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.
|AFAM 3130||RACIAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICT||4|
|AFAM 3150||CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE||4|
|ECON 4870||ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING||4|
|ENGL 4129||4 MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS||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|
|PHIL 3301||PROBLEM OF GOD||4|
|PHIL 3557||CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE||4|
|SOCI 3427||HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA||4|
|THEA 4500||THEATRE, CREATIVITY, AND VALUES||4|
|THEO 3865||ETHICS OF RELATIONSHIPS||4|
|THEO 3876||MUSLIMS IN AMERICA||4|
|THEO 3995||RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF||4|
|THEO 4008||RELIGION AND ECOLOGY||4|
And other courses, at the discretion of the director of the program.