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Basic Catechetics for Discipleship

(Revised to Reflect the 2020 Catechetical Directory)  Basic Catechetics for Discipleship introduces students to the vocation of a catechist and the most pragmatic skills needed to develop a catechetical lesson or presentation. Students will briefly explore the history, tasks, and documents related to catechetics in order to appreciate the preparation required for a catechist. Students who successfully complete this course should be able to identify the preparation they need to be a catechist, and describe the elements and underlying principles needed to create an effective and faithful catechetical lesson or presentation.

This course focuses on the basic principles and skills that every catechist should know. The lectures and the assigned readings are essential elements of this course, so we encourage you to spend time reflecting on these.