Course Information

for Pastoral Studies Department


Introduction to Canon Law (CL 513)

Credits:3

CL 513 Introduction to Canon Law This course is designed to familiarize students with Canon Law. It will provide an introduction to the theology and philosophy of law, the role of law in the Church, the development of Church law in its historical and cultural contexts, as well as its recent renewal. Students will learn principles of interpretation and the canonical implications of membership in the Church as laity, clergy, and religious. Students will also become familiar with Church structure, the notion of Governance in the Church, the Church's Teaching Office, the Administration of Temporal Goods, as well as Sanctions in the Church. This will provide students with an overview and appreciation of Canon Law and its pastoral applications in a multicultural Church. Spring. course created to correct my predecessor's incorrect CL_513 course code - note too that course title differs from old inactivated CL 513 course title - kg 6/19/15

Sacramental Ministry and Law (CL 543)

Credits:3

Sacramental Ministry and Law (3) This course treats one of the more important institutes of Canon Law, Sacramental Law, found in Book IV of the revised Code of Canon Law. The canons governing the celebration of the Sacraments will be studied in detail and students will learn their relevance to pastoral ministry in a multicultural Church. Special emphasis will be given to the Sacrament of Matrimony, its canonical implications, and the need for pastoral care and preparation for marriage. Students will also receive an introduction to Tribunal procedures and will learn the canons on Sacramentals, the Liturgy of the Hours, and Ecclesiastical Funeral Rites. Prerequisite: CL 513. Fall. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Parish Ministry and Marriage Cases (CL 580)

Credits:2

Parish Ministry and Marriage Cases (2) This course is designed to thoroughly familiarize students with the various kinds of marriage cases encountered in parish ministry. The pastoral challenges of ministering to persons with former marriages, especially in their multicultural diversities, will also be addressed. Students will be introduced to matrimonial jurisprudence and will learn the requirements for presenting a petition for nullity of marriage. The other kinds of marriage cases, such as the Summary Trial, Pauline Privilege, Favor of the Faith, and Lack of Canonical Form will also be explained and students will learn how to present them to the Marriage Tribunal. This course will provide students with the necessary canonical knowledge and pastoral skills to effectively assist persons seeking the services of the Marriage Tribunal. Prerequisite: CL 513. Recommended: CL 543. Fall. UTD: 2/8/10 ET

(2) Special Studies in Canon Law (CL 599)

Credits:2

Special Studies in Canon Law (1-3) Selected topics in Canon Law. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Canon Law & the Religious (CL 599A)

Credits:1

CL 599A Canon Law and the Religious (1) This course is specifically designed to deal with issues facing religious communities based on experience since the promulgation of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Specific cases of a canonical nature involving individual members of religious communities and religious communities themselves will be analyzed and discussed. Prerequisite: None. M.Div. Elective. Created: 10/10/08 ET

Theo Reflection and Supervised Ministry (FE 500)

Credits:1

FE 500 Theological Reflection and Supervised Ministry This course is designed to introduce first-year students to the basic elements of supervised pastoral ministry and to provide opportunities to learn and practice methods of theological reflection. In order to integrate theory with pastoral experience, students spend one-half day weekly at a local health care center or other approved placement under a qualified supervisor. In a weekly class period, students learn how to process their field experiences and engage in both personal and group Theological Reflection. Credit/No Credit. Spring. course created to correct my predecessor's incorrect course code FE_500 - 6/19/15 - kg

Ministry Experience (FE 501)

Credits:2

Ministry Experience This course offers second-year students the opportunity to engage in a weekly, all-day supervised ministry experience which is selected from a variety of placements. In a weekly class, students continue to develop knowledge of pastoral skills, cultural sensitivity, as well as to refine methods of theological reflection and social analysis. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: FE 500 Spring UTD: 10/3/05 ET Field Work: Friday - All Day.

Hospital Ministry (FE 509)

Credits:2

Hospital Ministry Ministering to the sick and dying in a hospital setting under the supervision of a Pastoral Care Team; overview of hospital functions; involvement with families of patients. One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education completed at an ACPE accredited site satisfies this requirement. Credit/No Credit. Summer or by arrangement. UTD: 09/30/10 ET

(6) Hosp. Ministry/Clin. Pastoral (FE 510)

Credits:6

Hospital Ministry/Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education includes the goals of FE 509. This extended hospital placement at an approved C.P.E. site focuses on the clinical method of learning with extended opportunities for peer and supervisory consultation. Credit/No Credit. This course may be used to fulfill the FE 509 requirement. Summer UTD: 10/3/05 ET

Parish/Pastoral Internship (FE 561)

Credits:5

FE 561 Parish/Pastoral Internship Full-time exercise of ministry during the spring semester (January through June) in a parish under the supervision of the pastor or other trained supervisor. Emphasis is placed on ministry of the word, sacrament and service among the many peoples and cultures found in the parochial setting. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisites: FE 500, FE 501. Exceptions must be approved by the Academic Dean. Spring.

Extended Ministerial Experience (FE 561A)

Credits:0

Supervised ministry in approved pastoral setting (i.e., parish, hospital, etc.). Repetitive enrollment. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Upon the request of the following: Department Chair, Formation Advisor, Formation Directors and/or Rector for further experience. Fall or spring. Created on 4/15/13 for catalogue to be published as 2013/14. ET

Parish/Pastoral Ministry (FE 580)

Credits:2

Parish/Pastoral Ministry Full-time exercise of ministry during the Fall semester (September through December) in a parish under the supervision of the pastor or other trained supervisor. This course follows the goals of FE 561 and is offered to students whose diocese or religious communities have requested a two-semester parish internship. Credit/No Credit. Fall. UTD: 10/3/05 ET (We kept the same generic title even though we added "Pastoral" to the catalogue title.)

Special Studies in Pastoral Ministry (FE 599)

Credits:2

Selected area of supervised pastoral ministry. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. No pre-requisite. Units: 1-3 Fall and Spring. Created on 5/17/07 ET

 (FE599)

Credits:1

FE 599 Special Studies in Pastoral Ministry Mary Leanne Hubbard, SND Spring 2012 – 3 hours of ministry/week and three hours class/month 1 units – Elective Course DESCRIPTION: Ministry Experience builds upon the principles and experiences developed in FE 501 as students test themselves in the field of practical ministry. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, professional ethics and social analysis as essential for effective ministry. The students continue to strengthen their ability to understand and do theological reflection as a means of integrating the work of ministry with human, spiritual and academic development. They engage in a weekly, all-day supervised practicum. The process involves goal-setting, contracting, supervisory conferences and journaling. In a weekly class, students are led to reflect on their pastoral gifts and limitations through theological reflection and receive feedback and final evaluation from the on-site supervisor. The course helps prepare students for the pastoral/parish internship the following year.

(1)Spec Studies: Pastoral Ministry (FE599)

Credits:1

Selected area of supervised pastoral ministry. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. No pre-requisite. Units: 1-3 Fall and Spring. Created on 9/29/11. ET

Faith and Reason (PM 499)

Credits:3

Faith and Reason This course is designed to engage the M.A.P.M. student in a long and ongoing conversation between philosophy and theology respecting method and content, a dialogue explicating the approaches in understanding reality and the depictions of the ultimate envisioned thereby and therein concerning God, Nature, History and Humanity. This will provide the necessary foundations for graduate theology courses. Graded Course. Fall/Spring. (Entered into SONIS on 3/16/05: ET) UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Comp Theo Integration Paper/Project (PM 598)

Credits:1

Comprehensive Theological Integration Paper/Project: Integration of Spiritual, Theological, and Pastoral Aspects of Ministry. This paper will demonstrate the student's integration of the study of theology with the insight gained from the practice of ministry. UTD: 07/26/2010 ET Title of Course changed from (1) Comp Theo Integration Paper... to Comp Theo Integration Paper/Project... on 7/26/10 ET Title of Course changed from Reflection Paper to Integration Paper. 6/3/05 ET

Integration Paper/Project Dir Res A (PM 599A)

Credits:0

Integration Paper/Project Directed Research A Enrollment in this course consists of directed research towards completion of the integration paper/project. Approval of the Academic Dean is required. Credit/No Credit. (Credit will be assigned upon successful completion of the integration paper/project.) Enrollment fee: $100 per semester. Fall/Spring.

Integration Paper/Project Dir Res B (PM 599B)

Credits:0

UTD: ONLY ADDED THE WORD "PROJECT" TO THE TITLE. (ALSO IN COURSE DESCRIPTION) 7/26/10 ET Created on 12/21/07by ET Integration Paper/Project Directed Research B Enrollment in this course consists of directed research towards completion of the integration paper/project. Approval of the Academic Dean is required. Credit/No Credit. (Credit will be assigned upon successful completion of the integration paper/project.) Enrollment fee: $100 per semester.

Integration Paper/Project Dir Res C (PM 599C)

Credits:0

UTD: ONLY ADDED THE WORD "PROJECT" TO THE TITLE. (ALSO IN COURSE DESCRIPTION) 7/26/10 ET Integration Paper/Project Directed Research C Enrollment in this course consists of directed research towards completion of the integration paper/project. Approval of the Academic Dean is required. Credit/No Credit. (Credit will be assigned upon successful completion of the integration paper/project.) Enrollment fee: $100 per semester. COURSE CREATED ON 3/19/10 ET

Integration Paper/Project Dir Res X (PM 599X)

Credits:0

UTD: ONLY ADDED THE WORD "PROJECT" TO THE TITLE. (ALSO IN COURSE DESCRIPTION) 7/26/10 ET Integration Paper/Project Directed Research X Enrollment in this course consists of directed research towards completion of the integration paper/project. Approval of the Academic Dean is required. Credit/No Credit. (Credit will be assigned upon successful completion of the integration paper/project.) Enrollment fee: $100 per semester. CREATED ON 10/21/10 ET

Pastoral Counseling Practicum (PS 543)

Credits:3

Pastoral Counseling Practicum The purpose of this course is to provide students with an experiential opportunity to learn pastoral counseling and the fundamentals of human psychotherapeutic communication in a laboratory training setting. Students experience actual counseling sessions as clients, counselors, and observers. Taught in the Spring semester, this course provides counseling tools for the students soon to experience internship. Spring. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Addictions, Compulsive Beh & Recov (PS 580)

Credits:2

Addictions, Compulsive Behavior, and Recovery The first part of the course will address issues related to alcoholism. Presentations will include discussion of the various etiological theories of alcoholism, the various treatment approaches to alcoholism, the effects of alcoholism on families, alcoholism among the clergy, and related problems such as abuse, sexual dysfunction, and divorce. Included in this class will be discussion of all other addictive behaviors. The second part of the course will focus on compulsive behaviors, their purpose, treatment, and related problems. It will include a discussion of compulsive behavior among the clergy and its consequences for the Church, as well as how to help parishioners asking for assistance. Fall 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011. UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Health Care & Catholic Morality (PS 580A)

Credits:2

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION FROM THM_580 (X-LISTING): Health Care & Catholic Morality The course is an examination of the key principles and central convictions of Catholic moral thought as applied to health care ministry. The course provides a systematic review of the Catholic tradition in medical ethics with specific case studies designed to develop analytical and pastoral skills. Upon completion of the course, the student should be familiar with Catholic commitment to health care ministry and competent to facilitate discussion of difficult cases in medical ethics. Prerequisite: ThM 514. MDIV/MAPM Spring 2008, 2009, 2010. Created 4/11/07 PS 580A WAS CREATED ON 11/16/11 ET NOTE: FOR MDIV/MAPM CREDIT

Special Topics in Pastoral Counseling (PS 582)

Credits:2

Special Topics in Pastoral Counseling This course uses case studies as the basis to further enhance skills in pastoral counseling. Emphasis is placed on bereavement and crisis counseling as well as efficiency in using referral services. Fall 2006, 2008, 2010 UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Parish Administration (PS 583)

Credits:2

Parish Administration By means of case studies, role-playing, and skill-building, this seminar presents the fundamentals of pastoral leadership and management. Starting with the transition from the seminary to the first parish assignment, the course introduces the student to nine basic topics: integration into the parish, collaboration with the parish staff, pastoral leadership, consultation, motivation of volunteers, the parish budget, conflict resolution, and education and employment law. Spring UTD: 10/4/05, 10/21/09 ET

Sun Lect as Focus of Past-Theo Integr (PS 585)

Credits:2

The Sunday Lectionary as Focus of Pastoral-Theological Integration This course will introduce students to a model of integrating their academic, spiritual, and pastoral formation with their future tasks of (1) preaching the Sunday Lectionary, (2) presiding at the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, (3) guiding liturgical musicians in the selection of music for Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy, and (4) forming other liturgical and pastoral ministers out of the implications found in the Sunday Lectionary. The integration model will treat the readings of the Sunday Lectionary as a saving event in the life of the community and will call upon insights gained in the entire seminary program, especially from courses in biblical studies, systematic and moral theology, historical and liturgical theology, and pastoral studies. The course format will be seminar-style. Fall 2005, 2007, 2009. UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Ministry to Multicult Community (PS 586)

Credits:2

PS 586 Ministry to Multicultural Community (2) A study of the meaning, content, and practice of Christian Evangelization in the light of ever- changing demographics of parishes and local communities as well as and technological advances. The student is guided through a practical and spiritual journey toward becoming an increasingly competent pastoral leader in culturally and generationally diverse environments. REVISED: 3/16/11 FOR NEW 2011 CATALOGUE. ET SUMMER 2011 OLD DESCRIPTION: Ministry to Multicultural Community A study of the meaning, content, and practice of Christian Evangelization since Jesus and the Apostolic times. A discussion on its methodology leading to the issue of inculturation as observed in Europe, America, and Asia. A review of the present situation followed by questions for the future. Spring 2010, 2012. UTD: 11/01/07, 10/21/09 ET

Effective Pastoral Leadership and Administration (PS 587)

Credits:2

PS 587 Effective Pastoral Leadership and Administration (2) The course explores the key elements of effective pastoral leadership with an emphasis on the relationships of the ordained priest (Pastor and Associate Pastor) with parish staff ministers, members of parish consultative and advisory groups, leaders of key parish lay groups, and the personnel of diocesan offices. Several specific leadership skills are developed in depth. To accommodate various learning styles, the course includes guest panels, small group sharing, meetings with personnel of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and discussion of pastoral case studies. Note: Participation in this course is required of all seminarians in their final four semesters of coursework; students register only in spring of year 4. Prerequisite: ThM 514. [ former: Complete title: Effective Pastoral Leadership/Administration Description: The course explores the key elements of effective pastoral leadership with specific application to the relationships of the ordained priest (Pastor and Associate Pastor) with parish staff ministers, members of parish consultative and advisory groups, leaders of key parish lay groups, as well as the personnel of diocesan offices. Several specific leadership skills will be developed in depth. A variety of learning styles will be used including guest panels, small group sharing, meetings with personnel of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and discussion of pastoral case studies. Requirement for Diocese of L.A. students in 4th year; optional for all other 4th-Year Seminarians. Pre-requisite: ThM 514, 4th Year Level. UTD subtitle (description same): 11/06/13 ET Created on 10/7/11 ET ]

Special Studies: Pastoral Studies (PS 599)

Credits:2

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

(3) Teachng in Multicult Community (PS 599A)

Credits:3

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

(3) Teachng in Multicult Community (PS 599B)

Credits:3

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

(2) Pastoral Crisis Intervention (PS 599C)

Credits:2

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Images: The Church in Film (PS 599D)

Credits:2

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Indep Study: Counseling Techniques (PS 599E)

Credits:2

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Vietnamese for Pastoral Ministry (PS 599F)

Credits:1

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. 10/4/05 ET

Theological Reflection (PS 599G)

Credits:2

Description: Continued development in the art of theological reflection through supervised reflection on the ministry experiences of the pastoral placement. Independent Study: F06 (Benioff) Created 4/4/06. ET

Indep Study: Ministry Experience (PS 599H)

Credits:2

Ministry Experience builds upon the principles and experiences developed in FE 500 as students test themselves in the field of practical ministry. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, professional ethics and social analysis as essential for effective ministry. The students continue to strengthen their ability to understand and do theological reflection as a means of integrating the work of ministry with human, spiritual and academic development. They engage in a weekly, all-day supervised practicum, selected from a variety of approved placements. The process involves goal-setting, contracting supervisory conferences and journaling. In a weekly class, students learn from one another, as issues of cultural sensitivity and pastoral skills are addressed. Students are led to reflect on their pastoral gifts and limitations as they engage in group theological reflection and receive feedback and final evaluation from the on-site supervisor. The course helps prepare students for the pastoral/parish internship the following year. Created: 12/4/08 I.S w/ Chris Tozzi S09

(2) Pastoral Ministry & Theology (PS 599i)

Credits:2

PASTORAL MINISTRY & THEOLOGY: "Pastoral Ministry and Theology" will examine the Church in action. It will help students to see the Church as it responds to present situations (as distinguished from the Church in its dogmatic and essential features). The course will ask students to consider how the Church expresses its nature in terms of the structure, demands, and opportunities of its situation today. It will presuppose knowledge of the Church?s teaching and law, which give the Church?s minister a lot of leeway or freedom. The course?s question is about how the Church applies its teaching and law. It will examine Church practice in relation to its essence. CREATED: 5/11/10 ET

(2) Special Studies in the RCIA (PS 599J)

Credits:2

Subtitle: The Sacraments of Christian Initiation & the Catechumenal Model as Inspiration for Parish Life. Description: This course is a practical and mystagogical examination of The Sacraments of Christian Initiation from a multicultural, anthropological, theological, christological, and ecclesiological perspective, with a focus on how a well-organized and celebrated catechumenate can keep a parish alive. No pre-requisites. Available to MAPM, MA,and MDiv students Thirty contact hours with the professor as arranged on the first day of class, Saturday morning, September 1; bring calendars. REQUIRED READING The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or Rito de la Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos The Catechism of the Catholic Church or Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica Created on 5/15/12

Ethical & Religious Directives (PS 599K)

Credits:2

ThM 599k or PS 599k Ethical and Religious Directives (2 units) This course will provide the student with a thorough overview of the Ethical and Theological Directives for Catholic Health Care Institutions. The student will learn the Catholic bioethical principles that provide the moral foundation for authentic Catholic health care. The student will be expected to engage in theological reflection using Christian anthropology, natural law morality and recent magisterial teachings as part of the course. The course will involve required readings, on-line discussions, regular written work for the professor, and an 8 page paper. Prerequisite: Fundamental Moral Theology (ThM 514) Created on 2/10/08 as on-line cross-listed course with ThM 599K. ET

The Holy Land and Signs of the Times (PS 599L)

Credits:2

PS 599L The Holy Land and Signs of the Times (2) Have you ever wanted to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands of the Bible, perhaps as a chaplain or a group leader? In this course, Dr. Mark Fischer will share his fall 2015 experience at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. The course will look at the present situation of the lands of the Bible as a “sign of the times” for Christians – a sign of contradiction and a sign of hope. The course will describe the holy places of the Old and New Testament as you can visit them today in cooperation with an experienced guide. It will put the Holy Lands in the context of: • Judaism as it has evolved into a faith not of ritual sacrifice but of textual interpretation; • Islam as the faith of many people who have been displaced in the formation of the modern State of Israel; and • Christian faith in dialogue with the many Christian churches. The goal of the course will be to clarify our thinking about the Holy Land as both Christian leaders and pilgrims. created for spring 2016 - kg 10/28/15

Catholic Schools: Mission Driven, Data Informed (PS 599M)

Credits:2

PS 599M Catholic Schools: Mission Driven, Data Informed (2) This course examines the message of Jesus to "go forth and teach all nations" (Mt 28:19). It traces the history of Catholic schools with hopes of shedding light on the mission of evangelization that Catholic schools embody. Documents of the Church, both ancient and modern, guide the course to examine this great treasure that Catholic parishes hold. Catholic schools are mission driven; in other words, "we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Cor 5:7). The documents of the Church and other sources help the student understand how this mission is played out in Catholic schools. Also important, Catholic schools need to be informed by the latest data and studies so that they can employ the best modern teaching and administrative practices. The course also looks at the practical challenges of Catholic school finances. Prerequisite: FE 561. created 2/25/16 - kg

A Culture of the Family (PS 599O)

Credits:2

ThM 599O – A Culture of the Family (2) Culture is all that makes a man or a woman to be more human. The culture of the family is promoted where authentic ethical values take place. At the same time, the family is the privileged and indispensable place to build up the culture. This course offers the perspective of the Catholic Church on the family and its contribution to human development. The course follows the invitation and teachings of St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis to encounter the language of love that challenges our contemporary society. Prerequisite: ThM 514. Note: Cross-listed with ThM 599O. May be taken for either Pastoral Studies credit or Moral Theology credit. created for spring 2016 - kg 10/30/15

Lectura Pastoral del Evangelio Segun San Marcos (PS 599R)

Credits:2

PS 599R Lectura Pastoral del Evangelio Segun San Marcos (2) Como el nombre lo dice, este curso ofrece los elementos necesarios para aprovechar el segundo Evangelio de forma adecuada y fácil de aplicar en el ejercicio pastoral. El curso responde muy bien a la pregunta cómo formar discípulos y misioneros hoy? Además del material básico, cada capítulo contiene análisis de textos concretos. Note: Open to all students, but course will be taught in Spanish. Note: Cross-listed to Bi 599R. May be taken for either Biblical Studies credit or Pastoral Studies credit. created for spring 2016 - kg 10/29/15