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ACADEMIC 2021 CATALOG 2022 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE 3115 West Ashby Place San Antonio, Texas 78228 www.maccsa.org
Mexican American Catholic College 3115 W. Ashby Place San Antonio TX 78228 Phone: 210-732-2156 Toll Free: 866-893-6222 Website: www.maccsa.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Non-Discrimination Policy MACC does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, dis- ability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, MACC maintains its right and duty to uphold the values, beliefs, moral mandates, and social justice teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. To further its ecclesial mission, MACC shall give consideration to recruiting, admitting, and hiring students and personnel who will support the values inherent to its Catholic identity. Disclaimer: This Catalog is not a contract nor an offer to enter into a contract. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this Catalog, it must be understood that all courses, course descriptions, designations of instructors, curricular and degree requirements and other academic information described here- in are subject to change or elimination at any time without notice or published amendment to this Catalog or Catalog Supplements. In addition, The Mexican American Catholic College reserves the right to make changes at any time, without prior notice, to other programs, policies, procedures and information, which are described in this catalog only as a convenience to its readers. Fees and all other charges are subject to change at any time without notice. Students should consult the appropriate academic or administrative personnel for currently ac- curate information on any matters described in this Catalog or Catalog Supplement.
Table of Contents 8 About MACC 36 Graduate Course Descriptions 12 Campus Life 42 Academic Policies 14 Undergraduate Programs 46 Enrollment Policies and Services 15 Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry 18 Collaborative Programs with the University 52 Financial Policies of the Incarnate Word 19 Certificate of Pre-Theology 54 The MACC Community 21 English-as-a-New Language 58 Board of Governors 22 Undergraduate Course 55 Appendix Descriptions 55 A: Academic Calendar 56 B: Grade Scale 33 Graduate Programs 57 C: Degree Plans 33 Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry 63 D: UIW/MACC Equivalencies 67 E: Tuition Fee Schedule
8 | About MACC ABOUT MACC Our Catholic Identity dom and integrity. MACC’s governance and adminis- tration is carried out in faithful union with the MACC’s Catholic identity is integral to every dimen- sion of the institution—its mission, goals, curriculum, Archbishop of San Antonio, the United States Confer- library, research, and community life. MACC’s Catholic ence of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the Holy See. identity is a living reality that is expressed in relation- In the Spirit of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the USCCB’s ships of mutual respect, daily prayer and the celebra- published guidelines for its implementation, MACC re- tion of the Eucharist, a commitment to social justice quires all faculty who teach “Catholic theological dis- and global solidarity, and an ongoing dialogue between ciplines” to seek a mandatum from the Archbishop of faith and reason. Together, MACC’s teachers and stu- San Antonio, to sign a profession of faith, and to pledge dents seek the truth that leads to a deeper encounter an oath of fidelity as suggested by the motu proprio with Jesus Christ. issued by John Paul II in the Apostolic Letter Ad tuedam fidem. As an independent Catholic institution of higher learn- ing, MACC is committed to upholding academic free-
9 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE Our Mission Within this social context and in response to the call of the Second Vatican Council, MACC was established MACC’s mission is to empower and educate leaders as the first pastoral center dedicated to researching for service in a culturally diverse Church and society the Mexican American experience, fostering leader- by offering a biliterate, multicultural formation pro- ship, and promoting understanding and appreciation gram that can lead to a BA and MA degree in Pastoral of cultural diversity in the Church and society. What Ministry. began as a very specific mission soon became a model for other Hispanic pastoral centers around the coun- MACC’s mission is accomplished through the follow- try and a key resource for translations, innovative pro- ing core purposes: grams, and the development of the USCCB’s national plan for Hispanic Ministry. • To offer biliterate, educational and ministry for- In the following decades, MACC embraced a broader mation programs –including language and cultural mission to foster unity in the culturally diverse Church studies – that meet the pastoral priorities of the and society of the United States. MACC achieved ac- Catholic Church especially for leadership in His- creditation for its ministry formation program in His- panic Ministry; panic and Multicultural Ministry from the United States • To conduct interdisciplinary research, publish re- Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1998. Through a sources, and provide certificates in specialized very successful capital campaign, MACC’s beautiful training and continuing education; new campus and facilities opened in the spring of 2000. • To confer post-secondary degrees of higher edu- Thousands of students have benefitted from MACC’s cation in religious studies, namely Bachelor of Arts specialized programs. Alumni presently serve as bish- and Master of Arts degrees in Pastoral Ministry, ops, priests, deacons, diocesan directors, and in many that are offered consistent with the teachings of other lay leadership positions throughout the country. the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, and in accordance with the exemption granted by In 2008, MACC reorganized as a Catholic college de the State of Texas from Chapter 132.002(a)(2) of signed to meet the growing needs in Hispanic Min- the Texas Education Code; istry for biliterate theological education at the post- • To provide other educational and charitable ser- secondary level. MACC has degree-granting authority vices that meet the strategic goals set by the Board through an exemption from the Texas Higher Educa of Trustees and that continue MACC’s historical tion Coordinating Board rules and regulations because commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the it is primarily a religious institution of Higher Educa Church’s teachings on the sacredness of human tion. (See H.E.B. Ministries v. Texas Higher Education life, peace, justice, respect for cultural diversity, and Coordinating Board, 235 S.W.3d 627 (2007)). MACC public policies that promote the common good. achieved certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to sponsor student visas and is also approved by the Veteran’s Administration to train Our History veterans and other eligible persons. MACC is in close partnership with the University of MACC began as a cultural center in 1972, a time the Incarnate Word, the Oblate School of Theology, of great social change and renewal in the Catho- Assumption Seminary, and other institutions of higher lic Church. Mexican Americans and other minorities education and ministry formation. In 2020 MACC, the joined the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s and Archdiocese of San Antonio, and the University of In- ‘70s, courageously risking security, reputation, and life carnate Word established the Institute for Lay Ecclesi- itself to ensure liberty and justice for all Americans. al Ministry and Service to form parish and lay ecclesial Mexican Americans took pride in their unique identity ministers. The College also serves the Archdiocese of as loyal American citizens with strong cultural roots San Antonio by offering the certificate for their Di- and resisted the assimilation of their treasured Spanish aconate Formation Program. language and Mexican traditions.
10 | About MACC MACC’s mobile faculty teach in workshops and con- orates in other ways for generation of course credits ferences throughout the country and in international of program credentials, other colleges or universities settings, and beginning in 2017 MACC launched the may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it use of an array of platforms to deliver dynamic, high appears on their transcript. This decision is made by quality academic courses and services outside of the the institution subsequently considering the possibility San Antonio area. of accepting such credits. Our Logo Collaboration MACC collaborates closely with other institutions and The stylized flower symbol is formed by the con- is a member of several professional associations, in- vergence of four C’s representing the heart of what cluding the following: MACC’s mission strives to accomplish: Cross-Cultural • The Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio Conversion and Communion. The different color of • The Texas Catholic Conference (TCC) each petal represents the diversity in our Church and • The USCCB’s Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in society. The cross and golden circle are symbolic of the Church Christ in the Eucharist who draws the four C’s into a • Assumption Seminary unity in diversity. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe • University of the Incarnate Word has the same four-petal flower above her womb, mark- • Mundelein Seminary (St. Mary of the Lake Univer- ing the presence of Jesus Christ. Speaking in the sity) language and symbols of our indigenous ancestors, • St. Meinrad’s Seminary Mary models a perfectly inculturated evangelization. • St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, TX MACC is dedicated to follow her example in the new • The Catholic Church Extension Society evangelization of the Church in America. Membership • The Association of Catholic Colleges and Univer- Our Seal • sities (ACCU) The National Catholic Council on Hispanic Minis- The MACC seal incorporates the College’s name, logo, try (NCCHM) and the year it was established. MACC has been ed- • La RED – A National Network for Latino Youth ucating leaders for service and ministry for over forty and Young Adult Ministry years, first as a cultural center and now as a bilingual • National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) Catholic College. • The National Catholic Association of Diocesan Di- rectors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM) Regional Accreditation • National Leadership Roundtable on Church Man- agement (NLRCM) MACC is not regionally accredited. The Board, facul- ty, and staff are committed to offering the academic programs according to the high standards expected Related Institutions of accredited institutions. MACC has signed articula- Since its founding, MACC has worked very closely tion agreements with regionally accredited institutions with many institutions of higher education to educate to collaboratively offer specific courses and programs. leaders for ministry. This spirit of collaboration is cen- The accreditation of these institutions does not ex- tral to MACC’s core values and mission. MACC has tend to or include MACC or its students. Although inter-institutional agreements with the following, relat- the institutions may accept certain course work in ed institutions: transfer toward a credential from MACC or collab-
11 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE Assumption Seminary traces its roots back to rangement with UIW, a student can obtain a complete 1874 when the Archdiocese of San Antonio was es- dual Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry or Master tablished in what was then mission territory. This long of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, with a certificate of com- history of priestly formation has resulted in hundreds pletion from both institutions. Students who want to of priests and several bishops who have served and participate in the dual degree program should contact currently minister throughout the United States. To the Office of Degree Based Programs for additional prepare seminarians for intercultural ministry, information. Assumption was instrumental in founding MACC in 1972. It was housed there until 2000 when its own Oblate School of Theology (OST) was founded in 1903 as a seminary and continues to pre- campus opened across the street. The Rector of As- pare men for the priesthood from dioceses across the sumption Seminary is an ex-officio member of the United States and from a number of religious com- MACC Board, and faculty appointed to Assumption munities. Today, the school also prepares men and Seminary by the Archbishop may also serve as ad- women religious and laity from Catholic and other junct faculty of MACC. College-level students accept- Christian traditions for a variety of ministries. Oblate ed at Assumption Seminary will also be admitted into School of Theology is accredited by the Commission MACC’s Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry pro- on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges gram and will major in Philosophy upon satisfaction and Schools and by the Association of Theological of MACC admissions requirements. Seminarians can Schools in the United States and Canada to award also enroll in MACC’s Pre-Theology, Graduate, and master’s degrees and the Doctor of Ministry degree. language courses (Spanish & ENL). OST transfers some of MACC’s language and pastoral ministry courses, and MACC’s pre-theology program The University of the Incarnate Word can fulfill some of its degree programs’ prerequisite (UIW) has a stellar reputation for excellence in requirements. MACC and OST enjoy a collaborative higher education dating back to 1881 when it was for- and mutually enriching relationship. An OST represen- mally established by the Sisters of Charity of the Incar- tative serves on the MACC Board of Directors, and nate Word. Formerly a college, it was fully accredited the President of MACC serves as a trustee on the by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools OST Board. in 1925. The graduate division was added in 1950, and the school became co-educational in 1970. In 1996, Our Lady of the Lake and St. Mary’s it became a university. In 1998, the university was University are Catholic universities located within accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges three miles of MACC. Both institutions have a long and Schools to award doctoral degrees in addition and prestigious history in Catholic higher education. to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. UIW and MACC They are accredited by the Southern Association of share many common mission elements, including a Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and commitment to develop leaders in a culturally diverse doctoral degrees. MACC works with both universities world and to engender a spirit of Christian service and to promote intercultural education, Hispanic and mul- social justice in their students and faculty. The two in- ticultural ministry, social justice initiatives, and library stitutions have collaborated for more than forty years agreements. in delivering quality education in the area of pastoral ministry with special emphasis on the Hispanic com- munity to students from many countries in the world, particularly from San Antonio, South Texas, Mexico, and Latin America. Because of this long-standing history of collaboration, UIW is committed to supporting and assisting MACC in achieving academic autonomy and accreditation. Through a Collaborative Academic Ar-
12 | Campus Life CAMPUS LIFE the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, MACC provides disabil- ity services to students who furnish the appropriate documentation. Health Services Students are required to carry their own health in- surance. Student Housing and Campus Operations furnishes a comprehensive list of health providers to students. Additional information is also included with- in the Student Handbook. In accordance with Texas law, all students are required to be vaccinated against meningitis. Student Conduct The Mexican American Catholic College is committed Housing to the education of the whole person and takes seri- While most of MACC degree-seeking students live off ously the intellectual, moral, and spiritual development campus, housing is available on a beautifully landscaped of all of its students. The college expects its students campus. MACC’s campus is secure and housing facili- always to strive to live in accordance with Christian ties include four dormitories that provide both private virtue and to encourage one another to live this way. and shared quarters. The bedrooms are fully furnished, The College Honor Code, available in the Student air conditioned, and wired for telephone and internet Handbook, articulates this expectation and calls stu- services. Each dormitory has laundry facilities and a dents to work toward their degree completion with common area. MACC’s student body is a culturally utmost integrity. diverse community, and living on campus can greatly enhance the overall quality of MACC’s educational and Dining Services ministry formation programs. Student Housing and Campus Operations oversees all matters of campus life. Those students who live on campus may prepare their own meals in the Fiesta Room’s kitchen and/or pur- chase a meal plan. Meal plans include breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday through Friday and brunch International Student and dinner on Saturday and Sunday at Assumption Seminary’s St. Joseph’s Dining Hall. The cafeteria is Services open seven days a week and is staffed by SAGE Dining MACC welcomes the applications of international Services. The cafeteria has a varied menu that offers students. We provide an array of services to interna- nutritious and delicious options. tional students, including programs in both English and Spanish as New Languages (ENL and SNL), programs Disability Services that build intercultural competencies, comfortable and secure housing, academic support services,and a hos- Students with disabilities must register with the Aca- pitable campus culture. demic Dean in order to receive appropriate academic accommodations. In accordance with Section 504 of
13 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE The Dean of Students is the Designated School Offi- intellectual center that is also available for MACC stu- cial (DSO) assigned to provide assistance to interna- dents through an inter-institutional agreement. The tional students. This assistance includes the following: library is located on the UIW campus and houses a 1. Helping with prospect inquiries. collection of more than 300,000 items in various for- 2. Facilitating the admission process and payment of mats. The library also maintains current subscriptions the SEVIS fee. to some 39,000 unique serial titles. The audiovisual 3. Applying for F-1 student visa. collection features more than 17,000 items in many 4. Providing guidance, resources, and support for formats to support the academic curriculum and to maintenance of F-1 status, housing arrangements, cultivate the visual arts. Some of the areas covered and associated issues. are musical compositions, feature films, documenta- 5. Conducting a comprehensive orientation. ries, plays, and foreign language materials. Computers 6. Offering services to help with home-to-college are available in the Student Center Atrium for student transition. research and word processing. Students enrolled in the dual MACC/UIW BA/MA programs, can access the Mabee library’s resources online. The Elizondo Library and Archives The Louis J. Blume Library at St. Mary’s University The Mexican American Catholic College has a unique The Blume Library is located less than a mile from on-campus library and archival collection named in MACC and has an extensive collection of books, eB- honor of Rev.Virgilio Elizondo, MACC’s founding pres- ooks, government documents, music CDs, videos, etc. ident and a pioneer in Hispanic Ministry and theology. MACC students and faculty can establish library priv- The purpose of the Elizondo Library and Archives is to ileges with a valid MACC identification card and bor- provide biliterate educational resources and support row a maximum of four items at a time. They can also services that further advance MACC’s mission. The access an array of online databases and catalogues, and library is located on the first floor of the Our Lady participate in the Texas inter-library lending program. of Guadalupe Student Center and houses a focused collection of books, periodicals, audiovisual resourc- es, and reference materials in Spanish and English. The Additional Library Resources archives also contain original manuscripts, primary Students enrolled in MACC’s courses have access documents, records, and other valuable historical and to library resources from several local colleges and contemporary material for scholarly study. Students universities with which MACC has inter-institutional can use the computer resources located in the library agreements or are located in the area. These libraries to access the Internet and electronic databases. The may be utilized during the regular institutional sched- library staff and volunteers are available to provide ules and hours. A partial list includes the following: guidance to students in their research projects. Bor- 1. Oblate School of Theology Library rowing privileges are extended only to persons with 2. Archdiocese of San Antonio - Catholic Archives a valid MACC identification card and in good standing 3. Our Lady of the Lake University Library with the library. The library’s resources are also avail- 4. The National Autonomous University of Mexico able to student researchers from other colleges and Extension Campus universities and to the general public. 5. Trinity University 6. San Antonio College The Mabee Library at the University of 7. The University of Texas at San Antonio the Incarnate Word 8. San Antonio Public Library (various locations) The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library at the University of the Incarnate Word is an extraordinary academic and
14 | Undergraduate Programs UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS All of MACC’s programs incorporate and adapt the English as a New Language (ENL) Studies standards for ministry formation outlined in the doc ument Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord and Parish Ministry Formation Church’s framework for ministry in Hispanic and oth er culturally diverse settings. These programs include: Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (BAPM, Unless otherwise specified, all programs are at the 121 hrs) undergraduate level and offered exclusively at MACC. BAPM - Philosophy, Catholic Leadership, and denotes option to participate in a Collaborative Catechetics program with University of the Incarnate Word indicates a graduate program Certificate of Pre-Theology (PT, 54 hrs) Identifies programs in which students are normally required to demonstrate oral competency in both PT - Diaconal Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Spanish and English prior to graduation. Philosophy Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM, 36 hrs) MACC Curriculum MACC’s comprehensive curriculum aims to accom- MAPM – General Ministry, Mission Leadership, Parish plish the following goals: Leadership, and Catechesis and Formation,Youth 1. To provide students with a multidisciplinary Ministry Sequence breadth of knowledge in liberal arts studies and Catholic culture; Graduate Certificate (GC, 18 hrs) 2. To deepen catechesis through a systematic educa- GS - Pastoral Studies, Mission Leadership tion in the faith, and a solid foundation in theology for ministry. Formation Options (length contingent on student 3. To fulfill the philosophy requirements of the USC- needs):
15 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE CB for seminarians at the college (and pre-theol- ing is a comprehensive overview of the undergraduate ogy levels) BAPM program, and the corresponding academic plan 4. To ensure language proficiency for ministry in a is included in the Appendix. bilingual (English & Spanish) pastoral setting, and for graduate studies in English. Core Curriculum/General 5. To equip students with the leadership skills and intercultural competencies needed for effective Education pastoral ministry in today’s multicultural, dioceses, parishes, and institutions. MACC requires students to demonstrate an interdisci- plinary breadth of knowledge in liberal arts studies pri- or to graduation. To this end, students must complete The curriculum is offered as part of a wholistic pro- a total of 43 semester hours of college-level, general gram that integrates the four pillars of ministry forma- education courses in the following areas of knowledge: tion for lay ecclesial ministers and candidates for ordi- humanities and/or fine arts, social and behavioral sci- nation – the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral ences, and natural sciences and mathematics. MACC dimensions. The B.A. degree program specifically ad- offers general education courses in language, cultural, dresses the intellectual dimension of lay ministers and and social studies. those studying for ordination whose first language is Spanish and for domestic students who need to learn MACC does not provide all the general education Spanish for ministry. courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree; there- fore, MACC has forged a collaborative learning ar- rangement with the University of the Incarnate Word Bilingual Programs (UIW) to provide students with affordable access to an array of general education courses. The UIW core The 5th edition of the Program of Priestly Formation curriculum meets most of the MACC requirements. recognizes the growing pluralism in Church and soci- Therefore, students are advised to first consider UIW, ety in the United States and recommends “the study of but they can also enroll in courses approved by the Ac- the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures as well as ademic Dean at other institutions. MACC accepts the other pastorally appropriate languages and cultures.” transfer of general education credits from accredited (PPF 182) institutions where applicable to our core curriculum and subject to transfer credit guidelines. Although stu- MACC is committed to advance the Church’s guide- dents are expected to complete most of their general lines for language and intercultural competencies in education requirements at UIW or other accredited the formation of leaders for service in Hispanic and institutions, MACC requires students to take a cap- other culturally diverse communities. stone course (CLST 3335 U.S. Cultural and Religious Patterns) designed to assess the student’s breadth of knowledge, research and writing skills, and integration Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral of general education subjects. Ministry (BAPM) Degree Language Studies forms an integral part of our core curriculum. Because we focus on the needs of His- The BAPM programs consist of a minimum of 121 panic Ministry, MACC offers an array of courses and hours of undergraduate-level coursework, including resources for the study of both English and Spanish. 43 hours of core curriculum; 39 hours of foundational A central goal of the BA curriculum is that students courses in philosophy, theology, and scripture; and 39 achieve competence in their second or additional lan- hours in one of three concentration options: Philoso- guage. phy, Catholic Leadership, or Catechetics. The follow-
16 | Undergraduate Programs The BA program is aimed at preparing those learning Philosophy,Theology, Scripture Foundation English to continue their graduate studies in English and those learning Spanish to achieve a level of com- The major area of study includes 39 hours of foun- petence that will allow them to continue toward their dational philosophy, theology, and scripture courses. mastery of the language. These requirements are included below. All students will be required to take two composition PHIL 1310 Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition courses for second language learners at MACC as part of their required General Education curriculum. ENL THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical students should refer to the “Completion of the ENL Studies Program” for more information. THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy Students will additionally choose 9 hours of elective courses from any of the following areas of study: an- THEO 1380 Theology of the Creed: The Faith cient or foreign languages, classical literature, fine or Professed performing arts, theology, philosophy or pastoral min- istry. THEO 2320 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Old Testament MACC’s BAPM Core Curriculum is summarized be- low. PHIL 2321 Ancient Philosophy Core Curriculum Requirements (generally transferred to THEO 2332 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: New MACC and are, therefore, excluded from our course de- Testament scriptions) PSTR 2351 History of the Catholic Church Rhetoric 6 hours Literature 3 hours THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology: The Faith Arts 3 hours Celebrated Math 3 hours THEO 3381 Jesus Christ: God and Man Natural Science 4 hours History 3 hours THEO 3385 Moral Theology: The Faith Lived Wellness 2 hours Physical Education 1 hour THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions: The Faith Modern Language* 6 hours Prayed Electives 9 hours THEO 4387 Ecclesiology Core Curriculum Requirements (generally completed at MACC and included in course descriptions) Concentrations CLST 3335 U.S. Cultural and Religious Patterns MACC’s curriculum integrates the four pillars of min- PSTR 3340/3342 Pastoral Spanish I and II (*Modern istry formation: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pas- Language, 6 hrs) toral. Congruent with this, the BAPM requires that stu- dents select an area of concentration that meets the ENL 4370/4371 Composition in an Acquired Language requirements of ministry formation while also meeting I and II the student’s academic interests and needs.To this end,
17 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE MACC has structured three areas of concentration: PSTR 2335 Sacred Art and Architecture Catechetics, Catholic Leadership, and Philosophy. The 39-hour concentrations of study are described sepa- PSTR 3340/3342 Pastoral Spanish I and II rately in the following sections. Concentration in Catholic Leadership Concentration in Philosophy (39 Hours): (39 Hours): This concentration prepares students for the study of This concentration is for those seeking to serve the Theology and is based on the Church’s most funda- Church in key lay pastoral ministry leadership posi- mental belief in the compatibility of reason and faith. tions in diocesan offices, in Catholic schools and or- The overall goal is to enable graduates to understand ganizations, and as parish administrators according to their future theological studies within the context of the guidelines outlined in Co-Workers in the Vineyard the Catholic intellectual tradition. This concentration of the Lord. The overall goal is to provide the student meets the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ requirements in Phi- with an in-depth knowledge of the Church’s teachings losophy for admission into a major seminary for stud- and a pastoral plan for implementing best practices for ies towards ordination. church management, ethical pastoral care, and faithful leadership in today’s complex cultural settings. Requirements include two Foundation courses - PHIL 1310, PHIL 2321 - and the following: Requirements include the following: PHIL 1311 Classical Logic PSTR 1372 Cross-Cultural Competencies for Pastoral Ministry PHIL 2323 Medieval Philosophy PSTR 2322 Faith Development and Catechesis in a PHIL 2342 Philosophy of Nature and Being Multicultural Context PHIL 3325 Modern Philosophy PSTR 2373 Hispanic Ministry in the 21st Century PHIL 3327 Contemporary Philosophy PSTR 3330 Canon Law for Ministry in a Multicultural Context PHIL 3351 Philosophical Anthropology PSTR 3374 Stewardship and Financial Management for PHIL 3384 Epistemology Catholic Leaders PHIL 4363 Natural Theology PSTR 4378 Ethics and Accountability for Catholic Leaders PHIL 4386 Philosophical Ethics 12 hours of Pastoral Ministry, Latin, Philosophy, and/or 21 hours of Pastoral Ministry, Philosophy, and/or The- Theology electives by advisement ology electives by advisement Priestly Formation Requirements. All students in priest- Concentration in Catechetics (39 hours): ly formation complete 4 of the following requirements in Catechetics is the teaching of basic Catholic doctrine. place of the electives mentioned above. This concentration prepares catechetical leaders to oversee diocesan, parish, and school-based programs PSTR 1325/1335 Ecclesiastical Latin I and II for evangelizing and educating adults, teens, children, and families in the Catholic faith. The courses draw PSTR 2325 Liturgical and Sacred Music from the rich array of the Church’s documents on
18 | Undergraduate Programs evangelization, catechesis, culture, and Hispanic Min- istry. The overall goal is to enable the graduate to Collaborative Programs design and implement a comprehensive approach to with UIW in Pastoral catechesis that begins with the family, builds on the assets of the community and culture being served, and Ministry (PMIN) is centered in the sacramental life of the Church. Re- quirements include: MACC’s BAPM and MAPM (PMIN) programs are also offered as collaborative academic arrangements with PSTR 1350 Foundations of Evangelization and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Students Catechesis must concurrently enroll each semester in the bilingual Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Pastoral Min- PSTR 2352 Catechetical Content, Methods, and istry (PMIN) via UIW’s Pastoral Institute, which serves Curriculum the Catholic community through education and min- isterial formation. PMIN students take all the pastoral PSTR 2354 Baptismal Catechumenate (RCIA) and ministry courses of the PMIN major at MACC while Catholic Formation simultaneously fulfilling UIW’s program requirements. As students of both institutions, they are subject to PSTR 3356 Family, Culture, and Catechesis the admission standards and academic policies at each institution, which works collaboratively with and oper- PSTR 3358 Youth and Young Adult Ministry ates independently of the other. MACC students must declare their intention of enrolling in the collaborative 24 hours of Pastoral Ministry, Philosophy, and/or program before beginning either program. Theology electives by advisement Additional BAPM Requirements. The following requirements apply: Capstone: CLST 3335 U.S. Cultural and Religious Patterns Summative Assessment: THEO 4387 Ecclesiology Language Proficiency: Core Modern Language and/or concentration electives Credits: A minimum of 121 hours is required. Resident Credits: Of the 121 hours of required cours- es, 45 must be completed at MACC. Certificate of Pre-Theology Upper-Division Credits: A minimum of 36 of the 45 The Pre-Theology (PT) certificate is designed to pre- hours of resident credit must be upper-division hours. pare students for graduate level study in theology. Stu- dents who already hold a bachelor’s degree or who Major: A minimum of 15 of the 36 hours of upper-di- are primarily interested in preparing themselves for vision resident credit must be major program require- further study in Theology may enroll in this program, ments. which includes three different tracks – Philosophy, Di-
19 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE aconal Studies, and Pastoral Ministry. Its requirements Resident Credits: Of the 54 hours of required cours are outlined below. es, 30 must be completed at MACC. PT: Philosophy Upper-Division Credits. 24 hours of resident credit must be upper-division courses. Theology & Scripture (15 Hours) PT: Diaconal Studies THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical Studies Diaconal Studies (DSP) are for men discerning a min- istry as a permanent deacon. The Archdiocese of San THEO 1380 Theology of the Creed: Faith Professed Antonio works closely with each applicant, who, upon admittance, completes an aspirancy year followed by THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology: The Faith four years of formation and study. Courses are typical- ly offered Monday and Wednesday evening to accom- Celebrated modate students’ schedules. THEO 3385 Moral Theology: The Faith Lived The Aspirancy Year: THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions: The Faith PSTR 1110 Introduction to Catechism of the Catholic Prayed Church Philosophy (33 Hours): PHIL 1310 Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition See the eleven (11) PHIL courses listed in the THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical BAPM-Philosophy section. Studies Electives (select 6 hrs from the list below) THEO 1380 Theology of the Creed: The Faith Pro- fessed PSTR 1325/1335 Ecclesiastical Latin I and II The Candidacy (Years 2 through 5) THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy PSTR 2325 Liturgical & Sacred Music PSTR 1350 Foundations of Evangelization and PSTR 2335 Sacred Art and Architecture Catechesis SPAN 3340/3342 Pastoral Spanish I and II THEO 2320 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Old Testament ENL 4370/4371 Composition in an Acquired Language I and II THEO 2332 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: New Testament Additional Pre-Theology Requirements. The following requirements pertain to the 54-hour program. PSTR 2351 History of the Catholic Church Credits: A minimum of 54 hours is required. PSTR 2352 Catechetical Content, Methods & Curriculum
20 | Undergraduate Programs THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology: The Faith Coursework. Requirements include the following: Celebrated 6 hrs of intro-level studies: PSTR 3330 Canon Law for Ministry in Multicultural Communities PHIL 1310 Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition* THEO 3381 Jesus Christ: God and Man THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical Studies THEO 3385 Moral Theology: The Faith Lived 12 hrs of pastoral and practical theology THEO 4320 Evangelization and the Writings of St. Paul THEO 1380 Theology of the Creed THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions: The Faith Prayed THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology THEO 4387 Ecclesiology THEO 3385 Moral Theology Practica, 6 hrs: Homiletics & Liturgy THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions Elective by advisement 36 hrs of philosophical, liturgical, scriptural, and minis- try studies PT: Pastoral Ministry THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy This 54-hour (Cert) Certificate is ideal for people of God actively serving in their home parish with a pro- PSTR 1372 Cross Cultural Competencies for Pastoral found interest in better understanding their Catholic Ministry faith... Distance education options are available, and students may complete the program requirements by THEO 2320 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Old Tes- enrolling in equivalent day or evening classes instruct- tament ed in English or Spanish. THEO 2332 Catholic Biblical Interpretations: New The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry incorporates the Testament standards for pastoral formation, in culturally diverse environments including Hispanic, stipulated by the Col PSTR 2351 History of the Catholic Church* laborators in the Vineyard of the Lord document. This revised program of studies offers not only a systematic PSTR 2352 Catechetical Content, Methods, and Cur- academic deepening in the faith, but also solid theolog riculum* ical foundations for the practice of pastoral ministry. Curriculum. This curriculum responds to the need for proper preparation of effective leaders and leaders in parishes, movements, and organizations. Course offer- ings and teaching modalities accommodate the active ministry life of those in MACC’s lay ecclesial ministry formation programs.
21 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE PSTR 2373 Hispanic Ministry in the 21st Century acquisition process; the majority of language learning and retention occurs through independent study and PSTR 3330 Canon Law for Ministry in Multicultural practice outside of class. Lack of progress may indicate Communities insufficient time dedicated to engaging the target language outside of class. THEO 4320 Evangelization and the Writings of St. Paul* Instruction Levels. At MACC, students receive in- struction in the core language skills at four levels: be- THEO 4387 Ecclesiology* ginner, basic, intermediate and advanced. As students progress in the ENL Program, they gradually begin 2 3-cr electives by advisement* to make the transition to the regular undergraduate curriculum. All four levels of ENL instruction can in- 0 hrs of human formation retreats corporate 3-12 hours of ENL non-college-level credit instruction per week, according to students’ needs. PSTR 2091 (2) Retreat Each ENL course includes an integrated Language Lab *By advisement component, allowing access to our web-based Lan- guage Learning program. A flat technology fee is ap- plied to tuition costs for each semester. English as a New Language (ENL) Studies Advanced ENL. Advanced ENL students who suc- cessfully complete the ENL 0343 Integrated English Bachelor of Arts graduates of MACC must be com- Skills IV course will register for the two advanced, col- petent in their command of the English language. For lege-level credit-earning ENL Composition in an Ac- students whose native language is not English, MACC quired Language courses (ENL 4370 and ENL 4371), offers an ENL Program structured according to stu- which serve as “bridge” courses between the ENL dents’ English language proficiency. At the time of a program and the college-level English Composition student’s admission, the level of instruction in which s/ courses. In addition, after completing the four levels he should matriculate is determined by the results of of the ENL Program (or scoring the equivalent on the a MACC-administered placement test. Placement Test) students will take an exit test to as- sess English Proficiency. If they achieve an appropriate Principles of Learning a New Language. Learning score, students transition out of the ENL Program and a new language requires: can proceed to meet their regular English curriculum requirements. Time and Patience: It takes children about 3 years to speak their native language well. Children naturally lis- Completion of the ENL Program. Once students ten to and absorb a language BEFORE they can speak have successfully completed the ESL program, and well, and the progression is the same for adults acquir- passed the English Proficiency Exit Test, they are re- ing a new language. Learning a new language usually quired to take an additional six (6) hours in the English takes 4-7 years to reach complete proficiency. language curriculum (ENGL). The requirement may be fulfilled with 6 hours of core composition in English Dedication and Self-Discipline: (English 1301 and 1302). Examination and course con- Excellent language classes require careful preparation tent options are available by advisement. by skilled instructors, but 80% of the responsibility for language learning falls to the student. Time inside the classroom represents only a small part of the language
22 | Undergraduate Programs Additional Undergraduate Requirements Grades. A minimum grade of C (or a grade of 70 or higher) is required to satisfactorily complete each de- gree and certificate requirement/course. GPA. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in all coursework that is applicable toward the pro- gram, certificate, or degree. Grades for developmental coursework are calculated as part of the GPA but are not applicable towards any program, certificate, or de- gree. UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Cultural Studies (CLST) Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other groups that shape the unique identity of the United States as a CLST 3335 US Cultural and Religious Patterns pluralistic society. This course will guide students in using social theory to explore and understand cultural and religious pat- English (ENGL) terns that define contemporary U.S. society. Drawing from history and modern mass media, students will ENGL 1301 Composition identify and analyze social values, attitudes, mindsets, This is a writing-intensive course that focuses on nu- norms, and behaviors that define U.S. culture. The merous rhetorical modes to develop well-written course will study the cultural characteristics of Na- compositions. Students will learn to write different tive Americans, Euro-Americans, Anglo-Saxons, African types of essays and will be introduced to creative, aca-
23 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE demic, and business writing with an emphasis on gram- nonnative speakers who have little or no background mar and syntax. The course will develop the student’s in this language. The course uses an integrated-skills ability to write clear thesis statements for academic approach to help students understand and practice writing and logical defense of the thesis through con- English grammar so they can gain confidence and use vincing arguments. language accurately and fluently. Beginner Level con- Core-English I (generally transferred to MACC) tent includes: the Verb Be, Present and Past, Simple [Equivalent to SPAN 1350 Composition] Present Statements and Questions, Present Progres- sive, Nouns, Pronouns, and Simple Past. ENGL 1302 Research & Rhetoric This course develops students’ ability to communicate ENL 0313 Integrated English Skills I clearly and effectively through the writing of argumen This beginning level course will integrate academic tative essays and the presentation of a major research reading, vocabulary building, listening/speaking, and project. Students will further learn to recognize and writing skills in order to build a strong foundation in apply the principles of rhetoric and logic in a variety of English. Working with a variety of written and spoken written contexts. Topics include but are not limited to materials, students learn to identify the main idea, con- the critical analysis of expository prose and literature; text clues, and signal words. Students also gain experi- the use of critical thinking to enhance communication; ence previewing, predicting, drawing conclusions, scan- the employment of style, tone and credibility in the ning, and summarizing. This course may be taken in writing process; and the identification of the norms conjunction with the three other ENL Level 1 classes. and protocols of academic discourse. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 Core-English II (generally transferred to ENL 0316 Reading and Writing I MACC) This is an introductory course in English for nonnative [Equivalent to SPAN 3352 Research & Rhetoric] speakers who have little or no background in this lan- guage. Students read, study, and practice creating sim- ENGL 2361 Literature I ple sentences and progress to writing basic paragraphs This course is an introduction to literary analysis and with a topic sentence and supporting details. examines classic works of literature from Spain, En gland, and the US. Students will read a range of litera ENL 0318 Speaking and Listening I ture, including poetry and religious writings. Students This is a beginning level course in speaking and lis- will practice critical analysis through discussion, re tening for nonnative speakers who have little or no ports, and examinations. Students will explore a vari background in English. By practicing the sounds and ety of literary forms, including drama, short fiction, and rhythm of American English, students will begin to un- poetry. Class discussions will engage ongoing, schol derstand and express themselves in the fundamentals arly conversations about particular themes, ideas, and of oral communication. Students have opportunities representation of reality developed throughout as to test their comprehension of native English speakers signed works. Our goal, through class discussion and through listening activities. Pronunciation and vocabu- extensive writing about literature, is to increase our lary building are highlighted to improve listening com- collective understanding and appreciation of literary prehension and speaking fluency. interpretation and analysis. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 Core-Literature (gener ally transferred to MACC) ENL 0320 Grammar II [Equivalent to SPAN 2361 Literature I] This is the second level course in English Grammar for nonnative speakers who have little or no background English as a New Language (ENL) in this language. The course continues an integrat- ed-skills approach to help students study and practice ENL 0310 Grammar I English grammar so they can speak and write with This is an introductory course in English Grammar for greater accuracy and fluency. Basic Level content
24 | Undergraduate Course Descriptions builds on the foundation of the previous course, with grammar so they can speak and write with greater ac- additional structures such as Imperatives, Adjectives, curacy and fluency. New structures include expansion There is / There Are, Modals, and an introduction to of the Future tense, Present Perfect, Modals, Adverbs, the Future tense. Prerequisite: ENL 0310 or Place- Gerunds, and Infinitives. Prerequisites: ENL 0310 and ment Test ENL 0320; or Placement Test. ENL 0323 Integrated English Skills II ENL 0333 Integrated English Skills III This basic level course will integrate academic read- This is an intermediate course in English for nonna- ing, vocabulary building, listening/speaking, and writing tive speakers who have a solid foundation in this lan- skills in order to strengthen the foundation developed guage. Students will refine their skills in grammar and in the beginning level course. Working with a variety academic writing, focusing on narrative, persuasive, il- of written and spoken materials, students improve the lustrative, descriptive, analytical, and cause and effect capacity to identify facts, sequence, the main idea, and essays. Prerequisites: the four ENL Level 2 classes, or context clues. Students also gain experience scanning, Placement Test. summarizing, drawing conclusions, and making infer- ences. Prerequisite: The four ENL Level 1 courses, or ENL 0336 Reading and Writing III Placement Test This is an intermediate course in English for nonnative speakers who have a strong foundation in this language. ENL 0326 Reading and Writing II Students continue to strengthen reading skills as they This is the second level course in English for nonnative learn to organize and write narrative, descriptive, and speakers who have little background in this language. opinion paragraphs, and then progress to persuasive, Students continue to develop reading comprehension compare/contrast, and problem-solution essays. Pre- skills and vocabulary as they learn to organize and requisite: ENL 0316 and ENL 326; or Placement Test write paragraphs with a topic sentence and support- ing details. The course covers basic, opinion, narrative, ENL 0338 Speaking and Listening III persuasive, problem-solution, and compare/contrast This is the third level course in speaking and listening paragraphs. Prerequisite: ENL 0316 or Placement Test for nonnative speakers who have some background in English. Students continue to develop essential listen- ENL 0328 Speaking and Listening II ing, conversational and pronunciation skills through This is the second level course in speaking and listen- practicing the sounds and rhythm of English using a va- ing for nonnative speakers who have a beginning foun- riety of oral communication activities. As students at dation in English. By continuing to practice the sounds the intermediate level continue to test their compre- and rhythm of American English, students at the basic hension of native English speakers, they are challenged level will begin to understand and express themselves to respond through short-essay questions to specific with greater confidence and independence. Students concepts and topics from the audio materials. Pro- have further opportunities to test their comprehen- nunciation and vocabulary building are highlighted to sion of native English speakers through listening ac- improve listening comprehension and speaking fluency. tivities. Pronunciation and vocabulary building are Prerequisites: ENL 0318 and ENL 0328 highlighted to improve listening comprehension and speaking fluency. Prerequisite: ENL 0318 ENL 0340 Grammar IV This is an advanced course in English Grammar for ENL 0330 Grammar III nonnative speakers who demonstrate mastery of En- This is an intermediate course in English Grammar for glish Grammar at the intermediate level. The course nonnative speakers who have a strong foundation in continues an integrated-skills approach to help stu- grammar. The course continues an integrated-skills dents study and practice English grammar so they can approach to help students study and practice English speak and write with greater accuracy and fluency.
25 MEXICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE New structures include expansion of the Future tense, In-class writing exercises and short assignments re- Present Perfect, Modals, Adverbs, Gerunds, and Infin- inforce the topics presented and enable students to itives. Prerequisites: ENL 0310, ENL 0320, and ENL acquire the necessary writing and grammar proficien- 0330; or Placement Test cy for success in college-level English Composition courses. Individual tutoring sessions with the teacher ENL 0343 Integrated English Skills IV allow students to work on writing assignments from This is an advanced course in English for nonnative other classes, or other writing material selected by the speakers who are preparing for University-level course students. Students will become familiar with the most work. The course will enhance academic reading, lis- common kinds of writing errors and how to correct tening/speaking, and writing skills in order to fulfill them in their own compositions. higher academic requirements. Prerequisite: ENL 0343 Prerequisite: ENL 0333 ENL 4371 Composition in an Acquired ENL 0346 Reading and Writing IV Language II This is the fourth level course in English for nonnative This is an extension of ENL 4370, Composition in an speakers who demonstrate mastery of reading and Acquired Language I, reinforcing the prior experience writing at the intermediate level. As students sharpen of intensive academic writing practice and strength- reading skills and use increasingly complex grammar ening English proficiency so that students may suc- structures, they learn to organize and write a persua- cessfully transition to college-level courses. Students sive paragraph, a persuasive essay, a compare/contrast continue in-class writing exercises and short assign- essay, a cause-effect essay, and an essay with two or ments which reinforce the topics presented, as well as more structures. Prerequisite: ENL 0316, ENL 0326, individual tutoring sessions with the teacher to work and ENL 0336; or Placement Test on writing assignments from other classes, or other writing material selected by the students. Prerequisite: ENL 4370 ENL 0348 Speaking and Listening IV This is the fourth level course in speaking and listening for nonnative speakers who have a solid background Philosophy (PHIL) in English. A variety of listening input, including lec- tures, academic discussions, and conversations help PHIL 1310 Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition students explore stimulating topics as they are guided This is an introductory course to philosophy in the through strategies and critical thinking skills that help Catholic tradition which deals with the principal is- prepare them for academic achievement. As students sues concerning the nature of philosophy. It considers at the advanced level continue to test their compre- its divisions in order to provide the student a general hension of native English speakers, they are challenged philosophical perspective on diverse philosophical is- to respond through short-essay questions to specific sues. Finally, it gives special attention to the relation- concepts and topics from the audio materials. Pro- ship between reason and faith and to the relevance of nunciation and vocabulary building are highlighted to philosophy to theological studies. This course is a pre- improve listening comprehension and speaking fluency. requisite to further study in philosophy. [PMIN 1310] Prerequisites: ENL 0318, ENL 0328, and ENL 0338 PHIL 1311 Classical Logic ENL 4370 Composition in an Acquired This course focuses on classical logic and considers Language I the basic concepts in logic in light of metaphysical prin This is an advanced English writing-intensive course. ciples. It examines the three basic acts of the human In-class presentations provide practical building blocks mind and their respective mental products; namely, and scaffolding for successful advanced composition. simple apprehension - concepts; judging - judgments; and reasoning - arguments. The course is designed to
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