CATECHETICS

Catechetics

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The Minor in Catechetics has a two-fold objective. First, it seeks to give you a more profound understanding of the Catholic Faith as propagated through Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the authentic proclamation of the Magisterium. Second, it prepares you to work in Catholic schools and religious education programs, serving as a messenger of the Gospel.

Careers: Religious education, Catechist, Apologist, Religious life, Theologian

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Skills you will gain with

A Catechetics DEGREE

  1. Theological knowledge: Discover the nature of catechesis, that rich tradition of forming Christian disciples in our Holy Catholic Faith throughout the ages. Beginning with the early Church Fathers and continuing to our own time, you’ll explore the dynamic relationship between catechesis, evangelization and conversion.
  2. Apologetics: Empower yourself to reflect more deeply upon fundamental theological areas of study such as God, Creation, the Fall, Redemption, Anthropology, Morality and Eschatology. Learn to defend your Faith and give a powerful account of the truths of Jesus Christ in the midst of an unbelieving, and at times, hostile audience.
  3. Education techniques: Learn the basic elements involved in the art and science of teaching. You’ll investigate the sociological, historical and philosophical foundations of education with a focus on the key elements informing American, classical and Catholic education. You’ll benefit from practical advice on curriculum planning, evaluation procedures, classroom management, educational standards and school organization.
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Catechetics DEPARTMENT

  • EDUC 201 Educational Foundations
  • PSYC 301 Human Development and Learning or PSYC 302/EDUC 302 Educational Psychology
  • THEO 250 Foundations of Catechesis
  • THEO 350 Catechesis in the Church
  • Theology Elective in Apologetics (for example, THEO 370 C.S. Lewis: Theological Apologetics)

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Catholic Culture

The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.

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CORE CURRICULUM

With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.

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TRUTHS OF OUR FAITH

Deepen your spiritual life and grow closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ by studying the sacred truths of our holy Faith as a Theology major. Accept God’s call to a more perfect union by opening your mind and heart to His infinite wisdom made known to us through Divine Revelation.

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