Religious Traditions II

  • A Saint Mary’s student applies the broadened understanding of religion gained in the first course to a detailed examination of elements important to the Catholic Christian tradition (such as sacred or theological texts, ritual, spirituality and prayer, religious language, moral code, view of human destiny or afterlife, explanation of human and natural evil, perspectives on gender).
  • A Saint Mary’s student analyzes issues or questions that arise in relation to those elements.
  • A Saint Mary’s student engages perspectives that are new to her, both empathically and critically, and engages in informed, civil, and open discourse about religious differences.
  • A Saint Mary’s student evaluates the meaning of theological claims and, in response to those claims, reflects critically on her own religious perspectives.

NOTE:  The Sophia Program represents a dynamic curriculum with regular changes and new courses certified for particular learning outcomes.  The following lists of Sophia Program course certifications are accurate at the time of publication.  Not all sections of all courses have been certified for the Sophia Program.  The class schedule search feature in PRISM, as well as the current schedule pdf, provides section-level certification details.

 Achieve Religious Traditions II Learning Outcomes through one of the following:

RLST 225 Reading the Hebrew Bible in Jewish and Christian Terms 3 hours
RLST 232
Introduction to the New Testament
3 hours
RLST 233RM Contemporary Moral Issues II 3 hours
RLST 234RM Contemporary Moral Life II 3 hours
RLST 236
Faith in Action 3 hours
RLST 240 Catholic Social Thought
3 hours
RLST 251 The Christian Tradition
3 hours
RLST 261 Catholic Faith and Life
3 hours