Hybrid Theology Courses

These 6-week courses are structured as 5 weeks online  and 1 week onsite at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. Courses are scheduled to enable students to take two courses onsite per week. Courses run June 23 to August 4, 2019, with one week onsite as indicated in the schedule below.

Graduate Onsite: July 8-12, 2019

TH 602  The Trinity – Morning

Hybrid 6-Week Course  | Onsite July 8-12, 2019 8-11am  |  Instructor: Dr. Anthony Coleman

Course Description: This course explores the Mystery of God in the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity, studying the nature of the Trinity, as well as the operations and relationships among each Person and with creation, especially with humanity.  The approach is systematic and historical, with emphasis on God’s self-revelation in creation and salvation history.  Focus will be on reading primary sources, especially the Early Church Fathers. Prerequisites: TH 530, TH 580.

TH 586 Theology of the Liturgy – Afternoon

Hybrid 6-Week Course  |  Onsite July 8-12, 2019 1-4pm  |  Instructor: Dr. Carmina Chapp

Course Description: This course explores the theology of Christian liturgy, beginning with its Jewish antecedents, its foundations in the New Testament, and its development through the renewal of Vatican II to the present day. Prerequisite: TH 580

Graduate Onsite: July 15-19, 2019

TH 505 Catholic Moral Theology – Morning

Hybrid 6-Week Course  | Onsite July 15-19, 2019 8-11am  |  Instructor: Dr. Stephen Bujno

Course Description: 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 565 Theology of Family Ministry – Afternoon

Hybrid 6-Week Course  | Onsite July 15-19, 2019 1-4pm  |  Instructor: Dr. Jessica Cole

Course Description: The course concentrates on the dynamics of family and human sexuality within a Catholic theological and spiritual context as the fundamental structure of human community. The course examines the crises which threaten the integrity of family structure in the contemporary world, such as drug and alcohol abuse, and violence, as well as the particular challenges posed by non-traditional family structures. Human sexuality is examined with a view towards understanding how religious values relate to sexual development as an expression of intimacy within and outside the institution of marriage.

Undergraduate Onsite: July 8-12, 2019

TH 335  Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching – Afternoon

Hybrid 6-Week Course  |  Onsite July 8-12, 2019 1-4pm  |  Instructor: Mr. Peter Odenbach

Course Description: This course examines the historical development and theological foundations of the social teaching of the Catholic Church. It provides a survey of the major Church documents that treat ethical questions pertaining to civil, economic, and political society. It explores the lives of Christian witnesses who exemplify these teachings in action and gives special attention to the Church’s social teaching as it develops in response to such contemporary issues as the environment, post-industrial society, globalization, and the just war theory.

Course fulfills one Theology (TH) Elective

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 (shared with another student and includes student’s meals)
  • Single Room $675 (no guest in room and includes student’s meals)
  • Family in same room $850 (guests shares room with student and includes student’s meals only)
  • Additional Room: $600 (room only)

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

  • Double $1200 (shared with another student and includes student’s meals)
  • Single $1425 (no guest in room and includes student’s meals)
  • Family in same room $1850 (guests shares room with student and includes student’s meals only)
  • Additional Room: $1300

Meal Plan: $250 (includes Lobster Bake and BBQ)

Guests a la carte:

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Lunch: $12
  • Dinner: $14
  • BBQ: $25
  • Lobster Bake: $35

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

Summer Programs Information Form

Questions about Courses?

Contact Your Student Support Specialist

1-800-343-5498
onlinestudentsupport@sjcme.edu

Questions about Accommodations or Travel?

Contact Summer Programs Office

Stephanie Briggs 
Associate Director, Special Programming
207-893-7769
sbriggs@sjcme.edu