Effective August 25, 2012 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Demonstrate their understanding of the theory of civil religion as a form of religious experience and practice;
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the different roles religion has played in public life in different periods of U.S. history, from the Colonial period to the present;
- Critically analyze and evaluate aspects of civil religion in contemporary U.S. society and take measures of the participation of religious communities in the civil religion;
- Apply their understanding of civil religion to specific contemporary issues regarding populations historically excluded from the civil religion.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
- Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
- Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
- Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
- Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
- Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.