Catholic Studies  




Student Learning Outcomes Courses Class Schedule
This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students interested in exploring the Catholic tradition, as expressed in art, literature, poetry, theology, popular piety, and philosophy. Core courses in Catholic Studies focus on those elements of Christian thought, belief, and practice that are critical to understanding past and contemporary Catholic culture.
Requirements of Catholic Studies Minor
Twenty-one (21) semester hours (15 required, 6 elective).  Students must earn a C- or better in a class in order for it to count toward the minor.
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Required Courses (15 semester hours)
The following courses are required:
  • CA401 Christian View of History (3)
  • EH260 Catholic Writers (3)
  • HY277 History of Christianity (3)
  • PH248 Catholic Intellectual Tradition (3)
  • TY147 The Catholic Vision (3)
Electives (6 semester hours):
The following courses may count toward the Catholic Studies minor.
  • AT275  Renaissance Art and Society (3)
  • AT380  Baroque Art (3)
  • CA200 Tolkien, Narnia, and the Catholic Imagination (3)
  • CA310  Special Topics in Catholic Studies (3)
  • HY311  American Catholic History (3)
  • MCHL/TY130  Music in Liturgical Celebration (3)
  • PH320  Medieval Philosophy (3)
  • PH245  Philosophy of Religion (3)
  • TY212  Vatican II and the American Catholic Experience (3)
  • TY255  Catholic Social Teaching (3)
  • TY345  Catholic Ecclesiology (3)

Course Listings

For classes other than those listed below, please see course listings under appropriate departments.
CA 200 Tolkien, Narnia and the Catholic Imagination
The analysis of J.R.R. Tolkien's and C.S. Lewis’s imaginative worlds, Middle-earth and Narnia, from the perspective of a Catholic worldview, Tolkien’s concept of mythopoeia and Lewis’s theological writings. This course is also a Theology elective.
CA 310 Special Topics in Catholic Studies (3)
Special topics in Catholic Studies offered on an occasional basis by faculty or visiting scholars.
CA 401 Christian View of History (3)
This course is a cultural history of Christendom, with a particular emphasis on Catholic culture and Christian historiography. When cross-listed with HY312, this course is also a History elective.

Class Schedule

Fall 2014
  • AT275 Renaissance Art and Society
  • HY277 History of Christianity
  • TY147 Catholic Vision
  • TY255 Catholic Social Teaching