American Catholic Studies Certificate
The certificate in American Catholic studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and the Gabelli School of Business.
Services and Community
Students participate in a program of community service and attend various communal and academic events designed to foster a community of scholars who seek to combine cultivation of their academic talents with a life of thoughtful and creative engagement within the University community and in broader church and civic arenas.
Admission to the CACS program is selective, a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and an interview with one of the program directors being required for admission. All students are designated as Scholars in Catholic Studies: An Honors Certificate at Fordham on their official transcripts.
The concentration begins with a one-credit seminar for new concentrators in the spring of the sophomore year. An intensive two-semester American Catholic Studies seminar in the junior year follows. Each student crafts an individualized course of study comprising four additional courses in consultation with the directors of the undergraduate program. These courses are selected from offerings in a range of disciplines, including history, theology, philosophy, social science, art, and literature.
Courses below have the AMCS attribute.
|AFAM 3130||Racial and Ethnic Conflict||4|
|AFAM 3150||Caribbean Peoples and Culture||4|
|ECON 4110||Ethics and Economics||4|
|ECON 4870||Economic Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching||4|
|ENGL 3002||Queer Iconoclasts: Sexuality, Religion, Race||4|
|ENGL 4135||Bible in English Poetry||4|
|FITV 3551||Film History 1950-Present||4|
|HIST 1400||Understanding Historical Change: Latin America||3|
|HIST 3260||Medieval Ireland to 1691||4|
|HIST 3965||Colonial Latin America||4|
|LATN 3061||Christian Latin||4|
|PHIL 3301||Problem of God||4|
|PHIL 3354||Problem of Evil||4|
|PHIL 3557||Confessions of Augustine||4|
|PHIL 4418||Issues of Life and Death||4|
|POSC 4013||Religion and American Politics||4|
|SOCI 3427||Hispanics/Latinos in the USA||4|
|THEA 4500||Theatre, Creativity, and Values||4|
|THEO 3200||Introduction to New Testament||3|
|THEO 3212||Gospel of John||3|
|THEO 3375||American Religious Texts and Traditions||3|
|THEO 3390||Church in Controversy||3|
|THEO 3610||Christ in World Cultures||3|
|THEO 3620||Great Christian Hymns||3|
|THEO 3874||Religion in America||4|
|THEO 3876||Muslims in America||4|
|THEO 3995||Religion and the American Self||4|
|THEO 4005||Women and Theology||4|
|THEO 4008||Religion and Ecology||4|
|THEO 4013||Religion and American Politics||4|
|THEO 4025||Future of Marriage 21st Century||4|
|THEO 4411||Religion, Theology, and New Media||4|
|THEO 4600||Religion and Public Life||4|
|THEO 4853||Spirituality and Politics||4|
|THEO 4870||Economic Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching||4|
Other courses may apply at the discretion of the director of the program.