This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2021 to April 2022.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2021-2022, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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CTST 200.3: Introduction to Catholic Studies

Provides a brief introduction to the academic study of Catholicism in its ecclesial, intellectual, and cultural expressions from antiquity to the present. A variety of texts are used to illustrate how Catholic faith and theology have played a role in science, philosophy, and the arts.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): RLST 112.3 or 15 credit units of University study.


CTST 300.3: Critical Perspectives on Catholic Studies

This class will offer a grounding in both the foundational primary documents and the current scholarly conversations in the academic field of Catholic studies. The course seeks to understand Catholicism as a global phenomenon within a context of cultural and religious pluralism and is organized around four key themes: (1) theorizing Catholic studies and the Catholic intellectual tradition; (2) a social scientific approach to Catholic studies, for example anthropological, sociological, or political; (3) a humanities approach to Catholic studies, for example literary, historical, or philosophical; and (4) current issues and developments in Catholic discourse. This critical interdisciplinary approach will invite students to integrate the learning they have done in their various paths through the certificate coursework. Note: This is the capstone course for the Certificate in Catholic Studies, and students are encouraged to take it as the final course in the program.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): CTST 200.3
Note: This is the capstone course for the Certificate in Catholic Studies, and students are encouraged to take it as the final course in the program.