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ONLINE Courses Fall 2014









Online Courses Fall 2014
On-Line courses at GSRRE are 8 weeks in duration. We have two Fall sessions one begins in late August, the
other in Mid October. Students are not permitted to take two on-line courses in the same 8 week term 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.

Fall 2014 Syllabi

Session A (August 27 through October 22, 2014) 

25004 PCGR-6310-O01 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TBA
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. 

25005 PCGR-6380-O01 THEOLOGY PASTORAL COUNSELING & SPIRITUAL CARE  Dr. Donna Shannon 
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. 

25006 REGR-6125-O01 MORAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT Dr. Harold Horell
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. 

25007 REGR-6188-O01 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HUMAN DEV. Dr. Carl Procario-Foley
Inquires into the spiritual, moral and educational development of children and the implications of this development
for religious education. Emphasis is placed on developing a theology of childhood, and the influence of childhood
faith development on adult spirituality. 

25008 RLGR-6033-O01 SACRAMENTS Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, PhD, SJ
An introduction to the history and theology of the sacraments, and the contemporary rites that are used to 
celebrate them in the Roman Catholic Church. 

25009 SPGR-6703-O01 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY 2 Dr. Chad Thralls
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.

Session B (October 23 through December 19, 2014) 

24989 SPGR-6830-O01 DISCERNMENT IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION Fr. Francis McAloon, PhD, SJ
This course offers a two-fold introduction to the Christian traditions 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-making grounded in the writings of
St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

25010 PCGR-6386-O02 PASTORAL COUNSELING THEORY Dr. Kirk A. Bingaman
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. 

26100 PCGR-6386-O03 PASTORAL COUNSELING THEORY TBA
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. 

25011 PCGR-6410-O02 PSYCHOLOGY RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY Dr. Lisa Cataldo
This course explores spirituality and religious experience from a psychological viewpoint. The theories of Freud, Jung,
Winnicott, and others are engaged in order to understand how our psychology affects our religious lives and viceversa.
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. 

25012 REGR-6202-O02 YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD Dr. Harold Horell
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. 

25013 RLGR-6011-O02 NEW TESTAMENT Dr. Giovanna Czander
This course will engage questions about the development of the Christian canon while reading parts of the New
Testament in the context of first century Judaism. 

26099 RLGR-6011-O03 NEW TESTAMENT Dr. Giovanna Czander
This course will engage questions about the development of the Christian canon while reading parts of the New
Testament in the context of first century Judaism. 

25014 RLGR-6030-O02 CHRISTOLOGY Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, PhD, SJ
This is an introductory Christology course principally from a Roman Catholic perspective. Biblical, historical, and
contemporary Christology will be examined.


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