Catholic Studies at Aquinas College

Catholic Studies Courses

CA200 Tolkien, Narnia, and the Catholic Imagination (3)

The analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien’s and C.S. Lewis’s imaginative worlds, Middle-earth and Narnia, from the perspective of a Catholic worldview, Tolkien’s concept of mythopoeia and Lewis’s theological writings. This course is also a Theology elective.

CA210 Math and Theology

Three influential mathematical developments of the 20th century have had repercussions in theology: Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Cantor’s transfinite cardinals and non-Euclidean geometries. We will learn enough math to support our understanding of these results. We will also consider the historical, philosophical and theological contexts in which these results were developed, exploring various controversies associated with these developments. This course also earns one (1) semester hour toward the math major or minor.

CA310 Special Topics in Catholic Studies (3)

Special topics in Catholic Studies offered on an occasional basis by faculty or visiting scholars.

CA401 Christian View of History (3)

This course is a cultural history of Christendom, with a particular emphasis on Catholic culture and Christian historiography. When cross-listed with HY312, this course is also a History elective.