Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

The Catholic Studies minor program consists of 5 courses, with at least 4 being upper division, normally structured in the way described below. However, it is common for students to add a minor in Catholic Studies a year or more into their time at LMU. For these students, the normal route to the minor may not be possible. We have designed the program to be flexible enough to accommodate such students. Please get in touch with the the Director of Catholic Studies about the best way for you to complete the requirements for the minor. 

Minor Requirements:

The Catholic Studies minor program consists of 5 courses, with at least 4 being upper division, structured as follows:

A. Foundational Course (1 course):

CATH 1030 Theological Foundations of Catholicism (4 semester hours)
OR
THST 1030 Exploring the Catholic Theological Tradition (4 semester hours)

B. Foundations (1 course):

One cross-listed course with core attributes in one of the following: Theological Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry, or Studies in American Diversity.

C. Explorations and Integrations (2 courses):

Two cross-listed courses with core attributes in one or more of the following: Creative Experience, Historical Analysis and Perspectives, Nature of Science, Faith and Reason, Ethics and Justice, or Interdisciplinary Connections. 

D. Catholic Studies Capstone Course (1 course):

CATH 4900 Seminar in Catholic Studies (4 semester hours)

Note: A service-learning course with a Catholic focus would replace any one course from the Foundations or Explorations and Integration categories.