The Braegelman Catholic Studies Program at the College of St. Scholastica is guided by the conviction that Catholicism is one of the world’s great monuments of human flourishing, the rigorous and sensitive study of which benefits the Church, academy, and society. The Catholic Studies Minor allows students the opportunity to study the breadth and depth of the Catholic intellectual tradition, within an interdisciplinary setting, thereby exploring the dynamic interactions of faith and reason, religion and culture, Church and state.
The minor is designed to fit nicely with any number of other fields of study and will work well as a double, or second, minor for many students.
The program was endowed by the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery and named for Sister Athanasius Braegelman, president of the College from 1942-54, and Sister Bernice Braegelman, who taught Scripture and other classes at the College from 1941-72.
Upon completion of the minor in Catholic Studies at The College of St. Scholastica, the graduate will be able to:
- Articulate basic knowledge in the content areas of the program (theology, biblical studies, etc).
- Select relevant sources and/or sacred texts effectively.
- Read, discuss and write critically about biblical, religious and/or theological topics.
- Analyze the role of religion and/or the Catholic intellectual tradition in shaping meaning.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Catholic Studies minor.
Minor Credits: 20
Program Required Courses
|Twelve TRS credits||12|
|Eight additional credits from the following: 1||8|
At least 4 of these credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.