Summer Session 2018

Start Planning Now for Summer Session 2018 for the Weeks of July 9 and 16.

Please check back often as updates and new courses may be added. Registration opens March 19.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer Session- Study in Granada

SJC Granada Program - June 17-25 (8 nights)
Instituto de Filosofia Edith Stein, Granada Spain

SJC is offering three graduate credits for those who participate in the IFES Summer School and Conference in Granada, Spain. Students register:

  1. With Saint Joseph’s College and pay $400 SJC tuition, and
  2. Directly with the IFES for all conference expenses.

Travel is not included. Additionally, students are invited to submit paper proposals for the conference.

TH 527 (graduate only)- Special Topics: IFES Economy of Desire - Dr. Aaron Riches

The late capitalist and secular culture in which we live is based on an intense relationship of economy and desire, as manifested in the “hyper commodity fetishism” that animates a radical (and often virtual) consumerism. This new “hyper commodity fetishism” now dominates our sense of self, society and community. The hope of this International Summer School and Conference is to take this current anthropological crisis as an opportunity to re-examine the question of the deeper theological relation of economy and desire. Our goal is to provoke an overdetermination of the reduced human experience of economy and desire in order to recover their genuinely human and incarnate relation and reality.

For five years the IFES summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.

Learn more about the Conference

Summer Session- Theology Students Study in Rome

SJC Rome Program - July 8-15 (7 nights)
The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, Rome, Italy
SJC Theology is returning to Rome! Students register through Saint Joseph’s College and pay $2,280, which includes meals, site visits, and SJC tuition. There is room for a limited number of auditors at $1,980, so feel free to invite a friend. Travel to and from The Lay Centre is not included.

TH 527/TH 309/TH 35 Spiritual Journey through Rome  - Dr. Patricia Ireland with special lecturer, Dr. Donna Orsuto

Explore first hand the spiritual treasure of Rome through the centuries by visiting pivotal sites inside and outside of Rome, holy places that hold special meaning for Catholic pilgrims and scholars. The program will include daily visits to churches and other holy places, lectures, dialogue, theological reflections, and daily Mass. Costs cover all expenses: course tuition, 3 meals/day, and entrance fees and transportation to all sites, including a day trip by private coach to the Benedictine Monastery at Subiaco, a place of monumental significance in the spiritual life of the Church—with spectacular views. Students are responsible for their airfare and transportation to and from the Lay Centre, which is in the heart of Rome across from the Coliseum. The Lay Centre will help coordinate transportation from the airport. A full itinerary will be forthcoming.

Summer Session on Campus

Summer Session are 12 week online courses with 1 week on campus.

Campus Lake shot in the summer

Maine is breathtaking in the summer! Consider spending a week or two immersed in theological studies and deep conversation, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation at Sebago Lake. Tuition, plus room and board fees apply. Students can stay on campus, or at the nearby Microtel. Auditors are welcome for a special rate of $150, so consider having a friend or spouse accompany you.

Summer Session 1, Sebago Lake Campus - July 9-13

TH 560/TH 309/TH 35 Ministry with the Aging, Sick, and Dying - Dr. Grattan Brown

This course explores the biblical, theological, psychological, and pastoral challenges of ministry with the aging, sick, and dying. It examines the meaning of sickness and death in the Christian tradition. It treats ministry within a Catholic theology of Church and grace in service to the people of God.

TH 580/TH 226/TH 22 Theology of the Sacraments- Dr. Carmina Chapp

This course provides a biblical, historical, and theological treatment of the Catholic sacraments. It discusses Christ as the primordial sacrament, Church as sacrament, and the individual sacraments.

Summer Session 2, Sebago Lake Campus - July 16-20

TH 505/TH 220/TH 21 Catholic Moral Theology- Dr. Mark Koehne

This course examines the basic principles of Catholic moral theology. It focuses on the roles of scripture, tradition, and the magisterium in ethical decision-making and explores the following themes: freedom, conscience, sin and conversion, natural law, virtues, and moral norms as criteria for ethical judgment.

TH 527/TH 309/TH 35 - Dante as Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century - Dr. David Hammond

This course is about the spiritual insights that we might glean from one of the most important poems in history. Dante’s Divine Comedy (originally simply La Commedia) is a poem of intellectual, moral, and religious desire. The fourteenth century poet Dante Alighieri places himself within this poetic journey through hell, purgatory and heaven. As an authentic pilgrim to the sacred mystery, Dante not only constructs an artistic expression of his own experience, but he also invites the reader on one’s own pilgrimage to God. Saint Augustine claimed that the human heart is restless until it rests in God, and Dante illustrates that truth through abundant references to literary, political, and religious history. Our task in the course is to recover the spiritual insights that can be had when we follow Dante from the dark wood of confusion and failure to the rose of Love that moves the sun and other stars. 

Certificate Programs

Wound Care Certification: June 11-15 

Ostomy Management Specialist Certification: July 16-20

Talk to your advisor today about registering for Summer Session!