Antonian College Preparatory High School

Theology

Theology I - Introduction to Catholicism

Grade: 9     Credit: 1

Course Description:
Theology I provides a survey of the doctrinal, sacramental and moral life of the Roman Catholic Church. Major units of study will include: Prayer and Holiness, The Church, The Beatitudes, The Blessed Trinity, Divine Revelation, Sacred Scripture, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Sacraments, and The Ten Commandments. The course will expose students to many kinds of prayer and will strive to enhance the spiritual growth of each student.

Course Objective:
To extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the teachings, traditions, prayers and sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Theology I also hopes to promote the personal sanctification of each student (and teacher) by encouraging him/her to engage in daily prayer, discernment of God’s plan for his/her life, and participation in the mission of the Church.

 

Theology II - Church History

Grade: 10     Credit: 1

Course Description:
This course includes a comprehensive history of the Catholic Church including various major events in the Church’s history through the present day. It places the Church in its context throughout history and explains the role that the Church and its leaders have played in the shaping of history for better or worse. By looking at and understanding timelines, maps, primary texts, and the Catholic Church's belief system, students should be able to connect the past events of the Catholic Church to current world events as well as see how each continually shape the present and future Catholic Church.

Course Objective:       
The objectives of this course are threefold: A) To identify and explain the major events and teachings of the Catholic Church, B) To discern the overall relevance of Church History in relation to their own personal spiritual journey, and C) To recognize the importance of Church History within a global context.

 

Theology III - Scripture: Old & New Testament

Grade: 11     Credit: 1

Course Description:
The course presents a Catholic approach to Scripture highlighting the theme of covenant. Tracing a path through salvation history, the course explains the various parts of the Bible and the importance of each part. It will provide students with an understanding of Sacred Scripture so critical to their Catholic faith.

Course Objective:
To study the plan God has for us as demonstrated in His Word. The course will highlight the Biblical foundations for the doctrines of the Catholic Church. It will also challenge the students to be better prepared to defend their faith and discover God’s great love for each of them individually.

 

Theology IV - Morality and the Veritatis Splendor

Grade: 12     Credit: 1

Course Description:
This course presents the principles and theological study of Catholic Morality based on the teachings of Jesus Christ as presented by the Church; and its application to the moral life for the purpose of union with God by means of grace and obedience to God’s will. The Ten Commandments and Eight Beatitudes are the foundation for study and Apologetics will be used for its application.

Course Objective:
To demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of morality given by Jesus Christ, and to identify and explain key concepts of Catholic morality. Students then should be able to apply that understanding to their moral decision making process and explain the implications of values and principles as applicable in the world today.