SHSST’s Cor Unum is a cohort model pathway designed for students who seek to evangelize and heal a fractured world, and thus put the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church into action.
Each student will ask: Where is God’s love most desperately needed, and how is God calling me to be an instrument of His heart and hands?
Cor Unum aims to build bonds among the cohort members and with faculty that will encourage and enable them to continue to connect after graduation. About 12 dedicated students journey together through a pre-determined 22-month program to complete a 33-credit master of arts degree.
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Cor Unum incorporates three facets of learning designed to fit the schedules of busy people who work during the day.
- Classes: Students attend face-to-face evening classes once a week, supplemented by online learning.
- Internships: Mentored internships develop the student’s ability to integrate theory and praxis. Ideally, students incorporate the internship project into current pastoral work or professional duties.
- Summer engagement: Each student will select his or her own personal summer experience, with related academic reading and writing. Options range from an archaeological dig in the Holy Land, to service with an agency that addresses a pressing social need, to coursework preparing the student for lay ministry in a parish.
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Apostolic and Spiritual engagement
Beyond its academic and experiential components, Cor Unum is designed to give students a greater sense of God’s purpose for their lives, and help them become disciples whose hearts are inflamed with God’s love. Cor Unum includes a focus on spiritual development and reconciliation.
Cor Unum by semester
First fall semester
Cornerstone 1: Scriptural Foundations, Fundamental Theology
First spring semester
Cornerstone 2: Jesus in the New Testament, Christ and Church
Immersion Learning Experience
Second fall semester
Cornerstone 3: Fundamental Moral Theology, Sacramental Theology
- Oblation Internship
Second spring semester