University of St. Thomas students will have the unique opportunity to earn a minor in Catholic Studies in one semester while studying abroad in the Holy Land and Italy. UST will offer this rare pilgrimage, integrated learning, and immersion in faith and culture, for the first time in spring 2011. Courses will be offered for undergraduate and graduate credit.
Sister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, director of the Catholic Studies Program, designed the new study abroad>program to highlight the University’s Catholic identity as it strives to integrate multiple disciplines included>in the core curriculum. While other Catholic universities study abroad in Italy, Sr. Paula Jean said there are very few universities that take students to Israel – much less both countries in one semester.
Students of all faiths are welcome, but they must have taken Teachings of the Church and Introduction to Sacred Scripture before applying for the new Catholic Studies program, since these are prerequisites for upper division theology courses. Alongside the concentrated study abroad minor, dual or joint majors, the minor, and the Master in Liberal Arts concentration in Catholic Studies will still be offered in the traditional format.
- 15-20 students will be accepted
- You will earn 18 Hours of Course Credit in 5 core disciplines
(A complete Catholic Studies Minor in one Semester)
- Spend about 60 Days in the Holy Land and Italy
- Apply by Nov. 15
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