Summer Session 2017

Hello, Friends! We look forward to having you back on campus this summer. On this page you will find helpful links, event announcements, and course syllabi that we have collected from instructors so far. We hope this information makes your arrival to campus an easy and happy event. Let us know if you have questions...

Courses and Syllabi

Fellowship Events

Comprehensive Exams

Auditing a Course

Tuition & Fees

Courses and Syllabi

THEO 60833 - Section 01: Christian Muslim Relations (CRN 3818)
Reynolds, Gabriel , 3 Credits, Syllabus 

In our course we will consider Christianity's encounter with Islam, from the Islamic conquests of the 7th century to the internet age. The first section of the course is historical. We will examine how various historical contexts have affected the Christian understanding of Muslims and Islam, from the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad to September 11 and beyond. The second section of the course is systematic. How are Christians today to respond to Islam, in light of recent world events and recent Church teaching? In addressing this question we will analyze primary theological sources that express a range of responses, from pluralism to dialogue to evangelism. Students in this class will be introduced to the Quran, to the life of Muhammad, to the difference between Sunni and Shi'ite Islam, to Church teaching on Christianity's relationship with Islam, and to trends in the theology of religions. Previous knowledge of Islam or Islamic Studies is not necessary for this course.

Questions On Any Courses and Syllabi? The syllabus for each course will be posted as they are received on the MA Theology web page. View the Summer Classes 2017 Tentative Schedule. Students are responsible to read all required readings before arriving to campus in the summer. For questions please contact Margaret McVeigh, Administrative Coordinator for the M.A. Program at 574.631.4256 or by email at margaret.mcveigh@nd.edu.

Fellowship Events

We invite all M.A. students (non-degree and degree-seeking alike!) to this summer's set of Friday MA Masses. These are celebrated in our 'Mary, Seat of Wisdom' chapel (in Malloy) at 6 pm on June 30th, and July 21st. 

On Friday, June 23rd and Friday, July 14th please join us after Mass for a Welcome Picnic in South Quad by the Woman at the Well Statue outside O'Shaugnessy Hall. For those finishing their degree this summer, save the evening of July 27th for a celebratory Mass and Dinner. More info forthcoming... 

Comprehensive Exams

The written portion of the exam will be administered on Monday, July 24th, 8:15 am-12:15 pm. A computer classroom in DeBartolo will be reserved for this portion of the exam. Students can pick-up exam packets in 131 Malloy at 8 am. The oral portion of the exam will be administered on Tuesday, July 25th-Thursday, July 27th. Schedule TBD.   If you will take your exam this summer, please remember to register for Theo 68802. If you plan to attend these sessions, please email Prof. Katie Cavadini at ccavadin@nd.edu with your intentions. Also note that you need to have your exam topic selections approved by Katie no later than June 19th.

Auditing a Course

Auditing a course is not permitted during the summer sessions. Those students who take courses in Tucson, AZ or Israel at the Tantur Institute and would like to audit those courses must receive specific permission from the course instructor and will be subject to paying the full tuition amount rather than the reduced summer rates. The University does not allow for exceptions to this situation.  

Tuition and Fees

The tuition for Summer 2017 will be $705/credit hour, which is the reduced summer rate this year. The regular graduate tuition cost per credit hour is $2826 as shown here, http://studentaccounts.nd.edu/rates/edit--graduate-programs/. A listing of fees including meal plans and housing can be found here, on the Summer Session webpage.