A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

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Advisement of Second Semester SY 2016-2017 courses in LST-ISIS  begins on December 5, 2016.
Online Enlistment with Sectioning begins on January 9, 2017, at 9:00 am.
Log-in to isis.lst.edu (out of campus) or 10.48.1.12 (in campus).
 
THE GRADUATE ECCLESIASTICAL DEGREE
BACCALAUREATE IN SACRED THEOLOGY
(All courses are 3-unit courses unless indicated otherwise.)
 
First Year
 
Theo Meth 201       Methods and Materials of Research – Writing (Pojol)
Theo Meth 202       Methods and Materials of Research – Library (Kroeger)
Theo 217 (A/B)       Prophets of Israel (Graham, Ramirez)
Theo 234 (A/B)       Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium (H. Budi – Tutorial, MV Francisco) 
Theo 239 (A/B)       Theological Anthropology I: Creation and Eschatology (Aquino, JM Francisco)
Theo 251.1 (A/B)    Sacraments of the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing (Dass, Diwa)
Elective                   choice from among elective offerings*
 
Second Year
 
Theo 204 (A/B/C)    Ecclesiology (Bagley, Kroeger, Yap)
Theo 226 (A/B/C)    Paul (Dianzon, Repole, Schneider – Online)
Theo 240 (A/B/E)    Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace
                               (MV Francisco, Yap, JM Francisco – Tutorial)
Theo 262 (A/B)       Special Moral Theology I: Medical/Sexual Ethics (Genilo, Intengan)
Theo 275                Philippine Church History (de Castro) – for Filipino students
or Theo 274 (A/B)   Selected Topics of Church History: History of the Church in Asia 
                               (de Castro, Guillen) – for international students
 
Third Year
 
Theo 227 (A/B/C)    John (Co, Vargas, Schneider – Online)
Theo 240 (C/D/E)    Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace
                                (Aquino, JM Francisco, JM Francisco – Tutorial)
Theo 252                 Penance, Anointing, Marriage (Ofrasio)
Theo 271                 Canon Law II (Mananzan)
Theo 274 (A/B)        Selected Topics of Church History: History of the Church in Asia 
                                (de Castro, Guillen) – for international students
Theo 290 (A)           Pastoral Counseling Practicum (Lopez)
                                or any practicum elective
 
The STB program requires students in Third Year to take one practicum elective. Practicum electives offered in the Second Semester are: Theo 286.1 Ministry of the Word II, Theo 290 Pastoral Counseling Practicum, Theo 294 Marital/Family Counseling Practicum, Theo 294.1 Family Spirituality Practicum.
 
Fourth Year
 
Theo Compre 200 Comprehensive Examination
 
* Electives in the STB Program are those courses which are not required in the STB curriculum, i.e., 3-unit course offerings which are not listed in the above plan of study. Hebrew, Greek and Latin may count as electives in the STB Program. 
 
* Asian electives for the STB Program offered in the Second Semester are: Theo 245.3 Ecclesiology and Ministries in Migration Context, Theo 248.3 Themes Related to Evangelization II: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Theo 263.5 Human Rights of Migrants, Theo 274 History of the Church in Asia [if not required], Theo 275 Philippine Church History [if not required].
 
* Electives in the MA, STL, PhD, and DMin programs are those courses which do not belong to one’s chosen field of concentration.
 
 
COURSE OFFERINGS AND CLASS SCHEDULES
 
Theo 200 Series: STB, MA, Certificate Courses
Theo 300 Series: STL, STD, PhD Courses
SS Series: MA, PhD Biblical Exegesis Program
 
Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology and Master of Arts Courses
 
Auxiliary Courses
 
Theo Compre 200    STB/MA Comprehensive Examination
Theo 401                  Thesis Writing I
Theo 402                  Thesis Writing II
Theo Prop 200          Thesis Proposal Defense
Theo DEF 200          Oral Defense (Masteral)
SS 294                      Compre Exam in Biblical Exegesis
SS 295                      Tesina I
SS 296                      Tesina II
SS DEF 200              Oral Defense (Masters)
 
Theo Meth 201 Methods and Materials of Research – Writing Academic Style
0.75 audit units
Fr. Peter Pojol, S.J.
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
Section A: January 25, February 1, February 8
 
Theo Meth 202 Methods and Materials of Research – Library Research 
0.75 audit units
Fr. James Kroeger, M.M.
Friday 1:00 – 4:45 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 nn, 1:00 – 4:45 pm
Section A:  January 20–21 (15 slots)
Section B:  February 3–4 (15 slots)
Section C:  February 17–18 (15 slots) 
Section D:  March 10–11 (15 slots)
Section E:  March 24–25 (15 slots) 
 
Theo Syn MA Comprehensive Exam Review for MA
1.5 audit units
Fr. Arnel Aquino, S.J. (coordinator)
Monday 2:00 – 4:40 pm (3rd quarter only)
 
Philosophy Courses
 
Philo 248.3 (A) Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism 
Umberto Bresciani, Fr. Sergio Targa, S.X., Fr. Tiziano Tosolini, S.X.
Monday and Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm 
(January 23 – March 22)
 
Philo 264 (A) Karol Wojtyla’s ‘Love and Responsibility’
Fr. Renan Michael La Guardia, S.D.B.
Thursday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Propaedeutic Courses
 
PREng 202 (A) Expository Writing and Research Methods II
Ms. Rose Marie Regalia
Tuesday and Thursday 1:25 – 2:40 pm
 
PREng 202 (B) Expository Writing and Research Methods II
Ms. Josephine Nolasco
Tuesday and Thursday 1:25 – 2:40 pm
 
Theo 224 (A) Introduction to the New Testament
Fr. Manuel Montesclaros, S.J.
Wednesday 1:30 – 4:10 pm
 
Theo 245.2 (A) Discovering Vatican II Through Film
Fr. James Kroeger, M.M.
Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:40 pm
 
Language Courses
 
BH/BG Series: For MA Biblical Exegesis Students Only
 
Theo 211.2/BH 202 (A) Biblical Hebrew II
Fr. Felipe Fruto Ramirez, S.J.
Monday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 211.4/BH 204 (A) Biblical Hebrew IV
Fr. Felipe Fruto Ramirez, S.J.
To be arranged by the professor with enrollees
 
Theo 212.2/BG 202 (A) Biblical Greek II
Fr. Renato Repole, S.J.
Tuesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 212.4/BG 204 (A) Biblical Greek IV
Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
To be arranged by the professor with enrollees
 
Theo 213.2 (A) Latin II
Fr. Reginaldo Mananzan, S.J.
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Spa 202 (A) Spanish II
Fr. Reginaldo Mananzan, S.J.
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Foundation Courses
 
Theo 204 (A) Ecclesiology
Fr. Ronald Bagley, C.J.M.
Monday and Tuesday 10:35 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 204 (B) Ecclesiology
Fr. James Kroeger, M.M.
Monday and Tuesday 10:35 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 204 (C) Ecclesiology
Dr. Joaquin Yap, S.W.
Monday and Tuesday 10:35 am – 11:50 am
 
Biblical Theology
 
Theo 217 (A) Prophets of Israel 
Sr. Helen Graham, M.M.
Tuesday 8:00 – 11:00 am
 
Theo 217 (B) Prophets of Israel 
Fr. Felipe Fruto Ramirez, S.J.
Tuesday 8:00 – 11:00 am
 
Theo 218.1 (A) Exegesis: Psalms (Psalms of Lament) 
Dr. Federico Villanueva
Friday 9:00 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 224 (A) Introduction to the New Testament 
Fr. Manuel Montesclaros, S.J.
Wednesday 1:30 – 4:10 pm
 
Theo 226 (A) Paul 
Sr. Bernardita Dianzon, F.S.P.
Thursday 9:00 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 226 (B) Paul
Fr. Renato Repole, S.J.
Monday, 8:00 – 8:50 am
Thursday 8:00 – 10:00 am
 
Theo 226 (C) Paul (online) 
Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
 
Theo 227 (A) John 
Sr. Ma. Anicia Co, R.V.M.
Monday 9:00 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 227 (B) John
Sr. Niceta Vargas, O.S.A.
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 227 (C) John (online) 
Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
 
Theo 230 (A) New Testament Seminar I: Women in Scriptures 
Sr. Ma. Anicia Co, R.V.M.
Monday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Systematic-Sacramental Theology
 
Theo 234 (A), Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium (tutorial) 
Fr. Hartono Budi, S.J.
To be arranged by the professor with enrollees
Maximum: 10 students
 
Theo 234 (B), Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium 
Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J.
Thursday 10:35 – 11:50 am
Friday 9:00 – 10:15 am
 
Theo 239 (A), Theological Anthropology I: Creation and Eschatology 
Fr. Arnel Aquino, S.J. 
Thursday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Friday 10:35 – 11:50 am
 
Theo 239 (B), Theological Anthropology I: Creation and Eschatology 
Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J.
Thursday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Friday 10:35 – 11:50 am
Maximum: 20 students
 
Theo 240 (A), Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace 
Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J.
Wednesday 9:00–10:15 am
Friday 10:35 – 11:50 am
If STB, for 2nd year only
 
Theo 240 (B), Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace 
Dr. Joaquin Yap, Jr., S.W.
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Friday 10:35 – 11:50 am
If STB, for 2nd year only
 
Theo 240 (C), Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace 
Fr. Arnel Aquino, S.J.
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Thursday 10:35 – 11:50 am
If STB, for 3rd year only
 
Theo 240 (D), Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace 
Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J.
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Thursday 10:35 – 11:50 am
Maximum: 20 students
If STB, for 3rd year only 
 
Theo 240 (E), Theological Anthropology II: Sin and Grace (tutorial)
Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J.
To be arranged by the professor with enrollees
Maximum: 5 students
 
Theo 243.1 (A) The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Theology of Hope 
Fr. Hartono Budi, S.J.
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 244 (A) Mariology 
Msgr. Sabino Vengco
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 245.2 (A), Discovering Vatican II Through Film 
Fr. James Kroeger, M.M.
Thursday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 245.3 (A) Ecclesiology and Ministries in Migration Context 
Dr. Emmanuel de Guzman
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 248.3 (A) Themes Related to Evangelization II: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism 
Umberto Bresciani, Fr. Sergio Targa, S.X., Fr. Tiziano Tosolini, S.X.
Monday and Wednesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
(January 23 – March 22)
 
Theo 251.1 (A) Sacraments of the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing 
Fr. Paul Dass, S.J.
Monday 8:00 – 11:50 am
Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00 am
(March 6 – May 5)
 
Theo 251.1 (B) Sacraments of the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing 
Fr. Genaro Diwa
Monday 8:00 – 11:00 am
 
Theo 252 (A) Penance, Anointing, Marriage 
Fr. Timoteo Ofrasio, S.J.
Thursday 8:00 – 10:00 am
Friday 8:00 – 8:50 am
 
Moral Theology
 
Theo 262 (A) Special Moral Theology I: Medical/Sexual Ethics 
Fr. Eric Marcelo Genilo, S.J.
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Pre-requisite: Theo 208 Fundamental Moral Theology
 
Theo 262 (B), Special Moral Theology I: Medical/Sexual Ethics 
Fr. Romeo Intengan, S.J.
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Pre-requisite: Theo 208 Fundamental Moral Theology
 
Theo 262.1 (A) Family Spirituality and Sexual Ethics 
Fr. James Gascon, S.J. and Fr. Juvenal Moraleda, C.Ss.R.
Thursday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Theo 263.5 (A) Human Rights of Migrants 
Fr. Graziano Battistella, C.S.
Monday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 264 (A) Themes Related to Moral Theology I: Karol Wojtyla’s ‘Love and Responsibility’
Fr. Renan Michael La Guardia, S.D.B.
Thursday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Pastoral Theology and Allied Disciplines
 
a) Canon Law
 
Theo 271 (A), Canon Law II 
Fr. Reginaldo Mananzan, S.J.
Friday 9:00 – 11:50 am
 
b) Church History
 
Theo 274 (A), Selected Topics of Church History: History of the Church in Asia 
Fr. Antonio de Castro, S.J.
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 274 (B), Selected Topics of Church History: History of the Church in Asia 
Fr. Fernando Guillen-Preckler, Sch.P.
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 275 (A), Philippine Church History 
Fr. Antonio de Castro, S.J.
Wednesday 8:00 – 8:50 am
Friday 8:00 – 10:00 am
 
c) Spirituality
 
Theo 278 (A) History of Spirituality: Solitude and Desert Experience 
Fr. Eduardo Africa, O.S.B.
Wednesday 7:30 – 10:30 am
 
Theo 278.1 (A) Christian Sanctity: Integration of Dogma, Spirituality and Life 
(Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality of Integration and Imperfection) 
Dr. Wil Hernandez, Obl. O.S.B.
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
(March 27 – April 7)
 
Theo 280.3 (A) Mysticism and St. Ignatius 
Fr. Stefano Kim Young-hoon, S.J.
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
Theo 294.1 (A) Family Spirituality Practicum 
Dr. Myrna Joyce Sanchez and Ma. Elvira Macabuag
Monday 5:30 – 8:15 pm
Includes weekend seminars; see course description
 
The following summer spirituality courses (Theo 282.1 to Theo 282.4) are offered by LST in cooperation with the Center for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS). After completing the module, the student may enroll the course at LST for credit during a subsequent semester. The student must present to the LST Vice President for Academic Affairs a certificate or proof of attendance, signed by the CIS Director. During the semester of enrollment, the CIS Director or his/her delegate prescribes the requirements for the credit course in terms of book reports, research papers, etc. Please check the course descriptions for the pre-requisites of the courses and contact the CIS for other details: www.cisphil.org; Tel. 426-4250 to 51; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Theo 282.1 Foundations for Directed Retreat
Theo 282.2 Fundamentals of Directed Retreat-Giving
Theo 282.3 Supervised Retreat-Giving Experience
Theo 282.4 Giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
 
The following courses on religious formation are offered by LST in cooperation with the Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation. Contact the Emmaus Center for information on fees for attending the module. Standard LST audit or credit tuition fees also apply. Tel: 928-6040, 426-6001 local 4875; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Theo 283.2 Growing in Religious Vows
(contact Emmaus Center for next offering)
Theo 283.4 Basic Concepts in Psycho-Sexual Formation
January 23 – February 1, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Theo 283.5 Formative Processing Skills
May 22 – 30, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
 
The following ethics and counseling courses may also be taken by students specializing in the field of spirituality:
 
Theo 262 (A) Special Moral Theology I: Medical/Sexual Ethics 
Fr. Eric Marcelo Genilo, S.J.
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Pre-requisite: Theo 208 Fundamental Moral Theology
 
Theo 262 (B), Special Moral Theology I: Medical/Sexual Ethics 
Fr. Romeo Intengan, S.J.
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 – 10:15 am
Pre-requisite: Theo 208 Fundamental Moral Theology
 
Theo 262.1 (A) Family Spirituality and Sexual Ethics 
Fr. James Gascon, S.J. and Fr. Juvenal Moraleda, C.Ss.R.
Thursday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Theo 290 (A) Pastoral Counseling Practicum 
Ms. Leilani Lopez
Tuesday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Pastoral Psychology and Counseling
Maximum number of students: 15
 
d) Pastoral Psychology and Counseling
 
Theo 290 (A) Pastoral Counseling Practicum 
Ms. Leilani Lopez
Tuesday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Pastoral Psychology and Counseling
Maximum number of students: 15
 
Theo 292 (A) Special Topics in Marital and Family Counseling: Child and Adolescent Counseling 
Dr. Ma. Teresa Villasor
Monday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Pastoral Psychology and Counseling
 
Theo 293.2 (A) Explorations in Individual and Family Resilience 
Fr. Teodulo Gonzales, S.J.
Thursday 5:30 – 8:15 pm
 
Theo 294 (A) Marital/Family Counseling Practicum 
Fr. Arsenio Lumiqued, Jr., M.S.C.
Wednesday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Theo 294 (B) Marital/Family Counseling Practicum 
Ms. Leilani Lopez
Wednesday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Theo 294 (C) Marital/Family Counseling Practicum 
Dr. Myrna Joyce Sanchez
Tuesday 5:30 – 8:15 pm
 
Prerequisites of Marital/Family Counseling Practicum: Pastoral Psychology and Counseling; Assessment and Initial Interventions of Individual and Relationship Disorders; Marital/Premarital Dynamics and Counseling: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach; Family Dynamics and Counseling Approaches
 
Theo 294.1 (A) Family Spirituality Practicum 
Dr. Myrna Joyce Sanchez and Ma. Elvira Macabuag
Monday 5:30 – 8:15 pm
Includes weekend seminars; see course description
 
e) Religious Education
 
Theo 231.2 (A) Basics in the Renewal of Religious Education 
Dr. Ma. Lucia Natividad
Tuesday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
f) Pastoral Leadership and Management
   Tutorial Courses for MA in Pastoral Management
 
Theo 248 (A) Church and Mission 
Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J.
 
Theo 288 (A) Introduction to Pastoral Methods 
Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J.
 
Theo 288.2 (A) Essentials of Parish Leadership 
Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J.
 
Theo 288.4 (A) Conflict and Parish Management Consulting 
Fr. Jojo Fung, S.J.
 
Theo 288.6 (A) Parish Leadership Spirituality 
Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J.
 
g) Preaching and Homiletics
 
Theo 286.1 (A) Ministry of the Word II 
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D., Fr. Emmanuel Alfonso, S.J., and Jesuit Communications
Friday 2:00 – 4:40 pm
 
 
For course descriptions, click here.