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Catholic Studies and Social Thought Interdisciplinary Minor

Administrative Office
Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 248
Phone: (415) 422-5706
Fax: (415) 422-2206
Catholic Studies & Social Thought 
Vincent Pizzuto, Director
The Minor in Catholic Studies and Social Thought is conceived as a Catholic interdisciplinary engagement between/among forms of Catholic social thought as expressed in social theory, the Catholic socio-cultural imaginary, and the Roman Catholic magisterial discourse on society. In disciplinary terms, the curriculum is divided into three areas of study: 1) History and Society; 2) Theology and Philosophy; 3) Culture and Aesthetics.

Catholic Studies and Social Thought Minor Requirements

The Minor in Catholic Studies and Social Thought requires 20 credits of coursework, as follows:

Required Core Course:

All minors without exception must take the core course:


The Minor requires 12 credits of electives as listed below. Ordinarily, students will complete one course in each of the three areas of study. This area-coverage requirement may be waived by the student's Capstone adviser, in consultation with the Catholic Studies faculty director, where students show interest and capacity for profitable research on a particular theme with an eye to the Capstone.

The Capstone

All students in the Minor must successfully complete a Capstone course (4 credits), including a Capstone thesis project, ordinarily a 25-40 page paper. In preparing for the Capstone, the student selects a course that will be the "wrapper" for her/his Capstone project. The course must come from one of the electives.


Catholic Social Thought
History and Society
Theology and Philosophy
Culture and Aesthetics