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Religion 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.