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
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