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Current Courses


Spring 2019 Courses


1. THE 391 Mariology     3 sem. hrs.    
Monsignor Arthur Calkins, STD

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Description: A Scriptural, historical, and theological study of the Church’s understanding of Mary in Sacred Scripture, and in the tradition of the Church from the Patristic Era through Vatican II to the significant contribution of St. John Paul II. Mary’s relationship to Christ, her participation in the mysteries of His life, and her role as Mother of the Church will be investigated.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:501 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, La.
Classes start: January 16Classes end: May 8
2. THE 491 Gender Identity     3 sem. hrs.    
Jennifer Miller

Gender Identity Syllabus Spring 2019

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Description: What does it mean to be a human person? What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is my gender imposed on me, or is it something that I can create? This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to gender and its implications. Beginning with the questions posed by contemporary gender theory, it explores how gender and sexuality are understood in Scripture and by various feminine and masculine voices within the Christian tradition. Upon this basis, it then involves students in examining and challenging current familial, economic, and social structures.
Day and Time: Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: John Paul the Great Academy,
Carmel Drive,Lafayette, La.
Classes start: January 17; Classes end: May 9

Fall 2018 Courses


1. THE 203 Jesus Son of God     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Michael Russo, STB, MA

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Description: This course is a study of the person and mission of Jesus Christ. This course focuses on Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels, the early controversies and councils about the person and nature of Christ, as well as Christological developments in the Medieval, Reformation, and Modern eras, and especially after the Second Vatican Council. Classes may be taught in an in-class, hybrid, or online format. Some designated hybrid and online courses have set times that require virtual participation. (May be taught concurrently with THE 604)
Day and Time: Tuesdays 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: King Hall, Our Lady of Fatima, Johnston St. Lafayette, La.
Classes start: August 21; Classes end: December 4
2. THE 101 Introduction to Philosophy     3 sem. hrs.    
Fr. Brian Harrington,MA, PHI

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Description: An introduction to the discipline of philosophy, with special emphasis on the historical significance of the Great Philosophers and their connection to and influence on basic philosophical issues, questions, problems, terminology, and methodology.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:Our Lady of Wisdom, Lafayette, La.
Classes start: August 22; Classes end: December 5



Aquinas Institute for Theology and Catholic Studies
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St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582
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