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.

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3130RACIAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICT4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
ECON 4870ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING4
ENGL 41294 MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS4
FITV 3551FILM HISTORY 1950-PRESENT4
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
HIST 3260MEDIEVAL IRELAND TO 16914
HIST 3965COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 4800INTERNSHIP4
PHIL 3301PROBLEM OF GOD4
PHIL 3557CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE4
SOCI 3427HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA4
THEA 4500THEATRE, CREATIVITY, AND VALUES4
THEO 3865ETHICS OF RELATIONSHIPS4
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
THEO 3995RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4
THEO 4008RELIGION AND ECOLOGY4

And other courses, at the discretion of the director of the program.

CourseTitleCredits
ECON 4870ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING4
ENGL 3017DIGITAL CREATIVE WRITING4
ENGL 41294 MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS4
ENGL 4135BIBLE IN ENGLISH POETRY4
FREN 3150MEDIEVAL SAINTS AND SINNERS4
LATN 3061CHRISTIAN LATIN4
PHIL 3354PROBLEM OF EVIL4
PHIL 4418ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH4
POSC 4013RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
THEO 3200INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT3
THEO 3212GOSPEL OF JOHN3
THEO 3375AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS3
THEO 3390CHURCH IN CONTROVERSY3
THEO 3610CHRIST IN WORLD CULTURES3
THEO 3620GREAT CHRISTIAN HYMNS3
THEO 3870RELIGION AS HUMAN EXPERIENCE4
THEO 3874RELIGION IN AMERICA4
THEO 4005WOMEN AND THEOLOGY4
THEO 4008RELIGION AND ECOLOGY4
THEO 4013RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
THEO 4025FUTURE OF MARRIAGE 21ST CENTURY4
THEO 4411RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND NEW MEDIA4
THEO 4600RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE4
THEO 4853SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS4
THEO 4870ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING4