Coordinator, Professor Andrew Hill
The Certificate in Early Christian studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to help students investigate the histories, beliefs, practices, and socio-political contexts of the non-Christian religions of the world in global cultures. The interdisciplinary focus of the program prepares students to understand the diverse human experiences encountered in these religions. By exploring a wide variety of non-Christian religious expressions nationally and internationally, students will become more informed and better equipped Christian citizens as they engage our diverse world in life, vocation, and mission.
Students from any major are eligible for the 24-hour Religions of the World certificate. Students will complete an eight-hour core of courses that investigate philosophical, sociological and theological approaches to world religions. In addition, students will select 16 hours of courses from a variety of offerings from different academic departments. No more than 4 hours may be selected from the Global Christianity category.
Requirements for a Certificate in Religions of the World are:
|Major World Religions (pre-req CORE 101)|
|Philosophy of Religion|
or SOC 366
|Sociology Of Religion|
|Select courses including the following elective options. No more than 4 hours may be selected from the Global Christianity category.|
Religions of the World
|Religions of Israel and the Near East|
|Philosophy of Religion 1|
|Advanced Topics in Psychology (section 3, requires jr/sr standing)|
|Sociology Of Religion 1|
|Anthropology of Global Christianity|
|Eastern Orthodox Theology|
See core requirements above, either course becomes a potential elective for the certificate contingent upon the course selection for the core option.