Course Information

for Liturgy and Homiletics Department


Homiletic Foundations (Hl 501)

Credits:1

Principles of delivery. Emphasis during student presentations is on vocal production, oral interpretation, and techniques of delivery. Analysis of performance by means of video tape recordings. Fall. UTD: 10/4/05 ET [ This course may be taken by examination. ] - removed from description above by kg - 3/30/2015

Homiletic Constructions (Hl 511)

Credits:1

Homiletic Constructions Principles of homiletic composition . Practice of principles through presentations which are analyzed by means of video tape recordings. Prerequisite: Hl 501. Spring UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Contemporary Preaching (Hl 521)

Credits:1

Contemporary Preaching The content of this course addresses contemporary circumstances which dictate the content of preaching. Topics assigned deal with modern problems, ecumenical and inter-faith occasions, and issues of peace and justice. Assignments give the students the opportunity to preach sermons which are of the usual homiletic length and one which is within the context of an occasion which allows for a longer presentation. Analysis of performance through video recordings. Prerequisites: Hl 501 and Hl 511. Fall. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Sermon Procedures (Hl 531)

Credits:2

Sermon Procedures Doctrinal and biblical sermons; homilies. Analysis of performance through video tape recordings. Homilies may be given in a pastorally useful language other than English. Prerequisites: Hl 501, Hl 511, Hl 521. Spring. Created on: 5/17/05.

Liturgical Preaching (Hl 541)

Credits:2

Liturgical Preaching Preparing for Sunday parish celebration of the Eucharist as Presider and Homilist. Preparation for parish preaching: witness talks and instructions. Video recording. Homilies may be given in a pastorally useful language other than English. Prerequisites: Hl 501, Hl 511, Hl 521, Hl 531. Fall. UTD: 10/4/05 ET Created on: 5/17/05.

Parish Preaching (Hl 542)

Credits:1

Parish Preaching Parish Preaching is an integrative practicum. Students continue to develop skills in preparing and preaching homilies that, in response to the challenge of the American Catholic bishops' document, Fulfilled in Your Hearing, help the parishioners to experience the God of the scriptures at work in their daily lives. Prerequisites: Hl 501, Hl 511, Hl 521, Hl 531, Hl 541. Spring. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(1) Special Studies in Homiletics (Hl 599)

Credits:1

Special Studies in Homiletics Selected topics in Homiletics. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Preaching the Seasons of the Church (Hl 599a)

Credits:2

Title: Preaching the Seasons of the Church (Special Emphasis: Lent, the Triduum, and Easter) This course will examine the role preaching plays in the different seasons of the Church, with a special emphasis on the seasons of Lent and Easter. After studying the different seasons, students will preach (while being video-taped) from the different seasons. Critical evaluation of ones preaching will take place in a classroom setting, as well as individual review sessions with the professor. This class will meet once a week for two hours. Prerequisite: Hl 501, Hl 511, Hl 521, Hl 531, and Hl 541 or the consent of the professor. Spring 2005. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Preaching among Immigrants (Hl 599b)

Credits:1

Historical and current perspectives of immigration and immigrants as elements in American church life, with a view to informing the preaching moment with communities where immigrants are present. Created course: 12/15/08 ET

(2) Preaching among Immigrants (Hl 599c)

Credits:2

CREATED ON 10/4/11 ET Review of history, sociology, theology, and biblical study relative to immigrants and immigration into the United States. Application of knowledge gained through in-class preaching presentations which are analyzed via video recording. Prerequisite: HL 531 as of 10/4/11 Prerequisite: Hl 501 & Hl 511 as of 05/02/12 (Canceled for F12 on 5/15/12. Will probably use this course for S13 per Dean.)

Homiletics Intensive (Hl 599s)

Credits:3

(1)Estudios en Homiletica (Cr/NC) (Hl599Sp)

Credits:1

Nada mejor que dirigirse a Dios en la lengua materna! Y nada mejor que oir hablar de El en un lenguaje claro y llamativo! Es por eso que el Seminario de San Juan ofrece la Homiletica también en lengua española. Nos sinteresa ante todo hacer comprender que la predicación es uno de los medios imprescindibles de la evangelización. Ella es verdadero acto de comunicación. Por eso es tan necessario cuidar el contenido y la forma. La palabra de Dios debe ser anunciada de tal manera que "impacte" al sujeto moderno. Esta palabra tiene tanta fuerza que es la primera forma ordinaria de conversión. El sacerdote debe estar consceinte de ello y debe preparase de tal manera que por su predicación, haga credible y pensable la via cristiana a tantas personas que creen no poder creer y al mismo tiempo la haga habitable otras personas que corren el riezgo de ser cristianos sin Iglesia. M Div Elective. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Introduction to Liturgy (Lt 504)

Credits:4

Introduction to Liturgy This course is an introduction to the Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. The course is rooted in the Church's documents on the liturgy. The course considers the Triune God and the Paschal Mystery as manifested in liturgy, the liturgy as summit and fount of the Church's life, the sacraments of initiation as source of Christian identity, and the relationship of private prayer and liturgical prayer. Emphasis is given to the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. One unit of the course explores the theology, principles, and practice of music in worship. The students will consider the integration of music planning into liturgical planning, and they will learn the rudiments of singing and sight-reading. Fall. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Liturgy and Culture (Lt 532)

Credits:2

Liturgy and Culture This course explores the inter-relationship of liturgy and culture. Components include: a) the history of the Catholic liturgy as it developed within the cultures of Judaism, the Roman Empire, medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, reformation Europe, and the modern world; b) an exposure to Eastern Catholic liturgy and spirituality; c) symbol and ritual; and d) liturgy in the contemporary multicultural Church. Prerequisite: Lt 504 or equivalent. Fall. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Celebrating Liturgy as a Deacon (Lt 561)

Credits:1

Celebrating the Liturgy as a Deacon A pastoral orientation is given for the role of the deacon in the celebration of the Eucharist, selected sacraments, and other liturgical rites. The students practice ministering as a deacon at the Eucharist. They also prepare and practice celebrating a variety of liturgies, including Baptism and Marriage. Created: 2/27/09 (Effective beginning F09) Prerequisite: Lt 504 or equivalent. Spring. (Ck'd that LT563 and LT563 (cr/nc) were inactivated 1/5/10 ET)

Celebrating Liturgy as a Priest (Lt 562)

Credits:2

CELEBRATING THE LITURGY AS A PRIEST: A pastoral orientation is given for the role of the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist, selected sacraments, & other liturgical rites. The students prepare and practice celebrating a variety of liturgies with a focus on the Eucharist. The musical role of the liturgical presider is discussed & the students are given the opportunity to practice singing presidential chants. Pre-req: Lt 504 & Lt 561 or its equivalents Spring Created: 2/27/09 (begins Spring 2010) NEEDS ROOMS 5/7

Place & Practice of Plainsong (Lt 580)

Credits:2

The Place and Practice of Plainsong Lt 580 discusses the place and practice of plainsong (Gregorian and other forms of chant) in the Liturgy, especially the Eucharist, with specific emphasis on the pastoral use of unaccompanied song in the various vernaculars of today's multicultural Church, as well as contemporary compositions (e.g., Taizé) which use chant-like Greek and Latin refrains in multilingual settings. Students will be taught solo and ensemble singing and sight-reading. Fall 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. UTD: 11/01/07, 3/10/08, 3/2/10 ET

Prayer of the Church: Liturgy of the Hours (Lt 581)

Credits:2

The Prayer of the Church: A Seminar on the Liturgy of the Hours The doctrinal setting for prayer. Private Prayer and Liturgical Prayer. The history of the Office and its development into the Liturgy of the Hours. The purpose and structure of the hours. The Psalms: exegetical questions, the literary forms, and apostolic praying. Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials, and Ferias within the liturgical year. Spring 2007, 2009, 2011. UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Liturgical Music Survey (Lt 583)

Credits:2

Liturgical Music Survey Lt 583 surveys the history of liturgical music and situates it in the context of the art and architecture of each period and the waxing and waning of pastoral and multicultural sensibility over the Christian centuries. The course sees liturgical music as a subset of sacred music and as a kind of ritual music. Starting with pre-Christian antecedents both remote (prehistoric) and proximate (Jewish and Greek), the course listens its way through the various kinds of chant, the beginnings of polyphony, the development of hymnody, and other forms of music down to the present day with its emphases on the recovery of the basic shape of the Roman Rite and on reinculturation in the languages and experiences of today?s global Church. Some attention will be paid to the music of the Christian East. Spring 2010, 2012, 2014. UTD: 11/01/07, 10/20/09 ET

The Liturgical Year (Lt 584)

Credits:2

The Liturgical Year This course studies the origins and development of the Liturgical Year, with emphasis on contemporary Roman Catholic practice. While focusing on the importance of Sunday and the Temporal cycle of seasons and feasts, the Sanctoral calendar will also be explored. Fall 2005, Spring 2008, 2009, 2011. UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Lt 585)

Credits:2

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The Christian Initiation of Adults will be studied using the introduction, rituals and prayer of the RCIA as the basic text. The course will consist of an analysis of the rites within the context of the personal journey to conversion. The influence of the RCIA on the local faith community and its impact on the larger Church will be considered. Observation of the Christian Initiation process in selected parishes with classroom reflection will help students to apply the course material to pastoral practice. Prerequisite: Lt 504. Spring 2010, 2012, 2014. UTD: 11/01/07, 10/21/09 ET

Prayer of the Church (Lt 599)

Credits:2

Selected topics in Liturgy. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. MDiv elective. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

(1) Prayer of the Church (Lt 599-1)

Credits:1

Selected topics in Liturgy. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. MDiv elective. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Liturgy of the Hours (Lt 599-2)

Credits:2

Selected topics in Liturgy. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. MDiv elective. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

(2)Wellsprings of Western Lit (Lt 599-3)

Credits:2

Selected topics in Liturgy. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. MDiv elective. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Special Studies in Liturgy (Lt 599x)

Credits:2

Selected topics in Liturgy. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. MDiv elective. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET