Course Descriptions

CIT 201 HUMAN JOURNEY CIT SEM I   3.00000 Credit(s)
These two seminars are Sacred Heart University's academic signature core. They provide students with an interdisciplinary, foundational understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition from the classical to the contemporary periods. Using seminar pedagogy, these two seminars give students an understanding of the roots and development of the Catholic intellectual tradition as an ongoing, 2,000-year conversation between the Catholic community of thinkers, writers, artists and the cultures in which they have lived, asking fundamental questions about God, humanity, society, and nature. In addition, the seminars introduce students to fundamental claims of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition; enable students to understand that Tradition as characterized by open, rigorous intellectual inquiry in the context of a faith tradition; engage students and faculty in seminar discussion; and enable students to see the value of this Tradition in the contemporary world help develop students' reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

CIT 202 HUMAN JOURNEY CIT SEMINAR II   3.00000 Credit(s)
These two seminars are Sacred Heart University's academic signature core. They provide students with an interdisciplinary, foundational understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition from the classical to the contemporary periods. Using seminar pedagogy, these two seminars give students an understanding of the roots and development of the Catholic intellectual tradition as an ongoing, 2,000-year conversation between the Catholic community of thinkers, writers, artists and the cultures in which they have lived, asking fundamental questions about God, humanity, society, and nature. In addition, the seminars introduce students to fundamental claims of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition; enable students to understand that Tradition as characterized by open, rigorous intellectual inquiry in the context of a faith tradition; engage students and faculty in seminar discussion; and enable students to see the value of this Tradition in the contemporary world help develop students' reading, writing, and speaking skills. Prerequisite: Take CIT-201 or a CC-103 course
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

Approved Catholic Studies Courses

  • AN 204 Introduction to Irish Archeology
  • AR 204 Renaissance Art
  • AR 205 European Art: 17th -19th Centuries
  • ENG 220 Studies in British Literature to 1603
  • ENG 224 Studies in Seventeenth-Century British Literature
  • FR 251 Early French Writers
  • FR 252 French and Francophone Writers Then and Now
  • FR 280 French Civilization and Culture
  • FR 281 Francophone Civilization and Culture
  • FR 316 Quebec
  • HI 207 History of Latin America to 1826
  • HI 234 Catholics in American Society 
  • HI 242 Ancient Greek History
  • HI 243 Golden Age of Greece
  • HI 246 Roman History: The Republic
  • HI 248 Roman Empire and Christianity
  • HI 252 Medieval Europe
  • HI 254 The Renaissance and Reformation
  • HI 255 Celtic and Irish History
  • HI 257 History and Memory in Modern Ireland
  • HI 311 Discovery and Conquest, 1492-1598
  • IT 251 Early Italian Writers
  • IT 252 Italian Writers Then and Now
  • IT 280 Italian Civilization and Culture
  • IT 380 Dante and the Italian Literary Tradition
  • MU 106 Introduction to Irish Traditional Music
  • MU 108 The Power of Sacred Music
  • MU 125 Music in the Performing Arts
  • MU 239 Catholic Church Music
  • SO 201 Poverty and Inequality in the United States
  • SO 254 Society and Economic Change
  • SO 258 Society and the Environment
  • SP 251 Spanish Literature I
  • SP 252 Spanish Literature II
  • SP 280 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Spain
  • SP 281 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Latin America
  • SP 382 The Cultures of Medieval Spain
  • SP 385 The Society of Golden Age in Spain
  • PH 319 Medieval Philosophy
  • PH 321 Philosophy of Aquinas
  • PH 323 Philosophical Theology
  • PH 333 Philosophy of Plato
  • PH 334 Philosophy of Aristotle
  • TRS 201 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • TRS 202 Introduction to the New Testament
  • TRS 203 Introduction to the Gospels
  • TRS 204 Letters of Paul
  • TRS 222 Faith and Reason
  • TRS 223 Sacraments
  • TRS 230 History of Christianity I
  • TRS 231 History of Christianity II
  • TRS 232 Christian Spirituality
  • TRS 233 Women in Christianity
  • TRS 234 Contemporary Roman Catholic Thought
  • TRS 240 Foundation of Catholic Ethics
  • TRS 242 Catholic Social Justice Tradition
  • TRS 271 Celtic Religious Traditions
  • TRS 277 Christian – Jewish Relations
  • TRS 320 Jesus the Christ
  • TRS 321 The Church: Catholic Perspectives
  • TRS 322 The Christian Trinity
  • TRS 323 Theology of the Human Person
  • TRS 330 Mysticism
  • TRS 331 Monks, Hermits and Warriors
  • TRS 332 Medieval Theology
  • TRS 333 Women in Celtic Spirituality
  • TRS 334 Catherine and Teresa
  • TRS 335 Spiritual Teachers and Thinkers
  • TRS 336 Theology and Native Irish Spirituality
  • TRS 363 Pilgrimage and Spiritual Journeys