Catholic Studies BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Catholic Studies majors will be able to explain the basic doctrines and practices of the Church as well as the broad expressions and applications of Revelation and Tradition. Through interdisciplinary study of the development of Catholic thought and culture, the tradition's philosophical foundations and aesthetic heritage, students will learn to explore critically the history and contemporary significance of Catholicism.

  2. Catholic Studies majors will be able to identify and explain key concepts.

  3. Catholic Studies majors will have an understanding of the interdisciplinary character of the Catholic intellectual tradition and its relevance for their professional pursuits.  For example, central topics, such as, human happiness and the nature of work, will be explored in an integral way, drawing upon the insights of theology, literature, art, and the social sciences.