1. Describe and apply varied methodologies in theology and religious studies.
2. Interpret religious texts in their literary and socio-historical settings, recognizing the role of social location at each level of interpretation.
3. Explain and illustrate the ethical dimension intrinsic to religion, and the relation between ethical discernment and religious traditions.
4. Demonstrate a comparative understanding of at least one major world religion in addition to Christianity in areas such as, but not limited to, scripture, ethics, rituals, interreligious dialogue, and spirituality.
5. Describe and analyze the historical development of a religious tradition, recognizing the influence of cultural context in its formation.