Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Curriculum

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General Approach
The Pre-Theology curriculum consists of a variety of Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages courses.

Coursework

First Year

Fall Semester
PLTL 1111
History of Philosophy I
3
PLTL 1242
Philosophical Logic
3
THEO 1501
To Know God: Introduction to Roman Catholic Doctrine
3
COST 1600
Oral Communication
3
LATN 1101
Elementary Latin I
3
 English Proficiencies
3
 Total Credits for Fall Semester
18
Spring Semester
PLTL 1112
History of Philosophy II
3
PLTL 2223
Philosophy of Nature
3
THEO 1102
The Bible: Word of God and Book of the Church
3
THEO 1502
The Church's Saving Mysteries: Introduction to Roman Catholic Liturgy and Sacraments
3
 Elective (or Elementary Latin II)
3
 Elective3
 Total Credits for Spring Semester
18

Second Year

Fall Semester
PLTL 1113
History of Philosophy III
3
PLTL 2218
Philosophy of Being
3
PLTL 3214
Philosophy of Person
3
THEO 1203
New Life in Christ: Introduction to Roman Catholic Moral Theology
3
GREK 2207 or
GREK 1205 or
BIBL 3106
New Testament Greek I or
Elementary Greek I or
New Testament Greek I
3
 Elective (or Elementary Spanish I)
3
 Total Credits for Fall Semester
18
Spring Semester
PLTL 2243
Theory of Knowledge
3
PLTL 2241
Philosophical Ethics
3
PLTL 3416
Philosophy of God
3
THEO 2302
American Context
3
THEO 1404
Life of the Soul: Introduction to Catholic Prayer and Spiritual Traditions
3
 Elective (or New Testament Greek II / Latin II)
3
 Elective (or Elementary Spanish II)
3
 Total Credits for Spring Semester
18-21

Additional Requirements

  • Languages: Each student must complete both (New Testament or Elementary) Greek I and Elementary Latin I, plus either New Testament Greek II or Elementary Latin II. Students without prior Spanish study should take Elementary Spanish I & II in Pre-Theology as prerequisites for Intermediate Pastoral Spanish in M.Div. program.
Reverend Christopher M. Ciccarino, S.S.L., S.T.D.
Associate Dean

(973) 761-9576
christopher.ciccarino@shu.edu
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