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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catholic Studies Minor

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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.

There are four parts to the Catholic Studies Minor:

  • 5 courses as described below
  • 20 hours of service with reflection in light of Catholic Social Teaching; service hours done for other classes or programs such as Service Learning or Campus Ministry may be counted.
  • Attendance at 4 co-curricular programs during their time at Merrimack. These may be in the general area of Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Social Teaching, Augustinian Heritage, or other aspects of church life. Examples would include, but not be limited to programs offered by Campus Ministry, The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, the Augustinians, and The Stevens Service Learning Center.
  • Catholic Studies Colloquium hosted once a semester by the RTS Department.

The 5 courses (20 credits) are as follows:

Four elective courses

(16 credits) from the following approved list of courses; Two of the electives must be from the RTS Department:

This list of courses remains open to additions as suitable offerings are proposed within and to the RTS department.

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