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Licentiate in Canon Law

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Program Requirements

Compulsory courses (66 cr.)

  • DCA 5129  General Norms (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5136  Foundations of Law (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5132  Administrative Institutes (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6921  Canonical Latin (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6395  Research Seminar (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6113  Temporal Goods (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6115  Penal Law (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6112  Administrative Procedures (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5131  Christian Faithful (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5203  Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5103  Universal and Supra-Diocesan Church Structures (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5137  Teaching Office (1.5 cr.)
    DCA 5127  Particular Churches (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5130  Matrimonial Law (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5138  Special Matrimonial Cases and Procedures (1.5 cr.)
  • DCA 5134  Eastern Canon Law (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5135  Matrimonial Jurisprudence (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5133  Procedures I (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6114  Procedures II (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5128  Sanctifying Office (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6415  Sectors of Law (6 cr.)
  • DCA 6321 Seminar on Tribunal Practice (3 cr.)     

Optional courses (9 cr.) from among the courses below

  • DCA 5304  Comparative Particular Law (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5396  Directed Studies I (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5397  Directed Studies II (3 cr.)
  • DCA 5398  Directed Studies III (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6301  Special Problems in Canon Law I (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6302  Special Problems in Canon Law II (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6315  Liturgical Law Outside the Code (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6316  The Laity and the Power of Governance in the Church (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6363  Special Problems in Canon Law III (1.5 cr.)
  • DCA 6364  Special Problems in Canon Law IV (1.5 cr.)
  • DCA 6396  Selected Topics in Canon Law I (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6397  Selected Topics in Canon Law II (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6398  Selected Topics in Canon Law III (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6922  Field Practicum (3 cr.)
  • DCA 6961  Study Visit to the Roman Curia (1.5 cr.)
  • DCA 6962  Special Issues in Consecrated Life (1.5 cr.)

Latin Requirement

Students without a sufficient understanding of Latin are required to take DCA 3108 (Latin I) and DCA 3109 (Latin II) as prerequisites to DCA 6291 (Canonical Latin).

Comprehensive  Examination                                                                                                                                                    

When all coursework has been completed, students are required to take DCA 7998 (Comprehensive Examination) to obtain the LCL/JCL. The student is admitted to the comprehensive examination only after having fulfilled all the other requirements of the program. At least one month before the examination, the student will choose 15 themes from the list approved by the Dean after consultation with the professors. The student will be questioned orally for 60 minutes on these themes before a panel of professors. The passing grade is C+ (65%). If this examination is failed, it may be taken again subject to the norms of the Faculty.