Catholic Studies

The Catholic studies minor offers students in all majors the opportunity to study in depth the many, complex aspects of this important subject:

  • Catholic beliefs, religious practices, moral teachings
  • Catholicism in history and literary texts
  • Philosophical foundations
  • Artistic manifestations
  • Race/class/gender factors 
  • Social justice issues
  • Catholicism in everyday life

Because Catholicism is not just an institution or a set of cultural traditions, students explore the subject systematically across disciplines, including fine arts, literature, history, philosophy, and religious studies. In fostering a deeper understanding of faith, values, experience, and ethics with regard to the Catholic imagination, Catholic studies resonates with the mission of Manhattan College. A minimum grade of C in all courses is required for credit toward the minor.