Monday, January 6, 2014

University of Mary course in Catholic Church Architecture!!!

This coming semester I will be teaching a 3 credit course at University of Mary, Tempe AZ extension campus, on "Catholic Church Architecture: History Theory Criticism".

The course is open to all U Mary students, and all Arizona State University students with full cross registration credit.  Especially welcome are interested students from the Architecture program and from the Religious Studies department at Arizona State University.  

Note: This course is not listed in the ASU catalog, so interested students are encouraged to contact:

Registrar at the University of Mary
 t. 480.290.7047,

Non-students may also register to audit the course at reduced tuition, please contact the Registrar.

Course Description: 
CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHITECTURE (CTH 325) will examine the theological, liturgical, symbolic, historical, canonical, and cultural aspects of Catholic church architecture. 
The class will approach the architectural patrimony of the Church primarily as “signs and symbols of the heavenly realities” to understand how this vision has been interpreted through the ages, with particular references to the 20th century changes in Catholic architecture, the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the architectural implementation of the Council’s vision, and the contemporary liturgical and architectural discussions.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 - 5:15 pm
215 E. 7th Street 
Tempe Arizona