Learning Goals for the Theology Major

Knowledge (Cognitive)

Over the course of their time as undergraduate theology majors,

1. students have an understanding of what theology is as a tradition of the Church and as a discipline in the liberal arts;

2. students demonstrate understanding of fundamental theological themes and vocabulary based in Sacred Scripture and in Christian traditions;

3. students exhibit familiarity with one or more of the theological methodologies appropriate to the sub-disciplines represented in the department.

Skills (Behavioral)

Over the course of their time as undergraduate theology majors,

1. students employ critical theological thinking skills (e.g., analysis, synthesis, evaluation);

2. students become precise, articulate, and coherent theological writers within multiple genres;

3. students develop effective and engaging oral communication about theological topics;

4. students are better equipped for their future work.

Dispositions/Values (Affective)

Over the course of their time as undergraduate theology majors,

1. students recognize the significance of theological study for their life of faith;

2. students give evidence of openness to ecumenical and interreligious dialogue with multiple traditions.