- Students, in the context of a praying community, will gain a general knowledge of the historical, theological, and pastoral dimensions of the church's liturgical traditions, the nature of the ritual process, and the relationship between culture and liturgy.
- Students will understand and be able to use theological and liturgical vocabulary and concepts in liturgical, theological and ministerial discussions.
- Students will be able to engage in research, writing, and oral exposition of liturgy-related topics.
- Students will demonstrate their grasp of liturgical studies through a comprehensive examination.
- Students will develop their understanding of the global context of the Christian tradition, the ecumenical character of the Christian tradition, and the multicultural realities of contemporary society.
- Students will develop a critical, historically rooted approach to liturgical studies within the larger theological context.
- Students will know how to read primary texts in the context of historical periods and in differing cultural contexts.
- Students will be able to assess liturgical and other theological texts and materials critically.
- Students will be aware of the social, cultural, and personal lens through which they interpret the tradition, especially the tradition of worship.