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Catholic Studies, Minor

Program Overview

The Minor in Catholic Studies explores the Catholic tradition in all its cultural diversity and universal scope. Students achieve critical insight into the self-understanding of Catholicism (from Greek katá+holos: ‘relating to the whole’) as transcendent actor for the common good and human flourishing, encompassing the intellectual enterprise, the arts, and relations with other religions in a pluralist society.


Capstone Thesis: Grounded in the Core

For your Capstone thesis, you'll research perspectives or problems presented in the minor’s core course. This could be a project that considers Catholic social thought and/or teaching from a historical, aesthetic-cultural, theological, sociological, philosophical, or interdisciplinary perspective.