World Religions, Certificate
Advisor: S. Fink (Philosophy and Religious Studies).
The World Religions Certificate is intended for undergraduates outside of the Religious Studies major/minor who desire to enhance their marketability as potential graduate students and employees, whether their career goal is education, business, health care, psychology, music and the arts, the sciences, or the humanities. The World Religions certificate program offers students a foundational understanding of the beliefs, practices, and cultural impact of the world’s major religious traditions that will enable them to negotiate the complex challenges of life in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. The impact of religions on world events is undeniable, and students pursuing any disciplinary major can benefit greatly from the learning opportunities offered by this certificate program.
|Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits, including:|
|Three credits from:||3|
|Introduction to the Religions of the World|
|Basic Issues in Religion|
|Religion and Morality|
|Six credits from Non-Western Concentration courses:||6|
|Buddhism: Past and Present|
|Chinese and Japanese Religions|
|Indigenous Religions of the Americas|
|Six credits from Western Concentration courses:||6|
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history, beliefs, practices, and values of the major western and non-western religious traditions.
- Deconstruct uniform conceptions of religious traditions through familiarity with the diversity of religious expression.
- Display empathetic non-judgmental engagement with alternative religious viewpoints.