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Certificates in Religious Studies

Global Religious Literacy

The Department for the Study of Religion offers a basic certificate in global religious literacy, which allows students to explore various religious traditions. Students completing the certificate program will attain:

  1. A basic understanding of the beliefs, central texts (where applicable), contemporary manifestations, history, and practices of several of the world’s religious traditions as they arose out of and continue to be shaped by particular cultural, historical, and social contexts.

  2. The ability to discern and explore the religious dimensions of cultural, political, social, and expressions across time and place.

The certificate requires completion of 15 units to include Religious Studies 103 and 12 units selected from Religious Studies 320, 325, 328, 335, 338, 341, 345, 352, or 357. Students must obtain a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the certificate courses. Courses in the certificate may be used towards the major but may not be used towards the religious studies minor.

Students may obtain a certificate in global religious literacy without majoring in religious studies. To register in the certificate program, contact the department.

Indian Religions, Cultures, and Traditions

The Department for the Study of Religion offers a basic certificate in Indian religions, cultures, and traditions. The certificate requires 15 units to include Religious Studies 339 and 12 units selected from Religious Studies 315, 338, 352, 357, 379, or Philosophy 565.

Students must obtain a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the certificate courses. Courses in the certificate may be used toward the major but may not be used towards the religious studies minor. Students may obtain a certificate in Indian religions, cultures, and traditions without majoring in religious studies. To register in the certificate program, contact the department.

Advising

If you need further information or have any questions, please contact the classics adviser or visit any of the links below.

Professor Drew Thomases

Office: AL-672 | Phone: (619) 594-2723
Email: [email protected]

Important Links:  Class Schedule |  SDSU General Catalog |  Major Academic Plan