Catholic Studies, B.A.

I. Major Program Requirements

Thirty-two semester credits, including:

Required courses (22 credits):

CATH205Truth and Culture

3

CATH206Catholic Anthropology

3

CATH207Grace & the Human Experience

3

CATH305Faith & Reason

3

CATH306Lives of the Saints

3

CATH308Catholic Intellectual & Artistic Trad

3

CATH495Catholicism Engaged

1

CATH497Senior Paper

1

Plus 12 credits from a specialized track:

At least 3 credits taken within the track must be 300-level or higher.

6 credits of Latin may be used to contribute to any track, so long as one full year of Latin is successfully completed.

Truth/Receptivity courses:

PHIL202Medieval Philosophy

3

PHIL216Philosophy of God & Religion

3

PHIL252Philosophy & History of Science

3

PHIL310Metaphysics

3

PHIL313Epistemology

3

TH231Introduction to Old Testament (WI)

3

TH236Introduction to New Testament (WI)

3

TH251The God Question

3

TH254Theology and Science

3

TH341History of Christian Thought: Early Church & Partistics

3

TH342HCT: Middle Ages Through Reformation

3

TH343HCT: Modernity-Postmodernity

3

TH352Christology

3

TH353Trinity in Christian Life and Theology

3

Beauty/Creativity courses:

PHIL255Philosophy of Art & Beauty

3

TH201Church and Worship

3

TH212Women Mystics

3

TH215Exploring Christian Spirituality

3

TH353Trinity in Christian Life and Theology

3

Goodness/Expression courses:

ILC213The Elusive Self

4

ILC389DHistorical Atrocity, Suffering & God

4

PHIL205Ethics

3

PHIL121Philosophy of Human Being

3

PHIL150Philosophy in Love

3

PHIL206Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL208Bioethics

3

PHIL256Social & Political Philosophy(WI)

3

PHIL324Ethical Theory (WI)

3

TH216Violence & Atonement

3

TH220Moral Theology

3

TH222Health Care Ethics

3

TH263Modern Catholic Social Teaching (WI)

3

TH264Theologies of Liberation(GD)

3

TH353Trinity in Christian Life and Theology

3

II. Other Program Requirements

Catholic Studies students are expected to participate in three types of co-curricular activities; majors must complete three activities per academic year. 

  • Truth: e.g. academic lectures
  • Beauty: e.g. symphonies, a Latin Mass, a trip to an art gallery
  • Goodness: e.g. Campus Ministry group or retreat; service project coordinated with the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice
Participation will be tracked throughout a student's academic career and will be recorded in the final semester.