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Based on the firm belief that academic excellence should not be limited to those studying for a degree, the university takes pride in offering further education programmes (leading to Certificates of Advanced Study) and Individual Courses to anyone wishing to be immersed in the intellectual heritage of the Dominicans.

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Fundamental Moral Theology

Fundamental Moral Theology

Distinctions need to be made regarding the subject of moral theology : first – as distinct from moral philosophy or ethics; second – as distinct from other theologica l studies.

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

Gerald O'Collins' Understanding of Symbols, Experience and Divine Revelation

An Accommodation for a Christian Approach to the World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue in the Line of Jacques Dupuis

Hegel - A systematic philosophy

Hegel - A systematic philosophy

The Hegelian philosophy presents itself as a system, a systematic knowledge. It is not the expression of a feeling or an intuition. Philosophy is a science, a knowledge. It's not a way of life like ancient philosophy...

Historical Books of the Old Testament

Historical Books of the Old Testament

In this course we look at the Hebrews’ arrival in the Promised Land and continue right up to the end of their existence as an independent nation when disaster overwhelmed them.

 

History of the Ecumenical Movement

History of the Ecumenical Movement

Like all movements, ecumenism had its beginnings and thus it has a history to be studied.

Human Rights 1. Individual and group rights

Human Rights 1. Individual and group rights

Often legislation is based on the consensus of the majority feeling of a group of people rather than on solid philosophical and theological arguments. This frequently leads to superficial legislation with short term benefits for a group of people, but long-term misery for all. The author of this book provides us with a foundation upon which healthy legislation can be built.

Human Rights in Africa

Human Rights in Africa

The notion of human rights refers to the norms, basic rights and freedom that protect people from political, economic, legal, and social abuses or unjustified infringements. There is clearly a profuse assertion of rights which individuals, groups and institutions make. Today, people encounter claims of rights frequently and in a greater variety than before. The main aim of this section is to help one understand the concept of “rights”. Having dealt with the notion of “rights” itself, this section will explore the categories and forms of rights in general. The section will conclude by discussing the concept of human rights.

Human Rights Part II: The catholic social teaching

Human Rights Part II: The catholic social teaching

Human dignity based on the concepts of the image of God and Christ’s redemption becomes the basis for human rights debate from a Christian theological perspective. It is in the community of the human family that a human person realizes his/her being the imago Dei.

Indian Philosophy Unit I

Indian Philosophy Unit I

The main objective of this unit is to get an above all understanding of what Indian Philosophy is and in what circumstances it has developed. Though Indian Philosophy has developed in different parts of India it has many common characteristics hence the student is likely to know a few important ones. Furthermore, one should have a basic understanding of what Indian philosophy is accused of.

Indian Philosophy Unit II

Indian Philosophy Unit II

What is expected from the students in this Unit is that they must be able to point out the importance of Vedas in Indian Philosophy, the classification of Vedic literature and must have a proper understanding of the Samhitās, Brāhmaṇas and Āraṇyakas. However, the Upaniśads will be dealt separately. Further, one must be acquainted with a few other important teachings of Veda such as Vedic religion, how monism developed from polytheism, and a basic understanding of what ṛta, the law of karma, the theory of creation, the institution of yajñaāśramas and varṇa is.

Indian Philosophy Unit III

Indian Philosophy Unit III

By Studying this particular unit one must be able to understand what is the meaning of Upaniṣad, how it was developed from Vedas and what are its main teachings and how they reach their logical culmination in the identity of the self and the Brahman. One must also be able to understand the Upaniṣadic view point of bondage and liberation along with the cosmogony and puruṣārtas.

The main objective of the conclusion is to introduce the students to the different systems of Indian Philosophy as it deals with various philosophical thoughts of several traditions originated in Indian Subcontinent.

International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law

This course examines the general principles of international criminal law, providing a practical and theoretical framework for the rules, concepts and legal constructs key to the subject. Jurisprudence will be included to assist the student to fully understand the core concept of international criminal law.

 

International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law

The course seeks to explain the concept, nature and history of International Humanitarian Law (“IHL”) in such a manner that the student will become familiar with its operations in international law. Some concrete case studies will be included to assist the student to fully understand the core concept of IHL.
Wars have been waged from time immemorial and its practice continues to change over time. Our interest in this module is the law regulating conflicts.

International Marketing and E-business

International Marketing and E-business

This course will cover some fundamentals questions: Why companies should go international? Is it a benefit for them? Whatis an international product strategy? How can a company adapt its product to the new market? Should we create a new product or maintain a similar product?

International Public Law

International Public Law

This course intends to provide students with an overview of international law and the structure of the international legal system.

 

Introduction to Catholic Tradition

Introduction to Catholic Tradition

This course gives a survey on the Catholic tradition by examining a series of documents like Lumen Gentium and other documents of Vatican II.

Introduction to critical thinking. Part I

Introduction to critical thinking. Part I

Etymologically, the word "Epistemology", from the Greek, means the science of knowledge. It is an investigation of knowledge and its problems. A synonymous term is Criteriology which again from the Greek means to distinguish or judge. It deals with testin g knowledge to find truth or detect error.

Introduction to critical thinking. Part II

Introduction to critical thinking. Part II

The modern epistemological problem has two aspects:

1. The opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error. We find this basically in Descartes and Kant.

2. The conflict between science and science or that of contemporary and classic physics and not an opposition between science and philosophy or truth and error.

Introduction to Fundamental Theology

Introduction to Fundamental Theology

We derive our inspiration from at least two distinct traditions: the Jewish and the Christian. It is important that we should be aware of this! A whole set of questions are implied here. What is the relationship between God and the Jewish traditi on, God and Jesus, God and the church?

Introduction to international human rights law: Theory and practice

Introduction to international human rights law:   Theory and practice

As an introductory course on contemporary challenges in international human rights law, the course is designed to offer basic insights on various topics.  Students are encouraged to do further reading so as to deepen and expand their appreciation of the complexity that characterises the various topics.

Introduction to Marketing

Introduction to Marketing

This course provides some insight about principles of Marketing. 

Introduction to Moral theories in Bioethics I

Introduction to Moral theories in Bioethics I

This course will introduce the students to the historical beginning of bioethics, as well as some of the moral theories employed in bioethics discourse.
 

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

The course aims to show that from its origins through the early efforts made by the earliest oriental thinkers before the era of ancient great Greek thinkers, philosophy has remained a branch of knowledge concerned with fundamental questions concerning existence, human values, language, knowledge and many other matters.

Introduction to philosophy of law

Introduction to philosophy of law

Important issues in legal philosophy range from abstract conceptual questions about the nature of law and legal systems, to normative questions about the relationship between law and morality, politics and other norms as well as the justification of various legal institutions. Although this course will deal with conceptual themes of philosophy of law especially in the first section, the course generally focusses on the practical and readily applicable aspects of the field.

Introduction to Plato

Introduction to Plato

Plato ranks as one of the most important thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition. This module introduces the student to some of the fundamental ideas that inform his works as well as guiding the student through some developments in his presentation of these ideas.

Introduction to Sacred Scriptures

Introduction to Sacred Scriptures

The course aims at furnishing the student withe the appropriate tools for a meaningful of the Biblical text, with particular reference to its spiritual, liturgical and pastoral context. The course will further aim at providing a basis familiarity with, and a critical assessment of contemporary exegetical methods.

Introduction to Saint Paul

Introduction to Saint Paul

An introduction to the Life, Epistles and Theology of Saint Paul.

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark is distinctive within the New testament. It may be the oldest Gospel, but it post-dates some of Paul’s letters, from which we already have a good picture of the preaching of Peter and Paul. Mark paints Jesus in down to earth human form, willing to change his mind, vulnerable to the opinions of others, and especially those of the ones who opposed him.

Introduction to the Pentateuch

Introduction to the Pentateuch

Introduction to the Protestant Tradition

Introduction to the Protestant Tradition

This course helps us to get in touch and explore with the this 16th century religious movement the originated in western Europe over against the prevailing Roman Catholicism.

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part I

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part I

How are the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke interrelated? Did Matthew and Luke both use a written source 'Q' and Mark, when composing their Gospels? Did they each have their own sources as well? 

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part II

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part II

This course introduces you to the debates about the meaning of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke/Acts. What were the theological interests of the authors of the Synoptic Gospels?

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part III

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels - Part III

What is the Jesus presented in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke like? How did he understand himself? How did the Evangelists understand him? Is that the same or different to the understanding of the disciples?

Issues In Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Issues In Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

The history of the debate about the possibility, nature and validity of knowledge is one of the very oldest, and one about which virtually every great philosopher has had something to say. "Is knowledge possible?" is a very broad question.

Issues in Genomic Research

Issues in Genomic Research

A Systematic Review and Hermeneutic Exploration of the Management of Incidental Findings in Genomic Research

Jacques Dupuis' Theology of Religions

Jacques Dupuis' Theology of Religions

In order to have a better understanding of Dupuis’ viewpoints, the study will put side-by-side Dupuis’ ideas and those of pluralism, exclusivism and inclusivism. For this reason, the three approaches to the theology of religions will be briefly discussed. Likewise, the study also briefly presents the understanding of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) concerning the issues raised.

Jesus Christ and the World Religions

Jesus Christ and the World Religions

The Unique and Universal Mediation of Jesus Christ in Relation to the Theology of Religions

Jewish Heroines of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament: A Study of Judith, Sarah and Esther

Jewish Heroines of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament: A Study of Judith, Sarah and Esther

Students will be introduced to the methods known as Rhetorical Biblical Criticism and Theological Criticism of the Bible.

John Locke's Epistemology and Political Philosophy

John Locke's Epistemology and Political Philosophy

John Locke : seventeenth century English philosopher, one of the greatest Enlightenment thinkers and forerunner of Liberalism and British Empiricism. 

Kant: A philosophy of Freedom

Kant: A philosophy of Freedom

According to Gibelin in his Foreword to Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone, Freedom is the central theme of Kant’s philosophy. This course will introduce to Kant, centering on Freedom as a key concept to understand his philosophy, in the three spheres defined by the critical project: Metaphysics, Moral and Aesthetics.

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: A Copernican Revolution in Philosophy

Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: A Copernican Revolution in Philosophy

This course presents a comprehensive picture of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.

Latin - Part I

Latin - Part I

Declensions, conjugations, ablative, gerundive... an introduction to the Latin language, mother of Romance languages.

Latin Part II

Latin Part II

Liturgy

Liturgy

Liturgy is primary theology.

Liturgy Part One

Liturgy Part One

The course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present.

Liturgy Part Two

Liturgy Part Two

The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present. Attention will be given to the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.

Mariology 1

Mariology 1

  

Mariology 2

Mariology 2

Marketing Management

Marketing Management

The Marketing Management course will take participants through market analysis, marketing strategy development, marketing plans delivery and the need for marketing metrics.

Marketing Research

Marketing Research

This self-paced course consists of three modules of study. This course will provide students with links, images, and videos.

Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics is the study of things in their ultimate causes. As such, the specialty of metaphysics is that it seeks the final explanation or the ultimate causes of things precisely in so far as they are, in so far as they exist, or in so far as they are real. Aristotle called it “First Philosophy” or “Theology” since it leads to the first principle or the ultimate explanation of all things.

Metaphysics - Part 2

Metaphysics - Part 2

All human knowledge begins with sense experience but can terminate sometimes in the senses, or in the imagination or in the intellect alone . Accordingly we can distinguish between three levels of scientific knowledge corresponding to the three degrees of abstraction from matter which can be made by the intellect in its examination of reality.

Metaphysics or Philosophy of Being

Metaphysics or Philosophy of Being

Metaphysics, a discipline with long standing history, has been understood in different ways. Traditionally, it is considered as the most general and fundamental discipline of all other disciplines. Metaphysics or the Philosophy of Being as Being seeks to answer questions about existence. 

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Methods in Ecumenical Dialogue

Ecumenical dialogue requires a methodology to move from disagreement to consensus. 

Michel Foucault, analyst of the norm

Michel Foucault, analyst of the norm

The norm is the idea central to the thought of Michel Foucault. It is the point from which he studies modern society. He distinguishes the norm from other forms of power.

Missionary organization in Latin America

Missionary organization in Latin America

The christian conscience and colonization within the context of the missionary organization in the ‘new world’ “the case of the spanish Latin America”

Monasticism in Buddhism and in the Catholic Church

Monasticism in Buddhism and in the Catholic Church

Common elements of Monasticism in Myanmar Buddhism and in the Latin Catholic Church, in preparation for an Interreligious Dialogue : a Comparative Study

New Testament Events

New Testament Events

This course is part of the book of Bieke Mahieu, Between Rome and Jerusalem. Herod the Great and His Sons in Their Struggle for Recognition: A Chronological Investigation of the Period 40 BC-39 AD, with a Time Setting of New Testament Events. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 208. Leuven: Peeters, 2012.

New Testament Greek 1

New Testament Greek 1

This course will provide a general introduction to the language of the New Testament.

New Testament Greek 2

New Testament Greek 2
Available from September.
Prerequisite: completion of NT Greek 1 with a minimum grade of 12/20 or previous study of New Testament Greek.

 

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