Does the institution have a department of Catholic theology, distinct from “religious studies” and other disciplines?
CDU is a school of Catholic theology so there is no need to have a distinct theology department.
Are courses in Catholic theology clearly identified and distinguished from other courses dealing with religion?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines have a mandatum according to the procedures established by the local bishop or other competent ecclesiastical authority?
As our faculty are primarily adjunct, the mandatum is taken in the diocese of their full-time employment.
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
As our faculty are primarily adjunct, this oath is taken in the diocese of their full-time employment.
Does your institution require that all theology courses be taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, and also to the principles and methods proper to Catholic theology?
Please identify the theology courses that are included in the undergraduate core or distribution requirements and the professors who routinely teach those courses:
For the BA degree:
Reading Scripture Theologically – Dr. Christine Wood
Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History—Alissa Thorell
Foundations of Catholicism—Christopher Padgett
God, Man, and the Universe – Christopher Padgett
Jesus Christ: God, Man, and Savior—Father Bevil Bramwell
The Vatican II: The Church and Her Liturgy—Dr. Marie Nuar
Sacraments: Masterworks of God – David Bonagura
Principles of Moral Theology—Alissa Thorell
For the AA degree:
Church History I: Early Christians to the Middle Ages – Charles Rieper
Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church – Charles Rieper
Introduction to Composition for Theology—Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk
Ancient Civilization—Charles Rieper
Christian Civilization—Charles Rieper
A Global Civilization—Charles Rieper
Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Person—Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk
Survey of the Old Testament – Steven Najera
Survey of the New Testament – Steven Najera
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part I – Kathryn Vestermark
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part II – Kathryn Vestermark
The Moral Life: Living the Virtues—Deacon Frederick Bartels
Please describe the place of Catholic theology in your institution’s undergraduate curriculum and how it is distinct from other institutions.
CDU was founded 35 years ago as an institution specializing in theological education and faith formation. Its mission has not changed over time, but its method of delivery has kept pace with technological advances in online learning.
Additional Theology information, clarification or description (optional):
CDU is faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.