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.