The Certificate of Interfaith Leadership is a multi-disciplinary certificate located within the department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies that focuses on providing students with the necessary vision, knowledge base and skill set for the development of “interfaith leaders.” The certificate represents an academically rigorous curricular contribution to USJ’s commitment reflected in its core values of Catholic identity, academic excellence, and multiculturalism/diversity.
The requirement of Interfaith Leadership Certificate is 12 credit hours (four courses). There are three required courses – RELS 125 Faith and Theology in Religiously Pluralistic World, RELS 2xx Foundation in Interfaith Studies, and INTD 2xx: Introduction to Interfaith Leadership; and one elective course from the following: PSYC 245 Non-violent Crisis Intervention for Interfaith Leaders, FIAR 200 Cross Cultural Explorations: How Religion Impacts the Visual, and RELS 241 Religions of the West.
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