Students are introduced to the academic discipline of Theology. In addition to providing an overview of Christian teachings from a Roman Catholic perspective, it engages students in the processes of theological reflection, discourse and research.
Students will explore strategies for implementing a dynamic ministry with youth that incorporates developmentally appropriate programming, an understanding of family systems and family life, and collaborative networking of resources with the wider community.
Students explore the theoretical, historical and practical aspects of the ministry of Religious Education.
Students study human development from puberty to young adulthood as a function of psychological, social and biological factors, including previous developmental experience.
This is a capstone course for the major which also represents the culmination of ODU‘s core seminars. This course serves as a synthetic overview of the Theology/ Campus and Youth Ministry Major Program. Themes and readings include both the fundamental texts of the Tradition of Catholic Theology and provocative books and essays that suggest new directions for the future.
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