Catholic studies program to host information session Sept. 24 Patricia Sirek September 17, 2009 The University of St. Thomas will host an information session about its Master of Arts degree program in Catholic studies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Great Room (Room 100) of McNeely Hall on the university’s St. Paul campus. The hall is located on the southwest corner of Summit and Cleveland avenues.Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. R.S.V.P. to (651) 962-5703 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .The 33-credit program provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of Catholicism and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Undergirded by courses in theology, philosophy and history, the program explores Catholicism’s contributions to world literature, art, music, architecture, law, political systems, and the social and natural sciences. It also encourages critical reflection and debate on contemporary and cross-culture issues related to Catholicism. The program welcomes students of all faiths.A summer-only course option, a joint degree in Catholic studies and law, and study-abroad opportunities also are available.For further information, visit the Catholic Studies Graduate Program Web site.