Courses

Certificate in Religious Studies & Education

The Religious Studies and Education Certificate (RSEC) is a course sequence open to both Harvard Extension and Harvard Divinity School students.

The Religious Studies and Education Certificate (RSEC) is a course sequence open to both Harvard Extension and Harvard Divinity School students.

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HarvardX courses are free, self-paced online modules.

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Religious Studies and Education Certificate

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Religion, Democracy, and Education

Develop an understanding of the evolving relationship among religion, secularism, democracy, and public education in the United States.

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Methods in Religious Studies and Education

Learn to apply an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and critical theory methodology to the study of religion from a nonsectarian perspective.

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Bridges to JustPeace

Focus on inspiring empathy for the perceived "other" through narrative, literature, and the arts.

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Religion, the Arts, and Social Change 

Examine the intersection of religion and politics through the lens of the arts.

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Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures

In Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures, learners explore case studies about how religions are internally diverse, how they evolve and change through time, and how religions are embedded in all dimensions of human experience. This course is free and self-paced.

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Religion, Conflict, and Peace

In Religion, Conflict, and Peace, learners explore a series of contemporary conflicts in different regions of the world with a special focus on the complex roles that religions play in promoting and mitigating violence. This course is free and self-paced.

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