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Catholic Studies Minor

A minor in Catholic Studies offers interested and qualified students the opportunity to study Catholic life and thought from an interdisciplinary perspective. The minor invites students from all religious and cultural backgrounds to investigate the Catholic tradition as a dynamic, living reality imaginatively interacting with world cultures throughout history. Administered by the Theology Department, the minor draws upon the resources of the departments of Fine Arts and Music, History, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, and Politics.

Minor Requirements

  1. Full time, degree-candidate status at Saint Anselm College.
  2. Formal registration in the minor no later than the beginning of the junior year.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C+ at the time of registration.
  4. Two courses in Theology beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree: The Catholic Vision and one of the following: Christology, The Church, Early Church, Sacraments, Eucharist, Liberation Theology, Christian Moral Life, Christian Social Ethics, Medieval Theology, Christian Spirituality, American Catholic Thought, Women in the Catholic Tradition.
  5. One course in Fine Arts and Music: Art of the Middle Ages, Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, Twentieth Century Art, Latin American Art, Contemporary Art, The Cinematic Eye: A History of Film to 1945, Music from Gregorian Chant to Bach, Classical and Romantic Music, J.S. Bach, or another course chosen in consultation with the director of the minor.
  6. One course in Liberal Studies or Philosophy: Great Books Seminar: Medieval, Great Books Seminar: Renaissance, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of God, Aesthetics, Contemporary Images of Human Life, Modern Christian Philosophers, or another course chosen in consultation with the director of the minor.
  7. One course in History or Politics: Medieval World, Renaissance, Reformation, Latin American History, Justice and War in International Relations, or another course chosen in consultation with the director of the minor.
  8. A minimum grade point average of C+ in the courses taken for the minor.
  9.  Successful completion of a 10-12 page paper presented to the Catholic Studies committee.