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St. Louis University at CCM

Catholic Campus Ministry has partnered with Saint Louis University in a pilot program to offer courses in Catholic Studies through the College of Philosophy and Letters at SLU in-person at CCM in Springfield. To make these courses available to as many students as possible, SLU discounted their tuition rate to $225 per credit hour and created a streamlined registration process, waiving the normal transcript requirement. For the Fall 2024 semester, thanks to a generous donor, all tuition fees are now covered for any student that enrolls! 

Fall 2024 Course Description

The Second Vatican Council

A one credit reading course


The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is the most important event in the Catholic Church in the last century, perhaps even since the sixteenth century. Major contributions and clarifications were made in the areas of ecclesiology, ecumenism, Catholic relations with non-Christian religions, liturgy, just to name a few. The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to the primary documents of Vatican II. We will briefly discuss the pre-history of the Council and survey responses to the Council, including how it impacts the Catholic Church in America today. By completing the readings and attending the weekly discussions, students should come away with a thorough understanding of the content of Vatican II and an increased awareness of the intended and the actual effects of the Council to date.

How to register


Here is the process for registering for the Fall 2024 course:


  • Click here to fill out the CCM interest form.

  • Fill out the SLU visiting student app by clicking the "Register" button below.

  • No need to send an official transcript - that will be waived. 

  • Once the student applies, the visiting student application to SLU will be processed within 48 hours. 

  • In that 48-hour period, you will be registered for the class, and will be sent a confirmation email with your SLU course and student information by SLU staff member Jacob Wierson ( 

  • Please contact Jacob if you have any questions about the application process. 


For more details on the course contact: 

Andrew Mercer

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