IPT Curriculum

IPT Curriculum

The curriculum of the IPT is a highly integrated body with three fundamental dimensions: theological education, spiritual formation and pastoral orientation. These three dimensions inspire the curriculum as a whole, while individual courses highlight the particular emphasis or elaboration of each, depending on the subject matter. To grasp how these three dimensions are related to each other is to understand the unity of the science of pastoral theology as it is derived from the pastoral magisterium of the Second Vatican Council. The "great books" that serve as the foundation to this curriculum are:

Sacred Scripture
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Rites of the Church's Liturgy
The Documents of Vatican II
The Code of Canon Law
Post-Conciliar Papal Teachings
Classics of Catholic Spirituality 


 YEAR I Fall Semester  Spring Semester
 Old Testament I  New Testament I
 Vatican II and Post-Conciliar Papal Teachings  Fundamental Theology
 Foundations of Catholic Spirituality  Catholic Theological Tradition
   
 YEAR II Fall Semester  Spring Semester
 Old Testament II  New Testament II
 Christian Anthropology  Ecclesiology
 Spiritual Theology  Canon Law


 YEAR III Fall Semester  Spring Semester
 Liturgy and Sacraments  Social Ethics
 Moral Theology  Pastoral Theology
 Elective  Elective