Liberal Arts Courses




Painting and Sculpting

A survey of the visual arts in Western Christian society, including discussion of genre, form, materials, and themes. The course will address the historical impact of Christianity in the lives of painters and sculptors through the centuries and result in artistic expressions.   The course will focus on those artworks widely regarded as iconic masterpieces in the Western art tradition.


Music Appreciation

A survey of fundamental aspects in Western music, typology of musical elements and forms and the development of their use in history. Focus on the major periods and the impact of Christianity on musical development in the West.



An introduction to the discipline of architecture with a focus on basic elements of architectural design its forms, shapes, and structures and the factors which influence the development of these elements. The course will focus on the influence of the Catholic faith in the west and how Roman Catholicism has affected major architectural advances through the centuries.


Theater, music, and Poetry

Study of these two expressive forms of human communication, passion, and ideas, with a historical focus on the influence of Christianity upon both art forms in the West through the centuries. The course will consider the unique contributions from Christian playwrights and poets.



Humanity has developed many expressions: fine arts, literature, humanities, drama, film, music, philosophy, and language. This course allows students the opportunity to learn specific methods for critically evaluating this expression within historical and cultural contexts.


Fine Arts

The student will have a general overview of the different art expressions in the history of Mankind.



A general overview of the different artistic expression in the history of Mankind.



The objective of the course is to develop written communication skills in English of the participants.


Universal History

The course will give a general vision of the history, the importance of history and the role of the Providence in Mankind


Greeks and Romans and the Classical World

Introduction to Hellenist expansion, the birth of Roman imperialism. The course will focus on the development of Greek and Roman language, technology, and governmental structure as a platform for first and second-century Christian expansion.


The Judeo-Christian Revelation and the foundation of Eastern Culture

A study of the spread of the Gospel from the Resurrection of Jesus through the Council at Nicaea and Constantine.   Examination of the spiritual, cultural, sociological and political factors which fueled Christianity’s rapid expansion.


History of the Americas

An introduction into western European colonialism and the spread of Christianity in the Western hemisphere. The course will survey cultural, political and religious themes and the impact of such themes on the current landscape of Catholicism in the Americas.


American History

A review of American History. From the Founding Fathers to this century


Internship I

At the end of this course, the student will gain immersive, hands-on experience in an internship related to the student’s primary area of study. Oversight of students to occur both through student’s College academic advisor and on-site supervisor.


Internship II

At the end of this course, the student will gain immersive, hands-on experience in an internship related to the student’s primary area of study. Oversight of students to occur both through student’s College academic advisor and on-site supervisor.


English Literature

Survey of the development of English literature, both prose, and poetry. Students will study examples of the great English authors from the Medieval Period through the Modern Period. The course will examine the role of faith and the Church in the development of literature. The course is intended to help students engage in basic analysis and criticism of English literature.


Spanish Literature

The student will consider peninsular works from the middle ages, the Spanish Golden Age, through the Enlightenment.   The course will also consider representative Spanish American literature, and consider the impact of Roman Catholicism on the development of Spanish writings. Students will gain exposure to poetry, prose, and theater forms of Spanish literature.


Universal Literature

The student will understand the historical context surrounding literary works and will be able to identify the elements of prose genres (fiction, drama, satire): plot, setting, character, theme, irony, and argument


Basic College Mathematics

An introduction to algebra, vectors, matrices, functions, linear equations, and basic quantitative reasoning. The course will focus on a wide variety of practical application of the concepts studied.


Cross-cultural perspectives on the Americas

This course is an introduction to the socio-political, cultural, and religious undercurrents which have historically shaped cross-cultural perspectives concerning the Americas. Students will study the impact of European colonization of the Americas and the role of the Christian church in shaping sometimes divergent perspectives on the development of the Western hemisphere.


Introduction to National and International Politics

Survey of factors affecting the development and flux of political bodies inside the United States and internationally.   Introduction to governmental structures, systems, and electoral processes. The student will assess the cultural, historical, and economic influences upon political bodies. Consideration of the role of global faith organizations like the Roman Catholic Church to encourage the ethical implementation of geopolitical systems.


Factors and Repercussions of Immigration

Survey of the complex array of socio-economic, political and cultural factors impacting immigration trends. Examination and evaluation of divergent responses in the Americas and opportunities for meaningful responses from the Catholic and Christian communities of faith.


The government in the USA

This course allows students to understand the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system.


Man and University

An overview of the Quiroga experience for incoming students. The course will expose topics of diversity, ethical obligation, social systems, empowerment, and intervention. Theories of mutual empowerment within the Catholic theological context. The participants will also study the competing conceptions of personhood from the Catholic perspective as "Imago Dei," as well as other theistic, deistic, and nontheistic traditions. The evaluation will consider the Implications of each system as well as ethical.


General Ethics

Introduction to deontological and teleological foundations for ethical systems, applying the ethical systems stemming from both foundational structures to cultural, scientific, sociological, and political applications. Exploration of deontological ethics, and variations within the deontological rubric, including Judeo-Christian varieties and other faith systems. The course will examine the role of sacred texts, evidentiary-based deontology, and rationalism.


World Geography

"The student will be able to describe what geography and human geography are. As well to understand population dynamics and migration.


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