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Certificate in Theology and Interreligious Engagement

The Certificate in Theology and Interreligious Engagement (CIE) a 7-credit program intended to provide university graduates with a general university-level foundation in theological and practice-based approaches to religious pluralism and
interreligious engagement through the exploration of religious texts and histories, spiritualities and practices, and theologies and theories of religions.

The Certificate is intended to be flexible and accessible to students in full-time employment can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Admission to the CIE Program

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The C.I.E. requires 7 courses (3.5 credits), with courses in the following areas:

i) Texts and Histories
ii) Spiritualities and Practices,
iii) Theologies and Theories of Religion.

Courses selections must explore minimally 2 religions other than Christianity.

  • A least 1 course must be taken at the 1000 level and at least 2 courses will be at the 2000/3000 level.
  • A least 1 course that includes practices of inter-religious engagement.

Students with no previous background in the study of theology, religion, or a cognate discipline will be required to take a foundational theology course (normally given the numeric code 1101) as one of their courses.

Full-time students will be able to complete all requirements within two semesters. A full-time course load is five (0.5 FCE) courses a semester. The certificate must be completed within four academic years of first registration. Students are required to take a minimum of 1 course (0.5 FCE) each Fall and Winter semester. Students are required to be registered in consecutive academic years until completion, with the exception of approved Leaves of Absence.