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Interfaith Religious Literacy Certificate of Achievement

The Interfaith Religious Literacy Certificate provides student an in-depth understanding of religion and how it influences individuals, cultures, and societies.  It also introduces students to the beliefs, texts and practices of the major world religious traditions.  This certificate will prepare students to work closely with religiously diverse populations, especially those planning to enter careers in education, healthcare, social work, politics, HR, hospitality/tourism, business or international relations. 

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Gain an understanding of what religion is and how it influences individuals, societies, cultures and political systems.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs, texts and practices of the major religious traditions of the world.
  3. Be prepared to work in careers that require working with a religiously diverse population, such as education, healthcare, politics, business, social work or international relations.
  4. Gain a sensitivity to the particular concerns of religiously diverse societies.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

RELG-110Introduction to the Study of Religion3
List A3
Select one of the following:
World Religions
Scriptures of World Religions
List B3
Select one of the following:
Religion and Culture
Scriptures of India and China
Religion in America
Introduction to Christianity
Religion, Government and Politics in America
Total Units9