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All Courses Alphabetically
Courses marked with * will no longer be available after Spring 2021
ART 215 CP - Beauty & the Sacred (formerly Beauty and the Sacred Arts)
EDUC 233 CP - Foundations of Education*
ENGL 103 CP - Intro to Fiction*
ENGL 104 CP - Intro to Poetry & Drama
ENGL 105 CP - Fiction in a Catholic Context
ENGL 106 CP - Poetry & Drama in a Catholic Context
HIST 302 CP - Greece & Rome: Leadership in the Ancient World*
LATN 211 CP - Latin (formerly Medieval Ecclesial Latin)
MCOM 172 CP - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 111 CP - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval*
PHIL 115 CP - Virtue Ethics
PHIL 303 CP - Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 304 CP - Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
PHIL 305 CP - Philosophy of the Human Person
PHIL 333 CP - Philosophy of Literature
RELS 101 CP - Introduction to Old Testament Studies*
RELS 102 CP - Introduction to New Testament Studies*
RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith
RELS 106 CP - Sacred Scripture
RELS 107 CP - Doctrine and Disciplines
RELS 160 CP - Introduction to Theology*
RELS 224 CP - New Testament Theology*
RELS 365 CP - Christian Moral Theology*
RELS 366 CP - Theology of the Body
RELS 375 CP - C.S. Lewis
RELS 382 CP - The Catholic Church: Theology & Practice*
RELS 387 CP - Christian Theology in Ecumenical Dialogue
RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments (formerly Christian Church & Sacraments)
RELS 399 CP - Catholic Spirituality in the Modern World
Chaplaincy & Liturgy
Our chaplain, Fr. Lawrence Donnelly, and the local clergy of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, are pleased to provide the following liturgy, devotions, and spiritual direction for the college community and guests:
Celebration of the Eucharist
Mass is celebrated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (English) from Monday to Thursday from 11:00 to 11:30 am in the main classroom.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession is available in the Chaplain's office by appointment or from 10:15 to 10:45 am on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Spiritual direction is available from the Chaplain by appointment.
- What is an academic minor?
- What is a Catholic Studies Minor?
- Why pursue a minor?
- The Details
- List of required courses for Catholic Studies Minor
What is an academic minor?
An academic minor is a field of study that is secondary to a major degree. Rather than pursuing a double major - which is generally more expensive and takes longer to finish - students can expand their range of knowledge with a minor. A minor can be focused on an area of personal interest that may not be included in the program of the major. Also, it may be a field of study that expands the scope of their major; for example, psychology majors may take religious studies in order to practice within a faith community.
What is a Catholic Studies Minor?
The Catholic Studies Minor is granted by the Christianity and Culture program at TWU but is administered and taught by Catholic Pacific College professors. The minor is comprised of theology and philosophy courses that are designed to expose students to the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition. In turn, the skills and knowledge gained from these courses complement the programs that Trinity Western University provides.
Why pursue a minor?
In general, a minor has both personal and career benefits. Regardless of the reason behind taking the minor, it is additional education that will enrich your life and add to your uniqueness. A Catholic Studies minor particularly excels in this regard since it directly engages with fundamental questions that pertain to all aspects of life, enabling students to make informed choices about faith, relationships, vocation, and careers.
Further, the minor will boost the students’ CV/resume. In order to add depth and insight to organizations employers often look for persons with diverse experience and education. Well-rounded individuals have potential to think outside of the box, a critical asset in an ever-changing marketplace. In addition, a graduate with a Catholic Studies minor is particularly well-suited for work within Catholic institutions (e.g., Catholic education).
A total of 24 s.h. of credit, including a minimum of 12 s.h. of upper-level credit is required to complete a Minor. A minimum overall (cumulative) GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation.
In order to be eligible for graduation you must complete an Application for Graduation via the Student Portal and submit a completed checklist to the Office of the Registrar by April 30 of the year prior to your completion (there is no fee to apply for graduation). Once your complete application has been received, a degree audit will be completed for you. This audit will confirm which courses are still outstanding in order for you to complete your degree.
List of Required Courses for Catholic Studies Minor
Choice between 1 of the following: PHIL 111 CP - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval
Choice between 4 of the following: RELS 224 CP - New Testament Theology
CPC Additional Resources & Archives
Dialoguing Toward Truth
Episode 1: Do Catholics Worship Mary?
Episode 4: Is the Eucharist True Flesh & Blood
Episode 2: Why do Catholics Pray to Saints?
Episode 5: Do Catholics Believe the Pope is Perfect?
Episode 3: Why do Catholics Confess to a Priest?
Episode 6: Do Catholics Teach "Works" Salvation?
Faith & Academics
Catholic Faith Study
Fr. Lawrence will be instructing students on matters of the Catholic faith and guiding them through various provocative/controversial questions that often arise about it. People new to Catholicism will gain a foundational understanding of it, and those familiar with it will deepen their understanding of it.
Come check it out, there are no commitments involved - although, you'll probably get hooked!