Course Schedule

Theology & Ministry Courses

As part of its mission and commitment to serve as an educational resource for the Catholic community as well as the wider Christian community of the southeast, Spring Hill College offers a blended program with a minimum of classroom experiences at two sites: Mobile, AL and Atlanta, GA.

Level 1 (L1) courses are taught online and require students to attend one (1) in-classroom meeting at either the Mobile or the Atlanta campus. Level 2 (L2) courses are taught fully online. Graduate Seminars are one (1) credit, weekend courses offered in both Mobile and Atlanta.

Spring 2018 - February 12 – April 22

THL 508 (363) American Religious History (L1)  (H)
Fr. Christopher Viscardi, S.J.
(Class Meetings:  Mar 3 – Atlanta;  Mar 10 – Mobile)

THL 560 (461) Early Christianity: The Church Fathers (L2)  (H)
Dr. John Switzer
    • Ehrman, Bart D., editor and translator. The Apostolic Fathers (Volume I). Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press, 2003 (or 2005 reprint). 0-674-99607-0. (Out of print, but available in used format on Amazon).
    • Ehrman, Bart D., editor and translator. The Apostolic Fathers (Volume II). Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press, 2003 (or 2005 reprint). 0-674-99608-9. (Out of print, but available in used format on Amazon).
    • Jefford, Clayton N. The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide. Abingdon Press, 2005. 0-687-34204-X.
THL 580 Graduate Seminar: Zen Buddhism and Christianity  (H)
Dr. George Gilmore
Mobile: Apr 7, 10:00am-4:00pm, LAC 325
Atlanta: Apr 14, 10:00am-4:00pm, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (1350 Hearst Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30319)
    • Johnston, William (S.J.) Christian Zen. ISBN-10: 0823218015.
    • Kapleau, Philip. The Three Pillars of Zen. ISBN-10: 0385260938.
    • Watts, Alan. The Way of Zen. ISBN-10: 0375705104.

Fall 2018 - September 3 – November 11

THL 506 (351) Foundations of Christian Ethics (L1)  (M)  
Dr. Matthew Bagot
(Class Meetings:  Oct 13 – Mobile;  Oct 20 – Atlanta)

THL 520 Theological Research Methods
Dr. John Switzer
(Fully Online)

THL 521 (441) Eucharist (L2)  (P/H)  
Dr. Stephen Wilson

THL 580 Graduate Seminar: Francis the Theologian  (H)
Fr. Christopher Viscardi, S.J.
Atlanta: Oct 27, 10:00am-4:00pm
Mobile: Nov 3, 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Ivereigh, Austen. The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. ISBN-10: 1250074991.

Winter 2018-19 - November 19 – February 3

THL 504 (388) Pentateuch (L1) (B)
Dr. Timothy Carmody
(Class Meetings:  Dec 1 – Mobile;  Dec 8 – Atlanta)

THL 509 (385) Comparative Religions (L1) (H)
Dr. George Gilmore
(Class Meetings:  Dec 8 – Mobile;  Dec 1 – Atlanta)

Spring 2019 - February 11 – April 21

THL 507 (352) Christian Social Ethics: War and Peace (L1)  (M) 
Dr. Matthew Bagot
(Class Meetings:  Mar 16 – Mobile;  Mar 23 – Atlanta)

THL 532 (332) The Johannine Gospel and Epistles (L2)  (B)               
Dr. Timothy Carmody

Fall 2019

THL 502 (343) Theology of Sacrament (L1)  (S/H)  
Fr. Christopher Viscardi, S.J.

THL 520 Theological Research Methods
Dr. John Switzer
(Fully Online)

THL 533 (333) The Pauline Letters and Theology (L2)  (B)  
Dr. Timothy Carmody

Winter 2019-20

THL 503 (386) The Synoptic Gospels (L1) (B)
TBA

THL 554 (350) Catholic Social Thought (L2) (M)
Dr. Matthew Bagot

Spring 2020

THL 510 Introduction to Practical Theology (L1)  (P) 
TBA

THL 521 (441) Eucharist (L2)  (P/S/H)               
Dr. Stephen Wilson


KEY

THL=Theology Course; SPT=Spirituality Course

B=Biblical Theology; H=Historical Theology; S=Systematic Theology; M=Moral Theology; P=Pastoral Theology

  • Course numbers in parentheses are undergraduate numbers for the CTS program.

  • The Fall and Summer terms have 10 weeks; the Winter and Spring terms contain 11 weeks to give some leeway for Christmas Holidays and Spring Break.  Scheduling for assignments in the courses will be determined by the professor.

  • Because the college as a whole is on the semester system, so-called “winter” courses are actually logged with the registrar as courses in the spring semester.