Religious Studies Certificate
The Certificate in Religious Studies is designed for students who desire a concentrated course of academic study in the field of religious studies. Students will gain knowledge of the beliefs, practices, history, struggles, and influences of various religious and spiritual traditions from the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines. Courses are rigorous and personally enriching. Religious studies address some of the most fundamental and enduring sources of meaning and community, as well as conflict and misunderstanding in human history.
Students will gain knowledge of many types of belief and practice communities. Through completing this certificate, students will demonstrate a sustained exploration and appreciation of people’s strongly diverse religious beliefs and behaviors.
Students must complete at least 5 courses, selected from the courses below. At least one third of the credits required for this certificate must be completed at Normandale.
Required Courses: (9 cr)
Elective Courses: (6 cr)