Religious Studies Outcomes

The outcomes for a Religious Studies major or support student are statements of what you will be able to know and do by the time you graduate from the department. Outcomes l, 2, 3 and 4 are required of Majors and Support Area students. All five outcomes are required of Majors.

  1. Scriptural and Theological Interpretation: Engages in scriptural and theological interpretation that is consistent with hermeneutical theory.
  2. Critical and Metaphorical Thinking: Through critical and metaphorical thinking, responds analytically and aesthetically to stories, symbols and rituals expressive of religious experience.
  3. Religious Pluralism: Critically explores the unique meanings and values expressed in various religious traditions.
  4. Moral and Ethical Responsibility: Develops and articulates a personal moral and ethical stance responsive to the complexity of contemporary issues.
  5. Professional Integration of Theological and Spiritual Theory and Practice: Articulates a personal theology based in core concepts, theories and methods of the discipline, and uses an effective theory of practice appropriate to the professional role aspired to.