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Interreligious Studies, Certificate of Proficiency


Interreligious Studies is an interdisciplinary field that 1) critically engages questions of religious, spiritual, and secular identities, 2) examines how people orient around religion differently, and 3) engages the implications of these interactions for communities, civil society, and global politics. The certificate integrates classroom learning and experiential activities for students to help them develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to meet the challenges of a complex and dynamic world.

Total Program Credits: 16

Discipline Core Requirements: 13 Credits
  PHIL 3680 Interreligious Studies Practicum 3
  PHIL 367G Engaging Religious Diversity 3
  PHIL 1610 Introduction to Western Religions HH 3
  PHIL 1620 Introduction to Eastern Religions HH 3
  PHIL 295R Directed Readings 1
Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
Complete 3 credits from the following: 3
  ANTH 3400 Myth Magic and Religion (3)  
  ANTH 3420 Andean Religion (3)  
  ANTH 3450 Shamanism and Indigenous Religion (3)  
  ANTH 3480 Global Christianity (3)  
  ENGL 374G Literature of the Sacred GI (3)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation Europe 1350 to 1600 (3)  
  PHIL 366R Issues in Religious Studies (3)  
  PHIL 3620 Mormon Theology and the Christian Tradition (3)  
  PHIL 3600 Philosophy of Religion (3)  
  SOC 3400 Sociology of Religion (3)  
  other advisor-approved course  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete 16 credits of course work.
  2. Earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in all certificate course work with no grades lower than a C-.
  3. Residency hours -- Minimum of 4 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 1610 Introduction to Western Religions HH 3
PHIL 1620 Introduction to Eastern Religions HH 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Certificate elective 3
PHIL 367G Engaging Religious Diversity 3
PHIL 295R Directed Readings 1
PHIL 3680 Interreligious Studies Practicum 3
  Semester total: 10
  Degree total: 16


Philosophy and Humanities

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Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically reflect upon religious, spiritual, secular identities and other ethical worldviews.
  2. Navigate the conceptual and ethical complexities of diverse religious and worldview communities.
  3. Apply the virtues and best practices of equity and inclusion in communication and interaction.
  4. Evaluate and articulate one's own values and their relationship with other worldview identities.
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