Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Religious Studies (18 credits)


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The Department does not offer a major. However, under the guidelines of the individualized studies program, a student may complete a self-designed major in religious studies in consultation with the department faculty advisor. (See the Individualized Studies section of this catalog for details.) For students interested in pursuing the study of religion beyond the core curriculum, the department offers a minor in religious studies.

Requirements For The Minor


A minimum of six courses must be completed. These courses are chosen in consultation with the department faculty advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete a minor in Religious Studies should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic theological themes in the Christian tradition;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the skill to apply it to contemporary situations;
  • Engage in theological reflection;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of religion in contemporary society.

Assessment


The successful attainment of these competencies will be assessed through:

  • formal course examinations;
  • research papers, writing portfolios, class presentations, individual and group projects;
  • the successful completion of a service-learning project in religious studies.

Transfer Policy


Transfer students must complete at least half of the minor courses at Rivier University.

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