A WARM WELCOME TO OUR AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS!
The Angelicum Academy and the Angelicum Great Books Program have had excellent Australian students since the inception of our program.
“I’m writing to tell you that Jack has won a scholarship to one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools. Jack has won a scholarship to Scotch College(which is a private high school) for years 9-12. It is arguably one of the finest and most expensive private schools in Australia. The scholarship covers his tuition for years 9-12, worth approximately $60,000 US dollars. We are so proud of him and so thankful to everyone who made it possible, including the Angelicum Academy. I really believe that the depth and breadth of the reading list you provide put him over the top in his scholarship interview. The principal asked him to discuss his favourite authours and not many high school children can say that they’ve ever read G.A. Henty or Jules Verne, or even heard of them for that matter! Thank you!” A. V. M.
Dr. Gerard O'Shea
Our Australian ties were later unexpectedly strengthened in Torun, Poland. The Universites of Western Civilization (“UOWC”) network of cooperating Catholic Colleges received its founding impetus at the World Conference on Catholic Education held in Toruń, Poland in 2008, presided over by the Prefect of Catholic Education, Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski. UOWC founders are signatories of the TORUŃ DECLARATION in support of Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution on Higher Education Ex corde Ecclesiae. Dr. Gerard O’Shea of the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, a conference speaker and signatory, first suggested the connection with Campion College Australia, and the UOWC network rapidly developed from there.
Participants in the World Congress on Catholic Education held in Toruń, Poland, November 22, 2008 including the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, His Eminence Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, together with Archbishop Stanislaus Wielgus, former member and consultant to the Congregation of Catholic Education and a member of the humanities section of the European Academy of Science and Arts; Their Excellencies Bishop Andrzei Suski and Bishop Stanislaus Napierala; Catholic priests, scholars and educators from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. UOWC Founders present in photo: Peter A. Redpath, Ph.D. (holding paper, immediately left of Cardinal Grocholewski); Patrick S.J. Carmack, J.D. (head visible – third from right edge of photo); Curtis Hancock, Ph.D. (on right edge of photo); Stephen F. Bertucci (partially visible behind Dr. Hancock); Prof. dr. hab. Piotr Jaroszynski, Chair of Philosophy of Culture, Pope John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland (standing in rear between Dr. Redpath and Cardinal Grocholewski). Not in photo but present: Dr. Gerard O’Shea; Tom Michaud, Ph.D.
Next, the Angelicum Great Books Program and Campion College Australia concluded an Agreement whereby Campion College Australia agreed to accept the credits Angelicum students earned in the Angelicum Great Books Program, towards their bachelor’s degree at Campion. This entails concluding their degree by either spending their three concluding semesters at Campion College Australia (approximately 1 1/2 years), or by completing one semester at Catholic Distance University online and then their two concluding semesters at Campion College Australia (c. one year). This is a highly attractive educational opportunity for adventuresome and motivated students.
This year (2010-2011) the Angelicum Great Books Program is launching its first class on Sydney Time for Australian students (others from the US or other countries may join this class if they wish). This two-hour, live-audio class is scheduled for 9-11AM Sydney Time on Thursdays. Students may enroll now to avoid the possibility of not finding a spot later. The Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program includes this class as a part of its program too.
In order to provide additional higher educational opportunities for the students of the Angelicum Great Books Program with Campion College Australia (CCA) they agreed as follows:
Campion College is a fully registered college accredited by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training to deliver higher education programmes. It is a Higher Education Provider (HEP) under the Act. The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts has been fully accredited, meaning that it is the equal of any Bachelor degree being offered in Australia and is able to used at other universities as a prerequisite to post graduate work. The Angelicum Great Books Program has been reviewed and evaluated by the American Council of Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) and awarded ACE recommendation for 48 hours [72 Aus.cp] of college-level credit (6 hours [9 Aus.cp] per semester) either in the lower or upper division baccalaureate degree category for students successfully completing the Great Books Program.
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Great Books Program students who successfully complete (with a “C” grade or better) part or all of said program may transfer all of such hours for full credit toward the CCA bachelor’s degree. Applications with partial completion will be assessed for articulation on an individual basis. Students completing the entire 48 hour [72 Aus.cp] Great Books Program will need an additional 48 credit hours [72 Aus.cp] to earn a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from CCA. The specific credit transfer specifications are attached.
Credit Transfer Specifications
Campion has identified two options for students of the Angelicum Great Books Programme to complete their studies towards a Liberal arts degree (BA) at Campion College Australia.
Option 1 – Three (3) Semesters at Campion College Australia
Campion College Australia has identified the following 12 subjects as receiving direct credit from graduates of the Angelicum Great Books program to the Campion College Australia Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. [i.e., These courses are substantially covered in the Angelicum Great Books Program and hence need not be duplicated at Campion College Australia]
HIS 101 Western Societies from antiquity to the present
HIS 102 The Ancient World; Near Eastern , Hellenistic and Roman Culture
HIS 202 Renaissance, reformation and Revolution; A history of Modern Times
HIS 301 War, Science and Religion in the 20th century
LIT 101 Composition and Literature
LIT 102 Literature of Western Civilisation-Ancient
LIT 201 Literature of Western Civilisation-Medieval and Renaissance
LIT 202 Literature of Western Civilisation- Milton to Modern
LIT 301 The Search for Meaning in 20th Century Literature
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 202 Moral Philosophy
THE 101 Theological Foundations of Christian Culture
Students may attend Campion from this point and complete the remaining courses on the program as prescribed in the Campion handbook and on the website. The total time for completion for students who choose this option is 3 semesters.
Option 2 –One (1) Semester Online with Catholic Distance University, then Two (2) Semesters at Campion College Australia
The articulation from the Great Books program will be the same for the first twelve (12) subjects as for those in Option 1.
Students who study an additional four (4) subjects at an approved US institution prior to studying at Campion College Australia may reduce their time in Australia to two semesters. Currently the following subjects have been approved if students complete four (4) subjects at the Catholic Distance University (another UOWC participating college). These four (4) subjects are:
101-0402 Divine Revelation; Scripture and Tradition according to the Vatican 11 (THE)
106-0304 Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine (THE)
216-0101G God, Man and the Universe (PHI)
101-502.1.1 Early & Medieval Church History (HIS)
Students studying at another institution (other than CDU) would need to have their articulation approved at the time of application to Campion College.
Students choosing Option 2 would be required to complete the remaining subjects at Campion College Australia in order for students to be eligible for graduation at Campion, these are:
THE 201 Sacramental Theology
THE 301 Moral Theology
SCI 301 Human Biology
PHI 301 Modern Philosophy
SCI 302 Science and Science and Society
HIS 302 Australian Politics, Culture and Religion since 1788
LIT 302 Australian Literature
PHI 102 Metaphysics