K
No Textbooks are required for this course.

This class meets twice a week for 5 weeks starting on January 10th.

ENTM108

ENTM507 Writing for Producers

Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM Christopher A. Riley 155 A/B Creative Producing Track
Required Textbooks:
  1. Johnson, Claudia. Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect. 4th Ed. Buy now978-0415735476
  2. Riley, Christopher. The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-1932907636

PHIL409 Natural Theology

Tuesday 12:30–3:20 PM Fr. Andy Younan 155 D
Required Textbooks:
  1. Younan, Andrew, ed. Philosophy of God Course Reader. Buy now
  2. Hume, David. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Buy now978-0872204027
  3. Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Portable Nietzsche. Tr. Walter Kaufmann. Buy now978-0140150629
  4. Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion. Buy now978-0618918249
  5. Dennett, Daniel C. Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution And The Meanings Of Life. Buy now978-0684824710
  6. Krauss, Lawrence M. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing. Buy now978-1451624465
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Younan, Andrew, ed. Philosophy of God Course Reader. pps. 180–211.

PHIL407

BUSI315 Sales Strategy

Tuesday 3:30–5:20 PM Kevin Culbertson 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Carnegie, Dale, J. Oliver Crom, Michael A. Crom. The Sales Advantage: How to Get It, Keep It, and Sell More Than Ever. Buy now978-0743244688
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Dale Carnegie. The Sales Advantage. Read preface, introduction, and Chapter 1.

Sales Strategy will be offered as a 2 unit class. Students enrolled in Sales Strategy will automatically be registered for BUSI350 Creative Entrepreneurship Seminar.

BUSI398 Launchpad I

Tuesday 3:30–5:20 PM Derry Connolly Ph.D. 155 E
Required Textbooks:
  1. Bernarda, Gregory, et al.. Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want. Buy now978-1118968055
  2. Osterwalder, Alexander, Yves Pigneur. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Buy now978-0470876411

Launchpad I will be offered as a 2 unit class. Students enrolled in Launchpad will automatically be registered for BUSI350 Creative Entrepreneurship Seminar.

BUSI350 Creative Entrepreneurship Seminar

Tuesday 5:20–6:20 PM Derry Connolly Ph.D. 155 A/B
No Textbooks are required for this course.

DIGM122 Writing and Pitching a Script: Animation

Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM Max Hulburt 155 L
No Textbooks are required for this course.

ENTM105 Writing and Pitching a Script

Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM Christopher A. Riley 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. McKee, Robert. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting. Buy now978-0060391683
  2. Riley, Christopher. The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-1932907636

ENTM333 Scene Study

Tuesday 3:30–6:20 PM Lee Eskey 155 K
Required Work Prior to First Session on January 10
  • Acquire an English language version of Anton Chekhov’s four major plays: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, the Cherry Orchard. Any translation will do. (If possible you and your scene partner should get two different translations so you can compare and choose the one you like best)
  • Read the plays: The Seagull and Uncle Vanya. I also recommend reading the introduction or any essays you may find in the book. Be prepared to discuss Chekhov and these two plays on the first class. Coming prepared on the first day of class will count for a significant part of your grade for the course.
  • Choose a scene partner and a scene from either The Seagull or Uncle Vanya, or both. When working, choose the translation of the scene you both like best.
  • Be basically off-book by our first class on January 10. You can, of course, call for line in class, but by the first class the scene should be essentially memorized. You should be well into your "table work" on the scene and you should have begun blocking and using costume pieces and props.

Don’t wait until January to begin preparation. It is recommended to begin reading the plays as soon as you’ve completed your last final for the Fall quarter. Chekhov’s plays are challenging and very rewarding. Do all the work you know how to do from your studies in Acting 1, 2, and 3, as well as Movement class. You have many tools to use. Help each other and be ready to put your scenes "up" (show them) at the first class so we can go deeper with them in the course of the class.

This class meets twice a week for 5 weeks starting on January 10th.

ENTM108

BIBL513 Prophets

Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM John Kincaid Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Chisholm, Robert B. Jr. Handbook on the Prophets. Buy now978-0801038600
  2. Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. The Messiah in the Old Testament. Buy now978-0310200307

BUSI305 Accounting II

Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM Vlad Bolsakov 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Reimers, Jane L. Financial Accounting: A Business Process Approach. 3rd Ed. Buy now978-0136115274
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Reimers. Financial Accounting. Read Chapter 1.

BUSI104

DIGM490-1 Production Studio I

Tuesday 6:30–9:20 PM Nate Sartain 155 L Production Studio for Game Design Students
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

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BUSI120 Project Management

Wednesday 10:00–10:55 AM Kevin Culbertson 155 A/B
Reference first listing for textbooks and resources.

This class meets twice a week.

ENTM231 Voice and Speech

Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM Lee Eskey 155 K
Reference first listing for textbooks and resources.

This class meets twice a week for 5 weeks starting on January 10th.

ENTM108

HUMA301 Global Cultures, History & Politics

Wednesday 8:00–10:50 AM Christopher A. Riley 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart: A Novel. Buy now978-0385474542
  2. Endo, Shusaku. Silence. Buy now978-0800871864

ENTM302 Directing I

Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM Nathan Scoggins 155 N Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

ENTM101ENTM103ENTM104

ENTM333 Scene Study

Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM Lee Eskey 155 K
Reference first listing for textbooks and resources.

This class meets twice a week for 5 weeks starting on January 10th.

ENTM108

HUMA204 Poetics & Aesthetics

Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM Christopher A. Riley 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Neill, Alex and Aaron Ridley, eds. The Philosophy of Art: Readings Ancient and Modern. Buy now978-0070461925
  2. Schaeffer, Francis A. Art and the Bible. Buy now978-0830834013

THEO522 Morality, Theology and Ethics

Wednesday 12:30–3:20 PM Thomas P. Harmon Ph.D. 155 E
Required Textbooks:
  1. Benestad. Church, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine. Buy now978-0813218014
  2. Pinckaers, Servais. Morality: The Catholic View. Tr. Michael Sherwin. Buy now978-1587315152

ENTM104 Fundamentals of Production

Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM George Simon 155 K Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. Schroeppel, Tom. The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video. 3rd Ed. Buy now978-1621535263
  2. Two Class 10 SD Cards with a minimum capacity of 16GB. Some acceptable examples include the following (other cards may be used if they meet the technical specifications):
  3. An external hard drive with: 1) 500GB minimum capacity, 2) 7200 minimum RPM disk speed or solid state, 3) USB 3.0 connection. Do not get a portable SSD drive. Here is an example drive by G-Technology Here are two places to find a drive:

Note: Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. You will take the other class in Spring Quarter.

ENTM490 Senior Project: Pre-Production

Wednesday 3:30–6:20 PM Nathan Scoggins 155 E Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

Faculty Approval

BIBL511 Pentateuch

Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM Michael Barber Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Hahn, Scott. Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises. Buy now978-0300140972

BUSM511 Producing: Pre-Production

Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM Nathan Scoggins 155 E
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

ENTM250 TV Studio Production I

Wednesday 6:30–9:20 PM Thomas Glen Dunn 155 K Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. Utterback, Andrew. Studio Television Production and Directing: Concepts, Equipment, and Procedures. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-0415743501

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HUMA122-1 College Writing I

Thursday 8:00–10:50 AM Elisabeth Kramp 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Hayakawa, Alan R., S.I. Hayakawa. Language in Thought and Action. 5th Ed. Buy now978-0156482400
  2. Strunk, William, Jr., E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th Ed. Buy now978-0205309023
  3. O’Connor, Flannery. Parker’s Back.
  4. John Paul II. Letter Of His Holiness Pope John Paul II To Artists.

JOUR201 Research Evidence, Inference and Impact I

Thursday 8:00–9:30 AM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

This class meets twice a week.

HUMA311 History of Culture Through the Arts III

Thursday 9:30–10:50 AM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

This class meets twice a week.

DIGM210-1 Life Drawing I

Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM Jacqueline Nicolini 155 E
No Textbooks are required for this course.

DIGM110DIGM111

DIGM100 Fundamentals of Art and Design

Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM Max Hulburt 155 L
Required Textbooks:
  1. Beloeil, Gilles, Roberto F Castro, and Andrei Riabovitchev. Art Fundamentals: Color, Light, Composition, Anatomy, Perspective, and Depth. Buy now978-1909414006
  2. Kleon, Austin. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. Buy now978-0761178972
  3. Kleon, Austin. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Buy now978-0761169253

ENTM103-2 Fundamentals of Post-Production

Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM Thomas Glen Dunn 155 N
Reference first listing for textbooks and resources.

Note: Students are split between the Production and Post-Production Fundamentals classes. You will take the other class in Spring Quarter.

ENTM415 Advanced Cinematography Techniques

Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM George Simon 155 K Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. Brown, Blain. Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors. Buy now978-0240812090

ENTM103ENTM104ENTM309ENTM318

PHIL408 Philosophy of God

Thursday 12:30–3:20 PM Fr. Andy Younan 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Younan, Andrew, ed. Philosophy of God Course Reader. Buy now
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Younan, Andrew, ed. Philosophy of God Course Reader. pps. 1–39.

PHIL203PHIL204

DIGM210-2 Life Drawing I

Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM Jacqueline Nicolini 155 E
No Textbooks are required for this course.

DIGM110DIGM111

DIGM312 Interactive Visual Effects

Thursday 3:30–6:20 PM Max Hulburt 155 L
No Textbooks are required for this course.

Gaming Senior

ENTM400 Design for the Screen: Adobe After Effects

Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM Nick DiNapoli 155 N Media Elective
Required Prerequisite Knowledge:
  1. Adobe After Effects. Review online tutorials: Lessons 01–04, 07, 08 & 10
  2. Adobe Photoshop. Be familiar with the following aspects:
  3. Adobe Illustrator. Be familiar with the following aspects:

ENTM103ENTM417

THEO505 Ecclesiology and Eschatology

Thursday 6:30–9:20 PM Thomas P. Harmon Ph.D. & John Kincaid Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Lubac, Henri de. Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man. Buy now978-0898702033
  2. Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. Called to Communion . Buy now978-0898705782
  3. Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life. 2nd Ed. Buy now978-0813215167
  4. Soujeole, De La. Introduction to the Mystery of the Church. Buy now978-0813226071

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HUMA122-2 College Writing I

Friday 8:00–10:50 AM Elisabeth Kramp 155 A/B
Reference first listing for textbooks and resources.

SCI200 Natural Science

Friday 8:00–10:50 AM Sr. Anahyd Mariam 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. Pope Francis. Laudato Si’ On Care For Our Common Home. Buy now978-1612783864Also available on the Vatican’s website.
Required Work Prior to First Session:
  • Pope Francis Laudatio Si’, pp. 7–68 (¶ 1–100) & pp. 123–133 (¶ 189–201).
  • Read Big Bang Theory Season 3 Episode 1 Transcript
  • Go to onpurple.com. Do research on the company and watch the Youtube commercial. Write a paragraph (due on the 1st day) discussing the science behind the purple mattress, and giving background on the business.

BUSI509 Film Finance

Friday 12:30–3:20 PM Kevin Culbertson 155 A/B
Required Textbooks:
  1. Cones, John W. 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance. 3rd Ed. Buy now978-0809326938
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Cones, John W. 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film. Read the Introduction and Part One: Subsidies.

BUSM301 Creativity

Friday 12:30–6:20 PM Colin Brady 155 E Animation Seniors; Business & Media Elective
Required Textbooks:
  1. Catmull, Ed, Amy Wallace. Creativity, Inc. Buy now978-0812993011

This class meets once every other week, starting on January 6th.

This class follows the book Creativity Inc to explore methods to expose and eliminate the barriers to creativity, to unite creativity and the pursuit of excellence, and to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.

DIGM490-2 Production Studio I

Friday 12:30–2:00 PM Colin Brady & Max Hulburt 155 L Production Studio for Animation Students
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

This session meets every other week, starting the 2nd week (the weeks when when Creativity does not meet).

DIGM330 Introduction to Programming

Friday 12:30–3:20 PM Michael Steffen 155 N
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

HUMA107-2 Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion

Friday 12:30–3:20 PM Matt Peterson Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

BIBL531 New Testament Greek I

Friday 3:30–6:20 PM John Kincaid Ph.D. 155 M
Required Textbooks:
  1. ESV Bibles by Crossway. Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament and English Standard Version. 28th Ed.. Buy now978-1433530319
  2. Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. Buy now978-0310287681
  3. Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. Buy now978-0310287674
  4. Mounce, William D. Biblical Greek Laminated Study Guide. Buy now978-0310262947

BUSM542 Life on the Set: Production Fundamentals

Friday 3:30–5:20 PM George Simon 155 L Line Producing Track
Required Textbooks:
  1. Katz, Steven. Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen. Buy now978-0941188104

DIGM490-2 Production Studio I

Friday 6:30–8:00 PM Colin Brady & Max Hulburt 155 L Production Studio for Animation Students
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

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BUSI325 Financial Analysis

Indpt. Study Vlad Bolsakov Business Elective
No Textbooks are required for this course.

BUSI125BUSI225

ENTM Acting Practicum

Indpt. Study Lee Eskey
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

Please speak with Lee Eskey and complete the independent study packet. The Acting Practicum will need to be completed prior to graduation; however, it may be completed either Winter or Spring Quarter.

BUSM546 Executive Producing

Indpt. Study Kevin Culbertson 155
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

THEO511 Liturgical Theology

Online Michael Barber Ph.D. 155
Required Textbooks:
  1. Corbon, Jean. The Wellspring of Worship. 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005. Buy now978-1586170226
  2. Danielou, Jean Cardinal. The Bible and the Liturgy. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2002 [1956]. Buy now978-0268003739
  3. O’Neill, Colman. Meeting Christ in the Sacraments. New York: Alba House, 1991. Buy now978-0818905988
  4. Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. Spirit of the Liturgy. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000 Buy now978-0898707847

THEO551 Practicum I

Online Kimberly Barber 155
Required Textbooks:
  1. TBD

CECT060 Intro to the New Testament

Michael Barber Ph.D. Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. The Bible - Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition.
    Note: Other translations will not be accepted. Any of the following editions are acceptable:
    • First edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Second edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Saint Benedict Press. Buy now
  2. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Second Edition. Buy now978-0385508193
  3. Hahn, Scott, and Curtis Mitch, eds. Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010. Buy now978-1586174842
  4. Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal (Pope Benedict XVI). Jesus of Nazareth. Buy now978-0385523417

Required Reading Prior to First Session:

  • Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament, pp. xv–xxiii, 3–5; 61–63; 99–100.
  • A test on this reading assignment will be administered. To prepare for the reading exam, see this study guide on the reading: Week 1 Study Questions.

CECT061 Intro to the Old Testament

Michael Barber Ph.D. Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. The Bible - Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition.
    Note: Other translations will not be accepted. Any of the following editions are acceptable:
    • First edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Second edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Saint Benedict Press. Buy now
  2. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Second Edition. Buy now978-0385508193
  3. Bergsma, John. Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History. Ave Maria Press, 2012. Buy now978-1594712913
  4. Gray, Timothy. Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina. Ascension Press, 2009. Buy now978-1934217481
  5. Hahn, Scott ed. Catholic Bible Dictionary. Doubleday, 2009. Buy now978-0385512299
  6. Hahn, Scott and Curtis Mitch, eds. Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament. Ignatius Press, 2010. Buy now978-1586174842

CECT062 Catechism I: The Creed

Michael Barber Ph.D. Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Second Edition. Buy now978-0385508193
  2. Frank Sheed. Theology and Sanity. Reprinted. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993. Buy now978-0898704709
Message From Dr. Barber:

Congratulations on enrolling in Catechism I. This is an especially exciting course and I look forward to having you in class next quarter. In this course we talk about everything from the Church's teaching on the existence of God and the theology of the Trinity to creation and evolution and the nature of angels and demons (plus a lot more!).

There is a reading assignment which I expect you to finish for the first day of class. Please see this PDF containing the assignment and study questions. Most of the reading for the first session is found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You should already have a copy from previous courses. If not, you can find it on-line on many websites (e.g., here).

In addition, the part of the reading assignment that is not found in the Catechism (the article by John Cavadini) can be found here.

There will be an exam on the first session, so be sure to complete the assignment.

I look forward to having you in class next quarter. Studying the Catholic faith is a rich and rewarding experience. I hope that this course will leave a lasting impression on you and become one of the most memorable and enjoyable you take at JP Catholic. I will be working overtime with our team here to make the course as enjoyable and accessible as possible. Have a great, relaxing break!

CECT063 Catechism II: Catholic Spirituality

Michael Barber Ph.D. Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. The Bible - Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition.
    Note: Other translations will not be accepted. Any of the following editions are acceptable:
    • First edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Second edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Saint Benedict Press. Buy now
  2. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Second Edition. Buy now978-0385508193
  3. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The Three Conversions. Reprinted, Rockford: TAN Books, 2002 Buy now978-0895557391
  4. Pitre, Brant. Jesus and the Jewish Roots: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. New York: Doubleday, 2011 Buy now978-0385531849

Required Reading Prior to First Session:

  1. Catechism nos. 2558–2696
  2. Francis de Sales, Intro, pp. 1–30; [Preface & 1.1–24] (Click to download)
  3. Study Questions for Session 1

CECT064 Catechism III: Catholic Morality

Kimberly Barber Online
Required Textbooks:
  1. The Bible - Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition.
    Note: Other translations will not be accepted. Any of the following editions are acceptable:
    • First edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Second edition from Ignatius Press. Buy now
    • Saint Benedict Press. Buy now
  2. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Second Edition. Buy now978-0385508193
  3. McInerny, D. Q. A Course in Thomistic Ethics. Buy now from Fraternity Publications (better price) or from Amazon978-0976037002
  4. Philippe, Jacques. Searching for and Maintaining a Peace. Buy now978-0818909061
Recomended Textbooks:
  1. Ashley, Benedict. Living the Truth in Love: A Biblical Introduction to Moral Theology. NY: Alba House, 1996 Buy now978-0818907562Excerpts will be posted on Moodle (i.e. purchase of text is optional).
Required Reading Prior to First Session:

CECP050 Sound Reasoning

Fr. Andy Younan Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. Younan, Andrew, ed. Logic Course Reader. Buy nowThis is a new Logic reader. The reader from previous years will not work for class.
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Andrew Younan, ed. Logic Course Reader, pp. 1–14

CECP051 Understandings of Nature

Fr. Andy Younan Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. Younan, Andrew, ed. Philosophy of Nature Course Reader. Buy now

Required Reading Prior to First Session:

  • Philosophy of Nature Course Reader, pp. 1–16.

CECP052 Nature of the Human Being

Fr. Andy Younan Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. Foster, Benjamin., ed. The Epic of Gilgamesh. Buy now978-0393975161
  2. Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Its Discontents. Buy now978-0393304510
  3. Younan, Fr. Andrew, ed. Philosophy of Man Course Reader. Buy now

Required Reading Prior to First Session:

  • Philosophy of Man Course Reader, pp. 1–8.

CECP053 Philosophy, Politics and Government

Fr. Andy Younan Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. Aristotle. Politics. 2nd Ed. Tr. Carnes Lord Buy now978-0226921846
  2. Younan, Andrew, ed. Political Philosophy Course Reader. Buy now
Required Reading Prior to First Session:
  • Course Reader, pp. 1–46

CECP054 Metaphysics and Natural Theology

John Kincaid Online

Required Textbooks:

  1. Gardeil, H.D., Introduction to the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Vol 4: Metaphysics. Buy now978-1556359071
  2. Younan, Fr. Andrew, ed. Metaphysics & Natural Theology Course Reader. Buy now978-1503036413

NOTE: Please be advised that adjustments in scheduled meeting times, and/or instructor assignments may be made at any time without prior notice.