This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Are you interested in the historical background of psychology? Join in with our twice-a-week discussion of psychology’s philosophical roots in the context of Catholicism — it’s a great course for anyone following a classical curriculum.
This course examines basic psychological concepts and terminology, as well as the roots of psychology as it arose in ancient Greece (as with Plato, Aristotle, and Galen) and onward to the medieval Scholastics (with a strong emphasis on ideas from St. Thomas Aquinas). Topics will be looked at from a fairly philosophical and oftentimes theological perspective through the lens of the Catholic faith.
Week 1 through 2 – Introduction
Week 3 – Platonic Psychology
Week 4 through 5 – Aristotelian Psychology
Week 6 through 7 – Other Ancient Psychology
Week 8 – Early Church Psychology
Week 9 through 11 – Thomistic Psychology
Week 12 – Other Medieval Psychology
Course Materials: All materials provided FREE by the instructor as downloadable PDF files.
Homework: Homework will involve periodic quizzes involving fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions, two comprehensive exams, and a paper. Expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week outside of the classroom on homework.