Undergraduate Program Goals

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Gain an understanding of the purposes, central issues, and methods of inquiry standard in theological and religious studies as applied to faith engaging culture.

Objective A

Explain, analyze, and evaluate fundamental issues that frame theological and religious inquiry using appropriate scholarly methods.

Objective B

Use critical methods to read, analyze, and interpret religious and theological texts and related media, art, and artifacts and communicate their findings clearly and coherently.

 

Engage Christianity as a living tradition of practices and beliefs that continues to be refined, developed, and extended through time in diverse cultural contexts.

Objective A

Demonstrate understanding of the unique vocabulary, foundational sources, theological beliefs, historical developments, and leading thinkers in the Christian tradition with proficiency in one or more of these areas and with particular attention to the Roman Catholic tradition.

Objective B

Recognize and explain the influence of historical and cultural contexts in the formulation and development of Christian practices and beliefs.

Render Christian faith intelligible, meaningful, and relevant in contemporary cultural contexts as a basis for transformative action in the world in dialogue with others.

Objective A

Discern the relevance of Christian faith for personal and communal life and values and its prophetic role in the transformation of the world.

Objective B

Recognize the complexity and diversity of religious practices and beliefs in pluralistic societies and seek to understand those whose values and senses of the sacred differ from their own.