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Requirements

Housed under the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, students work closely with faculty and their advisors to create their own unique Catholic Studies curriculum. Choosing from at least three disciplines, students create a major or minor path of study that supports their individual interests and passion.

Self-Designed Major

A multidisciplinary major in Catholic Studies requires:

  • 14 courses (max) from at least three disciplines within the competence of the College faculty.
  • A proposal that includes a statement of intellectual rationale for the proposed field of study, an outline of courses already taken, and a plan of proposed courses. Proposals are written in consultation with the Catholic Studies advisor, the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and two faculty sponsors based in departments related to the proposed major.
  • Letters of support from faculty sponsors.

Minor

A multidisciplinary minor in Catholic Studies requires:

  • 6 courses from at least three disciplines within the competence of the College faculty.
  • A proposal similar to that for the student-designed major though on a smaller scale. Students may design their own minor, or use a faculty-designed template as a basis for their course work and study.

Fall 2020 Courses

Classics

  • CLAS 112: Greek Mythology in Literature

  • CLAS 114: Discovering God and Discerning Self

Education

  • EDUC 223: Catholic Mission in Education

English

  • ENGL 401-3: Evil in Marlowe and Shakespeare 

  • ENGL 299: Tolkien and After

Religious Studies

  • RELS 114: Introduction to Theology

  • RELS 300: Ethics of Work and Family

  • RELS 116: Catholicism

  • RELS 102: Mary in Christian Theology

  • RELS 280: Liberation Theology

Sociology

  • SOCL 299: Ethnography of Global Catholicism

Apply to the Major or Minor