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915 Theology I
Credit: 1
This course is an introduction to Biblical literature which examines both Hebrew and
Christian Scripture. It aims to help students comprehend the wealth of Judeo-Christian
spiritual tradition and challenges them to grow in their appreciation of God, themselves
and other people. Includes an introduction to the life of St. Benedict, The Order of St.
Benedict, and Benedictine High School.

925 Theology II
Credit: 1
Sacramental theology, liturgy and prayer are studied with an emphasis made to relate
one’s sacramental life to the choice of vocation. Public and private worship of the
Roman Catholic Church and its incorporation into the life of the student is included in
the first semester. The second half of the year is dedicated to the study of Church
history. Church history covers the historical life and meaning of the people of God from
the time of Christ to the present.

935 Theology III
Credit: 1
Theology III is the study of moral theology. The person of Jesus is fundamental to
Christianity. Therefore this class outlines how we as persons must act like Christ if we
profess the Christian faith. Students will explore the elements that constitute a true
Christian mode of living in today’s world. They will learn the knowledge and skills that
will enable them to compare and contrast with sound argument the teachings of the
Church as to proper human behavior and what may be seen as “right living” in today’s
society. Students will learn not only what the Church teaches with regard to morality,
but why it holds the positions that it does. This course also hopes to begin to form
within the student a conscious effort to reflect on both his actions and, perhaps more
importantly, the thought processes that lead to those actions. The course will also seek
to instill within the student a solid sense of responsibility for both his thinking and his
actions with regard to God, himself, others, and the environment.

945 Theology IV
Credit: 1
The Theology curriculum for senior year involves 4 major topics in a rotating quarter
format: Christian Apologetics, World Religions, Apocalyptic Literature, and Catholicism
in Novel and Film. The segments will be taught by different instructors as four distinct
courses.

Peer Ministry
Credit: 0.5
Training involves selected seniors to assist with the Freshman Program.