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
- Survey major historical developments in Christianity, especially – but not solely
– in the West, discerning internal and external factors that have shaped it in various
- 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
- 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.