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Director: Stanley Harrison, Ph.D.

 

The interdisciplinary minor in Catholic studies offers students an integrated understanding of Catholicism as a unique form of Christianity, examining its distinctive doctrines, historical changes in institutional forms and world-views and impact upon culture, art and literature. The minor combines courses in theology, philosophy, English and history and other special courses that deal with Catholic Christianity, among other topics, from their various perspectives.

Catholic Studies Minor

The minor consists of 18 credit hours: one theology course (3 credit hours), one history course (3 credit hours), one English or philosophy course (3 credit hours) and three upper division courses (9 credit hours) from approved courses with at least two of the four areas represented (theology, philosophy, English and history) as listed below.

Required Courses:
Theology Course: Choose one course from the following3
Theology Through the Centuries
Theology in the Early Church
Theology of the Church
Sacraments and Christian Life
History Course:
HIST 4130Religion and American Life3
English or Philosophy: Choose one course from designated electives3
*Upper-division electives: Choose three courses.9
Total Credit Hours18

Note:

  • Upper-division electives must be chosen from approved courses with at least two of the four areas represented (theology, philosophy, English and history).
  • For more specific information regarding approved courses, consult the program coordinator.