Seniors take 2 of the following 4 semester length courses.
DISCIPLESHIP AND DISCERNMENT- A semester course that examines the baptismal call to be disciples of Christ. The course includes an examination of Marriage and Holy Orders as well as vowed Religious Life. How one discovers God’s call is explored through the lens of great spiritual icons from our Catholic heritage. Film study, prayer experiences, guest speakers, small group discussion and projects are integral components of the course.
SAINTS, SAGES, AND SINNERS- This is a Church History course that explores the significant historical figures, events and writings of our Catholic heritage from the time of Jesus until the present. Analysis of pertinent historical documents, films, art, music, and literature will form the framework for learning more about the “saints, sages and sinners” of the Catholic Church.
INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE - This is a semester course which will prepare students to become active participants in inter-religious dialogue to enhance the building of a global community. Students will develop their knowledge of the core beliefs and practices of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, and the traditions of Shinto, Taoism and Judaism, in order to discover the elements of truth and virtue these have in common with Catholic Christian beliefs.
SOCIAL JUSTICE - This course explores the Christian call to act justly. Through an examination of our biblical heritage, Catholic Church social teaching, and tools of social analysis, a context for examining specific issues is provided. Issues studied in this course include prejudice and racism, U.S. and global poverty, immigration, conflict, and non-violence.