Christianity in History Graduate Certificate

The Christianity in History Graduate Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to allow students pursuing an M.A./M.S. in History with A&M-Commerce, as well as students who have completed a graduate program at A&M-Commerce or elsewhere, to specialize in the subject and gain a particular depth of knowledge in it.

The Christianity in History Graduate Certificate would require completion of 12 graduate credit hours in approved courses, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 in certificate courses.  Thesis hours would not count toward the Graduate Certificate.  The following would be required:

Requirements to complete graduate certificate.
6 semester hours from:
HIST 535Introduction to the History of Religion3
This course introduces the field of Religious Studies by looking at topics and themes such as doctrine, ritual, scripture, mysticism, pilgrimage, and myth across two or more religions, including Christianity, while also introducing methodological approaches to the comparative study of religion.
HIST 534Capstone Project in the History of Christianity3
The capstone project, approved by and completed under the supervision of the certificate program Coordinator/Director, is a significant demonstration of the student’s research expertise in the history of Christianity and command of relevant scholarship in the subject.
The Introduction to Religious Studies course must be completed before embarking upon the Capstone Project. The remaining 6 hours may come from any combination of the following:
6 semester hours from:
HIST 520Seminar in World/Comparative History3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
HIST 540Seminar in European History3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
HIST 550Seminar in American History3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
HIST 597Special Topic3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
PSCI 597Special Topics3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
HIST 589Independent Study1-3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
ENG 597SPECIAL TOPICS3
Subject to approval by the Coordinator/Director.
The Capstone Project will be a substantial research project undertaken with the approval, and under supervision of, the Director/Coordinator. The project must be embedded in a course taken concurrently with the capstone course, with the instructor of the latter serving as an additional guide.
Total Hours12

Note
Coursework must be completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for this graduate certificate.  (No Substitutions)