SDC Basic Biennal Course

SDC courses were launched in 2000 with the cooperation of the Pontifical Lateran University and cover a two year period, for a total of 14 Sessions scheduled on weekends (a whole day on Saturday and the morning of Sunday).

Each session provides nine hours of classes for a total of 126 hours over the two years. At the end of the two years students, if they wish, can submit and discuss a short thesis on a subject selected from the curriculum to obtain a diploma from the Pontifical Lateran University.

Teachers are supplied by the Pontifical Lateran University and classes are held in Rome, at institutes very close to the Vatican.

These courses, initially destined to CAPP members only, are now available to friends and sympathizers who wish to pursue in depth study of SDC.

Until 2007 organizational and financial relations with the Lateran University have been managed by FINETICA, an Institute created by Msgr. Sergio Lanza to service joint programs of the Lateran University and the Bocconi University. In 2007 Finetica ceased to exist and CAPP now interacts directly with the Lateran University. Through Prof. Flavio Felice, responsible for teachers’ coordination of CAPP courses, we got in touch with Msgr. Viganò, Dean of the Pastoral Institute Redemptor Hominis, who has been instrumental in setting up direct contact with the Lateran University. The financial side of the relationship is handled by the Foundation Civitas Lateranensis, while the Lateran Interdisciplinary Center handles teachers coordination and secretarial services.In 2009 the cooperation with Civitas Lateranensis has been formalized in a written agreement.

Courses are held in Italian language.

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