Interest Courses

Interest Courses in Philosophy and Theology

DUC welcomes anyone with an interest in philosophy or theology to audit interest courses. Students who take interest courses without seeking a grade or credit for the course are given auditor status. At DUC, auditors can register for up to 8 credits per semester and do not require any prior knowledge or qualifications to take an interest course. Also, registration into a certificate or degree program is not required.

If you’re auditing a course you’ll be expected to complete all course requirements except the final exam, and your transcript will show your status as an auditor for the course. After completing a limited number of courses and achieving a reasonable level of academic success, you may be eligible to enrol in a full-time program of studies.

Faculty of Theology CoursesFaculty of Philosophy Courses

Registration process for interest courses

Auditors are not required to submit an application package.  Simply register online by clicking on the “register” button of your interest course(s) below or complete the course registration form found here for the desired course(s) and submit the completed form in person at the Office of the Registrar (Office 310) or send by mail to:

Office of the Registrar, 96 Empress Ave. Ottawa Ontario, K1R 7G3

For more information regarding course availability, or to make an appointment to register, please email us at or call us 613-233-5696 (x310).

Faculty of Theology

Winter 2022 courses

To be announced...


Faculty of Philosophy

Winter 2022 courses

DPHI/DPHY 5242/6242 - Justice in Thomas Aquinas II: Faith and Knowledge, a Trapped Problem

Monday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Professor : Maxime Allard

Credits : 3

This seminar, starting from the recent work by J. Habermas (“Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie”: published this autumn in French and I hope soon in English) and which is structured by this problematic (the subtitle says it: “Die okzidentale Konstellation von Glauben und Wissen”), will offer a history and a deconstruction of this theme in the light of texts by Thomas Aquinas leading to another way, often hidden or obliterated in the West, of dealing with these questions.

DPHY 1211 - Medieval Philosophy

Monday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Professor : Maxime Allard

Credits : 3

This course will study: the transformations of the ancient heritage (Saint Augustine, the pseudo-Dionysius, Boethius); the leading thinkers and schools of the XIth and XIIth centuries; the translations of Aristotelian, Arab and Jewish works; the high points of Scholasticism in the XIIIth century (Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus); and Ockham’s nominalism, in the XIVth century.


Do you have any further questions? An advisor will be happy to help.