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Christian Lifestyles Syllabus Christian Lifestyles aids students in facing the challenges of young adulthood, so they can shape a future that is hopeful, healthy, and full. The belief that underlies this course is that the Christian lifestyle is the optimal path to growth and to becoming fully alive. The course is devoted to specific lifestyle paths, namely single life, marriage, religious life, and the priesthood. Topics covered in this course include identity and autonomy, creativity and learning, work, money and possessions, suffering and healing, sexuality, love, friendship, and communication. The course is structured so that seniors have an opportunity to understand these themes that run through all of life before they consider the four lifestyles. Quarter Requirements: 1. Six to seven papers on reading and movies. All papers are typed and usually 1 to 3 pages in length 2. One project based on researched information concerning course topics. Example: Human Sexuality. Projects are 5 to 8 pages in length and typed 3. Two chapter objective tests. Text Book: Creating a Christian Lifestyle. Other books: Tuesdays with Morrie, Quiet Strength, Yes! I am Catholic, Thomas Merton: Essential Writings, The Wounded Healer


Religion 4 Humanities Syllabus Religion Humanities is a journey of philosophy and spirituality. The student will be challenged to critically examine the works of the past and the present. An emphasis on the writing and thinking skills of the student forms the core of this class. Classical writings combined with modern compositions will form the basis of study. The student’s ability to open his mind and examine new and different ideas is critical. The student will be challenged in a new and rewarding manner. At the center of this course are the teachings of Christ. Quarter Requirements: 1. Six to seven papers on readings, movies, music, paintings, photos and sculptures. All papers are typed and usually 1 to 3 pages in length 2. One project based on readings. Example: Screwtape Letters Project is 5 to 8 pages in length and typed 3. One group project. Project is creative in nature and involves a presentation . Textbook: The Question of God Other books: Screwtape Letters, Inherit the Wind, The Prince, The Book of Job, Man’s Search for Meaning, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. Writings of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Sartre, will be used.


Catholicism: Art, Music and Catholicism Syllabus Catholicism (CP!): Art, Music, and Current Events. The first semester will be a historical study of Catholicism as seen through art and music. Various themes will be emphasized through readings, film, and guest speakers. The second semester will focus on Catholicism as seen through current events. Emphasis will be on church teachings as seen through current events in newspapers, magazines relative to church teachings and church documents. Students will use laptops for research during the second semester. Quarter Requirements: 1 Six to seven papers on readings, movies, music, paintings, photos and sculptures. All papers are typed and usually 1 to 3 pages in length. 2. Two projects based on researched information. Example: International Creches. Projects are 5 to 8 pages in length and typed 3. One group project. Project is creative in nature and involves a presentation. Books for the first semester include: Text: The Catholic Spirit, Other books: A Christmas Carol, Various Poetry. Music is also a major part of the class as is film, such as Oh God, The Funk Brothers, Rocky, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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