PROGRAM TYPE
On Campus

DEGREES
BA

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Lisa LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
English
(508) 849-3429
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Theology

Program Overview

Theology invites students to grapple with some of the fundamental questions of humanity, and to learn to draw upon the sources of a particular faith tradition, namely, Catholic Christianity. This invitation and foundation reflect the mission and values of Anna Maria College, and the charisms of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin. The study of theology builds on thousands of years of discourse and reflection, and on the foundational elements of both faith and reason. Students in this major will practice the valuable skills of thinking and reading critically, as well as writing and speaking clearly and persuasively, on some of the most relevant, complex and life-defining topics, such as relationships, community, calling, work, service, peace and justice.

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General Education Requirements – 51 credits

Theology Core – 30 credits

Minor (optional but strongly encouraged) and/or General Electives – 39 credits In addition to the required course THE 210 Introduction to Theology and the required second theology course (in the General Education category Catholic Intellectual Tradition), pursuing the theology major requires ten additional courses, as follows:

  • THE 114 – Bible, Tradition and Church Teaching
  • THE 310 – Jesus, Fully Human, Fully Divine
  • THE 316 – Sacramental and Liturgical Theology
  • Church History 1 course
  • Scripture 2 courses
  • Catholic Art/Literature 1 course
  • Catholic Spirituality or Morality 1 course
  • Student choice in conjunction with advisor 2 courses

Minor

Requirements: 18 credits

Students minoring in Theology must complete THE210 Introduction to Theology and the required second theology course (in the General Education category Catholic Worldview), even if not required as a transfer student, plus four (4) additional courses as follows:

  • THE 114 Bible, Tradition and Church Teaching 
  • 1 additional 200 level THE course
  • 2 additional 300 level THE courses

Program Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the Bachelor’s degree in Theology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of fundamental theological vocabulary, sources and research tools
  • Identify specific passages in the Bible and in Church teaching documents, and analyze these passages in relationship to fundamental theological concepts, methods and questions
  • Describe ways that contemporary events and trends in the US Catholic Church fit within the larger context of the history of the Church around the world
  • Describe the Catholic understanding of various contributions that individuals and groups can make toward forming a more peaceful society, drawing upon both moral theology and Catholic social teaching
  • Analyze, in discussion and in writing, the nature of the relationship between faith and reason in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Communicate effectively in discourse and in writing that is clear, coherent and representative of complex thought
  • Present a portfolio of substantial written and/or creative coursework in conjunction with a cumulative, integrative reflection paper

Meet Our Faculty

Kevin Dowd

Lecturer
School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fr. Donato Infante

Lecturer
Theology

Fr. Michael Lavalle

Lecturer
School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lisa LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
English
(508) 849-3429

Fr. Stephen Lundrigan

Lecturer
School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Catholic Studies
(508) 849-3414

Kent Wallace, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Theology
School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(508) 849-3300