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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theology/Religious Studies

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Theology/Religious Studies


Charles R. Pinches, Ph.D., Chair
I. Michael Bellafiore, S.J., S.T.L.
James Brian Benestad, Ph.D.
Patrick M. Clark, Ph.D.
Will T. Cohen, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Foley, C.N.D., Ph.D.
Brigid C. Frein, Ph.D.
Bradley C. Gregory, Ph.D.
Maria Poggi Johnson, Ph.D.
Christian S. Krokus, Ph.D.
Nathan S. Lefler, Ph.D.
Cyrus Olsen, Ph.D.
Eric A. Plumer, Ph.D.
Thomas F. Sable, S.J., Ph.D.
Marc B. Shapiro, Ph.D.
John C. Sivalon, M.M., Ph.D. 


As “faith seeking understanding,” theology plays an essential role in the quest for God, wisdom, and human fulfillment. Catholic education recognizes that theology addresses certain basic human questions in ways that speak to the heart and mind as no other discipline can. Theology approaches such questions not in isolation, but as a partner in a living exchange between the Church and the diverse traditions of the world. Theology/Religious Studies courses seek to form conscience and character, helping students address contemporary questions of good and evil, freedom and truth, life and death. In addition to courses with a primarily Christian focus, the department offers courses in non-Christian religious traditions. The General Education requirement of 6 Theology credits for all students is fulfilled by T/RS 121 -T/RS 122 , a two-semester introductory sequence. These courses must be completed before students take upper-division courses in Theology.

Affiliated Programs

There are several programs affiliated with the Department of Theology/Religious Studies, including the Catholic Studies Program , the Judaic Studies Concentration  and the Peace and Justice Studies Program .

For information on the CAS/MBA Five-Year Program, visit our CAS/MBA Five-Year Program  page.

Course Information

Courses for Theology/Religious Studies are listed under the prefixes T/RS and HEBR.  For more information, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about the Theology/Religious Studies department, visit its website.

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