Loyola University Maryland

Department of Theology

Undergraduate Learning Aims

Students who successfully complete the Theology major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations for theological reflection, including the major events of the biblical narratives, the development of key practices and doctrines throughout history, and contemporary theological debates.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to read and analyze the Bible, as well as other theological texts from the ancient to the modern era.
  • Communicate theological ideas effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Respond intelligently in life and thought to the way these texts and traditions challenge (and are challenged by) our contemporary world, including other religions, cultures, and pressing moral issues.
  • Engage and critique contemporary and historic concerns about the intersection of power, privilege, and human dignity in light of Christian texts, convictions, and practices toward the promotion of justice.
Dr. Matthews

Claire Mathews McGinnis, Ph.D.

Claire Mathews McGinnis, Ph.D., encourages her students to follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius by listening to their desires