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Fall Semester 2013 Course Offerings

Monday 

21470 REGR-6424-R01 FOUNDATIONS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Dr. Kieran A. Scott
5:00PM - 6:50PM
Syllabus
An examination of the various theological, philosophical, and educational models that inform the foundations of religious education. The attempt will be made to show how these models have influenced different schools, theorists, practitioners and materials of religious education. Criteria for evaluating the adequacy of competing models will be offered.

21471 REGR-6463-R01 RELIGIOUS & EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN - Dr. Harold Horell, 
7:00PM - 8:50PM
Syllabus
An investigation of the basic structures of organization and principles of administration and supervision as they apply to parish and other religious education settings. Emphasis is placed on the person and the role of leadership within evolving structures of parish and various learning communities.

21472 REGR-6749-R01 PASTORAL & PRACTICAL THEOLOGY - Dr. Thomas Beaudoin 
7:00PM - 8:50PM Syllabus

Theological study of Christian experience and practice in their individual and community dimensions. History of pastoral/practical theology and its contemporary developments. Dialogue between present Christian communities and Christian tradition. 

21474 REGR-6663-R01 ASSESSMENT & APPRAISALS OF INDIVIDUALS -Dr. Robert Camargo
Alternating Mondays 5:00PM-8:50PM beginning Sept 9th Syllabus
This course of study presumes a working knowledge of family systems theory and practice. the theoretical approach employed for individual and family functioning will be structural, solution focused and narrative family therapy. The course will focus on the clinical assessments and presentation by both students and course instructor of real family interactional issues. There will be the consideration of the impact of culture and cultural differences in understanding and responding to the patterns of family interactions.


Tuesday

21473 REGR-6483-R01 COMMUNITY, FAMILY & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Dr. Gloria Durka 
5:00PM-6:50PM
Syllabus
A critique of current assumptions regarding the relationship of religion, family and education in an attempt to point toward appropriate models of religious education. A consideration of what helps or hinders religious development within families, and the responsibility of church and society to foster growth in faith.

21482 REGR-8061-R01 PASTORAL COUNSELING SKILLS - Dr. James Smith 
7:00PM-8:50PM
Syllabus
Integrates humanistic counseling theory with intragroup practice. Focus on the listening skills of attending, accurate empathy, clarifying and focusing. Use of audio and video. No audit. (three hours).
Wednesday 

21484 REGR-6839-R01 CLINICAL INSTRUCTIONS/INTEGRATED PROCCESS - Dr. MaryBeth Werdel 
1:00PM - 4:20PM
Syllabus
This course is designed to accompany the Field Placement for students in the Clinical Pastoral Counseling 60-Credit Program. Students will engage current approaches to counseling and psychotherapy in dialogue with their own clinical work. Classes will focus on the presentation of students, clinical work in connection with relevant topics in the clinical literature, addressing such matters as transference and countertransference, addictions treatment, spiritual issues, and working with trauma. The aim of the course is to integrate previous classroom work and clinical experience, so that students are prepared to begin work as professional counselors and therapists.

21485 REGR-8042-R01 GROUP PROCESS: THEORY & TECHNIQUE - Dr. MaryBeth Werdel
4:30PM - 6:40PM
 Syllabus
An experiential and didactic introduction to group process. Group-as-a-whole, interpersonal and general group models. Applications to the different forms of pastoral ministry. Limited enrollment (three hours), (No audit).

21486 REGR-6400-R01 PROFFESIONAL ETHICS/PASTORAL COUNSELING - Dr. Lisa Cataldo, 
5:00PM-6:50PM
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

21487 REGR-6881-R01 SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: THEORY & PRACTICE - Dr. Shannon McAlister, 
5:00PM-6:50PM
Syllabus
Exploration of the experience of spiritual direction for both the director and the one directed. The contemporary ministry of spiritual direction within the history of the tradition: its theology, focus, process, and current models of direction. Reflection on the students' experience of direction.

21488 REGR-6747-R01 PLANNING AND EVALUATION - Dr. Thomas Beaudoin 
7:00PM-8:50PM
Syllabus
This course will equip students with necessary background and skills needed to create and evaluate programs intended to further the work of the church in concrete ministry settings. Through reading about planning and evaluation and leadership, experiencing online presentations, and sharing ideas with one another, students will develop an understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues that shape the way programs are created and assessed. Students will be focusing on various leadership styles and metaphors, theologies of the local church, skills for effecting change and nurturing staff and volunteers, and processes for social analysis within congregational settings. Through several projects, students will have the opportunity to apply this theoretical knowledge to actual ministry situations.

21489 REGR-6833-R01 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY I - Fr. Francis McAloon, S.J. 
7:00PM-8:50PM
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.
Thursday

21490 REGR-6979-R01 PARISH: MINISTRY/LEADERSHIP - Dr. Gloria Durka 
5:00PM-6:50PM
Syllabus
An investigation of the basic structures of organization and principles of administration and supervision as they apply to parish and other religious education settings. Emphasis is placed on the person and the role of leadership within evolving structures of parish and various learning communities.

21491 REGR-6148-R01 SACRAMENTAL SPIRITUALITY - Dr. Shannon McAlister 
7:00PM-8:50PM
Syllabus
An exploration of present-day theological reflection, contemporary spirituality, and pastoral practice for ministry of the sacraments of initiation (RCIA) and the healing sacraments (reconciliation and anointing). The study and discussion will be biblical and ecumenical, interdisciplinary and multicultural.

21492 REGR-6580-R01 ADULT LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT - Dr. Kieran Scott 
7:00PM-8:50PM
Syllabus
Meanings of adulthood, processes and principles of adult learning. Challenges and tasks of adult psychological, social and religious development. Framework for a spirituality of aging, focus on middle years and elderhood (fulfills Life Cycle 11 requirement).
Online Courses

On-Line courses at GSRRE are 8 weeks in duration. We have two Fall terms, one begins in August, the other in October. Students are not permitted to taketwo on-line courses in thesame 8 weekterm without approval from their academic advisor and the assistant dean. Students are also reminded to discuss the workload required in taking traditional and on-line courses at the same time with their academic advisor.

Session A (Begins 08/26/2013 – Ends 10/18/2013)

22000 REGR-6256-O01 CHRISTOLOGY – Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, S.J.
ONLINE
Syllabus
This is an introductory Christology course principally from a Roman Catholic perspective. Biblical, historical, and contemporary Christology will be examined.

22005 REGR-6398-O01 THEOLOGY OF PASTORAL COUNSELING & SPIRITUAL CARE --Dr. Donna Shannon
ONLINE
Syllabus
This course addresses theological and spiritual issues in the field of pastoral care and counseling and proposes a theological method for reflecting on these issues.

22004 REGR-6649-O01 HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Dr. MaryBeth Werdel 
ONLINE
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.

22001 REGR-6692-O01 PSYCHOLOGY & RELIGION/SPIR ITUALITY - Dr. Lisa Cataldo
ONLINE
Syllabus
This course explores spirituality and religious experience from a psychological viewpoint. The theories of Freud, Jung, Winnioctt, and others are engaged in order to understand how our psychology affects our religious lives and vice-versa. Using text, experiential exercises, and critical reflection, we will engage our own religious history and traditions, and explore what it means to be a fully alive human being.

21999 REGR-6834-O01 HIST OF CHRIST SPIRTUALITY 2 - Dr. Chad Thralls
ONLINE
Syllabus
This course will explore a number of the significant figures and themes that characterized the development of Christian Spirituality from the Reformation to the present.

22002 REGR-6841-O01 SPECIFIC QUESTIONS IN YOUTH MINISTRY - Dr. Harold Horell
ONLINE
Syllabus
Offers a study of identity formation, sexual development, social consciousness, the influence of popular media culture, attitudes toward authority, and Generation X and Millennial Generation spirituality. Participants will explore ways of re-envisioning religious education and pastoral ministry to respond more adequately to contemporary youth culture. 

23040  REGR 6400 O01 Professional Ethics in Pastoral Counseling - Dr. Cheryl Fisher
ONLINE
Sylllabus
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


Session B (Begins 10/21/2013- Ends 12/16/2013)

22009 REGR-6014-O01 INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT - Dr. Giovanna Czander 
ONLINE
Syllabus
An in-depth examination of the first five books of the Bible. Historical origins of these texts in ancient Israel and the continuing significance for their central theological themes of promise, law, creation, election, redemption, and liberation. Introduction to the exegetical methods of modern biblical study.

22011 REGR-6162-O01 THEOLOGY OF MINISTRY - Fr. Frank Donio 
ONLINE
 Syllabus

22012 REGR-6407-O01 PASTORAL COUNSELING THEORY - Dr. Cheryl Fisher 
ONLINE
Syllabus
Faith and ministry of pastoral counseling. Consideration of religious resources and identity, theories of the counseling process and practical issues of therapeutic relationship, contract, setting, referral, etc. 

22010 REGR-6632-O01 MORAL EDUCATION/DEVELOPMENT - Dr. Harold Horell
ONLINE
Syllabus
This course explores various aspects of moral education. The topic will be explored from various perspectives: theology, psychology, education, sociology, and the arts. It will aid those involved in religious education and pastoral ministry to make effective use of the arts in their work. Provides a framework for exploring foundational issues of morality and moral development, including how our understandings of the human person, community, and attitude toward the natural environment shape our moral outlook. Emphasis is placed on enabling religious educators and pastoral ministers to make moral formation an integral dimension of education in Christian faith.

22007 REGR-6649-O02 HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Dr. Donna Shannon 
ONLINE
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.

22008 REGR-6741-O01 CHURCH AND SOCIETY – Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, S.J.
ONLINE
Syllabus
Explores various ways of envisioning how faith communities can structure their internal lives and their relationship to the world. Includes a historical survey of understandings of church and society from biblical times to the present, with specific emphasis placed on using the resources of Scripture and Christian Traditions to help faith communities discern what God is enabling and requiring of them in the world today. 

New Section 23280 REGR-6256-O02 CHRISTOLOGY –Fr. Lope Lesigues 
ONLINE
Syllabus
This is an introductory Christology course principally from a Roman Catholic perspective. Biblical, historical, and contemporary Christology will be examined.

On Going Courses 

21501 REGR-0955-R01 SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PRACTICUM-Sr. Donna Fannon 
Syllabus
21535 REGR-0900-O01 MAINTENANCE OF MATRICULATION-Online Students Only
21533 REGR-0900-R01 MAINTENANCE OF MATRICULATION (contact Dean Holt)
20411 REGR-0925-R01 LEAVE OF ABSENCE (contact Dean Holt)
20061 REGR-0925-O01 LEAVE OF ABSENCE –Online Students Only
21497 REGR-0971-R01 DMIN MENTORING SEMINAR-Dean Colt Anderson
21499 REGR-0980-R01 DISSERTATION QUALIFYING PAPER
21500 REGR-0990-R01 DISSERTATION FORMAT REVIEW
21538 REGR-8052-R01 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION 
21537 REGR-8052-O01 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION –Online StudentsOnly
21498 REGR-0970-R01 DISSERTATION MENTORING- Horell/Durka/Scott
 

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