2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catholic Studies Minor

The Minor in Catholic Studies explores the Catholic tradition in all its cultural diversity and universal scope. Students achieve critical insight into the self-understanding of Catholicism (from Greek katá+holos: ‘relating to the whole’) as transcendent actor for the common good and human flourishing, encompassing the intellectual enterprise, the arts, and relations with other religions in a pluralist society.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Catholic Social Teaching: Demonstrate an understanding of how Catholic social teaching interfaces with religious and secular culture
  • Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Articulate the major intellectual, social, historical, and aesthetic perspectives of the Catholic cultural tradition
  • Pluralism & the Common Good: Articulate how Catholic teaching interfaces with other religions in a pluralist society

Minor Requirements (20 units)

Electives (16 units)

Students complete one course in each area of study and an additional course in the area of their choice. This area coverage requirement may be waived by the program director.