The Catholic studies minor is offered to students in the Women's College. It is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with opportunities to encounter the Catholic intellectual tradition in a variety of academic disciplines, including the arts and literature, the natural and social sciences, and philosophy and theology. Students will engage the wealth and depth of Catholic thought and culture in the past and present, and probe issues of faith, reason and culture raised by the dialogue of Catholicism with other fields of inquiry. Courses in the minor highlight the distinctive contributions of Catholic intellectuals and scholars and reflect on the challenges facing Catholics in the contemporary world. Students will gain a solid interdisciplinary foundation for understanding the interaction between Catholic faith and culture, as well as for appreciating the richness, diversity and vitality of the Catholic intellectual tradition.