Explore the History of Religion
Investigate Christianity within the framework of history. You’ll take a comparative look at two or more religions and study their doctrine, beliefs, practices and more. The comprehensive program spans across disciplines and departments. While here, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete a capstone project with the guidance of the program director. Taken separately or as part of the History graduate program, our certificate lets you explore topics that interest you. Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer.
1 to 2 years
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Christianity in History Graduate Certificate:: Featured Courses
This course introduces the field of Religious Studies by looking at topics and themes such as doctrine, ritual, scripture, mysticism, pilgrimage, and myth across two or more religions, including Christianity, while also introducing methodological approaches to the comparative study of religion.
The capstone project, approved by and completed under the supervision of the certificate program Coordinator/Director, is a significant demonstration of the student’s research expertise in the history of Christianity and command of relevant scholarship in the subject.
This course provides a focused and thorough analysis of a topic in European History through reading and discussing the relevant historiography, and through guided student research involving primary sources.
This course provides a focused and thorough analysis of a topic in American History through reading and discussing the relevant historiography, and through guided student research involving primary sources.