Catholic Formation Track

Take the Catholic Formation Track (CFT) as part of the TWU core curriculum

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Catholic Formation Track

Take the Catholic Formation Track (CFT) as part of the TWU core curriculum

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CFT Courses

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

Fulfills: Religious and Spiritual Thought

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

(3 semester hours)

An overview of the theological coherence of Catholic dogma and doctrine. Following the content and structure of the Apostles’ creed, this course focuses on key theological principles, concepts, and definitions such as Trinity, Incarnation, personhood, immortality of the soul, Church, relationality, heaven, purgatory, hell, sin, and redemption.

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-foundations for more information.

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

Fulfills: Experiential & Embodied

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

(3 semester hours)

Introduces students to the significance and variations of embodied engagements with the Christian mysteries. Drawing upon liturgical and sacramental theology students will consider, is the world a sacrament? Is there a distinctively Christian experience of God? What does it mean for the Eucharist to be “the source and summit of the Christian life?” Why do the Church Fathers refer to the liturgy as divine pedagogy? How do liturgy and the sacraments inform life outside of church?

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-ways-knowing for more information.

About CFT

At Trinity Western University you can earn a degree in one of 47 academic programs while receiving a faithful Catholic formation at Catholic Pacific College, formation that cannot be rivalled anywhere in the Northwest.

Beginning Fall 2020, TWU students have the opportunity to take the Catholic Formation Track as part of the TWU core curriculum, a formative track designed to expose students to the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Because of this strong Catholic formation, CPC is one of only two Catholic post-secondary institutions in Canada listed in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

Choosing the Catholic Formation Track

In order to receive this unique opportunity for solid Catholic formation, students need to be clear about their decision. Anyone interested in taking the Catholic Formation Track must either indicate on their application that they are interested or speak with the CPC Admissions Counsellor. It is important to understand that, once the Catholic Formation Track for the TWU Core is chosen, students cannot leave that track. They must complete all of the indicated courses within that track to get credit for completing TWU's core requirements.

Taking CFT Courses as Electives

These new courses are amazing, and we understand that students who have already begun their Core curriculum under the normal TWU core may want to take some of them. While they cannot take them and get credit as core courses, these students may still take the new courses as elective courses.

Trinity Western and the Liberal Arts

Trinity Western University is a liberal arts university and delivers its promise of a "whole person education" through its core curriculum. The core includes courses in Foundations, Academic Research and Writing, Logical and Ethical Reasoning, Religious and Spiritual Thought, and Scientific Method and Lab Research (see courses above). Through these courses, along with inquiry in the six Ways of Knowing, students will engage in inquiry related to the world’s most enduring questions.

We've provided details in the drop-down buttons above regarding how the Catholic Formation Track corresponds to Trinity Western's core curriculum.

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"At CPC, students experience an outstanding Catholic formation while preparing for a wide variety of careers."

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. 

 "I would recommend CPC because of the faith formation it gives. It gave me a foundation for my studies that I rely heavily on now."

Scott Van Vliet, CPC/TWU Alumnus. 

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