Sheil Seminars

Each quarter as part of the Christ the Teacher Institute, the Sheil Catholic Center offers Sheil Seminars on a variety of topics.

 
Title
CORE Seminar Section I
 Faithful Witness: Scripture
and Revelation
Days/Times Tuesdays, 6:15-8:05pm
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3
Professor Mary Deeley
Audience open to undergraduate and graduate students only
Register  
 
Title
 Faithful Witness: Scripture
and Revelation Section II
Days/Times Wednesdays 5:30-7:20pm
April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11
Professor Mary Deeley
Audience open to everyone
Register $5 registration fee for all non-students
 
Title
Elective Seminar
Use Words if Necessary:  A Catholic Theology of Mission
Days/Times Mondays at
7pm, April 18, 25, May 2, 9
Professor Mary Deeley
Audience open to everyone
Register $5 registration fee for all non-students
 
Title
Elective Seminar
Aspects of the Church
in the 21st Century
Days/Times Sundays 7pm, April 3, 10, 17
Professor Mr. Robert Carlton & Mundelein seminarians
Audience open to everyone
Register $5 registration fee for all non-students

 

Sheil Seminars are academic and provocative courses taught by Sheil staff and occasional guest scholars. Unless otherwise designated, seminars are open to students, associates and the wider Sheil and Northwestern communities who want concise, challenging presentations and discussions on various aspects of Catholic teaching.

Classes are 60 to 120 minutes in length and taught from three to six weeks during the quarter. In addition, four core seminars designed for Catholic Scholars consist of five 2-hour sessions.

Each quarter, seminar topics will be selected from two or more of the following disciplines, which include:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Theology and Christology
  • Ecclesiology and Church History
  • Morality and Social Justice
  • Liturgy, Prayer and Spirituality
  • Catholic Culture & Imagination
  • Human Person

Most seminars will take place in the new Sheil classroom, which is equipped with smart technology and provides space for presentations and discussion. Alternate spaces may include Sheil’s lower level or a Northwestern University classroom.

While these courses do not yet provide NU academic credits, they are designed and taught to the standards of academic excellence expected of a typical undergraduate course. Each session builds on previous material; and participants will be asked to do reading and offer evaluations.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, please contact Mary Deeley at m-deeley@u.northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.

Seminars will resume in the fall of 2015