Spring 2021 Online Courses Open to Alumni Only for Audit

Enroll now as space is limited.

Registration deadline is January 11, 2021


As we continue to navigate Covid-19, we are sorry not to have alumni on campus to participate in classes.  We have not forgotten you though! Thinking ahead to the spring semester, we identified a few courses that will be offered online via Zoom that might be of interest.  We are only allowing alumni to audit.  The courses are offered at $250 each, reduced from the $952 audit rate for 3 credits. Courses begin January 18, 2021 and run through May 7, 2021.

CLICK HERE for the course registration form. Please download and save the PDF form, fill it out, and return it by mail (Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Attention Registrar, PO Box 429, Hales Corners, WI 53130) or email it to registrar@shsst.edu.

Please contact Julie O’Connor or Megan Nelson at  registrar@shsst.edu with any questions.

Course Offerings

PH–500 Medieval Philosophy

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 9:00am-10:15am

(Dr. John Gallam)

(3 credits) This course examines ¬figures and movements in Western philosophy from the 4th through the 14th centuries, highlighting the influence of this period of thought on Christian theology. Issues covered include the nature of being, God, faith and reason, providence, evil, the human person, and virtue, as seen especially in the thought of Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, and Aquinas.

PH–503 Contemporary Philosophy

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 12:45pm-2:00pm

(Dr. John Gallam)

(3 credits) This course examines the varied movements in Western philosophy of the 19th Century through the present, including idealism, naturalism, dialectical materialism, existentialism, phenomenology, linguistic analysis, and deconstructionism.

PH–506 Introduction to Philosophical Ethics

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 3:45pm-5:00pm

(Dr. John Gallam)

(3 credits) This course examines the classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary theories of moral conduct through a close examination of primary texts and secondary sources. It provides the basic philosophical knowledge for the study of moral theology and sheds light on the diversity of ethical beliefs and practices found in contemporary cultures.

MT–521 Biomedical Ethics

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 9:00am-10:15am

(Dr. Barbara Freres)

(3 credits) This course examines biomedical ethics from a Catholic theological perspective with attention to its main principles and concepts. It considers select beginning of life and end of life issues that focus on contemporary challenges for Catholic health care and its pastoral implications. Prerequisite: Intro to Christian Morality or similar course

SS–521 Synoptic Gospel and Acts of the Apostles

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 2:15-3:30

(Fr. Charles Brown)

(3 credits) The distinctive structures and contents of each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) are examined through a general introduction to each Gospel and analyzed by detailed exegetical study of select passages. The Acts of the Apostles is studied as Part II of Luke-Acts. The course deepens the understanding of the nature and purpose of Jesus Christ, as well as the ability to preach in a manner consistent with the gospel’s proclamation. Prerequisite: Scriptural Foundations or similar course. Prerequisite: Scriptural Foundations or similar course

SS–610 Gospel of John and Catholic Epistles

Virtual via Zoom, Monday & Friday 2:15pm-3:30pm

(Dr. Donald Rappe)

(3 credits) This course will examine and analyze the literary structures, theological themes, and social contexts embedded within the Fourth Gospel and the Catholic epistles. It assesses the historical formation of the Johannine tradition and community. It fosters approaches for elective preaching on the lectionary readings from the Gospel of John. Prerequisite: Scriptural Foundations or similar course