Program Learning Outcomes
A student who graduates with a major in Religion should be able to:
- Interpret biblical texts critically and competently, explaining the meaning of a given text within applicable contexts.
- Investigate major and distinctive teachings of the Christian faith, recognizing core beliefs and practices and how these compare with other religions, philosophies, or competing worldviews.
- Survey major historical developments in Christianity, especially – but not solely – in the West, discerning internal and external factors that have shaped it in various cultures.
- Apply current methods for incorporating the teachings of a faith – especially the Christian faith – into the lives of individuals in a faith community, beginning with oneself.
- Communicate coherently in professionally competent written form (following a standard style guide) and in effective oral form on matters of religion, illuminating historical, theological, and pastoral implications for contemporary societies.