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.