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.
Scriptural and Theological Interpretation: Engages in scriptural and theological interpretation that is consistent with hermeneutical
Critical and Metaphorical Thinking: Through critical and metaphorical thinking, responds analytically and aesthetically
to stories, symbols and rituals expressive of religious experience.
Religious Pluralism: Critically explores the unique meanings and values expressed in various religious
Moral and Ethical Responsibility: Develops and articulates a personal moral and ethical stance responsive to the complexity
of contemporary issues.
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.