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ONLINE Courses Spring 2014









Online Course Offerings Spring 2014

On-Line courses at GRE are 8 weeks in duration. We have two Spring terms, one begins in January, the other in March. Students are not permitted to take two on-line courses in the same 8 week term without approval from their advisor and the assistant dean. Students are also reminded to discuss with their academic advisor the workload required in taking traditional and on-line courses at the same time.

Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

Session A (January 13th through March 7th) 
Introductory week begins January 6th.

23654    PMGR.6612.O01 Ministry with Latin@s Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, PhD Syllabus

 

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to the principal issues related to U.S. Latin@ Christianities from an ecumenical perspective.  The course is divided into three parts:  The Landscape of Latin@s in the U.S., Latin@s and the Churches, and Hispanic Ministries.  Among the topics covered are:  the history of the principal Latino groups in the U.S. (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central Americans), the churches’ responses to Latin@s, parish ministry, youth ministry, the sacraments, popular religiosity, and an introduction to U.S. Latin@/Hispanic theology.

 

23655    PCGR.6382.O01 Social & Cultural Foundations of Counseling Dr. Donna Shannon Syllabus

 

This course will explore the multicultural dimensions of counseling. It will elaborate the social and cultural goals of therapy from this perspective. Various theories, research and practice of counseling will be developed, including the spiritual dimensions of the theory.

 

23656    PCGR.6384.O01 Professional Ethics & Pastoral Counseling Dr. Cheryl Fisher Syllabus

 

An exploration of critical issues in the ethical practice of counseling and psychotherapy, this course addresses the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor. Using case studies and small group work, we will explore potential ethical conflicts and methods of ethical reasoning, as students develop skills to work through ethical conflicts in the counseling setting.

 

23657    PCGR.6310.O01 Human Growth & Development Dr. Carol McGinnis Syllabus

 

This course will explore the development from birth and adolescence through the tasks and crisis of middle and later life. Stage theories, cognitive, social and emotional development will be the focus of this course. Special consideration will be given to spiritual life issues throughout the development process.

 

23658    PCGR.6420.O01 Marriage and Family Therapy Dr. MaryBeth Werdel Syllabus

 

A systemic approach to family treatment. A survey of the major contributors to the field, using videotape demonstrations of family sessions. Genograms will be used to explore family-of-origin issues.

 

23659    SPGR.6702.O01 History of Christian Spirituality I Dr. Shannon McAlister Syllabus

This course will explore a number of the significant figures and themes that characterized the development of Christian Spirituality from its beginnings until the Reformation. Readings will be drawn from classical spiritual texts and relevant secondary literature.

23955 REGR.6188.O01 Religious Education & Human Development Dr. Carl Procario-Foley Syllabus

How do our ministries foster growth for people of all ages to develop holistically and to mature as people of faith? This course examines this question as it explores a religious education perspective to the topic of human growth and development.

Session B (March 10th through May 6th)
Introductory week begins March 3rd


23660 PMGR 6620 O01 Models of Pastoral Theology Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, PhD Syllabus

The purpose of this seminar is two-fold: to introduce students to a number of ways of doing pastoral theology and to have them develop their own approach to the same.

23661 PCGR.6510.O01 Adv. Adult Development: Life Span Issues Dr. Kirk Bingaman Syllabus

The purpose of this course will be to help students expand their awareness and their experience of advanced life-span development in the context of spiritual care.

23662 PCGR.6420.O02 Marriage and Family Therapy Dr. Donna Shannon Syllabus

A systemic approach to family treatment. A survey of the major contributors to the field, using videotape demonstrations of family sessions. Genograms will be used to explore family-of-origin issues.

23663 SPGR.6830.O01 Discernment in the Christian Tradition Fr. Francis McAloon, SJ, PhD Syllabus

This course offers a two-fold introduction to the Christian tradition of the discernment of spirits. During the first part of the semester, we pursue an historical review of the various articulations of spiritual discernment within the Christian traditions, from New Testament foundations through today. In the second part of the semester, we concentrate upon the theory and practice of Christian Discernment and decision-makinggrounded in the writing of St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

23664 REGR.6202.O01 Youth and Young Adult Ministry Dr Ilze King Syllabus

Explores the personal and communal development of youth and young adults (11-30) through Church teaching and such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and sociology, education and religious education. A comprehensive framework for nurturing the faith and spirituality of youth and young adults is presented as an organizing framework for the course.

24398 REGR.6202.O02 Youth and Young Adult Ministry Dr. Mark King Syllabus

Explores the personal and communal development of youth and young adults (11-30) through Church teaching and such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and sociology, education and religious education. A comprehensive framework for nurturing the faith and spirituality of youth and young adults is presented as an organizing framework for the course.

24441 PCGR.6390.O01 Psychopathology and Diagnosis Dr. Lisa Cataldo Syllabus

This course addresses the purpose and practices of clinical diagnosis in a relational context. Topics to be covered include interviewing and assessment techniques, DSM-IV categories, mental status exam, character development/pathology, and defenses. Case studies will be used to practice the art of diagnostic formulation, as students begin to develop a structure and strategy for interviewing, treatment-planning and case formulation.

23958 REGR.6188.O02 Religious Education & Human Development Dr. Carl Procario-Foley Syllabus

How do our ministries foster growth for people of all ages to develop holistically and to mature as people of faith? This course examines this question as it explores a religious education perspective to the topic of human growth and development.

 

 


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