The Theology and Religious Studies minor provides opportunities for students to gain a critical appreciation for faith and religion, and to explore a broad curriculum that includes courses in theology, biblical studies, ethics/moral theology, religions and culture, spirituality and world religions. The minor complements any number of other fields of study and will work well as a double, or second, minor for many students.
Upon completion of the minor in Theology and Religious 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 Required Courses" for the Theology and Religious Studies minor.
Minor Credits: 24
Minor Residency Credits: 24
Program Required Courses
|Eight credits from core courses||8|
|Introduction to Christian Theology|
or TRS 1102
|Sin, Suffering and Salvation|
or TRS 1103
|Introduction to the Bible|
or TRS 1104
|Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures|
or TRS 1105
|Introduction to the New Testament|
or TRS 1110
|Introduction to Catholicism|
or TRS 1420
|Introduction to Spirituality|
or TRS 2243
|Women and Religion|
or TRS 2601
|Religions of the World|
|Sixteen credits from among TRS courses 1||16|
8 credits of which must be in 3000-4000 level TRS courses
Students pursuing may work with their TRS advisor to tailor their minor to their particular interests.