The Catholic University of America

Sacred Space/
Cultural Studies

The SSCS concentration utilizes collaboration, integration, and personal connection to encourage students to engage in rigorous yet open inquiry. Students in this concentration take studio courses, as well as concentration courses that cover subjects through the perspectives of design, typology, semiotics, phenomenology, history/theory, religion, science, and many more. Of particular interest are the award-winning Spirit of Place workshop, an off-campus design-build intense studio exploring the spirit of place in foreign lands and cultures, and the Walton Critic Studio, featuring a world-class architect teaching directly to our students every Fall semester.

SSCS students also have the opportunity to supplement their education with courses from the University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, the departments of Anthropology and Art, as well as courses offered through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. A full list of courses available in the Sacred Space and Cultural Studies program, please see here.

For more information, please visit the concentration website.