Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Catholic Studies Minor


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Department Contact:

Department Chair: Dr. Daniel Waldow, dwaldow@francis.edu, 814-472-3284

Program Description:

‘Catholic’ means ‘universal,’ and this word was used in early Christianity to refer to the one, universal faith that Christ imparted to the Apostles and which the Apostles and their successors labored to share with the entire world.  In its 2,000 year history, the Catholic Church has become truly universal, reaching and influencing places, individuals and cultures from every corner of the world.  A minor in Catholic Studies at St. Francis University enables students to intellectually examine and assess the core principles, content and effects of this historic, universal faith.  Students in this minor are given the opportunity to take courses which explore the metaphysical, epistemological, moral, biblical, and dogmatic elements of the Catholic faith from both philosophical and theological perspectives.        

Student Learning Outcomes:

(1) Demonstrate understanding of the essential biblical, systematic, moral and liturgical content of the Catholic faith. 

 

(2) Demonstrate understanding of the essential metaphysical, epistemological, and natural law principles which inform Catholic theology. 

 

(3) Demonstrate understanding of the essential nature and purposes of the major forms of prayer, spirituality, and vocations within the Catholic Church.   

Total Credits Required:

15 credits

Requirements: (15 credits)


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