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Summer Sessions

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Summer Session 2019: July 8-12 and July 15-19

More information will be released later this winter. We will be offering MSED courses, MBA course (s), a history course and a math course. More courses will be added.

Talk to your advisor today about registering for Summer Session!

Theology Program

Saint Joseph’s College Online Theology Program will offer summer opportunities for onsite learning, both on campus and abroad. We have made some improvements to our Summer Session Program which will benefit students, especially as we transition from monthly start dates to a four-term system in the new academic year.

In the four-term system, classes will start on September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. This means that there will be no start dates in July and August for those students who, under the old system, would have them. Summer Session is a perfect way to stay on track, rather than lose the summer months by waiting until September for the next course. It is also an opportunity for all students, regardless of current start dates, to accelerate their program.

This year, summer session has been designed as an accelerated program – only six weeks long. Courses are hybrids, running online from June 23 to August 2, 2019, with one week onsite, either on campus or in Granada, Spain. Students prepare before coming to class, and assignments are then due afterwards. Your time onsite is spent in lectures, deep discussion, and reflection in beautiful surroundings.

SJC Study in Granada this Summer

Saint Joseph’s College Online Theology Programs is once again offering study abroad opportunities during Summer Session. This year, we will be going to Granada, Spain. For the third consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s College is offering three graduate credits for participating in the Summer School and Conference of the Instituto de Filosophia Edith Stein (IFES). The SJC course in Granada will take place immediately following the IFES program, allowing students to earn up to six credits in Granada.

IFES Summer School and Conference

TH 527 The Whole in the Fragment: Sacramental versus Contractual Logic
Onsite in Granada, Spain,  June 23– 30, 2019
Graduate credit only
SJC Instructor:  Mr. Michael Taylor

“God is Love”. This wager concerning the nature of God – theological in the deepest sense – is generated, not from an idea, but from the experience of the encounter with Jesus Christ, the primordial “sacrament” of the Father. It entails not only a judgment concerning the nature of God himself but a judgment concerning the nature and meaning of reality and of our embodiment. This Love, of which reality is a sign as Jesus is the sign of the Father, is rightly qualified as semper maior, a fact always greater than our ideas and predeterminations. As such, the sign of love always breaks open our contractual logic.

This year’s summer school will be an attempt to think within the horizon of this semper maior, to pose the question of the human as bound up with the Love that is God himself and the world which is the concrete sign of that Love.

Students are also invited to present a paper at the conference. See for details.

  • Students register separately with SJC and IFES. Travel to and from Granada not included.
  • Saint Joseph’s College tuition – $400
  • Summer School and Conference (Blocks 1 & 2) – 695 euros

TH 527/309/25 Special Topics: Catholic Culture and History in Spain
Graduate, Undergraduate or Non-credit available
SJC Instructor: Mr. Michael Taylor
Onsite in Granada, Spain, July 1-8, 2019

This course will be a full immersion into the Catholic history and culture of Spain, from its earliest martyrs to its Catholic Monarchs, based in the emblematic city of Granada. Students will see first hand the last bastion of the Islamic empire in Europe, epitomized by the Palaces of the Alhambra, which would become the jewel of a newly unified Spain after the Reconquista achieved by Queen Isabel and King Fernando. We will examine the resulting transformation of the city, visible today in its monasteries and churches, and the resulting transformation of the world through Isabel’s backing of Columbus’ journey and her subsequent efforts in the evangelization of the Americas. Throughout this journey students will examine the vocation of the Catholic Church in history and in the present day and reflect on the meaning and development of Catholic culture in a pluralistic world.

  • $2000 includes tuition, room, board, and tours, and excludes travel to and from Granada.
  • Guests (TH25)  pay $1750.
  • Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by February 15.

DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL COURSE IS CONFIRMED AS RUNNING. We will provide students with airport recommendations, etc. (Note: this does not affect the Summer School of IFES, which is a separate event and not dependent upon SJC participation).

SJC Campus Summer Session

We have scheduled the courses on campus in such a way as to enable students to take two courses on site per week. Classes are hybrids, running June 23 to August 2, 2019, with one week onsite.

We have also scheduled undergraduate courses as stand-alone courses, rather than having undergraduates sit in on graduate level classes, as we have done in the past.

Daily Mass is celebrated at 11:15, with lunch following. Social events are scheduled for each evening.

Session 1 – onsite July 8-12, 2019

Morning (8:00 – 11:00 AM)

TH 601 – The Trinity – Dr. Anthony Coleman
TH 226 -The Sacraments  – Ms. Ann Koshute

Afternoon (1:00 – 4:00 PM)

TH 586 – Theology of the Liturgy – Dr. Carmina Chapp
TH 335 – Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching – Mr. Peter Odenbach

Session 2 – onsite July 15-19, 2019

Morning (8:00 – 11:00 AM)

TH 505 Catholic Moral Theology – Dr. Stephen Bujno
TH 330 Christology – Dr. Anthony Coleman

Afternoon (1:00 – 4:00 PM)

TH 565 Theology of Family Ministry – Dr. Jessica Cole
TH 340 Theology of the Body – Ms. Ann Koshute

Course descriptions can be found in the SJC Online Catalog.

Summer Session Housing

One week only: Either July 7 to July 13 or July 14 to July 20
Check in after 3pm on Sunday and check out before 10am on Saturday.

  • Double $550 (includes student’s meals)
  • Single/Family in same room $850 (includes students meals only)
  • Additional Room: $600

Two weeks: July 7 to July 20
Check in after 3pm on Sunday and check out before 10am on Saturday.

  • Double $1200 (includes student’s meals)
  • Single/Family in same room $1850 (includes students meals only)
  • Additional Room: $1300

Guest meal plan includes Lobster Bake and BBQ: $250

Guests A la carte:

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Lunch: $12
  • Dinner: $14
  • BBQ: $20
  • Lobster Bake: $30

Transportation: $25 each way (pick up at Portland International Airport, Train Station, or Bus Station)

  • Pick up Sundays: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, & 10:30 pm
  • Drop off Fridays: Leaves SJC at 12:30pm & 4:30pm
  • Drop off Saturdays: Leaves SJC at 4:00am, 7:00am, & 10:00am


Contact Summer Programs Office

Stephanie Briggs 
Associate Director, Special Programming