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B.A. in Religious Studies

Requirements (36 credits)

100 Level Courses

REL120Introduction to Catholic Life and Thought

4

REL110Hebrew Scriptures

4

REL113The New Testament

4

200 Level Course: any one of the following courses (4)

REL221Fundamental Moral Theology

4

REL239Christian Sexual Ethics

4

REL250Introduction to Christian Ethics

4

REL263Spirituality and Ethics

4

300 Level Courses

REL309History of Christianity I

2

REL313History of Christianity II

2

REL320Fundamentals of Christian Faith

4

400 Level Course

REL425Coordinating Seminar

4

200, 300, 400 Electives (12)

Any two (2) Courses at the 200 level or higher, one of which may be a Philosophy course from the following list:

PHIL201Philosophy of Religion

4

PHIL203The Human Person

4

PHIL204Morality & Good Life

4

PHIL325Philosophy of Being & God

4

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Recommended Course Sequence for Religious Studies

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO120Introduction to Catholic Life and Thought

4

and-or

THEO110Hebrew Scriptures

4

 

CSE110Literacy I

4

Electives

2-6

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO113The New Testament

4

and-or

THEO120Introduction to Catholic Life and Thought

4

 

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

Electives

2-6

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO120Introduction to Catholic Life and Thought

4

or

THEO110Hebrew Scriptures

4

 

THEO221Fundamental Moral Theology

4

or

THEO250Introduction to Christian Ethics

4

or

THEOTHEO269

4

 

CSE210Global Perspectives

4

Electives

0-4

THEO120, THEO110: If needed.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO221Fundamental Moral Theology

4

or

THEO250Introduction to Christian Ethics

4

or

THEOTHEO269

4

 

THEOTHEO 200, 300 or 400-level Elective

4

CSE220MWays of Knowing CSI @ CSE

4

Electives

4-8

THEO221, THEO250, THEO269: If needed.

Junior Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO309History of Christianity I

2

THEO313History of Christianity II

2

CSE230Healthy Living

4

Electives

8

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

THEOTHEO 200, 300 or 400-level Elective

0-4

THEO320Fundamentals of Christian Faith

4

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

Electives

4-8

THEO2,3 or 400-level: If needed.

Senior Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

THEO425Coordinating Seminar

4

THEOTHEO 200, 300 or 400-level Elective

0-4

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

Electives

4-8

THEO2,3 or 400-level: If needed.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

THEO320Fundamentals of Christian Faith

4

Electives

8-16

CSE400, THEO320: If needed

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by successful completion and presentation of a final research paper. Preparation for this paper will be offered in REL425 Coordinating Seminar.