We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.
Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.
Note: Courses are listed chronologically. One and two-week courses meet Monday through Friday. Three-week courses do not meet on Fridays. Class times vary.
• RSPI 6285-01 Program Planning and Evaluation
Dr. Sharon Herbers, Ph.D.
This course examines the pastoral knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for creative and successful program planning, management, and evaluation; and personal and professional issues that enhance the witness value of the minister’s work. Required before RSPI 62CS, Pastoral Project.
June 10-27, no Fridays, 8:30-11:00 a.m. 2 sem hrs.
• RSPI 6212-01 Theologies of the New Testament
Rev. Juan I. Alfaro, S.S.L., S.T.D.
An examination and comparison of the different theologies found in the New Testament writings. Topics include the self-identity of early Christians and their relationship to Israel, the role of the Spirit in the churches, and the influence of social conditions on the theological views of early Christians.
June 17-July 3, no Fridays, 1:30-4:00 p.m., 2 sem. hrs.
• RSPI 6260-01 Liturgy
Rev. James Empereur, S.J., Th.D.
An overview of the liturgical life of the Church under its theological, historical, spiritual, pastoral, catechetical, and juridical aspects. Emphasis on Vatican II, post-conciliar and recent documents pertaining to liturgy and renewal.
June 10-27, no Fridays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. 2 sem. hrs.
• RSPI 6199-01 Nature and Mission of the Church
Dr. Rose Beal, Ph.D., Dr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D.
Participation in the two-day Conference presented by Dr. Rose Beal and completion of additional academic requirements. See the Special Events section for more information.
June 28-29, 9:00-4:15 each day, 1 sem. hr.
• RSPI 6203-01 Foundations of Christian Theology
Dr. Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D.
An overview of methodologies and resources used by Christian theologians to better understand and express their faith. The course will also examine the basic themes of the Christian faith, particularly in the Roman Catholic tradition, some contemporary theological issues, and the pastoral application of theory to ministry.
July 1-18, 8:30-11:15 a.m., no Fridays or July 4 or 5. 2 sem. hrs.
• RSPI 6299-01 Catholic Social Teaching
Dr. Timothy Milinovich, Ph.D.
A study of the issues related to social justice and the teachings of the Catholic Church in response to these issues; from the 1890’s through the present day; religious leaders, documents, and movements.
July 1-18, 6:00-8:30 p.m., no Fridays or July or 5. 2 sem. hrs.
• RSPI 62CS-01 Pastoral Project
Dr. Eilish Ryan, CCVI, Th.D.
This course involves the individual design, implementation, and evaluation of a supervised pastoral project. Prerequisite: RSPI 6285, Program Planning and Evaluation, and permission of the Director. 2 sem. hrs. arranged individually.
In the Archdiocese of San Antonio, catechists and Catholic school teachers may be eligible to earn level 2 or 3 certification credit through non-credit participation in Pastoral Institute courses and workshops. Contact Gloria Zapiain at the ACC, 210-734-2620, ext. 202, for further information and requirements.