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Catholic Formation Track Courses

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

Fulfills: Religious and Spiritual Thought

RELS 105 CP - The Coherence of Faith

(3 semester hours)

An overview of the theological coherence of Catholic dogma and doctrine. Following the content and structure of the Apostles’ creed, this course focuses on key theological principles, concepts, and definitions such as Trinity, Incarnation, personhood, immortality of the soul, Church, relationality, heaven, purgatory, hell, sin, and redemption.

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-foundations for more information.

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

Fulfills: Experiential & Embodied

RELS 388 CP - Liturgy & Sacraments

(3 semester hours)

Introduces students to the significance and variations of embodied engagements with the Christian mysteries. Drawing upon liturgical and sacramental theology students will consider, is the world a sacrament? Is there a distinctively Christian experience of God? What does it mean for the Eucharist to be “the source and summit of the Christian life?” Why do the Church Fathers refer to the liturgy as divine pedagogy? How do liturgy and the sacraments inform life outside of church?

See https://www.twu.ca/liberal-arts/core-ways-knowing for more information.

TWU Core Courses

These courses will be discontinued after Spring 2021 (click to find out more information)

Beginning Fall 2021, Catholic Pacific College will be providing unique Catholic courses that are otherwise unavailable at TWU. Therefore, we will no longer offer courses that mirror Trinity Western University courses. These 5 courses are "sections" (mirrior courses) of courses that met the requirements for Trinity Western's core curriculum and are no longer necessary for CPC students since the inauguration of the Catholic Formation Track.

ENGL 103 - Intro to Fiction

*Not all courses are available next semester - check schedule for course availability

(3 sem. hrs.) 

An introductory study of fiction with the purpose of understanding literature and cultivating skills in scholarly research, textual analysis, and academic writing and documentation. Such skills are fostered by closely reading and analyzing works of short fiction and the novel written by accomplished prose stylists. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of fiction in order to interpret these works critically, while interacting thoughtfully with themes presented therein. There is a particular focus on analyzing and making use of narrative strategies and rhetorical tools. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to improving foundational grammar, diction, phrasing, organization, and argument-building in the thesis-driven essay.

  • Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3-0; 3-0)

  • This course fulfills University Core Requirements for English, and the requirements for an English Major, Concentration, or Minor.

  • All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

  • CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

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Elective Courses

Courses marked with * will no longer be available after Spring 2021 (click for more information)

As mentioned above, CPC will no longer offer courses that mirror Trinity Western courses. Some of the courses marked with * fall into that category. However, many of them are now available as Catholic Formation Track courses and can still be taken as elective courses for those not in the CFT.

MCOM 172 CP - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

*Not all courses are available next semester - check schedule for course availability

(3 sem. hrs)

An introduction to basic self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills. Students learn about the nature of the communication process. The emphasis is on developing and practising the ability to communicate effectively with others. As part of the course requirements, students are expected to share personal (but not necessarily private) experiences with others. 

•Prerequisite(s): none

•The course meets the requirements for a Communications Major, Concentration, or Minor; or Psychology, and Sociology Ancillary Requirements.

•All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

•CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

RELS 366 CP - Theology of the Body

*Not all courses are available next semester - check schedule for course availability

(3 sem. hrs.)

This course reviews the roots and evolution of the modern secular approaches to anthropology and human sexuality and contrasts them with those of Christ. This course examines recent developments in theological reflection on the body (John Paul II’s theology of the body) and provides a general introduction to Christian anthropology, with particular attention to themes such as creation in the imago Dei, fall and redemption, nature and grace, freedom and rationality, gender and vocation. Due note of convergent and divergent doctrinal positions held by various Christian traditions of the themes are reviewed.

   • Prerequisites: RELS 160. (0-0; 3-0)

   • This course meets the requirements for Christianity and Culture: Catholic Studies Minor.

   • In order to use this CPC course for any TWU Religious Studies Department degree requiring Christianity & Culture (6-9) courses, please seek permission from the Religious Studies Chair.

   • All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree. CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

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Courses marked with * will no longer be available after Spring 2021