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As an interdisciplinary program that stresses the role of religion in human affairs, the Religious Studies Certificate program requires six courses taken from a variety of departments. History 112, Introduction to World Religions, provides a foundation for the certificate. One of the five other courses must be an integrative course, such as a seminar in religious studies or an appropriate independent study. The remaining four courses, no more than two of which can be in the same department, provide foundations in different disciplinary approaches to the phenomena of religion. Approved courses are offered in a wide range of University and Five College departments: not only Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and Sociology, but also Asian Languages, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, German, Legal Studies and others. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in all courses that qualify for the certificate. Up to two courses may be transfer credits.
The complete requirements are in the Undergraduate Program Guide.
A certificate audit worksheet is available in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Please look at the complete requirements for the certificate before using the worksheet.
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