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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Catholic Studies


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the minor: 20

 

The minor in Catholic Studies is an important dimension of Merrimack College’s educational mission as a contemporary Catholic College. This minor presents students the opportunity to explore the richness of the Catholic intellectual, cultural, social and ethical traditions from different academic perspectives. The minor invites students into an appreciative and critical study of the influence of Catholic belief and practice on the development of religion and culture. As part of Merrimack’s Augustinian heritage, the life and thought of Saint Augustine of Hippo is an important dimension of the minor.

Minor Requirements


The minor in Catholic Studies is an important dimension of Merrimack College’s educational mission as a contemporary Catholic College. This minor presents students the opportunity to explore the richness of the Catholic intellectual, cultural, social and ethical traditions from different academic perspectives. The minor invites students into an appreciative and critical study of the influence of Catholic belief and practice on the development of religion and culture. As part of Merrimack’s Augustinian heritage, the life and thought of Saint Augustine of Hippo is an important dimension of the minor.

Five courses (20 credits) are required for the Minor in Catholic Studies.

       

      One RTS course at the 1000-level (such as RTS1100, RTS1010, etc.)

     

      One of the following courses on the thought of Saint Augustine of Hippo:

             RTS 2400     Sex, Politics, Religion, and St. Augustine or

             PHL 2350     Philosophy of Augustine

 

      Three elective courses from the following list. One of the chosen electives must be from the RTS Department.

               

              RTS 2300  Introduction to the New Testament

              RTS 2450   History of Christian Thought

              RTS 2800  Social Ethics: Christian Perspectives

              RTS 2810  Sex, Marriage, Family & Work

              RTS 3400  American Catholicism

              RTS 3600   The Roman Catholic Church

              FAA 2630  The Art of the Middle Ages

              FAA 2650  Artists, Princes, and Popes: From Renaissance to Reformation

              FAA 3650  The World of Michelangelo

              HIS 3360   Medieval Civilization

              HIS 3370   Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration

              PHL 2200  History of Ancient Philosophy

              PHL 2330  History of Medieval Philosophy

              PHL 2850  Philosophical Hermeneutics

              PHL 3040  Philosophy of Religion

              PHL 4030  Metaphysics

              POL 2581  Political Thought: Plato to Machiavelli

              POL 2582  Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx

              POL 3531  Politics of Developing Nations

              POL 3540  International Political Economy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

One required course


   One RTS course at the 1000-level (such as RTS1100, RTS1010, etc.)

One course on the thought of Saint Augustine of Hippo


   RTS 2400  Sex, Politics, Religion, and St. Augustine or

   RTS 2350   Philosophy of Augustine

Three elective courses


Three electives from the following course list.  One of the chosen electives must be from the RTS Department.

   RTS 2300 Introduction to the New Testament

   RTS 2450 History of Christian Thought

   RTS 2800 Social Ethics: Christian Perspectives

   RTS 2810 Sex, Marriage, Family & Work

   RTS 3400 American Catholicism

   RTS 3600 The Roman Catholic Church

   FAA 2630 The Art of the Middle Ages

   FAA 2650  Artists, Princes, and Popes: From Renaissance to Reformation

   FAA 3650 The World of Michelangelo

   HIS 3360 Medieval Civilization

   HIS 3370 Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration

   PHL 2200 HIstory of Ancient Philosophy

   PHL 2330 HIstory of Medieval Philosophy

   PHL 2850 Philosophical Hermeneutics

   PHL 3040 Philosophy of Religion

   PHL 4030 Metaphysics

   POL 2581 Political Thought: Plato to Machiavelli

   POL 2582 Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx

   POL 3531 Politics of Developing Nations

   POL 3540 International Political Economy

 

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