Religions of the World Certificate
Gain insight into the historical origins, mythologies, cosmovisions, faiths, sacred architecture, rituals, and institutions of the world’s religious traditions. Through this liberal arts graduate certificate, you build knowledge to enhance your contextual understanding of the religious dimensions in human history and culture.
Key learning outcomes
- Understanding of the frameworks and methods through which to understand religion in different cultures, time periods, and societies.
- Developing an understanding on how to read and interpret religious texts, artistic expressions, and ritual performances
- Surveying the powerful roles that charismatic individuals and traditional institutions have played in social organization, rapid social change, cultural transformation, and globalization in the modern world.
- Examining the intersection of religious history, philosophy, culture, and lifestyle.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Earning the Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The liberal arts graduate certificate in Religions of the World requires four courses.
You may choose any four courses from the Religions of the World certificate course group, using the certificate course search.
Courses taken before the 2015–16 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.