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Goals and Outcomes

General Goals of the Master of Arts in Religious Studies

1. To effectively communicate the prominent theories and methods within the student's area of concentration in oral and written forms.

2. To demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking through systematic analysis and synthesis of content.

3. To engage a diverse society through practical application of knowledge in the program to real-world setting with sensitivity to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.

Goals and Outcomes Specific to the Theology Concentration

1. To describe, analyze, and communicate the multiple contextual dimensions that shape Christian traditions.

2. To be "scholar-practitioners" who are attentive to, and create scholarship based upon, social justice issues as they relate to sex, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, or ability.

3. To interpret texts and other cultural phenomena that have a theological grounding in their historical, social, and political contexts.


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