Off-Site Courses

Engage in courses away from Notre Dame's main campus:

Courses in Mishawaka and Fort Wayne, Indiana

Oct. 21-22, Nov. 4-5, Dec. 2-3
Theo 64836: Ratzinger syllabus

Jennifer Martin

Course Description:  This course introduces students to the rich, sophisticated, and deeply Christocentric thought of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), and will engage such themes as belief, tradition, creation, Trinity, Christology, liturgy, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Texts will include a selection of Ratzinger?s theological works drawn from multiple genres, including discursive texts, homilies, biblical interpretation, and papal encyclicals. 

Location: Marian High School, Mishawaka

Spring 2017, Jan. 27-28, Feb. 17-18, March 24-25
Spirituality of the Saints

Leonard DeLorenzo

Location: Archbishop Noll Center, Ft. Wayne

Courses in Tucson, Ariz.


Dec. 27, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017
Eschatology syllabus

Todd Walatka

“Eschatology,” the study of the “last things” and includes theological reflection upon the realities of death, judgment, heaven, hell, purgatory, and the consummation of all God’s creation in the life of God. This course will explore the nature and scope of Christian hope historically and systematically. In the first half of the course we will focus most intensely on the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, analyzing the beginnings, historical developments, and practical implications of belief in the resurrection and how this belief shapes various dimensions of Christian hope. We will then turn to classical accounts of heaven, hell, and purgatory and contemporary engagements with important eschatological questions. Central questions for the course include the following: how do we imagine the final state for which we hope? Why hope for the resurrection of the body and not just the immortality of the soul? How do the Church’s teachings on eschatology impact another aspects of Christian thought and the living of the Christian life?

Location: Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona:

All are welcome to attend this course as degree seeking or non-degree seeking students. Students are responsible for paying & arranging travel. If you'd like to learn about the RRC, here is an article about its history and mission tucson_rrc_article_in_liguorian.pdf.

Courses in Israel

May 29, 2016 - June 7, 2016
Theo 64208: Speaking Christ's Words: the Desert, Jerusalem and Galilee syllabus

Fr. Kevin Grove

The Tantur courses are run on an every-other-year rotation. The next Jerusalem course will be in 2018 with Prof. Gabriel Reynolds. If you'd like to learn more about Tantur, here is the Institute brochure tantur_brochure.pdf