Summer 2020 Courses

Registration for Summer 2020

  • Registration is open as of Monday, March 23.
  • Please submit registration electronically as attachment to email (registrar@stmarys.edu).
  • Do NOT fill out the financial piece at this time. 
  • The registration fee will NOT be required at the time of registration
    • Once staff returns to campus, registrants will be contacted for payment information
    • If circumstances change, registrants will be able to UNregister at that point without financial penalty

Summer Course Schedule
Summer courses will run from Thursday, May 21, 2020 through Thursday, June 25. Monday/Thursday courses will meet 6-9 pm on the following dates: May 21, 28; June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25. Saturday courses will meet 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on May 30, June 6, 13, and 20. 

PR = Prerequisite; CR = Co-requisite

BS659 Paul as Minister and Pastor
Monday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm
Dr. Michael Gorman
This course will examine the apostle Paul’s letters for their insights about his understanding of pastoral ministry—broadly understood to mean church leadership—and its significance for today. Topics to be considered include images and roles of the minister, moral and practical expectations of church leaders, the work of community spiritual formation, the cruciform but life-giving character of ministry, encouraging the church’s work of evangelization and mission, the place of the marginalized in ministry, church discipline, conflict resolution, women in ministry, and even the theology and practice of fundraising.
Full Course Description (“Greek Book” page)

MT729 The Theology & Ethics of Bonhoeffer
Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt 
An historical analysis of the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with a focus on his work in the areas of Christian theology and ethics.  Students will gain an understanding of Bonhoeffer’s work as a public theologian, and the implications of his work on the contemporary church and society.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

RE605 Teaching & Curriculum in Religious Education
Monday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm
Dr. Ed Richardson
This course provides an examination of the theory and practice of varied teaching and learning styles, an introduction to current issues in pedagogy and curriculum, and skills in curriculum design and evaluation. The focus will be on how the teaching-learning act empowers teachers for church and parish settings, as well as how curriculum moves beyond printed resources and how teaching moves from providing information for transformation.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ST691 Roman Catholic Ecclesiology
Monday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm
Fr. Gladstone (Bud) Stevens 
This course presents the nature and mission of the Church in its biblical foundation and key moments of its historical understanding, in the documents of Vatican II, Magisterial texts, and in contemporary Ecclesiology. It includes a study of the marks of the Church, ecumenism, the relation between the local and Universal dimensions of ecclesial reality, and the Roman Catholic understanding of the laity and hierarchy.
Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)