Ms. Jennifer Bedison

Email:
jbedison@cathedralcatholic.org

Telephone:
(858) 523-4000 x1254

Courses:
> Catholic Faith 10
> Christian Morality
> The Sacraments

Catholic Faith 10

Mr. Currie

De Sales 208                            

ncurrie@cchsdons.com   

(858) 523-4000 ext. 1254

Available: 7:30 – 8:00 am,

2:15 – 2:45 pm, and by appointment

 

Catholic Faith 10

Course #1159-1160

Cathedral Catholic High School

2015 - 2016

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

Course Description:  Students will explore God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ by identifying, exploring, and analyzing how God calls each of us to be active participants in His plan as faith-filled global citizens.  Students will achieve a deeper understanding of the Church as the means to encounter Jesus Christ and identify how to actively contribute to the life of the Church as life-long learners within it.

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Essential Learning Outcomes

The main goals of the course are:

1)      To deepen your understanding of salvation history.

2)      To examine redemption through the Paschal Mystery.

3)      To recognize the call to holiness and its challenges in the 21st century.

4)      To discuss the establishment of, and Christ’s continued presence in, the Church.

5)      To analyze the four Marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

6)      To think in a logical way about Catholic Doctrine and appreciate the rational foundation of Church teaching.

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Required Materials

Students are required to bring the following materials to class everyday:

1)      Spiral notebook or paper in binder for class notes and quizzes

2)      Two pens (blue or black ink)

3)      iPad (charged)

4)      Textbooks: 1st Semester: The Paschal Mystery: Christ’s Mission of Salvation, St. Mary’s Press, ISBN: 978-1-59982-059-3; 2nd Semester: The Church: Christ in the World Today, St. Mary’s Press, ISBN: 978-1-59982-060-6

5)      The Bible (online version found on the USCCB website)

Please come to class with all necessary materials.  Failure to do so will adversely affect your ability to complete the assignments as well as the quality of your work.  Repeated failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.

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Grading Policy

Component

Classwork/Quizzes/Homework     55%

Tests/Projects                            30%

Final Exam                                 15%

 

Grading Scale

A+ = 97% - 100%

A = 93% - 96%

A- = 90% - 92%

B+ = 87% - 89%

B = 83% - 86%

B- = 80% - 82%

C+ = 77% - 79%

C = 73% - 76%

C- = 70% - 72%

D+ = 67% - 69%

D = 63% - 66%

D- = 60% - 62%

F < 59%

 

Assignments and Evaluations:

Homework: There will frequently be homework assigned along with a reading assignment.    

Quizzes.  There will periodically be short quizzes on the material covered in the previous class.

Tests.  There will be around 8 tests each semester.  Further details will be provided in class.

Final Exam.  A Final Exam will be given at the end of each semester.  The date and format of the Exam will be announced later in the semester.

 

Policy regarding excused absences:  

­ Homework:  Check my homework page.  If absent, you will be responsible for any notes, handouts or work that you have missed.  It is the student’sresponsibility to see me the same day that you return to school, after an absence, to collect handouts and check assignment and quiz/test dates.  Assignments are due the day you return to class, unless prior arrangements have been made with me.  Extended absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.

­ Quizzes/Tests:  If absent on the day of a quiz/test, please be prepared to make up the quiz/test the day you return to class.

Policy regarding unexcused absences:  Please refer to the CCHS Student Handbook for the school policy.

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Classroom Etiquette

Please note that behavior appropriate for a high school-level class is expected of all students in this course. This is a serious undertaking, and your classmates deserve an environment that enhances rather than compromises their learning. The following are some important classroom rules:

1)      Be seated in your assigned seat when the bell for class rings and remain in your assigned seat at all times, unless specifically asked by the teacher to move.

2)      Once the bell rings for the start of class, do not talk unless specifically asked by the teacher to do so.  Raise your hand if you have a question or if you would like to answer a question.

3)      Do not bring food, drink (except water), or gum into the classroom.

4)      Keep your iPad in your backpack, unless otherwise directed.  When in use, keep iPads flat on the desk with sound off.

5)      Be respectful and polite to others during class discussions.

6)      Be attentive.

_______________________________________________________________

Academic Honesty

It is each student’s responsibility to make sure that his/her work meets the standards of academic honesty. If the student is unclear about how these definitions and standards apply to his/her work, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to clarify the ambiguity before work is turned in for credit.  Cheating and plagiarism are especially egregious forms of academic dishonesty.  Please refer to the CCHS Student Handbook for the consequences.

_______________________________________________________________

Tentative Nature of the Course Description

If necessary, this course description is subject to revision.  Students are responsible for adhering to any changes or modifications announced or distributed in class.

Christian Morality

The Sacraments

Mr. Currie

De Sales 208                            

ncurrie@cchsdons.com   

(858) 523-4000 ext. 1254

Available: 7:30 – 8:00 am,

2:15 – 2:45 pm, and by appointment

 

The Sacraments

Course #1131

Cathedral Catholic High School

Fall 2015

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

Course Description:  Students are provided an opportunity to encounter Christ in a full and real way. The focus of this course is to help the students learn about the Seven Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and to enable them to more fully participate in the sacramental life of the Church. The course also explores the history, scriptural foundation, and current practices of the sacraments.

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Essential Learning Outcomes

The main goals of the course are:

1)      To deepen your understanding of and desire for the Sacraments.

2)      To foster a particular respect and reverence for the Eucharist and for the liturgy of the Church.

3)      To think in a logical way about Catholic Doctrine and appreciate the rational foundation of Church teaching.

_______________________________________________________

Required Materials

Students are required to bring the following materials to class everyday:

1)      Spiral notebook or paper in binder for class notes and quizzes

2)      Two pens (blue or black ink)

3)      iPad (charged)

4)      Textbook: The Sacraments: Encounter with Christ, St. Mary’s Press, ISBN: 978-1-59982-091-0

5)      The Bible (online version found on the USCCB website)

6)      Ecclesia de Eucharistia (encyclical) (link: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/special_features/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_20030417_ecclesia_eucharistia_en.html)

Please come to class with all necessary materials.  Failure to do so will adversely affect your ability to complete the assignments as well as the quality of your work.  Repeated failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.

_______________________________________________________

Grading Policy

Component                  Percentage

Classwork/Quizzes/Homework  55%

Tests/Projects                         30%

Final Exam                              15%

 

Grading Scale

A+ = 97% - 100%

A = 93% - 96%

A- = 90% - 92%

B+ = 87% - 89%

B = 83% - 86%

B- = 80% - 82%

C+ = 77% - 79%

C = 73% - 76%

C- = 70% - 72%

D+ = 67% - 69%

D = 63% - 66%

D- = 60% - 62%

F < 59%

 

Assignments and Evaluations

Homework: There will frequently be homework assigned along with a reading assignment.    

Quizzes.  There will periodically be short quizzes on the material covered in the previous class.

Tests.  There will be around 8 tests each semester.  Further details will be provided in class.

Final Exam.  A Final Exam will be given at the end of each semester.  The date and format of the Exam will be announced later in the semester.

Policy regarding excused absences:  

  • Homework:  Check my homework page.  If absent, you will be responsible for any notes, handouts or work that you have missed.  It is the student’sresponsibility to see me the same day that you return to school, after an absence, to collect handouts and check assignment and quiz/test dates.  Assignments are due the day you return to class, unless prior arrangements have been made with me.  Extended absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.
  • Quizzes/Tests:  If absent on the day of a quiz/test, please be prepared to make up the quiz/test the day you return to class.

Policy regarding unexcused absences:  Please refer to the CCHS Student Handbook for the school policy.

_______________________________________________________________ 

Classroom Etiquette

Please note that behavior appropriate for a high school-level class is expected of all students in this course. This is a serious undertaking, and your classmates deserve an environment that enhances rather than compromises their learning. The following are some important classroom rules:

1)      Be seated in your assigned seat when the bell for class rings and remain in your assigned seat at all times, unless specifically asked by the teacher to move.

2)      Once the bell rings for the start of class, do not talk unless specifically asked by the teacher to do so.  Raise your hand if you have a question or if you would like to answer a question.

3)      Do not bring food, drink (except water), or gum into the classroom.

4)      Keep your iPad in your backpack, unless otherwise directed.  When in use, keep iPads flat on the desk with sound off.

5)      Be respectful and polite to others during class discussions.

6)      Be attentive.

_______________________________________________________________

Academic Honesty

It is each student’s responsibility to make sure that his/her work meets the standards of academic honesty. If the student is unclear about how these definitions and standards apply to his/her work, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to clarify the ambiguity before work is turned in for credit.  Cheating and plagiarism are especially egregious forms of academic dishonesty.  Please refer to the CCHS Student Handbook for the consequences.

_______________________________________________________________

Tentative Nature of the Course Description

 If necessary, this course description is subject to revision.  Students are responsible for adhering to any changes or modifications announced or distributed in class.