The King's College
Religious and Theological Studies

Religious and Theological Studies Curriculum

The Religious and Theological Studies major challenges students to think critically about a wide range of texts and topics through​ a theological lens. The program’s distinctive mixture of philosophy, biblical studies, religion, theology, and humanities shapes students into skilled generalists, prepared for a wide range of graduate programs or professions including education, media and communication, business, nonprofit leadership, government, ministry, and many others. The program will also offer regular departmental electives in world religions, comparative theology, apologetics, the philosophy of religion, and other courses that explore the intersections of faith and culture.

RELIGIOUS AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES CURRICULUM COURSE LIST

CONCENTRATIONS

Beginning Fall 2016, the major will offer two concentrations: Interdisciplinary Catholic Studies and Interdisciplinary Orthodox Studies.

Interdisciplinary Catholic Studies Concentration

  • REL 2XX–Introduction to Catholicism–History & Doctrine (3 credits)
  • REL 2XX–Introduction to Catholic Social Thought (3 credits)
  • Two courses chosen with approval of the Religious and Theological Studies Chair from among the offerings of the College (outside of the required Core Curriculum) in which 30% or more of the course material is focused on Roman Catholic intellectual, political or artistic life or practice. (6 credits)
  • REL 998/999–Internship/Practicum (6 credits) – The capstone experience of the Concentration and the degree. The internship will consist of one or more placements in which the student’s engagement with Roman Catholic intellectual life and/or practice is documented and certified by the external internship supervisor.

TOTAL: 18 CREDITS

Interdisciplinary Orthodox Studies Concentration

  • REL 2XX–Introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy–History & Doctrine (3 credits)
  • REL 2XX –Introduction to Modern Orthodox Religious and Social Thought (3 credits)
  • Two courses chosen with approval of the Religious and Theological Studies Chair from among the offerings of the College (outside of the required Core Curriculum) in which 30% or more of the course material is focused on Eastern Orthodox intellectual, political or artistic life or practice. (6 credits)
  • REL 998/999–Internship/Practicum – The capstone experience of the Concentration and the degree. The internship will consist of one or more placements in which the student’s engagement with Eastern Orthodox intellectual life and/or practice is documented and certified by the external internship supervisor.

TOTAL: 18 CREDITS