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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Catholic Studies program offers students a coherent and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the global Catholic community and its living tradition. Indeed, this tradition is the basic inspiration for Loyola University New Orleans.With a Catholic Studies minor, students learn about the New Testament writings, the catacombs, monks, medieval cathedrals and universities, the Crusaders, the lives of the saints, Catholic devotions, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Jesuit spirituality; the theological writings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Julian of Norwich; Gregorian Chant, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes; the Inquisition, the counter-Reformation, the institution of the papacy, and the Second Vatican Council; Dante's Divine Comedy, the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the dancing Church in Africa.

Minor Requirements

The Catholic Studies minor includes the following 21 hours:
RELS V252 3
RELS U247 3
Must include at least one additional Catholic Studies course in the Department of Religious Studies and at least two courses in departments other than religious studies 15

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