Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


 

 
Spring Semester 2014
 

Course Offerings (PDF Version)

 








Please note:Courses have been renumbered. For a guide to this change 
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traditional Courses
Monday Courses
 
23589    REGR.6125.R01 Moral Education and Development                
Dr. Harold Horell Syllabus
Monday 5:00-6:50PM
KE B13
 
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.
 
23591    REGR.6120.R01 Education for Peace and Justice 
Dr. Joseph Petriello Syllabus 
Monday 7:00-8:50PM
KE 116

Focuses on developing a greater understanding of the social ministry of the Christian churches. After a historical survey of Christian attitudes toward peace and justice, participants will explore ways of bringing a concern for peace and justice issues into liturgy, preaching, religious education and pastoral ministry. The course also examines how to relate Christian understandings of peace and justice to everyday work, and civic, political and family life.
 
23592    RLGR.6011.R01 Introduction to the New Testament
Dr. Julie Parker Syllabus
Monday 7:00-8:50PM
DE 107

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.
 
Tuesday Courses
 
23593    RLGR.6070.R01 Liturgical Theology
Rev. John Baldovin, SJ, PhD Syllabus
Tuesday 5:00-6:50PM
KE 205

This course will explore contemporary articulations of liturgical theology, including Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. Through readings and classroom discussion, students will be assisted in arriving at a theological basis for the explanation of worship and the liturgical traditionsto the church.
 
23595    REGR.6130.R01 Theological Issues: Religious Education & Ministry
Dr. Kieran Scott
Syllabus
Tuesday 5:00-6:50PM
KE 105

The major elements of Christian theology are explored in light of contemporary theological developments. The standard method of critical correlation is employed to articulate and interpret the theological foundations of the Christian tradition. Together we will examine sources contributing to theological positions, and explore foundational concepts of revelation, scripture and tradition, God, Trinity, creation, Jesus the Christ, sin and grace and their relation to the field of religious education and pastoral ministry.
 
23596    RLGR.6031.R01  Theology of the Human Person 
Dr. Shannon McAlister Syllabus
Tuesday 7:00-8:50PM
KE 105

An inquiry into the meaning and possibilities of becoming fully human from a contemporary theological perspective complemented by a multidisciplinary perspective. This course grounds theories of conversion, asceticism and ministry in an adequate understanding of the human, with special attention to gender issues and social justice implications.
 
 

Wednesday Courses

 
23598    PCGR.7472.R01 Clinical Instruction & Integration Process II
Dr. Lisa Cataldo Syllabus
Wednesday 1:00-4:20PM
KE 209

This continuation course is designed to accompany the field placement for students in the clinical pastoral counseling 60 Credit Program. Prerequisite: REGR 6839.
 
23599    REGR.6181.R01 Family Ministry: Special Questions                         
Dr. Gloria Durka Syllabus
Wednesday 5:00-7:50PM
KE B19

Investigation and analyses of specific problems related to family ministry. Topics will include single-parent families, families of "special needs" children, "hurting" families, and ministry for leadership couples and families. Class meets   1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, and 4/2.
 
23600    PCGR.7410.R01 Research Methods in Pastoral Counseling           
Dr. MaryBeth Werdel Syllabus
Wednesday 5:00-6:50PM
KE B21

This course will be a review of research in pastoral counseling. It will introduce basic concepts and methods of qualitative research, consider ways of studying change as a result of pastoral care and counseling interventions and programs, and familiarize students with basic skills in evaluating research literature.
 
23601    SPGR.6792.R01 Contemporary Christian Spirituality                       
Dr. Shannon McAlister Syllabus
Wednesday 5:00-6:50PM
KE 219

Contemporary foundations, issues, movements and persons impacting the practice of Christian spirituality in a post-modern context. Issues discussed will include embodiment, prayer, work and sexuality. Movements will include feminism, ecology and compassion/justice.
 
23603    PCGR.6382.R01 Social & Cultural Foundations of Counseling      
Dr. Kirk Bingaman Syllabus
Wednesday 7:00-8:50PM
KE 218

This course will explore the multicultural dimensions of counseling. It will elaboratethe 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.
 
23606    SPGR.6834.R01 Methods in Christian Spirituality                             
Fr. Francis McAloon, SJ, PhD Syllabus
Wednesday 7:00-8:50PM
KE 214

This course is a seminar directed to students intending to write a thesis or dissertation in the academic discipline of Christian Spirituality. Topics include: What is Christian Spirituality? What sorts of topics are studied under this rubric? What research tools are available? What role is there for scripture, theology, history, and hermeneutics? Course readings and discussion include examination of published texts in this field of study. 

Thursday Courses
 
23609    REGR.6140.R01 Curriculum and Religious Education                       
Dr. Kieran Scott Syllabus
Thursday 5:00-6:50PM
KE B13

The course is an exploration of the what, who, where, when, why and how of curriculum design in religious education. The various philosophies, principles and processes of curriculum formation are critically examined. It addresses the central question and activities of curriculum designers, namely, what educative content do we make accessible to what learners under what governing structure? This highlights the impact on the religious education curriculum of the nature of content, the teaching processes, the readiness of learners, and the social-political arrangement in the diverse educational settings.
 
23612    RLGR.6010.R01 Introduction to the Old Testament                          
Dr. Giovanna Czander Syllabus
Thursday 5:00-6:50PM
KE 219

An in-depth examination of the first five books of the Bible. Historical origins of these texts in ancient Israel and the continuing significance of their central theological themes of promise, law, creation, election, redemption, and liberation. Introduction to the exegetical methods of modern biblical study.
 
23614    REGR.7230.R01 Special Issues in Religious Education                     
Dr. Kieran Scott Syllabus
Thursday 7:00-8:50PM
KE 105

This course is an in-depth study of three key issues in the field of religious education. Its focus is the systematic treatment of: 1. An exploration of teacher-learning as the practice of revelation; 2. The nature, direction and scope of religious development; and, 3. The meaning of professional and its link to the professional identity of the religious educator. The three themes will be examined within the context of the current challenges facing church and culture.
 
23616    SPGR.6703.R01 History of Christian Spirituality II                             
Fr. Francis McAloon, SJ, PhD Syllabus
Thursday 7:00-8:50PM
KE B14

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.
  
Friday Courses
 
23619    PMGR.8632.R01 Seminar: Pastoral Theology and Practice              
Dr. Thomas Beaudoin Syllabus
Varies--Friday/Thursday 10:00am to 4:30pm

Study of particular problems and issues in pastoral theology and practice through probing pastoral experiences, theological reflection, and examination of methods and approaches. Students will prepare a ministry paper, demonstrating their theological knowledge and pastoral expertise with appropriate applicationto a selected pastoral problem or issue. NOTE  Meets Fridays or Thursdays: January 10th, February 13th, March 21st, April 3rd and May 2nd.
  
Saturday Courses
 
23622    SPGR.7741.R01 Spiritual Direction Practicum II                                  
Sr. Donna Fannon 
 Syllabus

Continuation of REGR 0955. A grade of pass for REGR 0955 and an instructor's evaluation confirming skill development at a successful level is required to register forthis course. Pass/Fail only.
 
Online Courses



OnLine 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.

Session A (January 13th through March 7th)
Note: Introductory week begins Jan. 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 developmentwill 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
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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)
NOTE: 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: Lifespan 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
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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 spiritualdiscernment 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 writing of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
 
23664    REGR.6202.O01 Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Dr. Ilze King
Syllabus

Explores the personaland 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
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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.

Please Note: On-Line classes must be  taken for credit on a matriculated basis. Online classes are not available for audit or non-matric study.

                                                 Other Registration                                                

23625    PMGR.7650.R01  Analysis for Ministry, Joseph Sands, SJ-DE 110

23629    RLGR.6019.R01   John’s Gospel in Greek II, Aloysius Kelley, SJ

23632    ZZGR.8060.R01   DMin Mentoring Seminar, Dr. C. Colt Anderson

23638    ZZGR.8080.R01   Dissertation Mentoring,  Dr. Durka, Dr. Horell , Dr. Scott

23643    ZZGR.8040.R01   Dissertation Qualifying Paper, Patrick Holt

23645    ZZGR.8084.R01   Dissertation Format Review,  Patrick Holt

23646    ZZGR.7071.R01   Field Placement in Pastoral Care, Dr. Lisa Cataldo

23647    ZZGR.7072.R01   6 Credit Field Placement, Dr. LisaCataldo

23648    ZZGR.0900.R01   Maintenance of Matriculation, Patrick Holt

23649    ZZGR.8070.O01   Maintenance of Matriculation Online, Patrick Holt

23650    ZZGR.7076.O01   Clinical Pastoral Education Online, Patrick Holt

23652    ZZGR.7074.R01   Clinical Pastoral Education, Patrick Holt

23653    ZZGR.8072.R01   Leave of Absence, Patrick Holt




 
 

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