Religion

Program Goal:  Each student will:

  • Have a deeper knowledge of the Catholic faith and its relevance throughout life.
  • Develop a greater love of God, the dignity of all people and the value of all creation.
  • Serve others in response to Christ's call for justice and be a person of conscience motivated by the Holy Spirit.

All students must earn ​4 credit hours in required Religion courses prior to graduation.  

See specific course information below:

Catholic Social Teaching

Course Number:  R724
Open to grades: ​ 12
Credit Hours: 1/2 Credit (Required Course)
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission.

Church History

Course Number:  R718
Open to grades: ​ 12
Credit Hours: 1/2 Credit (Required Course)
Prerequisite:  None
Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to supply students with a general knowledge of the Church’s history from apostolic times to the present. Students will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him throughout history through the Holy Spirit. Students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2000 years of history and how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.

Introduction to Catholic Theology

Course Number:  R710
Open to grades: ​ 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Departmental Approval Required
Course Description:  Through this introductory course for students unfamiliar with Christian or Catholic theology, the student will be provided with a wide-lens snapshot of many Catholic Christian teachings. Each unit presenting a Catholic Christian view will be widened in order to encompass a comparative look focusing on other world religions.