Theology

All students are required to take eight semesters of Theology towards graduation.  If a theology course is failed, the course requirement may be fulfilled by attending a summer course taught by one of the instructors in the Theology Department if it is available.  Or the student may repeat the entire course during the following school year, thereby being enrolled in two theology courses concurrently.


Theology 9 – Semester 1 (Academic)

C309CF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Semester 1 is part 1 of:

I. INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH – The purpose of this part of the coursework is to introduce students to Cathedral by exploring her history, traditions, and core values and how they intersect with the Congregation of Holy Cross.

II. THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE – This part of the course gives students an overview of the Bible. By studying the Sacred Scriptures and placing importance on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the course emphasizes how Jesus Christ is prefigured in the Old Testament. III. WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? – In this part, students are introduced to the Mystery of Jesus Christ who is the ultimate fulfillment of Revelation and are encouraged to start or continue a personal relationship with Him.


Theology 9 – Semester 2 (Academic)

C309CS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Semester 2 is part 2 of:

I. INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH – The purpose of this part of the coursework is to introduce students to Cathedral by exploring her history, traditions, and core values and how they intersect with the Congregation of Holy Cross.

II. THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE – This part of the course gives students an overview of the Bible. By studying the Sacred Scriptures and placing importance on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the course emphasizes how Jesus Christ is prefigured in the Old Testament.

III. WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? – In this part, students are introduced to the Mystery of Jesus Christ who is the ultimate fulfillment of Revelation and are encouraged to start or continue a personal relationship with Him.


Theology 10 – Semester 1 (Academic)

C310CF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9

Course Description:
THE MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST (PASCHAL MYSTERY) – This course helps students understand all God has done for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ. Students learn that they are redeemed by Jesus through His Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension.


Theology 10 – Semester 2 (Academic)

C310CS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9

Course Description:
LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST – Students are introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ. They also study the precepts and moral concepts found in both the Old and New Testament, which help us to live in a right relationship with God.


Theology 11 – Semester 1 (Academic)

C311CF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9 and 10

Course Description:
JESUS CHRIST’S MISSION CONTINUES IN THE CHURCH – Students learn that the Church was founded by Christ, entrusted by Him to the Apostles, and is sustained by the Holy Spirit. Students will come to know about the sacred nature of the Church as well as how we are all members of the living Body of Christ.


Theology 11 – Semester 2 (Academic)

C312CS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9 and 10

Course Description:
SACRAMENTS AS PRIVILEGED ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS CHRIST – Students learn about the seven sacraments and how they are an outward sign of an invisible grace that continually draw us closer to Christ, especially the Eucharist.


Theology 12 – Semester 1 (Academic)

C312CF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9, 10 and 11

Course Description:
LIVING AS A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST IN SOCIETY – Students are introduced to the Church’s social teaching and mission with emphasis placed on the poor and vulnerable.


Theology 12 – Semester 2 (Academic)

C311CS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Theology 9, 10, 11

Course Description:
ECUMENICAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS ISSUES – Students come to understand other religions of the world and the manner in which the Catholic Church relates to them. They also learn to recognize the ways in which important spiritual truths can also be found in other Christian churches as well as non-Christian religions.


Peer Mentoring (College Prep)

C314CF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only by selection.

Course Description:
The Peer Mentor Program flows from the Gospel message “Love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) Mentors are trained with interpersonal communication skills, listening skills, social skills and the ability to lead small groups. Established in 1986, the Peer Mentor Program is designed to enhance the connectedness between the freshman student and the Cathedral community as a whole. Interested seniors are invited to participate in the application and interview process.


Theory of Knowledge I (IB)

C317IS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2nd Sem. (Jr. Year) Theory of Knowledge I 1st Sem. (Sr. Year) Theory of Knowledge II

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme take Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in lieu of the regular Theology curriculum for two semesters, 2nd semester Junior year and 1st semester Senior year. This course does not replace Theology for Non-IB diploma candidates but it may be taken as an elective. Theory of Knowledge is an epistemology course, and as such, it is an introduction to the future study of philosophy in college. Through the use of perception, reason, emotion and language, how do we humans use the sciences, the various mathematical disciplines, the arts, the study of history, etc., to answer the question: “How do we know what we know; and how do we know that we know it; and how do we use this knowledge to enter into the great human discussion of the BIG questions regarding the meaning of it ALL?” The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Theory of Knowledge II (IB)

C317IF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2nd Sem. (Jr. Year) Theory of Knowledge I 1st Sem. (Sr. Year) Theory of Knowledge II

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme take Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in lieu of the regular Theology curriculum for two semesters, 2nd semester Junior year and 1st semester Senior year. This course does not replace Theology for Non-IB diploma candidates but it may be taken as an elective. Theory of Knowledge is an epistemology course, and as such, it is an introduction to the future study of philosophy in college. Through the use of perception, reason, emotion and language, how do we humans use the sciences, the various mathematical disciplines, the arts, the study of history, etc., to answer the question: “How do we know what we know; and how do we know that we know it; and how do we use this knowledge to enter into the great human discussion of the BIG questions regarding the meaning of it ALL?” The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*