Louisville Seminary intends that students in the MAR program to achieve deeper theological and biblical understanding through a broad foundational course of study in the areas of Bible, History, Theology, Ethics, and Religion. This means that students will
SLO1: be able to interpret Scripture critically and imaginatively
SLO2: demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the global history of the Church
SLO3: demonstrate an understanding of multiple theological perspectives, historical and contemporary
SLO4: demonstrate the ability to think theologically, strategically, imaginatively, and contextually about ethical issues
The Seminary also intends that students in this program:
- develop advanced biblical and theological understanding through elective credits for a concentration in the Bible or Religious Thought
- Are better prepared for graduate study by becoming competent in conducting independent research through the completion of a culminating project, usually a thesis, and, in certain extraordinary cases, a comprehensive examination
SLO5: Students will be able to conduct independent critical research and write clearly and convincingly on a topic of biblical, theological, historical, or ethical concern.
- Acquire basic skills and knowledge to grow spiritually and explore vocationally the uses of their degree for their life and work in the church and in the world
SLO6: Students will be able to discern their vocation and help others to do so and be able to articulate a theology of ministry.