Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought
Deepen your understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition
Engage with scripture, texts, art, and literature to make Christian sense of philosophy and theology. Think about why the Church teaches what it teaches, and how to apply those teachings to navigate today’s moral and social issues.
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Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought, students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Articulate an advanced body of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Demonstrate technical skills associated with an advanced understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Exercise critical thinking and judgement for identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence on matters pertaining to the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Communicate and present an advanced exposition of knowledge and concepts essential to the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Apply reflection, knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well –developed theoretical and practical judgement and ethical responsibility.
The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought is ideal for:
- Qualified teachers wishing to gain accreditation to teach “Studies of Catholic Thought” in NSW secondary schools
- Qualified teachers wishing to gain a Religious Education Coordinators (RECs) qualification in the Sydney Archdiocese
- People wishing to deepen their understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition
To be eligible for admission to The University of Notre Dame Australia, all applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any field (or equivalent)
The requirements for admission are detailed in the University’s Policy: Admissions.
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
Students in this program will study philosophy and theology from within the Catholic liberal arts tradition, concentrating on the subject’s main themes of “human person” and “the good life”. They will learn to convey why the Church teaches various contemporary moral and social issues. They will investigate about the Catholic tradition of the arts, including painting, sculpture, music, architecture, film, and literature.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students may only complete this program under part-time study (0.5 FTE - no more than 2 subjects per semester).
To be eligible for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought, students must complete the following required subjects:
- PHTH6008 The Human Person in Catholic Thought
- PHTH6009 The Good Life in Catholic Thought
- PHTH6010 Teaching What the Catholic Church Teaches
- PHTH6011 Education in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition
To be eligible for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought students must complete 4 required subjects as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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