Mullen history courses are designed to help students comprehend the world in which they live with reference to cultural, political and economic forces and events. Non-history based courses, e.g. Geography and Psychology, are designed to further the student's knowledge of self, others and the physical world by way of scientific or philosophic inquiry. The department aims to foster the development of independent and critical abilities, effective communication skills, organizational competence and self-discipline. More importantly, the Department is committed to inculcating the ethics of Catholic-Christianity so that our students can become people of both faith and reason.