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Catholic Studies

Requirements

The Catholic studies minor consists of six courses (18 credit hours). No more than two courses from a single academic discipline may count toward the minor, and at least two courses must be taken at the 300-level. Academic requirements are divided into three categories: foundational courses, electives, and capstone seminar.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Students must select one philosophy course and one theology course. Courses may overlap with Core Curriculum requirements. In addition, all students must take CATH 296 (All Things Ignatian: Living and Learning in the Jesuit Tradition)--ideally within the first four semesters of their academic program.

Catholic Studies (CATH)
CATH 296 All Things Ignatian: Living and Learning in the Jesuit Tradition

Philosophy (PHIL)
PHIL 171/CATH 171 Philosophy of Religion (sections designated for Catholic studies)
PHIL 180/CATH 183 Being Human: Philosophical Perspectives (sections designated for Catholic studies)
PHIL 305 Medieval Philosophy: Augustine to Abelard
PHIL 399/CATH 399 Faith, Reason, Justice (for philosophy or theology majors only)

Theology (THEO)
THEO 267 Jesus Christ
THEO 266 Church in the World
THEO 265 Sacraments
THEO 232 New Testament
THEO 171 Great Christian Thinkers
THEO 279 Roman Catholicism
THEO 180/CATH 182 Theology and Interdisciplinary Study (when Catholic texts are offered)
THEO 192/CATH 192 Moral Problems (when sections focus on the Catholic moral tradition)
THEO 193 Christian Marriage

ELECTIVE COURSES

Students may choose the remaining four courses from several academic disciplines, including theology, philosophy, history, English, classical studies, fine arts, or political science. Courses may overlap with Core Curriculum requirements.

Catholic Studies (CATH)
CATH 100 Introductory Topics in Catholic Studies
CATH 200 Intermediate Topics in Catholic Studies
CATH 300 Advanced Topics in Catholic Studies
CATH 395 Directed Readings in Catholic Studies

Classical Studies (CLST)
CLST 288/CATH 288 Greek Literature in Translation (designated sections)
CLST 289/CATH 289 Roman Literature in Translation (designated sections)

Latin (LATN)
LATN 315 Latin Fathers: Western Patristic Thought (Latin prerequisite)
LATN 361 St. Augustine (Latin prerequisite)

Greek (GREK)
GREK 267 New Testament Greek
GREK 315 Greek Fathers (Greek prerequisite)

English (ENGL)
ENGL 279 Introduction to Medieval Culture
ENGL 289/CATH 290 Society in Literature (designated sections)
ENGL 308 Biblical Literature
ENGL 322 Chaucer
ENGL 329 Milton
ENGL 383 Literature and Theology

Fine Arts (FNAR)
FNAR 338 Medieval Art
FNAR 341 Renaissance Art - Painting
FNAR 344 Early Italian Renaissance Art (Rome Center course)
FNAR 345 Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
FNAR 349  Art and the Catholic Tradition

History (HIST)
HIST 101 Western Civilization to the 17th Century
HIST 290 Medieval Culture
HIST 297 The Jesuits: Life and History
HIST 309 History of Early Christianity
HIST 310 Early Middle Ages 600 - 1150
HIST 314 The Italian Renaissance
HIST 315 The Reformation

Modern Language and Literatures (LITR)

Italian (ITAL)
ITAL 314 Survey of 13th and 14th Century Italian

Literature (LITR)
LITR 283/CATH 283 Studies (section designated for Dante)
LITR 312 Dante: The Divine Comedy

Philosophy (PHIL)
PHIL 171/CATH 171 Philosophy of Religion (designated sections)
PHIL 180/CATH 183 Being Human: Philosophical Perspectives (designated sections)
PHIL 304/CATH 304 History of Ancient Philosophy (designated sections)
PHIL 305 Medieval Philosophy: Augustine to Abelard
PHIL 307 13th and 14th Century Philosophy
PHIL 312 Problems of Philosophy of God
PHIL 320 The Philosophy of St. Augustine
PHIL 340 The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
PHIL 399/CATH 399 Faith, Reason, Justice (for philosophy majors only)

Political Science (PLSC)
PLSC 300 Catholic Social Thought

Sociology (SOCL)
SOCL 145 Religion & Society

Theology (THEO)
THEO 267 Jesus Christ
THEO 266 Church in the World
THEO 265 Sacraments
THEO 232 New Testament
THEO 171 Great Christian Thinkers
THEO 279 Roman Catholicism
THEO 180/CATH 182 Theology and Interdisciplinary Study (designated sections)
THEO 193 Christian Marriage
THEO 305 Gospel and Letters of John
THEO 306 The Epistles of Paul
THEO 310 Parables
THEO 311 The Meaning of Jesus Christ
THEO 313 The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
THEO 315 Mary and the Church
THEO 316 Western Patristic Thought
THEO 317 Christian Thought: Ancient to Medieval
THEO 318 Christian Thought: Reformation to Modern
THEO 330 Liberation Theology
THEO 345 Roman Catholic Social Thought
THEO 372 Theology of Thomas Aquinas
THEO 383 Theology, Arts, and Literature

CAPSTONE SEMINARS

All students working toward a Catholic studies minor must attend three capstone seminars with the program director or a designated Catholic studies faculty member during the final semester of the senior year. Two capstone seminars involve making presentations to fellow seniors. The purpose of these two presentations is to create an informal context for students to explore and discuss the relationship between the Catholic intellectual and artistic tradition and their major field of study using various media, including film, literature, theology, philosophy, poetry, autobiography, music, and development in the sciences. At the third capstone seminar, students will present their work to faculty members and a larger group of students participating in the Catholic studies minor.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Catholic studies program works closely with the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage to promote a community of learning for students and faculty.

Students can take advantage of many academic, cultural, social, and religious opportunities including lectures, retreats, concerts, internships, social events, and group activities designed for the Catholic studies minors. The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) often hosts exhibits and lectures focusing on artists who create their work through their exploration and interaction with Catholicism.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

CCIH, in support of the Catholic Studies Minor, is funding a one-year fellowship to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in the Catholic Studies Minor program. This fellowship is dedicated to the support for CCIH funded faculty research projects as well as CCIH's international research projects. Student submits completed applications on-line through Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) by March 1.



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