Theology

Theology Major (36 Credits)

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology gives students the opportunity to study 1) God’s Word as it comes to us in the Sacred Scriptures and in Apostolic Tradition; 2) the Catholic theological tradition as it has given expression to this Word through the centuries, in dialogue with other traditions.  After completing the core curriculum of 24 credits, a Theology Major may choose electives from among other Scripture courses, Systematic Courses, courses with an historical emphasis, or courses that lead toward a certification in youth ministry.  Students are also required to take 3 credits in philosophy. As students progress in their studies, they grow in their ability to explain the “reason for their hope” (cf. 1 Pet. 3.15), making a contribution to the New Evangelization.

Theology Minor (24 Credits)

A minor in Theology offers a student the opportunity to complement their study in other areas of the liberal arts (whether the sciences or the humanities) with the study of major Biblical or Systematic themes.  Theology minors study the Catholic tradition with the flexibility of choosing courses that correspond to their own interests.  12 Credits must be chosen from among the core courses, and 12 credits chosen from among the elective courses.

Core Courses (24 credits)

RLS 121 Introduction to Theology 

3

RLS 124 Catholic Theological Foundations 

3

RLS 201 Introduction to the Old Testament 

3

RLS 202 Introduction to the New Testament 

3

RLS 210 Mystery of the Church: Ecclesiology and the New Evangelization 

3

RLS 311 Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Sacramental Theology 

3

RLS 211 Moral Theology 

3

RLS 425 Christ: Human and Divine 

3

 

Biblical Electives (15 credits)

RLS 204 Synoptic Gospels 

3

RLS 303 Pentateuch 

3

RLS 301 Prophetic Literature 

3

RLS 302 Pauline Literature and Theology 

3

RLS 401 Gospel of John 

3

 

Systematic Electives (12 credits)

RLS 315 Theology of the New Evangelization 1

3

RLS 317 Christian Credibility and the New Evangelization 2

3

RLS 410 Social Conscience and the New Evangelization 

3

RLS 414 Theological Synthesis and Research Methods 3

3

 

Historical Electives (12 credits)

RLS 412 Major Movements in Christian Spirituality 

3

RLS 316 Church History 

3

RLS 214 Franciscan Theology and Spirituality 

3

RLS 420 History of the Ecumenical Movement and the New Evangelization 

3

 

Youth Ministry Electives (3 of the following for 6 credits)

(The remaining 6 credits must be chosen from among the other areas of concentration)

2

RLS 166 Collaborative Leadership2

2

RLS 262 Principles of Youth Ministry 2

2

RLS 266 Pastoral Care: Youth 

2

RLS 269 Adult and Family Ministry

2

1 New Fall 2012
2 New Spring 2013
3 New

 

 

Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Robert Berchmans

    Title
    Professor
    Department
    Religious Studies and Emmaus
    Email Address
    Robert.Berchmans@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6194
  • Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora

    Title
    Instructor
    Department
    Religious Studies and Emmaus
    Email Address
    MarieKolbe.Zamora@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6228